21 September 2017

Hugh Barnett dies after recently celebrating 105th birthday



Hugh Barnett of Rock Hill was described as “different, and interesting, and amazing” by a friend during his 105th birthday party.

Barnett died Monday at Westminster Towers Health and Rehab Center in Rock Hill. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Barnett, born Aug. 14, 1912 in Hallandale, Fla., was named for his father.

Hugh Barnett of Rock Hill recently celebrated his 105th birthday at Westminster Towers Health and Rehab Center in Rock Hill. He died Monday.

Hugh Barnett of Rock Hill recently celebrated his 105th birthday at Westminster Towers Health and Rehab Center in Rock Hill. He died Monday.

Hugh Barnett of Fort Mill celebrates his 102nd birthday Friday n

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/2014/08/hugh-barnett-jr-102-year-old-still.html

Westminster Towers' resident Hugh Barnett shows off his dancing skill by demonstrating the "Electric Slide" Friday. Barnett is one of six Westminster residents who will turn 100 in 2012.

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/2012/07/100-year-old-does-electric-slide-6.html

RIP Hugh



Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article174575446.html#storylink=cpy

30 July 2017

Taking care of those who took care of you


Seniors who face elder abuse have 3 times the risk of death compared to those not facing abuse. Joe Kuczynski reports.

A study conducted by the Metlife Market Institute estimates that elder abuse costs American’s about $3 billion dollars a year, and that number, they believe, is conservative.

Even more concerning is that seniors who face elder abuse have three times the risk of death compared to those not facing abuse. That is why it’s critical to pay attention to the warning signs.

“Physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect issues are usually a part of an elder abuse situation," Eileen Rodden said. "Abusers use those tactics to acquire access to money and to homes.”

Rodden works as Project Coordinator at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, an organization offering support and education to woman about abuse. She also works to educate people on providing the proper care for an incapacitated loved one, and the challenges facing guardians, something she knows about personally.

“I took care of my own mother who had Alzheimer’s for 5 years before she passed away..." Rodden said. "As a caregiver it is a frustrating situation you feel like you could do more you try to do more but then you have all your other duties.”

Rodden said that most negligence or abuse does come from nonprofessional care givers, family members or neighbors. That’s not necessarily because of wicked intent, but more often it’s because they’re inexperienced in taking care of a senior. 

Fortunately, there are workshops that can teach and support those taking on the responsibility, but if you suspect someone of committing elder abuse, it’s important to know that there are resources out there to put an end to it.

Read more: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/life/taking-care-of-those-who-took-care-of-you/460410550



Couple sentenced; Asheville x2; Carers who do not care


Couple
PRINCETON — A Bluefield, Va. husband and wife were sentenced Monday for the severe neglect of an 87-year-old woman which resulted in severe bed sores and broken bones.

A Mercer County jury found Monty Bone, 58, and his wife Sonja Bone, 51, both of Bluefield, Va. guilty last May of charges including abuse of an incapacitated adult resulting in bodily injury.

Both the husband and wife were charged with felony abuse of an incapacitated adult, felony neglect of incapacitated adult malicious assault and conspiracy. The case started on July 17, 2015 when Detective K.L. Adams of the Bluefield Police Department was contacted by physicians at Bluefield Regional Medical Center about a Bluefield woman, 87-year-old Nancy Bone, who was brought to the hospital on July 11, 2015. Doctors said she showed signs of abuse.

ASHEVILLE, NC
Asheville police report that a 77-year-old woman suffering from dementia was victimized by a man she tells News 13 was her longtime handyman.

“Part of it is my fault,” said the victim, who asked not to be identified, “because he got my credit card.”

She explained what she says led to police charging her former handyman, Terry Gibson, with exploitation of an elder and harassment.

According to police warrants, Gibson is charged with using over $5600 of the victim’s money without her permission.

“I got alerted from my bank,” said the victim, who said she came to depend on Gibson to help her in her home.

Carers
At first glance they have little in common: men and women of disparate ages and racial backgrounds, from all four corners of the country.

But they share one utterly shameful bond; they have all mistreated vulnerable elderly people in their care, with a depravity that is truly sickening.

Two weeks ago, a Mail investigation highlighted shocking levels of abuse of the elderly by so-called carers in Britain, as well as the derisory sentences handed down to those who are caught.

The charity Action on Elder Abuse (elderabuse.org.uk; 080 8808 8141) is campaigning for a change in the law so that crimes against senior citizens are recognised as aggravated offences. 


