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From the wife of a Florida Judge whose husband nearly died in an abusive Guardianship

October 2, 2017 // 7 Comments

 We received this by email today: Dear Dr. Sugar This article (in the New Yorker by Rachel Aviv)  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights is fantastic.  I hope more magazines, newspapers and media take more of an interest in this horrible problem than they have in the past.  I am so grateful for you and the work you are doing. I’m delighted to say I got my husband away from his guardian.  He is no longer the “Guardian of the [- more...]

New Yorker article exposes the Guardianship Racket

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Journalist Rachel Aviv has written a compelling story that exposes the cancerous plague of American Guardianship with heartbreaking stories of how this racket has cost innocent Americans their life savings and even their lives. A must read. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights Your comment welcome [- more...]

Q and A with Dr. Sam Sugar

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Q&A with Dr. Sam Sugar June 26, 2017 Q&A with Dr. Sam Sugar June 26, 2017 What is the current status of the guardianship crisis in the United States? Sad to say, the more we look the more exploitation and corruption we find. In nearly every state there is a well-oiled, unfettered and unchallengeable system in place that routinely utilizes existing laws designed to protect vulnerable people in our society to instead exploit and abuse them. This court based system puts older Americans [- more...]

Essential bias and abuse of process in the courts

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why are judicially ordered exams of potential wards/victims called “incapacity” determinations rather than “capacity” determinations? Why is hard proof of a ward’s capacity submitted to the court called “a suggestion of capacity”? Why are so many court examiners’ reports so often identical as if they were copied and unanimous in favor of total incapacity? Why does guardianship legislation allegedly intended to limit the court’s enormous [- more...]

New Mexico: AG Balderas and DA Torrez – follow Nevada’s lead and investigate court racketeering in guardianship

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Calling on New Mexico Law Enforcement Attorney General Hector Balderas and Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez Follow the lead of Nevada: Impanel Grand Juries to investigate criminal activities committed by guardians and their attorneys 2. Investigate District Court Judges who have approved property  sales by their appointees at below-market value   Notes from the March 22, 2017 Albuquerque Journal Townhall meeting: Here is a copy of the brochure that was handed out at the [- more...]

How one Ward is now free after 4 years and 2 million dollars squandered

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Doug Franks said he would never give up trying to free his beloved mother from a horrific guardianship that isolated and impoverished her. Doug was true to his word and with AAAPG at and on his side, he tirelessly traveled from Atlanta to Tallahassee to testify at countless hearings and sessions of the FLorida Legislature. He had to fight off multiple ruthless lawyers, trustees, guardians, stubborn judges, dishonest caregivers and mercenary banks, but in November Doug beat them all and got his [- more...]

Letter from a Victim in Maine

September 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dear Dr. Sam and aaapg, Our 91 year old father passed away on September 21 after over 2 horrific years as a ward of the state of Maine.  Ours was a classic case of abusive probate guardianship.  He had a trust fund he worked his entire life for to protect our mother and himself.  His will and advanced directives were firmly in place and he was hoodwinked.  Of 7 children, one, who has been indigent from birth, started the proceedings.  He won at every step of the game and profited as a [- more...]

How the Courts Subvert Justice–Texas Style

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

This brief tells the story of how reporter Juliette Fairley and her family were denied justice in a Texas probate court Appellant’s Brief Fairley File Stamped May 6, 2016 You can track the progress of Juliette Fairley’s appeal by following the case docket for Texas’ 4th Court of  Appeals, Case No.: 04-16-00096-CV Update: As of August 30 2016, the 4th Court of Appeals denied Appellant Juliette Fairley’s request for Oral Arguments, stating: …has determined that oral [- more...]
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