18 April 2015

MONEY! MONEY! MONEY! .... MONEY!


King James Bible

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.



Now the question begs....

How does one charge their mother for anything?

Ea$y, wait until she dies and file a unsubstantiated creditor's claim against her estate then pull the amount that you want out of thin air.

Keep in mind, that you had what little MONEY! she had at your disposal and used it how you saw fit while she was alive.

Yeah, and tax payers paid you to take care of her too via in home care services.

Why should you care?

You don't, you're a swindler.







08 April 2015

OBJECTIONS TO FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT - Re: Estate of Edwina Fuller





SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

CASE NO. BP 135 381

In Re the Estate of
 
EDWINA FULLER,
Decedent

OBJECTIONS TO FIRST AND FINAL
ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF
ADMINISTRATOR; PETITION FOR
APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS;
PETITION FOR STATUTORY FEES AND
COMMISSIONS; AND FOR EXTRAORDINARY 
FEES; AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION
[PROBATE CODE §10900-1100, 10954]

The Honorable Maria E. Stratton
 
DATE: JUNE 16, 2015
TIME: 8:30 AM
DEPT: 5

OBJECTIONS

1. That the accounting is fatally flawed in that the Estate of Thelsey L. Fuller, [LASC Case No. BP 122 665], via Atty. Tala R. Davis as Successor Trustee of the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust paid $107,692.30 to the Estate of Edwina Fuller with a certified cashier’s check  #000250402 from Comerica Bank dated 09/29/2014 to Steven Fuller as conservator of the estate and person of Edwina Fuller and has not been accounted for. Said check is attached hereto as EXHIBIT 2 and incorporated herein by this reference. It is hereby alleged that those funds were misappropriated and converted by Steven Fuller with the help of Atty. Teddie J. Randall being that both should have known or reasonably known that those monies had to be reported to the court in accordance with California Probate Law and that by failing to properly give an accurate and honest accounting to the court constitutes fraud, theft, conversion and financial elder abuse against the beneficiaries of the Estate of Edwina Fuller....

More to come.




06 April 2015

Kevin Watts, 7 - 0


Kevin Watts vs. Maximiliano Beccera


"A big winner on the eight bout card was Orange County’s Reece Bennett who thrilled nearly 170 of his local fans with his pro debut win over Fernando Najera. Other winners were Malcolm McAllister, Joshua Conley, Kevin Watts, Mark Hernandez, and Leduan Barthelemy."

31 March 2015

ESTATE FRAUDS ! ! !

After Lying and Embezzling from Her Mother’s Estate, Daughter is Jailed

Be Alert for Warning Signs

If You Suspect Fraud

If you are the beneficiary of an estate and think the executor is being dishonest, there are several steps you can take.
Consider getting an independent opinion from a probate lawyer who’s not involved in the estate. The attorney can review the last will and testament, probate court filings and any correspondence you’ve had with the executor in an effort to determine whether something is amiss.
Your lawyer can also take your concerns and available evidence to the probate court that’s overseeing the estate or local law enforcement authorities. After they review the evidence, they may decide to take legal action. This could include issuing a court order that requires or forbids the executor from performing certain actions, removing the executor and appointing a replacement, or filing criminal charges.
Regardless of the probate court or law enforcement’s actions, you may also have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the executor. Your probate lawyer can review your situation and tell you if this is a viable option.

Fraud

Sometimes fraud concerning a will or estate isn't discovered until after probate has closed. While the case could be reopened in probate court and a plaintiff could then sue for fraud or undue influence, another remedy, the tortious interference with an expectancy of an inheritance or a gift, has some advantages over a will contest:
Not only is the statute of limitations generally longer for tort actions, but the running of the statute doesn't begin until the discovery of the tort or when it should have been discovered, whereas the statute of limitations for will contests starts when the testator dies.
The tort challenge will not fall under no-contest clauses, since a tort challenge is an in personam action against the tortfeasor but a will contest is an in rem action against the probate estate; hence, a tort action is not considered a will contest, so that if the challenger were a beneficiary under the will that had a no-contest clause, then he would still receive the property even if he loses the tort suit. (If the challenger is not a beneficiary under the will, then he has nothing to lose from a no-contest clause.)
The tort action may be the only remedy available to someone who is neither an intestate heir or beneficiary under the will, since only plaintiffs with a financial stake under the will or intestacy will have legal standing in a will contest.
Because the tort action is in personam, the tortfeasor is personally liable for damages, so the plaintiff can still recover even if the probate property is not available. Furthermore, the successful plaintiff in a tort action can recover pre-judgment interest, attorney's fees, and punitive damages—none of which are recoverable in a will contest.
A lower standard of proof is required. Because the testator is dead, will contests require clear and convincing evidence while a tort action only requires a preponderance of the evidence.
HOW TO HELP SPOT A FRAUDULENT WILL
(AND OTHER FORMS OF ESTATE THEFT)