09 July 2017

Dementia Patient Repeatedly Punched by Medical Worker


The family of an 89-year-old dementia patient has released horrifying video that shows the man being punched repeatedly by a nursing home employee.
“It was gut-wrenching,” the man’s grandson, Daniel Nassrallah, told InsideEdition.com Wednesday. “Literally, my legs collapsed” after viewing the footage, he said.
Relatives of Georges Karam installed a video camera in his room at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care center in Ottawa, Canada, after the elderly man suffered numerous, unexplained injuries, they said.
Nassrallah said the facility “never really gave us an answer” about the bruises and cuts they found on Karam’s body, so with the center’s permission, a baseball-sized camera was installed on the wall facing the man's bed in February, said Nassrallah, an attorney. The staff was told about the device, he said.
A few weeks later, Nassrallah said, he and his wife were watching the footage from his grandfather’s room when they saw a caregiver enter, and act aggressively. “He threw him around the bed,” Nassrallah said.
“My grandfather started to flail and tried to bat him away,” he said. “Then he started punching my grandfather in the head.”
The video shows the employee, Jie Xiao, hitting the man 11 times. Nassrallah said his grandfather is non-verbal and confined to a wheelchair.

22 May 2017

Elder Abuse continues...

The lawsuit in Ventura County Superior Court alleges the hospital didn't notify Mandelman's family of his fall. 


http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2017/05/21/elder-abuse-suit-filed-against-to-hospital/101885976/


Napa care facility sued for elder abuse, negligence following patient’s death


The lawsuit alleges that the staff at Napa Valley Care Center on Villa Lane did not provide necessary care to Caroline Johnson, an 82-year-old patient who was at the facility for nine days before having a stroke and falling into a coma. 


Jury finds couple guilty in elder abuse case


A Bluefield, Va. husband and wife face decades in prison after a Mercer County jury found them guilty Friday of charges including abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult.
The trial of Monty Bone, 58, and his wife Sonja Bone, 51, both of Bluefield, Va. started Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge William Sadler. Both the husband and wife were charged with felony abuse of an incapacitated adult, felony neglect of incapacitated adult malicious assault and conspiracy. The case started on July 17, 2015 when Detective K.L. Adams of the Bluefield Police Department was contacted by physicians at Bluefield Regional Medical Center about a Bluefield woman, 87-year-old Nancy Bone, who was brought to the hospital on July 11, 2015. Physicians said she showed signs of abuse.
Adams described in his case report how physicians told him that Nancy Bone was extremely dehydrated with low sodium levels and had severe bed sores on her right hip and shoulder along with bruises on her right ear and face; the injuries would have occurred if she had been lying on her right side "for a prolonged period of time such as days." Physicians also said she had some broken ribs in different stages of healing.

Elder abuse victims suffering in silence

The Commission on Aging says one in 10 people over the age of 50 is the victim of abuse, and half of all men and women suffering from dementia are abused. The abuse can happen in a senior living facility, but the Nampa Family Justice Center says most times, family members are the perpetrators. 
"People don't want to think about it," said Lana McCullough, senior resource coordinator at the justice center.
McCullough says elder abuse can happen in the form of domestic violence, neglect, financial exploitation or any another form abuse.
"I was a wreck," said Barbara Ann Hoffman-Valdetero, who was a victim of elder abuse. "I know it wasn't good."
Hoffman-Valdetero was a victim of emotional and financial abuse by her partner for many years, until she says it got physical and her teeth were knocked out.
"I called the police scared to death behind a closed door in my home," she said.
Dee Bingman's story is much different. Her parents were victimized by her brother.
"My mom called and said 'help me, I'm locked in and nobody is here. I'm afraid'," said Bingman.
After her mother passed away, Bingman says her dad was the sole victim.
"I think he really didn't want to admit it was his own son doing the things..."

09 January 2017

Judge adds to sentence of woman convicted of elder abuse


A Gwinnett County judge had the same question as everyone else when sentencing a woman convicted of abusing a disabled patient in her care.
Judge Tom Davis wanted to know why Lisa Williams punched, kicked and tried to use a dementia patient’s shirt to strangle her back in April.
“Didn’t she have enough going on without you adding to her burdens?” Davis asked in court, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Williams was caught when the patient’s son hid a camera and recorded the attacks
In the video, Williams grabs the disabled woman by neck, pulls her forward and back and lets her drop to the floor.
She screams something in the woman’s face, turns toward the door for a few moments, and leaves.

Woman charged with murder, elder abuse in mother's death


POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Judy Ann Smothers was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree elder abuse in the death of her mother, 87-year-old Theresa Smothers.
Judy Ann Smothers pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to Missouri Casenet, no future court date had been scheduled as of Sunday.
The younger Smothers was released on bond.
The 65-year-old Smothers originally was arrested Dec. 29 on suspicion of assault and elder abuse after police found her mother malnourished and lying in a bed soaked in fecal matter and urine.

