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The difference between you/us and them

May 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

The difference between you/us and them I spend a lot of time talking to victims of probate abuse from all around the country. My heart goes out to them for the suffering they endure as a result of trying to do what they think is the right thing for an elderly parent. As is so often the case, the people I speak to have been attacked, maligned, excoriated, fined, sanctioned and generally worked over in probate hearings and litigation. By the time they reach out to someone like me, they have been [- more...]

Judge ordered Isolation–a travesty

February 16, 2020 // 5 Comments

Isolation of family members from loved ones is one of the  greatest illustrations of how judges in Probate Equity courts have miserably failed to do their jobs. I recently had the opportunity to listen to testimony given to a subcommittee of the Florida legislature by unelected officials in charge of Post guardianship imposition of investigations and stewardship over the horribly broken guardianship program in the state of Florida. In their remarks they repeatedly mentioned they were on the [- more...]

An unsolicited letter about Guardianship

February 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

I recently received the following documents. They speak for themselves. they need to be shared widely. Your comments to the authors and to me at drsam@aaapg.net  are welcome.   January 20, 2020   Dr. Sam Sugar M.D. AAAPG Hollywood, FL  33312   Dear Dr. Sugar,   Your book “Guardianships and the Elderly” has truly been a survival guide for us as we have fought for guardianship of our mother for over 2 years.  There has been exceptional Elder Abuse by many trusted [- more...]

Final thoughts for the year 2019

December 23, 2019 // 5 Comments

Final thoughts for 2019 As another year draws to a close, it’s appropriate to reflect on the events of the year. Most impact in my opinion is the fact that the number of advocates across the country has grown substantially. Regardless of what their inspiration was initially or whom they identified with or what group they chose to affiliate with, thought leaders in states like Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, New York, Florida and others have made the effort to create [- more...]

Apex Predator Arrested in Pinellas County Florida

November 15, 2019 // 1 Comment

The arrest of Traci Hudson Samuels. While the scandal of Rebecca Fierle smolders in Orange county and others, today’s arrest of another apex predator in the Florida guardianship mob, puts the president of the Pinellas County guardianship Association  behind bars. We can only hope that this latest Florida guardianship scandal (with many more to come) will finally convince law enforcement authorities throughout the state of Florida and in every other state that they have been asleep at [- more...]

The Fierle File

July 14, 2019 // 8 Comments

From Public information and private investigator Rebecca Fierle-Santoian (legal name on Florida driver’s license; also the name used at banks to open guardianship accounts) Rebecca Santoian (notarized name used in Marion County when buying and selling properties with current husband, a cardiologist Rebecca Fierle (name consistently used on court documents when petitioning for guardianships and when advertising Geriatric Management, Inc. and Geriatric Care Management, Inc. Her name was [- more...]

Legal Points to ponder

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

In speaking to the countless numbers of people across the country who call our hotline to look for help to be rescued from the abuses of guardianships, one question keeps coming up over and over again—” isn’t there anything I can do legally to stop this insanity?” Sadly, the typical response to this question is to hire one lawyer after another who fail in succession despite charging enormous legal fees. The vagaries of equity court, the absence of a jury, the absence of rules of [- more...]

How the Baker Acts Works

November 26, 2018 // 6 Comments

This is how innocents are trapped into fraudulent guardianships instantly. Click on the link to see the slideshow Baker Act and [- more...]

OPPG’s first major action in FL

July 17, 2018 // 1 Comment

Court-appointed professional guardian Elizabeth “Betsy” Savitt broke state law in cases involving disabled individuals and seniors citizens, often with the help of her husband — then sitting Circuit Court Judge Martin Colin — according to a blistering complaint by the state’s new guardianship office. The complaint is the first of its kind by the Office of Public and Professional Guardians, which was formed in 2016 by the state Legislature in the wave of criticisms about professional [- more...]

New Mexico: Pair plead guilty to fleecing WWII vet of $340,000; receive no jail time

June 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Problems in the guardianship system in New Mexico continue. I’m referring to the article by Phaedra Haywood (“Pair plead guilty to fleecing WWII vet.” April 27). Obviously; Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer did not believe that 26 criminal counts were serious enough to put the couple in this case in jail. It’s the same twisted logic that allows attorneys and judges in this state to continue to overlook such criminals to hold them accountable. District Attorney Marco Serna stated [- more...]
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