First, the only direct witness is usually dead by the time the theft is discovered. Young and healthy people are rarely targeted for estate theft. Unfortunately, the terminally ill and elderly are typical targets. They are the most vulnerable and the expected payoff is not far off. Stealing from a person who is physically and mentally weak is far easier than a person with all their faculties and health.

Second, estate theft is often undetected. As stated above, the only direct victim is usually dead by the time the theft is discovered. A case for estate theft is often made out entirely by circumstantial evidence. The family of the deceased victim often accepts an inexplicable/illogical estate plan as “Mom’s wishes”. The family does not know what to look for or how to properly investigate potential theft.

Third, estate theft is almost never prosecuted. The legal burden of “beyond a reasonable doubt” for a criminal conviction is nearly impossible to prove in estate theft cases. Prosecutors often have no choice but to rely on the civil justice system to remedy the theft. Without the threat prosecution, thieves have little deterrent. The Brooke Astor case is a very high profile, but rare, example of criminal charges being filed in a case of alleged estate theft.

http://www.dcandmdprobatelawyer.com/fraud.htm


Misappropriation [Embezzlement] of Estate Assets - $107,692.30


SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

In Re the Estate of EDWINA FULLER CASE NO. BP 135381

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/2015/03/misappropriation-embezzlement-of-estate.html


PENAL CODE 
SECTION 368-368.5


CALIFORNIA

Good luck with that!





30 March 2015

Los Angeles County Superior Court Cases BP099211, BP118616, BP122665, BP135381


http://benamarine.blogspot.com/search?q=1916

Sale & Sold estate assets below fair market value.

The above is but, a snap shot.

There has been all sorts of fuckry.





Robin Williams’ wife, children head to court in estate fight



- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams‘ wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian’s estate.
The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes.
In papers filed in December, Williams‘ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/30/robin-williams-wife-children-head-to-court-in-esta/#ixzz3VsH0oNFS 


24 March 2015

Misappropriation [Embezzlement] of Estate Assets - $107,692.30


SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

In Re the Estate of EDWINA FULLER CASE NO. BP 135381


It is alleged that $107,692.30 was misappropriated from the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller by Steven A. Fuller with the assistance of Atty. Teddie J. Randall.

Edwina J. Fuller passed away on 02 June 2012, her conservatorship ended upon her death and thus became "the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller" and subject to California Probate Code.

$107,692.30 was paid to the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller on 29 September 2014 by Atty. Tala R. Davis in her capacity as Successor Trustee of the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust and from the Estate of Thelsey L. Fuller [LASC Case# BP 122 665] by Comerica Bank check #000250402 to Mr. Steven A. Fuller. 

No accounting has been made to the court in regards to the $107,692.30 received by Mr. Steven A. Fuller in connection with the court cases:

LASC Case# BP 099 211 Fuller, Edwina - Conservatorship 

LASC Case# BP 135 381 Fuller, Edwina - Decedent

Click on image to enlarge
























But, instead those monies have been excluded from any accounting filed by Atty. Teddie J. Randall and his client Mr. Steven A. Fuller with the court in regards to the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller and or the cases cited above.



That these monies were taken without being reported to the court, without the consent of the court and without the oversight of the court constitutes fraud and financial elder abuse against the beneficiaries of the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller.

Shirley Ritchey, daughter
Sandra Arnold, daughter
Robert Fuller, son
Doris Fuller, daughter

That those monies have been embezzled and fraudulently converted is a violation of statutory law.