10 December 2016

PRIME REAL ESTATE... Evicting Seniors is "Elder Abuse."


Seniors At Retirement Home Shocked To See Eviction Notices Posted On Doors


WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of seniors are told they are being kicked out of their retirement homes.
Flossy Liebman is a collector of clocks, but she’s losing time.  The 95-year-old says she and the roughly 200 others at Vintage Westwood Horizons senior living community are being evicted. Most are in their 90s.
Notices were posted to their doors last week showing the seniors have until the end of March to move and most don’t know where to go.












From CBS Los Angeles - Click here.

08 December 2016

Elder Abuse – Often the Kin Did It: Feds to Collect Data.


What kind of people cheat and financially abuse incapacitated older folks?
Sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and lawyers – people who act as guardians for their relatives and clients.
What can the federal government do about it?
Currently not much, because elder abuse generally is considered a state and local problem. But at least the federal government can help with the important step of defining the problem. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to soon launch a data collection program that will assist experts combating elderly exploitation.
“Unfortunately, the extent of elder abuse by guardians is relatively unknown to us due to the limited data that we have available,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing last week.
The title of the hearing gets to the point — “Trust Betrayed: Financial Abuse of Older Americans by Guardians and Others in Power.”
“The amount of money lost through exploitation of elders is staggering and growing,” said Cathy “Cate” Boyko, Minnesota judicial branch conservator account auditing program manager. She cited a 2015 study indicating the estimated national annual financial loss at $36.5 billion. 
Read the article: Here
Data collection is key, yet it seems far removed from the day-to-day suffering of seniors who can’t help themselves. Consider these stories from hearing testimony:
  • “An 82-year-old WW II veteran had suffered two strokes and was confined to a wheelchair and homebound. After his wife passed away, he needed help so he bought a mobile home and asked his daughter to move in with him. He also named his daughter agent under a POA [power of attorney] and added her to the title of the home and his bank accounts. The daughter systematically isolated her father and took complete control over his money …” said Jaye Martin, executive director of Maine’s Legal Services for the Elderly. “When he sought help he believed he had $20,000 in savings, but only $15 remained in his accounts. Bank records revealed that his daughter had taken his money for her personal use, opened and charged thousands on credit cards in his name, and purchased a new car using her POA authority to add him as a co-signer.”
  • A niece caring for her 83-year-old aunt in Virginia used the elderly woman’s money for the younger woman’s personal expenses, “including an $11,645 pickup truck for a friend and $360 at a sunglasses retailer in Tennessee,” said Kathryn A. Larin, GAO’s forensic audits and investigative service acting director. The niece was ordered to pay more than $32,000 in restitution and sentenced to 12 months in prison.
  • Citing another criminal complaint in Virginia, Larin said a legal assistant to a lawyer acting as a professional guardian stole more than $100,000 from an elder’s bank account to support a drug habit. The lawyer discovered the thefts, but allowed it to continue because he had a “personal relationship” with his assistant. After the thefts were discovered, the lawyer “pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony, agreed to repay the stolen funds, and in 2015 consented to the revocation of his law license,” according to Larin.
In the past year, Martin said 48 percent of the elder-abuse cases handled by her organization involved financial exploitation, “with 75 percent of those involving family members as the perpetrators.


14 November 2016

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Sues Ex-Girlfriends Over Accusations Including Elder Abuse



From left, Manuela Herzer, Sumner Redstone and Sydney Holland. Mr. Redstone is suing them, accusing them of engaging in a yearslong scheme to drain his wealth by running up credit card bills, selling stock and changing his estate plan.CreditDavid Crotty/Patrick McMullan

Sumner Redstone, the media mogul, on Tuesday sued two ex-girlfriends over civil claims including elder abuse, saying he was forced to borrow $100 million from the private company that holds his voting shares of CBS Corporation and Viacom to cover tax obligations on gifts he gave to the women.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks about $150 million that Mr. Redstone’s lawyers say he gave to his former girlfriends Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland. Mr. Redstone’s lawsuit is the newest front in a nearly yearlong litigation war between Mr. Redstone, the 93-year-old former Viacom chairman, and Ms. Herzer.

Ron Richards, a lawyer for Ms. Herzer, said the lawsuit had no merit. “All of the gifts Mr. Redstone made to my client and to Sydney Holland were made with his full knowledge and blessing,” he said.

