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Former chief clerk of Chatham Co. Probate Court indicted on fraud charges (GA)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Former chief clerk of the Chatham County Probate Court, Kim H. Birge, 61, has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah on charges of mail fraud and federal program fraud. According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, between January 2011 and November 2014, Birge embezzled and stole Keep Reading…

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NT man draws probation sentence in elder abuse (NY)

Buffalo, NY – A North Tonawanda man learned his fate Tuesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly woman. The victim was his own aunt who is nearly 90. It’s yet another sad example of financial elder abuse. In this case, a businessman losing his business and taking money from the bank Keep Reading…

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Big-tipping bar regular’s boyfriend fights for more than just $10M (NY)

The long-time boyfriend of a filthy rich art collector who left $100,000 to two waitresses is fighting to get himself a much larger serving of his late lover’s fortune. Masahiro Hashiguchi is not happy with the roughly $10 million he was given from the $200 million estate of Robert “King of Ming” Ellsworth — and Keep Reading…

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Saints President Dennis Lauscha starts Tom Benson defense with testimony in mental competency trial on Friday (TX/LA)

The defense team for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began making its case Friday afternoon that the 87-year-old is still sharp enough to call the shots in the business empire he’s been building for 50 years — despite claims to the contrary from his estranged daughter and grandchildren. Saints President Dennis Lauscha was the Keep Reading…

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USA: Is Adult Protective Services protecting abusers?

When the Elder Justice Initiative was recently funded by Congress for $4 million for the fiscal year 2015 — at a mere fraction of the $25 million requested by President Obama — consumer advocates were ecstatic. The funds are earmarked for Adult Protective Services (APS), which has a national mandate to protect the elderly from Keep Reading…

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