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Nevada: Family awarded $8.5 million in guardianship abuse case

November 27, 2017

By Darcy Spears Posted: 5:41 PM, Nov 21, 2017 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – $8.5 million dollars. It’s a figure almost impossible to fathom for 81-year-old Rudy North. “And it’s time,” North said. “It’s taken over four years.” The autumn 2013 day that April Parks came to take guardianship over Rudy and his wife, Rennie, is a day they’ll never forget. “We were kidnapped from our house,” Rudy said. After Contact 13 exposed allegations of [- more...]

Court-ordered guardianship: “Legalized exploitation of the elderly”

March 25, 2017

Where is accountability for guardians’ actions? By Diane Dimond / Crime and Justice In my continuing effort to inform readers about what can happen when a family asks a judge to decide a dispute over what to do with their aging parent — may I call your attention, please, to the state of Nevada? The Sagebrush State spawned a court-appointed guardian to beat all others! Elder care guardian April Parks has now been slapped with a 200-count indictment charging her – along with her business [- more...]

Nevada: Grand jury indicts Nevada guardian on more than 200 charges; arrests of attorney and guardians follow indictment

March 10, 2017

By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL As a guardian, April Parks was tasked with caring for the elderly and infirm in Southern Nevada. As a guardian, she had full control over those people’s finances, their property and nearly every aspect of their lives. And as a guardian, Parks exploited at least 150 of those vulnerable Nevadans and “systemically bilked them out of their life savings,” law enforcement officials said Wednesday. “The only thing we beat them on, really, is we’re [- more...]

Nevada: KTNV video – Search warrants served as police investigate guardianship exploitation

September 23, 2015

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Sep 21, 2015 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Breaking news in an ongoing Contact 13 investigation as search warrants are served at multiple locations. Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears has been shining a spotlight on guardianship exploitation for nearly a year. Now law enforcement is taking an unprecedented step. “April, it’s Darcy Spears from channel 13, would you please come out and talk to me?” Spears called through April Parks’ front [- more...]

Nevada: KTNV’s Darcy Spears frees couple from Clark County’s guardianship system

July 2, 2015

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Jun 12, 2015 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Free at last. That’s the case for one family after a two-year battle to get out of Clark County’s guardianship system. It’s the latest in a lengthy Contact 13 investigation that’s given families a voice in a system where they say they were silenced. Hugs and tears outside Family Court after a guardianship hearing that paved the way for Julie Belshe to take the last steps in bringing her torn apart family [- more...]