In a statement, Ms. Holland called the lawsuit “fictional revisionist history.” She said that Mr. Redstone’s lawyers and doctors “vetted and approved all payments” she received.

Ms. Herzer had challenged her removal as Mr. Redstone’s designated health care agent last year, saying that Mr. Redstone was not competent to make the decision. A Los Angeles judge dismissed her case in May, saying Mr. Redstone made it clear in a videotaped deposition that he did not want Ms. Herzer making decisions about his care. Ms. Herzer has appealed that ruling.

Read the entire article: Gold Diggers

16 June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day shines spotlight


Elder Abuse Awareness Day shines spotlight on hidden scourge

What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. Yet it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

http://www.aoa.acl.gov/AoA_Programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/weaad.aspx

"The term “elder abuse” applies, in general, to people age 65 or older, though it can happen to any vulnerable adult.

Elder abuse is not just physical attacks — hitting, slapping, bruising, burning with cigarettes — although all that happens.

It could entail emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment and self-neglect."

http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/article_1256e149-4fc3-594f-ad3d-dc07b44abea2.html

"THIS AIN'T NO GAME SHOW!"

19 May 2016

Nashville woman guilty of elder abuse; father found in filth


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville woman has been convicted of elder abuse after housing officials found her father in an over-full adult diaper with feces on his feet and under his nails.

According to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, a jury on Wednesday found Mattie Florence Sweeney guilty of two felony counts of elder abuse.

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05 April 2016

Nurse Accused of Assaulting 91-year-old Dementia Patient


IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — An Iredell County nurse is accused of repeatedly assaulting a 91-year-old man who suffers from dementia.

Statesville police said the man’s daughter reported the assaults at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Tamara Hager Brito has been arrested in connection with the case.

More: Assault on 91-year-old




01 April 2016

Majority of elder abuse cases are caused by family members


Financial abuse is a hidden crime. Statistics from the National Center of Elder Abuse state 90% of the time family members are the abuser.

Family Members


25 March 2016

Wealth can make you even more susceptible


WASHINGTON — Just before the release of a survey about elder financial abuse, an arbitration panel awarded $34 million in damages, including hearing costs, to the estate of Roy M. Speer, a co-founder of the Home Shopping Network.

The award is further proof that rich people are just as vulnerable to financial exploitation as anyone else. In fact, their immense wealth can make them even more susceptible.

The case involved the investment firm Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and two stockbrokers. Speer died in 2012. His wife Lynnda brought a claim against the company, arguing that her husband's estate and his foundation funds had been mismanaged.

The arbitration panel agreed and found that Morgan Stanley and the brokers were guilty of "unauthorized trading, churning, breach of fiduciary duty/constructive fraud, negligence, negligent supervision, ... and unjust enrichment."

Read more:
Michelle Singletary: Do your part to stem elder abuse


10 March 2016

Nurse pleads guilty to elder abuse; Gentrification evictions amount to elder abuse; Caretaker nearly kills man


Katherine Blevins Lenoir, 53, of Maplesville, pleaded guilty today to one count of reckless abuse of a protected person, according to an attorney general's statement. The hearing was held before Circuit Judge Ben A. Fuller.

Lenoir is a former employee of Don Hatley Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Clanton. A licensed practical nurse, Lenoir admitted she inadvertently administered a large dose of a narcotic pain medication to a resident of the facility instead of the requested cough medicine, according to the statement.

Instead of alerting the facility to her mistake, Lenoir manipulated treatment records to reflect that she had given the correct medication, according to the AG's statement. The patient, suffering from an overdose of the narcotic pain medication, was discovered by a nurse on a later shift and rushed to the hospital where she spent several days in the intensive care unit before being released, according to the statement.

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/03/alabama_nurse_pleads_guilty_to.html


Evictions in the Bay Area, where the cost of living has skyrocketed in recent years, appear to have taken a fatal turn.

The death of a 97-year-old woman in Burlingame on March 3 was widely reported by local and international news agencies, with quotes from friends and supporters of Marie Hatch claiming she was “done in” by the stress of being evicted from her home of 66 years.

But what many reports missed, according to a local housing activist, is that Hatch was only the latest Peninsula senior resident who died shortly after being hit with eviction notices or staggering rent increases.

Hatch lived with her friend Georgia Rothrock, 85, in a modest, brown-and-white cottage at the corner of California Drive and Oak Grove Avenue. Despite the home’s location on a noisy thoroughfare, next to a busy auto mechanic’s shop, real estate website Zillow pegs the dwelling’s value at $1.2 million.

