Professional Cronyism In Probate Court

Aligned Cronyism in Probate Court & Undue Influence

Entrenched Professional Cronyism in Probate CourtsA Key Factor in Elder Abuse & Exploitation.

The same Judge has biased council from aligned self-serving professionals, all whom have mutual interests to keep the cash-cow victim and their property under their authority in Guardianships and/or Conservatorships. This is a substantial and illicit conflict-of-interest—opposite of the Wards best interest. When those acting as officers for the court; lawyers, guardian ad litems, social workers/court visitors, evaluating clinicians & physicians work in-concert to conceal documents, evidence of abuse, exploitation & negligence — this essentially sabotages the machinery of justice; due process, amounts to perjury and each by definition, is a type of fraud upon the court.

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OC Register: Money-draining probate system ‘like a plague on our senior citizens’

“…. often there is a little buddy-buddy system going on, sometimes a judge has friends who are attorneys,” said Thomas Coleman, a Palm Springs lawyer who specializes in representing the disabled.

Criminal ageism, sexism and “disabilism” rackets run through the county courts.

The municipal court’s crony-aligned network of professionals all receiving hundreds of dollars in hourly fees from the same vulnerable person’s estate (most often disabled elderly women).

 

BuzzFeed News : BEYOND BRITNEY: ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, AND DEATH INSIDE AMERICA’S GUARDIANSHIP INDUSTRY

BuzzFeed Article excerpt: In local courts across the country — often woefully unfit for the sweeping power they command — guardians, lawyers, and expert witnesses appear frequently before the same judges in an established network of overlapping financial and professional interests. They are often paid from the estate of the person whose freedom is on the line, creating powerful incentives to form guardianships and keep them in place.

“The judge knows the lawyers, the lawyers know each other,” said J. Ronald Denman, a former state prosecutor and Florida lawyer who has contested dozens of guardianships over the past decade. “The amount of abuse is crazy. You’re going against a rigged system.”

Seattle Times: Secrecy hides cozy ties in guardianship cases

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IDAHO PRESS: Court rules lawyer exercised ‘undue influence’ over elderly mother’s will. 

Seattle TimesSecrecy Hides Cozy Ties in Guardianship Case

Idaho Probate Attorney has own brother disinherited while working on another case where 4 siblings, including a disabled child is disinherited.

Spokesman Review: Magnuson son sues siblings over estate.

Spokesman Review: Siblings battle in court over fate of forested ‘piece of heaven’ on Lake Pend Oreille.

Research assistance and citation’s courtesy of regional newspapers, grass roots elder rights advocates & affiliated vulnerable person organizations.

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Data aggregation sources and leads: regional newspapers, VALU, CPSN & national GAO research monitoring & grant projects. Key search terms: § 18-1505, § 39-5302, Adult Protective Services, Dept. of Health, Elder Abuse and Exploitation in Coeur d’alene, Sandpoint, Idaho, Spokane, Washington consisting of Corrupt, Estate Planning, Attorney, Doctor, Psychologist Evaluation, Conservator, Court Visitor, LSW, Guardian, Guardianship, IRPC, Idaho State Bar, CMS, Hospital Bureau of Occupational License Negligence, Exploitation & Abuse in Kootenai County Probate Court, Toxic Conservatorship Senate Hearing, Congress, Elder Abuse & Vulnerable Person Legislation.

AAAPG Warriors Unite and Fight Florida Guardianship Abuse

AAAPG End Abusive Guardianship
Florida and AAAPG's New Breed Activist's "Probate Warriors" CITIZEN BULLETIN; FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018. Civil Rights Activists For Elder Rights, Victims from all around Florida represented by AAAPG (www.aaapg.net) and especially with the dogged persistence of our member Doug Franks (who was honored in the FL Senate for his work) were instrumental in the creation of the OPPG. It has taken several years for these charges to be brought by the OPPG and its lead investigator, Anthony Palmieri. For that we are thankful. We hope that the persistence of the Post and John Pacenti will result in serious penalties for those perpetrating this type of unconscionable fraud. But if past experience is any measure, we fear that the judicial hierarchy will rally to insulate Colin and Savitt from any meaningful jeopardy and let them off the hook (are you listening Chief Judge Marx?). After all Colin and French will both be retired soon and no other judge in his right mind will give cases to Savitt now (even though she remains on the wheel incredibly).   Read Full Story on My Palm Beach Post: www.mypalmbeachpost.com

AAAPG Spokesperson Dr. Sam Sugar describes this national racket in detail in his recently published book "Guardianships and the Elderly-the perfect crime" (available on Amazon), Sugar suggests that anyone concerned about an elderly parent or family dysfunction that could lead them down the path to probate court read this book and become educated about the risks that face families when they ask lawyers and judges to become involved in their family matters. But their actions are the tip of a much much larger iceberg of similar exploitation going on all over this state and many many others. It bespeaks a deep level of hubris and arrogance when our Bar and JQC complaint departments willfully ignore an avalanche of complaints against the probate insiders all over the state for years. No lawyer who values his career is willing to take on the probate racket. No family litigant in probate equity courts, particularly those who cannot afford top-tier representation and appear pro se, has any expectation of even being heard by these equity judges who seem to believe that the estates that come before them for adjudication should rightfully pass into the hands of the lawyers who practice in front of them in order to line all their pockets with years of rubberstamped fee petitions for massive amounts of money so as to ensure that they are reelected.  

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