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December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Las Vegas Guardianship judge recuses herself Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – The judge who was assigned to take over guardianship cases from an embattled hearing master has recused herself from two controversial cases, leaving families with more questions than answers. Both cases have been the subject of Contact 13 investigations and both involve private guardian April Parks, who is currently under police investigation. Phyllis Moscowitze Crowe lost most of her money and nearly her home while [- more...]

Nevada: Professional Guardianship Licensing Will Miss Deadline

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

RENO, NV – Private guardianships will soon be coming under the scrutiny of the state. Private guardians are court-appointed, and occur when a person–typically elderly–can no longer take care of their affairs. However, over the last couple years, courts in Clark County and in Washoe County, have witnessed abuses by some private guardians. Lawmakers passed a bill signed by the governor that will force these private guardians to get licensed by the state. Professional private [- 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...]

Nevada: KTNV’s Darcy Spears frees couple from Clark County’s guardianship system

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Darcy Spears. CREATED Jun 12, 2015 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Free at last. That’s the case for one family after a two-year battle to get out of Clark County’s guardianship system. It’s the latest in a lengthy Contact 13 investigation that’s given families a voice in a system where they say they were silenced. Hugs and tears outside Family Court after a guardianship hearing that paved the way for Julie Belshe to take the last steps in bringing her torn apart family [- more...]

Nevada: Clark County Family Court frees five wards from adult guardianship

July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Nevada resident and Guardian-Watcher Richard Black, AAAPG has received more good news concerning the release of 5 wards from Clark County’s adult guardianship program.  The wards owe their freedom to a burgeoning official investigation into the decades-long abuse of the Clark County Family Court adult guardianship program by Clark County Commissioner Jon Norheim, over seen by Judge Charles Hoskins. But as Richard Black point out, there is still much work to be done: To Victim [- more...]