Lawyer Nanci Nishimura, who represented Hatch on a pro bono basis, said she will continue to fight the eviction on Rothrock’s behalf. Nishimura’s firm, Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy, LLP, is suing landlord David Kantz.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/gentrification-evictions-amount-elder-abuse/


An elderly Arvada man hired a caretaker from jail, who proceeded to swindle him for $20,000 dollars and almost killed him, by pushing him down the stairs of his home and stomping on his head.

In November, Jana Bergman was sentenced to 208 years in prison for attacking 88-year-old Jack Woods.

While Woods’ story is horrific, it’s not unusual or rare.

http://www.9news.com/news/crime/elder-abuse-caretaker-nearly-kills-man/67953180





26 February 2016

82-year-old woman found dead in home, son arrested


Son arrested in 82-year-old mother’s death in south Charlotte home

Two years after Ina Feldman was found strangled and beaten to death in her south Charlotte home, police say they have charged her 58-year-old son with her murder.

Irwin Jay Feldman initially told police he found her body about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 2014, in her townhouse on Torrey Pines Court, a south Charlotte community of mostly older residents with little crime. Irwin lived a few doors down from his mother.

In the two years since Feldman was killed, police have not released many developments in the case.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Major Cam Selvey, speaking from police headquarters on Thursday, said police have been actively working the case since Feldman’s death. Over the past few weeks, investigators developed probable cause that linked Irwin Feldman to the killing, he said.

Read more:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article62508187.html




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19 January 2016

Viral video spurs debate on elder abuse in India


A CCTV video of a woman beating her elderly mother-in-law has raised the issue of elder abuse and elder care in a culture where a wife is meant to care for her husband and in-laws into old age.

Security footage recorded early this year in a home in northern India shows an elderly woman being violently beaten by her daughter-in-law, Sangeeta Jain. The video (below) now has almost six millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. Be warned that the video contains graphic content.



Read more: Viral Video


12 January 2016

Daughter sentenced in elder-abuse case


A woman was sentenced to two years in prison, plus five years’ post-prison supervision, for what the prosecution described as depleting her mother’s account “into oblivion,” leaving her unable to pay her debts.

Rene Sutton, Child’s older daughter, received $250,000 during the same period Osterud received $3 million. Sutton was also written out of a will when previous versions had the sisters equally splitting the inheritance.

Read more: 





02 January 2016

Has been to prison before for a similar crime



A man accused of kidnapping and repeatedly beating a woman is now in custody, thanks to a high-tech camera.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Suspect arrested in Coalinga on charges of kidnapping and repeatedly beating a 71-year-old woman has been to prison before for a similar crime.

Deputies say the suspect attacked a 71-year old woman in his car before he left her tied-up inside her home.



31 December 2015

A Neighbor Saves Her Elderly Friend





Elder Abuse: A Neighbor Saves Her Elderly Friend
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For every 24 cases of elder abuse, only one is reported. One woman has no regrets about going to authorities with her concerns about her neighbor's well-being.

Nancy Oatts had a friendly relationship with her neighbor Miss D (Oatts requested that "Miss D" would be used to protect her neighbor's identity.) Miss D had a level of dementia. She lived by herself so Oatts would sometimes visit her and share a beer. One day, Oatts began to notice something wasn't right.

"She was looking neglected. She was very scared and didn't want to let you leave her once she got a hold of you," Oatts said.

Miss D was also carrying around all of her money because she didn't trust her family.


- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/elder-abuse-neighbor-saves-her-elderly-friend


17 November 2015

DISBARRED


Daniel Kristof Lak - #216983

Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.

10 November 2015

Grandmother tries to spite heirs by shredding $1.1 million


VIENNA - An Austrian 85-year-old cut up into tiny pieces almost a million euros ($1.1-million) in an apparent attempt to spite her heirs, authorities said on Thursday.

After the woman died in a retirement home, the 950,000 euros as well as savings accounts books were found shredded on her bed, prosecutors said.

State prosecutor Erich Habitzl confirmed the discovery -- first reported in the Kurier daily -- but said that there was nothing he could do for the relatives.

Good for her!

Read more:
https://www.enca.com/life/entertainment/granny-shreds-million-euros-spite-heirs


08 November 2015

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS


It appears that Steven A. Fuller moved against his step-father, Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller, in the various court cases to secure half of all of  Thelsey's assets....

In June 2006, Steven filed a petition for conservatorship of Edwina and her estate. Edwina had lived with him since 1999, and before that time, she lived at the Belhaven property. 

The court appointed him conservator of her and her estate in February 2007. 

In May 2008, Steven filed a petition to determine title to real property in the conservatorship action. 

