Guardianship News:

State of Florida sued for trafficking and abuse of elderly under guardianship

Seal of the State of Florida Seal of the State of Florida

SAN ANTONIO –  A group of adult children sued the state of Florida’s governor and attorney general in Florida Northern District Court, alleging that, under court appointed guardianship, their parents’ estate, assets, 401k funds, social security money, jewelry, cars and homes are being stolen.

After all is liquidated or redistributed, the senior citizens under these alleged unconstitutional court appointed guardianships are starved, denied medical care or prescribed high doses of toxic psychotropic medication to intentionally cause death, according to a press release.

Plaintiffs Barbara Stone, Lesa Martino and Patty Reid are collectively calling for an executive order from President Trump to the FBI and the Department of Justice to enforce the law and criminally investigate the Defendants.

“The Florida guardianship statute is being used as a pretense of legitimacy for an immoral, inhumane, barbaric color of law proceeding wherein judges are working together with attorneys and guardians to abuse vulnerable adults,” wrote the Plaintiffs in their Sept. 5 complaint.

Governor Rick DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody are Defendants named in the lawsuit along with Florida Senate Chairman Bill Galvano, Florida Speaker of the House John Oliva, Office of Public and Private Guardians Director Carol Berkowitz who recently resigned along with the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Secretary of Elder Affairs Richard Prudom.

The lawsuit alleges that case law created based on judge’s opinions and rulings is modifying constitutional intent and being used to legitimize a human trafficking, organized crime racket sponsored by the state of Florida.

“The Florida judiciary are unlawfully overseen only by the Judicial Oversight Commission, which has no independent oversight authority and no prosecutorial power to investigate and discipline their own member’s conduct,” the trio of plaintiffs plead.

For example, in Orlando, Rebecca Fierle, former court appointed guardian, is under investigation for allegedly causing the death of a man who was under her care by issuing a “Do Not Resuscitate”  order without consent.

“The grotesque death sentences to which our families are being subjected mandate and warrant urgent and immediate relief,” the complaint states. “These are crimes against humanity, against vulnerable adult loved ones and their entire families.”

To read the original article at the Southeast Texas Record, click on this link.