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L.A. Times on guardian abuse

Guardians for Profit (Part One) When a Family Matter Turns Into a Business Conservators are supposed to protect the elderly and infirm. But some neglect their clients, isolate them — even plunder their assets. Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard Times Staff Writers November 13, 2005 Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-conserve13nov13,0,4940740,full.story Helen Jones sits in Keep Reading…

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“Coast to coast” guardian abuse

Guardian abuse  Janet Phelan/Mary Garofalo/Marjorie Mikels April 9, 2008 “One If By Land”/KSQK (Ashland, OR) Coast to coast guardian abuse is discussed as former NYC Fox 5 reporter Mary Garofalo speaks with Janet Phelan regarding her guardian abuse series (http://www.estateofdenial.com/?p=333) as well as her recent dismissal from WNYW.  Janet also talks with Marjorie Mikels, a Keep Reading…

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More from Mary Garofalo

Former NYC Fox 5 reporter Mary Garofalo speaks with Janet Phelan on KSQK (Ashland, OR) regarding her guardian abuse series (http://www.estateofdenial.com/?p=333) as well as her recent dismissal from WNYW.  Janet also talks with Marjorie Mikels, a San Bernardino County (CA) attorney, who is well acquainted with the issue of guardian abuse.  http://www.kskq.org/showcase/?p=171 https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/index.php?action=getshare&type=0&user _num=35301&shareid=201622&hash=863186f30b070138f9f0d81a4bc72ea8

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More on badly behaving lawyers

We encourage you to take a look at the second and third installments of John Browning’s column regarding lawyer misconduct (http://www.estateofdenial.com/?p=340).  As is always noted, good lawyers absolutely exist.  This doesn’t, however, change the fact that dishonest individuals are also at work in our world using the title and influence of being an attorney to Keep Reading…

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Legally speaking again

Lawyers Behaving Badly – Part Two   John Browning April 10, 2008 Dallas Blog http://www.dallasblog.com/200804101002384/john-browning-s-legally-speaking/lawyers-behaving-badly-part-two.html  In the first part of this series, I discussed lawyers with some serious ethical shortcomings – stealing from clients, bribery, filing made-up lawsuits, and so on.  Unfortunately, the spectrum of lawyer misbehavior is broad, indeed – which is why this week Keep Reading…

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Justice served?

A Houston Chronicle story (http://www.estateofdenial.com/?p=338) details the removal of Harris County probate Judge Mike Wood from the Alpert trust case.   While Estate of Denial reported last week information from our friend Russ Verney regarding Judge Wood’s removal from both the Alpert and Whatley cases, this new Rick Casey piece gives additional details.   It’s documented cases Keep Reading…

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Houston probate judge removed

A way to get a new judge Rick Casey (rick.casey@chron.com) April 8, 2008 Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/casey/5685732.html Some people just won’t take no for an answer. Three years ago I wrote about some strange rulings by Harris County probate Judge Michael Wood during a trial involving millionaire businessman Robert Alpert, formerly of Houston. The typical nasty Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse via UNWARRANTED guardianship??!!

Estate of Denial recently posted an article about a retired Ohio firefighter named Norman Baker who, due to a court-appointed guardian, is being forced to live in a nursing home against his will while the guardian controls not only his freedom, but Mr. Baker’s real estate and other financial holdings reflecting his entire life’s accumulation and Keep Reading…

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An abundance of victims

On March 31, a Cleveland-area judge sentenced a woman to one year in prison for stealing from an elderly woman who suffers from dementia (http://www.estateofdenial.com/?p=335).  The primary victim, 86-year-old Lucille New, was befriended by Lisa Hanusosky so as to obtain Mrs. New’s power of attorney for the perpetration of an Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) Keep Reading…

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Woman gets one year in prison

Madison Twp. resident stole from 86-year-old woman with dementia Tracey Read (TRead@News-Herald.com) April 1, 2008 News-Herald.com (Willoughby, Ohio) http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=19441199&BRD=1698&PAG=461&dept_id=21849&rfi=8 She’s been a farmer, an accountant for the Lake County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and a cook for Progressive Insurance Corp. founder Peter B. Lewis.  She had no prior criminal record, does not Keep Reading…

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Your town, USA – a great place to live, launch and loot?

Your Town, USA – a Great Place to Live, Launch and Loot? Lou Ann Anderson April 4, 2008 A recent Central Texas newspaper article touted Georgetown, Texas, as number two on the CNNmoney.com Fortune Small Business list of “100 best places to live and launch.”  This ranking identified towns having the “best mix of business Keep Reading…

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Follow-up on NYC guardian abuse

NYC Fox 5 reporter Mary Garofalo provides a follow-up to her February special investigation piece which exposed several hideous Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases via guardian abuse.  These IRA situations took place with complete complicity from the New York court system.  Two of the featured subjects have broken free from their “guardianship captivity,” but Keep Reading…

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Follow-up on NYC guardian abuse

NYC Fox 5 reporter Mary Garofalo provides a follow-up to her February special investigation piece which exposed several hideous Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases via guardian abuse.  These IRA situations took place with complete complicity from the New York court system.  Two of the featured subjects have broken free from their “guardianship captivity,” but recovery Keep Reading…

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Might a larger stomach put you at greater risk for IRA?

Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) perpetrators, those individuals intent on looting assets of the dead and disabled via trusts, wills and/or guardianships, often use diminished mental capacity of their basal targets to assist in illicit efforts.  Media reports and anecdotal accounts suggest that IRA cases are on the rise.  With an aging population unaware of Keep Reading…

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Big stomach = little chance to avoid dementia?

Larger belly in mid-life increases risk of dementia American Academy of Neurology March 25, 2008 PhysOrg.com http://www.physorg.com/news125681739.html People with larger stomachs in their 40s are more likely to have dementia when they reach their 70s, according to a study published in the March 26, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Keep Reading…

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