The petition alleged that in 1968, while still married to Edwina, Thelsey took community property funds and purchased the 12th Avenue property with Odessa. 

Odessa quit claimed her interest in the 12th Avenue property to Thelsey before her death in 2003. 

Steven was seeking a determination that a one-half interest in title to the 12th Avenue property was vested in him.... 

He also wanted the court to determine that he held a one-half interest in title to the Belhaven property....


http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/B241450.PDF

It must be noted that Daniel Kristof Lak - #216983 the former attorney for Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller has been disbarred for various violations of California Rules of Court.

Daniel Kristof Lak made several fatal errors in his representation of Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller and in the several documents he prepared on behalf of his clients.

Ten complaints are currently pending against the former attorney.

Steven also savaged the Estate of Edwina Fuller and refused to share any of those proceeds with his siblings.

We regress, Steven and his attorney Teddie J. Randall got a way with it and the Court signed off on it.


17 October 2015

Crooked Attorney Kills Self


















Rock Hill attorney Horace Jones Jr. has appeared in many South Carolina courthouses over the past two decades, representing clients primarily on money matters.

On Monday morning, Jones, 45, was scheduled to be in a Jasper County courtroom – not as an attorney, but as a defendant facing a felony charge that he stole $600,000 from the descendants of slaves who had owned property near Hardeeville since just after emancipation after the Civil War.
If convicted on the breach of trust charge, Jones could have spent up to 10 years in prison.

Eight hours later and 200 miles away, York County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body in a wooded area on Falls Road outside Rock Hill. Police and the coroner said the man suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound, and they are investigating the death as a suicide.

Read more:
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article39420363.html



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03 October 2015

Steven A. Fuller & Teddie J. Randall got away with it Re: BP135381


Fraud, Perjury, Theft, Misappropriation, Embezzlement 

BP135381

08/12/2015 at 01:30 pm in Department 5, Maria E. Stratton, Presiding
FNL ACT/FEES/EXTRA FEES & DIST 


JTD 1 APPROVED [Fraudulent accounting, embezzlement, theft, misappropriation, perjury]
JTD 2 APPROVED [Steven Bain aka Steven Fuller & Randall $3,065.00]
JTD 3 DENIED [No more MONEY! for Randall]
JTD 4 DENIED [No more MONEY! for Steven]
JTD 5 OVER RULED [Probate Court run amok; It's okay to lie & steal]
JTD 6 SUSTAINED [Atty Sandra Anderson gets her MONEY!]
Petition granted

1. JTD account, report
2. JTD statutory commissions & attorneys fees $3,065
3. JTD extraordinary attorney's fees $12,845 (30.10 hrs)
4. JTD extraordinary commissions $1,000
5. JTD objections by Sandra Arnold: 

a) that the court order Steven Fuller and atty Teddie J. Randall to account for the $107,692.30 paid to the Estate of Edwina Fuller by the Estate of Thelsey L. Fuller and to deposit same into a blkd account along with any other monies belonging to the Estate of Edwina Fuller;

b) that the court order that any monies not accounted for and or produced by Steven Fuller and atty Teddie J. Randall be held against them; that they be jointly and severally liable for all missing monies and that those missing monies be recovered from any fees claimed by them against the Estate of Edwina Fuller; 

c) that the court reject and deny the 1st and Final Rept and Acct, as well as any and all acts and proceedings of the admr; 

d) that the court deny any payments to Steven Fuller, Teddie J. Randall and Randall & Associates or any other creditor until such time as a proper and accurate accounting is conducted and then reviewed by the court and all parties involved; 

e) that the court deny the proposed distribution; 

f) that the court find that Steven Fuller and atty Teddie J. Randall attempted to mislead the court, are in contempt of court and committed perjury in regards to the accounting; 

g) that the court find that atty Randall, after being notified of the objections to the sale of the Belhaven Ave. property below fair market value, failed to oppose the safe of the Belhaven Ave. property causing a financial loss to his clients, Shirley Ritchey and Sandra Arnold in regards to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust in the amount of $20,875; 

h) that the court find that atty Randall has a conflict of interest in the various court cases, BP09921 et. al; 

i) that the court consider the complaint filed against atty Randall with the State Bar, inquiry #14 18164 [pending] for his failure to provide adequate legal representation to his client(s) Sandra Arnold and Shirley Ritchey but, instead provided legal services geared mainly to benefit the designs of Steven Fuller thus causing a financial loss to all less Steven Fuller; 

j) that the court consider Exhibits 1-12 attached to the objs as background info as to the objs and the allegations contained in the objs when making its determination as to the distribution 

k) that the Court force Steven Fuller, admr, to give an accounting for the alleged life insurance policy of Edwina Fuller

