FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S ELDER FRAUD SWEEP APPLAUDED
BY AMERICANS AGAINST ABUSIVE PROBATE GUARDIANSHIP
Victims’ Advocates in all 50 States Welcome Investigations Against Vulnerable Adults
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL – March 14, 2019) Speaking on behalf of the Board of the non-profit Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG), president and founder Dr. Sam Sugar applauded the US Justice Department’s largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep that was announced last week by US Attorney General William Barr at a press conference in the nation’s capital.
“Nations are judged on how they deal with their most vulnerable,” stated Sugar. “We as Americans cannot tolerate the heinous fraud that is so frequently perpetrated on our most defenseless citizens and their families. Fraud on seniors results in multi-generational damage as well as unspeakable pain and injury to all its victims.”
According to Sugar, elder fraud in its many forms and varieties represents a potential threat to the well-being of every senior citizen in our country. It is also a danger to the very fundamental American belief of trusting that other Americans have only good intentions for their fellow Americans.
“The crisis of fraud against the elderly is a nationwide problem but it is even more prevalent in areas with higher concentrations of seniors like Florida, where over five million reside,” emphasized Sugar who leads the 1,000+ member, Florida-based advocacy and education organization.
“Intervention at the federal level with all of its resources can be the difference-maker. As perpetrators of elder fraud are indicted and convicted, the message will be clear– fraud on the elderly cannot, must not and will not be tolerated,” Sugar, a licensed physician and Certified Florida Probate Court Examiner, stressed.
Last month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated “There doesn’t seem to be anybody held accountable…” in reference to over 500 cases of guardianship fraud received by the Sunshine State in the last two years. Check out the link below to an investigative report by the Tampa ABC news affiliate.
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