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High-profile central Maine defense attorney Campbell faces misconduct charges

AUGUSTA — A once-disbarred attorney is back before a disciplinary panel of his peers on separate complaints that he failed to adequately represent two clients, including an allegation that he was improperly added as a beneficiary in an elderly client’s will. Andrews Campbell, 72, of Bowdoinham, has been the defense attorney in some high profile Keep Reading…

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Abusive guardianships and their liberty-looting, property-poaching nature (TX)

Civil asset forfeiture, action by which the government confiscates a person’s property without charging that person with a crime, is one current threat to property rights. Another property hijacking avenue occurs through guardianships – also called conservatorships in some states. Guardianships are probate instruments that limit, if not suspend, many adult basic rights. While not Keep Reading…

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Mahoning Republicans to likely recommend a Democrat for probate vacancy (OH)

With the resignation of Mark Belinky as Mahoning County Probate Court judge, the county Republican Party will create a committee to recommend three candidates to fill the vacancy. The final decision rests with Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. Those seeking to succeed Belinky have until 5 p.m. Thursday to submit required information to the county Keep Reading…

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Report investigates Florida and the ‘warehousing’ of disabled children

At Estate of Denial® we’ve longed written about abusive guardianships usually targeting either wards with assets or those who provide “headcount” value that assists those looking to fill the rosters of government programs. Note also that individuals with medical conditions or injuries that have resulted in lucrative financial settlements can also be particularly attractive marks. Keep Reading…

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Judge Belinky resigns from Mahoning County Probate Court (OH)

Judge Mark Belinky said he was disappointed he had to resign his Mahoning County Probate Court judgeship. Late Friday afternoon, the judge sent letters to both Gov. John Kasich and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court announcing his resignation. Speculation about Belinky’s seat and his possible resignation began circulating earlier this week, Keep Reading…

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