5. JTD Sandra Arnold's amendment to objs filed 5/1/15: That the court revisit, rescind and or revise the award of $124,700 to claimant/petitioner, Steven Fuller, also known as Steven A. Fuller

6. JTD objections of petnr's former attorney Sandra Jones Anderson: a) an Order directing Steven Fuller as the former consr of the estate of Edwina Fuller, and now the admr of the estate of Edwina Fuller to pay to Sandra Jones Anderson, former attorney for the cshp of Edwina Fuller, the sum of $14,951 for attorney fees and $161.00 for costs advanced by objr for her services to the cshp of Edwina Fuller in Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BP 099211, pursuant to the 11/18/14 Order of the Court



http://elderabuseexposed.com/victim-stories/corrupt-california-probate-court-judges/

http://www.uglyjudge.com/ugly-government/california/los-angeles/los-angeles-county-superior-court-probate-division/




You got away with it. [FOR NOW]

It was a fuck fest. 
Thelsey & Edwina's family got humped by the bastard with the help of the Court, and the various corrupt attorneys.

The L. A. Probate Court is a sham but, you scumbags already knew that.



This goes out to all the low-lifes, you know who you are.





30 September 2015

Financial Abuse


Elder financial abuse spans a broad spectrum of conduct, including:
  • Taking money or property
  • Forging an older person's signature
  • Getting an older person to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through deception, coercion, or undue influence
  • Using the older person's property or possessions without permission
  • Promising lifelong care in exchange for money or property and not following through on the promise
  • Confidence crimes ("cons") are the use of deception to gain victims' confidence
  • Scams are fraudulent or deceptive acts
  • Fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretence, or dishonest acts or statements for financial gain
  • Telemarketing scams. Perpetrators call victims and use deception, scare tactics, or exaggerated claims to get them to send money. They may also make charges against victims' credit cards without authorization

Who are the perpetrators?

Family members, including sons, daughters, grandchildren, or spouses. They may:
  • Have substance abuse, gambling, or financial problems
  • Stand to inherit and feel justified in taking what they believe is "almost" or "rightfully" theirs
  • Fear that their older family member will get sick and use up their savings, depriving the abuser of an inheritance
  • Have had a negative relationship with the older person and feel a sense of "entitlement"
  • Have negative feelings toward siblings or other family members whom they want to prevent from acquiring or inheriting the older person's assets
Predatory individuals who seek out vulnerable seniors with the intent of exploiting them. They may:
  • Profess to love the older person ("sweetheart scams")
  • Seek employment as personal care attendants, counselors, etc. to gain access
  • Identify vulnerable persons by driving through neighborhoods (to find persons who are alone and isolated) or contact recently widowed persons they find through newspaper death announcements
  • Move from community to community to avoid being apprehended (transient criminals)

Unscrupulous professionals or businesspersons, or persons posing as such. They may:
  • Overcharge for services or products
  • Use deceptive or unfair business practices
  • Use their positions of trust or respect to gain compliance                                                                          
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26 September 2015

This is too much


PENAL CODE 
SECTION 503-515 

503.  Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a
person to whom it has been intrusted.

504.  Every officer of this state, or of any county, city, city and
county, or other municipal corporation or subdivision thereof, and
every deputy, clerk, or servant of that officer, and every officer,
director, trustee, clerk, servant, or agent of any association,
society, or corporation (public or private), who fraudulently
appropriates to any use or purpose not in the due and lawful
execution of that person's trust, any property in his or her
possession or under his or her control by virtue of that trust, or
secretes it with a fraudulent intent to appropriate it to that use or
purpose, is guilty of embezzlement.

504a.  Every person who shall fraudulently remove, conceal or
dispose of any goods, chattels or effects, leased or let to him by
any instrument in writing, or any personal property or effects of
another in his possession, under a contract of purchase not yet
fulfilled, and any person in possession of such goods, chattels, or
effects knowing them to be subject to such lease or contract of
purchase who shall so remove, conceal or dispose of the same with
intent to injure or defraud the lessor or owner thereof, is guilty of
embezzlement.

504b.  Where under the terms of a security agreement, as defined in
paragraph (74) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial
Code, the debtor has the right to sell the property covered thereby
and is to account to the secured party for, and pay to the secured
party the indebtedness secured by the security agreement from, the
proceeds of the sale of any of the property, and where the debtor,
having sold the property covered by the security agreement and having
received the proceeds of the sale, willfully and wrongfully, and
with the intent to defraud, fails to pay to the secured party the
amounts due under the security agreement, or the proceeds of the
sale, whichever is the lesser amount, and appropriates the money to
his or her own use, the debtor shall be guilty of embezzlement and
shall be punishable as provided in Section 514.

