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Report Ward Abuse (FLORIDA)

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

FLORIDA REPORTING TOOLS FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF GUARDIAN ABUSE The Guardianship industry is very powerful and can destroy a life in no time. The predators know every trick in the book–this is how they make their fortunes. They claim judicial immunity and routinely defame and destroy anyone who tries to defend a loved one. But you can take steps to lessen the likelihood they will destroy you and your loved one. Be aware that the Court process can be stopped at least for a while by [- more...]

Nevada: Clark County district attorney creates new elder abuse unit

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Colton Lochhead Las Vegas Review-Journal The Clark County district attorney’s office on Wednesday announced the creation of a new elder abuse unit to prosecute crimes against the aged and vulnerable. Cases involving physical or mental abuse, neglect, isolation and financial exploitation will now be prosecuted by two specialized deputy district attorneys. Those cases had previously been handled by the office’s general prosecutions teams. “The protection of our seniors from [- more...]

New York: Long Island Attorney admits to embezzling $797,000 in funds from client

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 DISTRICT ATTORNEY QUEENS COUNTY 125-01 QUEENS BOULEVARD KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK 11415-15611 718-286-6000 Release 109-2015 www.QueensDA.org twitter@QueensDABrown CONTACT: KEVIN RYAN IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON MERIS CAMPBELL 718-286-6315 LONG ISLAND ATTORNEY ADMITS TO EMBEZZLING S797,000 IN FUNDS FROM CLIENTS Will Sign Confession Of Judgment; Faces Vp To 410 12 Years in Prison Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that a Great Neck, Long [- more...]

New Jersey: hotline to report elder financial fraud

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

For New Jersey residents and victims of attorney Barbara Liebermann: Were you or a loved one victimized by Barbara Lieberman? To submit a claim, contact the Division of Criminal Justice at or mail to 1325 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ [- more...]

Florida: Clerk and comptroller of Palm Beach County – “Guardianship laws still weak in state”

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The following Letter to the Editor of the Palm Beach Post was written by Sharon R Bock, Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County, Florida: Guardianship laws still weak in state In 2010, the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office launched its Guardianship Fraud Program and hotline. Through its Division of Inspector General, more than 2,800 guardianship cases — with assets totaling more than a half-billion dollars — are subject to an extensive audit. To date, this office has [- more...]

Florida Bar News Recognizes Need for Reform

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

 Legislature takes steps to rein in guardians ‘Some predators in this field have created their own cottage industry and are . . . taking advantage of the elderly’ ~ Sen Nancy Detert By Jan Pudlow Senior Editor When an 89-year-old woman’s daughter called the abuse hotline with the magic words, “I think my sister should be guilty of elder abuse,” the system lurched into action. A guardian was appointed to oversee the affairs of the elderly woman, who still lives in her Siesta Key home. [- more...]

Nevada: Hotline & email to report guardianship abuse for Clark County, NV

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG wants to point out the great strides Nevada has taken in just the first 4 months of 2015 in cleaning up the national disgrace of Guardianship Abuse, beginning with the removal of a private, for-profit guardian from the directory published by Nevada Division of Aging in Disability Services. The removal of the guardian from the directory, which effectively disallows her to be a guardian, is part of new hotline & email established by Clark County, Nevada. The hot line number to report [- more...]