It is further alleged that Steven A. Fuller owes each beneficiary $21,538.46, their portion of the $107,692.30 paid to the Estate of Edwina J. Fuller by the Estate of Thelsey L. Fuller. That California Probate Law should have been applied by the court before any monies were distributed or confiscated by Steven A. Fuller and or any of his attorneys.




FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF ADMINISTRATOR; PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS; PETITION FOR STATUTORY FEES AND COMMISSIONS; FOR EXTRAORDINARY FEES; AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION [PROBATE CODE 10900-1100, 10954] 

Set for hearing 16 June 2015, 8:30 AM, Department 5, The Honorable Maria E. Stratton

More to come, watch this space.






19 March 2015

Three Score Ten


Elder Abuse, Financial Elder Abuse, Fraud, Undue Influence, Theft.... at or near or even long before 70-years-old that's when it's likely happen to you.

Three score ten is all that is promised to us according to King James.


1. What is elder abuse?

It is the neglect, exploitation or “painful or harmful” mistreatment of anyone who is 65 or older (or anyone aged 18 to 64 who falls under the legal definition of a “dependent” adult). It can involve physical violence, psychological abuse, isolation, abandonment, abduction, false imprisonment or a caregiver’s neglect. It could also involve the unlawful taking of a senior’s money or property.

In short, elder abuse involves various crimes, such as theft, assault or identity theft, that strike victims of all ages. But when the victim is 65 years old or older (or a dependent adult), the criminal could face stiffer penalties.
For the most part we treat our elders worst than we treat beat up old automobiles.






When the story below first broke, "This Ain't No Game Show" was on top of it:



Two charged with felony elder abuse in abandoned Castro Valley care home case

"The owner and a top administrator who are accused of abandoning elderly and mentally ill residents in a Castro Valley senior home in 2013 without proper staffing or care for two days have been charged with felony elder abuse and could face up to 17 years in prison if convicted, officials said Monday."


12 March 2015

What Happened to the Cadillac


BP122665       1034     THELSEY L. FULLER TRUST DATED JULY 23, 2008
     
TRUST PROCEEDINGS  
FINAL ACCOUNT & FEES
Petitioner(s): DAVIS, TALA R., ESQ.  
Attorney(s):  
Continuance Number:     Continuance From:
Last Date Changed: Friday, March 06, 2015 4:44:22 PM
Last Note Changed By: SSAITO
To clear probate notes "filed documents" must be submitted to Rm 429, within time frames set forth in Rule 4.4 (b) of LASC Rules. You may contact the Probate Attorney or Probate Examiner whose E-Mail address appears at the end of these notes, subject to compliance with all conditions governing the use of Interactive E-Mail. E-mail Rules are available on the Court's web site at www.LACourt.org.

FILED 11/12/14

PRIOR ORDERS final acct of proor trustee Patrick Barnes approved 10/14/14

SUMMARY
petnr temporary interim trustee per prior order 5/24/14 order
acct period 6/25/14 to 9/30/14
alleges poh $230,384

FACTS N/A

MATTERS TO CLEAR

A No order settling acct of prior trustee Patrick Barnes per 10/14/14 m.o. in file
B Was is status re collection of $235,152 judgment against Robert Fuller and Doris Fuller?
C Why is judgment also not an asset on hand?
D Where is inventory of Belhaven r/p?


E What happened to Cadillac inventoried at $3500


"E What happened to Cadillac inventoried at $3500"

Cadillac is not running and is worth $800.00 if that much. 

The steering box is gone, paint and vinyl top are shot as well, it has an electrical short that drains the battery and in order to start the vehicle, start fluid must be sprayed into the carburetor.

The vehicle was set to be junked by the trustee, Tala R. Davis.

Shirley, Sandra, Robert and Steven wanted me to have the vehicle.

Said vehicle is in York, SC, I had it shipped here.

Doris has refused to turn over the title.... she's a bitch.

If the vehicle was on a US naval vessel it would be the anchor.

The bigger concern is what happened to the contents of 8625 S. 12th Ave, Inglewood, CA 90305 after it was sold.

Why weren't the antiques and the other contents of the home inventoried but, instead carted off somewhere by unknown persons hired by Trustee Davis after she sold the home?














