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Guardians help themselves, not their charge

Elder Abuse Hits Home: The Clara Fernandez Story Rhonda Linseman-Saunders April 18, 2008 Key West The Newspaper http://www.kwtn-blue.com/2008/04/page-one-comm-2.html#more THE NAME OF THE SCAM IS THE GUARDIANSHIP SYSTEM. LAWYERS HIRE OTHER LAWYERS TO HELP “MANAGE” AN ELDERLY PERSON’S ESTATE. AND THEY ALL BILL HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS AN HOUR…  UNTIL ALL THE ASSETS ARE GONE. AND THE Keep Reading…

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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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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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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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