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Washington state: Was state AG Annette Hayes forced to resign?

January 28, 2019 // 1 Comment

Seattle, WA January 27st, 2019 – The Trump Administration, directly after taking office, asked U.S. Attorneys across the country to submit their resignations.  As a matter of routine, politically-appointed U.S. Attorneys submit letters of resignation after a change of administration.  In March of 2017, the Trump administration selected Brian Moran as Annette Hayes’ replacement for the Western District. But when Hayes, the recently departed U.S. Attorney for the Western District was asked [- more...]

NPR broadcast out of WA State

January 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

WA Journalist Sueann Ramella discusses the impact of an abusive guardianship in her state, including interview with Dr. Sam Sugar click below for audio podcast and written story https://www.nwpb.org/2019/01/09/how-a-washington-elder-fell-into-guardianship-and-how-it-can-happen-to-you/ [- more...]

Wall Street Journal: Abuse Plagues System of Legal Guardians for Adults

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES and ASHBY JONES Oct. 30, 2015 1:18 p.m. ET One day in March 2012, 71-year-old Linda McDowell received a knock at the door of her small Vancouver, Wash., home. Ms. McDowell needed court-appointed help, the visitor told her. It turned out that Ms. McDowell’s former housemate and companion had pushed for a court petition claiming Ms. McDowell was unable to take care of herself. The petition said Ms. McDowell had recently made an unsafe driving maneuver, had been disruptive [- more...]

Video from Washington State: KTCS9 IN CLOSE – Guardianships

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Terry Murphy Thursday, April 30, 2015 Guardianship abuse is in both national and local news lately. While many guardians are performing a great service, some are abusing their power, especially when it comes to wealthy seniors. Transcript from video: Teresa Maxwell: This was just a month before the guardian took over her life.Terry Murphy: This is how Teresa Maxwell would like to remember her mother, Geraldine Strege…Maxwell: She was full of life.Terry Murphy, KCTS9: Before everything fell [- more...]