23 February 2015

Elder Abuse, Financial Elder Abuse, Murder, Bedsores...


It wasn’t until a month after her father died that Linda Magel discovered something awry.

Sifting through boxes of bank statements, she realized $118,000 of her father’s life savings was missing, withdrawn from a Chase Bank branch her father had never stepped foot in.

After a months-long investigation, it became clear that John “Jack” Magel, a Livermore resident who suffered from dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s disease, had been swindled by a bank employee, who made off with a certificate of deposit worth $105,000 and other withdrawals using forged signatures. Magel, who wanted to pass the money to his heirs, died from cancer and Alzheimer’s in March at age 91.
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20150221/livermore-case-points-spotlight-at-elder-abuse



A Grayridge man is in custody after allegedly abusing his mother and holding a gun to her head.

Michael Davis, 40, of Grayridge, was arrested Monday after a domestic assault call to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department concerning an altercation Davis had with his mother, according to a police report. It was allegedly during that assault Davis had put a gun to her head.
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2168904.html



The Prunedale man accused of killing his father and keeping the decomposed body hidden made an initial court appearance, but did not enter a plea to charges of murder and elder abuse.
Defense attorney Scott Erdbacher asked the arraignment of Matthew Roberts, 34, on charges in the death of 70-year-old Jerry Roberts, be continued to March 5. Monterey Superior Court Judge Marla Anderson granted the request. It was not immediately clear if Erdbacher will remain as Roberts' attorney; he told Anderson he was there by special appearance.
http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/crime_blog/prunedale-man-charged-with-murder-elder-abuse-in-slaying-of/article_9e61da20-b708-11e4-95c9-9b11c79b937c.html



For some time researchers, including those under the aegis of the U.S. government, have estimated the extent of losses to seniors each year from financial abuse to be $2.9B per year.  A new study by True Link, a private financial services company, concludes that the actual figure is over twelve times previous estimates, or $36.48 billion each year.

What gives the study credibility to me is certainly not that it was sponsored by a financial services organization that wants you to buy its online protection tools. Rather, it’s that according to their report, the design of this survey was guided by recommendations of an expert panel of fraud researchers convened by the Financial Fraud Research Center at the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Every research study I have read on elder abuse, which includes hundreds of pages reflecting years of data collected tells us that most cases of financial elder abuse are not reported.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynrosenblatt/2015/01/29/have-we-grossly-underestimated-the-extent-of-financial-elder-abuse/



A case of alleged elder abuse in west St. Louis County is bringing attention to a problem that experts say is getting worse.

Fifty-six-year-old Timothy Barnes is charged with abusing his 82-year-old mother. Court documents show Barnes is accused of allowing his mother to live in total decay, among mold, feces, and broken glass. Police say she was deprived of food and clean water. And, the documents say she'd been bed-ridden for a year, and hadn't bathed in six months. Those documents also say the victim's other son would try and help, but Barnes would threaten him.

Experts say similar cases of alleged abuse go unreported all the time.

"It can be very devastating, to know that someone is either being treated like that, or has been treated in a manner that is inappropriate," said Donna Jasper, a social worker at the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging in St. Louis County.

Jasper has been in the business for 20 years. While she says abuse cases are 'not the norm,' even one case is too many.

"Primarily when you think about the frail senior adults that are most at risk, and someone can put them in such a situation that would cause them harm," said Jasper.

"They do it because the person is vulnerable, and they're not able to fight back unfortunately," said Mary Schaefer, executive director of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging.
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2015/01/28/elder-abuse-bigger-problem-diffin-martellaro/22498791/



A former social worker with the Alabama Department of Human Resources pleaded guilty Monday to allegations that she abused her elderly, mentally handicapped brother, according to court records.

Yolanda Genean Thurman, 43, entered a blind plea to one count of elder abuse and neglect on the same day jurors gathered to be chosen for her trial.

The plea means Thurman could face as many as 20 years in the penitentiary.

Mobile County deputies arrested Thurman on May 21, 2013, after her brother, 74-year-old Byrd Bunkley Jr., was found covered in bed sores and malnourished while laying in his own feces, according to investigators. Thurman was her brother's caregiver. Bunkley requires round-the-clock care.