505.  Every carrier or other person having under his control
personal property for the purpose of transportation for hire, who
fraudulently appropriates it to any use or purpose inconsistent with
the safe keeping of such property and its transportation according to
his trust, is guilty of embezzlement, whether he has broken the
package in which such property is contained, or has otherwise
separated the items thereof, or not.

506.  Every trustee, banker, merchant, broker, attorney, agent,
assignee in trust, executor, administrator, or collector, or person
otherwise intrusted with or having in his control property for the
use of any other person, who fraudulently appropriates it to any use
or purpose not in the due and lawful execution of his trust, or
secretes it with a fraudulent intent to appropriate it to such use or
purpose, and any contractor who appropriates money paid to him for
any use or purpose, other than for that which he received it, is
guilty of embezzlement, and the payment of laborers and materialmen
for work performed or material furnished in the performance of any
contract is hereby declared to be the use and purpose to which the
contract price of such contract, or any part thereof, received by the
contractor shall be applied.

506a.  Any person who, acting as collector, or acting in any
capacity in or about a business conducted for the collection of
accounts or debts owing by another person, and who violates Section
506 of the Penal Code, shall be deemed to be an agent or person as
defined in Section 506, and subject for a violation of Section 506,
to be prosecuted, tried, and punished in accordance therewith and
with law; and "collector" means every such person who collects, or
who has in his or her possession or under his or her control property
or money for the use of any other person, whether in his or her own
name and mixed with his or her own property or money, or otherwise,
or whether he or she has any interest, direct or indirect, in or to
such property or money, or any portion thereof, and who fraudulently
appropriates to his or her own use, or the use of any person other
than the true owner, or person entitled thereto, or secretes that
property or money, or any portion thereof, or interest therein not
his or her own, with a fraudulent intent to appropriate it to any use
or purpose not in the due and lawful execution of his or her trust.

506b.  Any person who violates Section 2985.3 or 2985.4 of the Civil
Code, relating to real property sales contracts, is guilty of a
public offense punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand
dollars ($10,000), or by imprisonment in a the county jail not
exceeding one year, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of
Section 1170, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

507.  Every person intrusted with any property as bailee, tenant, or
lodger, or with any power of attorney for the sale or transfer
thereof, who fraudulently converts the same or the proceeds thereof
to his own use, or secretes it or them with a fraudulent intent to
convert to his own use, is guilty of embezzlement.

508.  Every clerk, agent, or servant of any person who fraudulently
appropriates to his own use, or secretes with a fraudulent intent to
appropriate to his own use, any property of another which has come
into his control or care by virtue of his employment as such clerk,
agent, or servant, is guilty of embezzlement.

509.  A distinct act of taking is not necessary to constitute
embezzlement.

510.  Any evidence of debt, negotiable by delivery only, and
actually executed, is the subject of embezzlement, whether it has
been delivered or issued as a valid instrument or not.

511.  Upon any indictment for embezzlement, it is a sufficient
defense that the property was appropriated openly and avowedly, and
under a claim of title preferred in good faith, even though such
claim is untenable. But this provision does not excuse the unlawful
retention of the property of another to offset or pay demands held
against him.

512.  The fact that the accused intended to restore the property
embezzled, is no ground of defense or mitigation of punishment, if it
has not been restored before an information has been laid before a
magistrate, or an indictment found by a grand jury, charging the
commission of the offense.

513.  Whenever, prior to an information laid before a magistrate, or
an indictment found by a grand jury, charging the commission of
embezzlement, the person accused voluntarily and actually restores or
tenders restoration of the property alleged to have been embezzled,
or any part thereof, such fact is not a ground of defense, but it
authorizes the court to mitigate punishment, in its discretion.

514.  Every person guilty of embezzlement is punishable in the
manner prescribed for theft of property of the value or kind
embezzled; and where the property embezzled is an evidence of debt or
right of action, the sum due upon it or secured to be paid by it
must be taken as its value; if the embezzlement or defalcation is of
the public funds of the United States, or of this state, or of any
county or municipality within this state, the offense is a felony,
and is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison; and the person
so convicted is ineligible thereafter to any office of honor, trust,
or profit in this state.

515.  Upon conviction of a felony violation under this chapter, the
fact that the victim was an elder or dependent person, as defined in
Section 288, shall be considered a circumstance in aggravation when
imposing a term under subdivision (b) of Section 1170.


California Penal Code Section 503-515

Missing $107,692.30

FRAUD