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said Bunkley's condition was so poor when deputies found him that some of his bedsores required skin grafts.
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/former_mobile_social_worker_pl.html



12 February 2015

Court Cases


Los Angeles County Superior Court Cases

BP 099 211 Conservatorship of Edwina Fuller

BP 118 616 Probate Thelsey L. Fuller

BP 122 665 Thelsey L. Fuller Trust

BP 135 381 Probate Edwina J. Fuller




2nd District Court of Appeal

B241450

B241452



Proposed Settlement; Thelsey L. Fuller Trust


1.      Robert Fuller and Doris Fuller, will give up their respective shares in the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust.  This will be construed as full satisfaction of the judgment against them [$300,000.00].
           
2.      Their objections against the accounting and the petition to disinherit them will be withdrawn as well as their request for attorney fees. 

The settlement will be presented to the court at the March 23, 2015 hearing.  This settlement would resolve all the issues between the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust and against Doris Fuller and Robert Fuller. 

There would be no further litigation or issues.

This ploy, this so called settlement offer is viewed as an attempt to circumvent the judgement against Robert Fuller and Doris Fuller and owed to the Thelsy L. Fuller Trust.

What this alleged settlement does is shield Robert Fuller and Doris Fuller from any repercussions for their actions, i.e. fraud, undue influence and financial elder abuse against Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller.

That said, once the Trust falls to within $50,000.00 the Trust must be distributed to the beneficiaries.

Re: 7.13. Early Termination of Trusts, Page 18

At this point it makes no difference whether or not Trust assets are expended to collect the $235,000.00 plus interest of $65,000.00  owed to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust from Doris Fuller and Robert Fuller.

Attorney Teddie J. Randall is alleged to have filed a lien against shares of the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust belonging to principals, Shirley, Sandra and Steven in the amount of $25,000.00 each, for a total of $75,000.00.

    [Attorney Randall was ordered by the Court to collect his fees from Doris and Robert years ago].

It is estimated that the Temporary Successor Trustee, attorney Tala R. Davis's fees for the administration of the Trust will be $50,000.00.

As of this writing, the value of the Trust is estimated to be roughly $210.000.00

Robert has been advised that to make the settlement agreement palatable he and or Doris would need to come up with the money to pay attorney Randall's fees and the fees of Madam Trustee Davis for administration of the Trust.

Doris could borrow $125,000.00 against her house, $75,000.00 to Randall; $50,000.00 to Davis, and keep her house... in order to make a righteous settlement with the Trust and their siblings.

Otherwise, Doris's house must be seized by the Trustee and sold for the full amount of $300,000.00 the amount of the debt owed to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust.

Now, the Court will make a determination in regards to how much money attorneys Randall and Davis may collect from the Trust.

So, why does it make any difference whether or not the Court makes a determination whether or not Doris Fuller and Robert Fuller will be disinherited from the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust?


"Of all the illegal and illicit enterprises in the world, elder exploitation is among the safest and most profitable."


06 February 2015

The Ageing Adult


Stage 8: The Ageing Adult

We return now to the stages. Any time from the late-fifties onwards, awareness may arise that the last main stage of life is approaching. From this point on certain evidences of decline start inevitably to declare themselves: changes in appearance, loss of agility, diminution in energy and initiative; perhaps some feeling of ennui or fatigue around activities – occupational business, child-care, or whatever – that may have been carried on happily enough over many past years. Of course, the onset of these things varies markedly from person to person, and perhaps with profession. Political or business leaders often remain both vigorous and committed to their work, well through their sixties. Many writers or creative artists may also go on producing through the same years, though they may have to find a ‘third period’ style.

However, for one and all in these later years a dilemma increasingly asks for resolution. As age advances, is the best thing simply to give up, more or less gracefully; to resign and prepare oneself for steady decline and death? Or should one fight to retain all the activities of earlier years (as well as the personal appearance that goes with them) as long as conceivably possible? Neither prospect is happy. On the one side there is a decline into second childhood and dependency, a status that modern society, with all its stress on high activity is only too willing to assign to the ageing. On the other, there is an ultimately ridiculous attempt to deny reality. On the one side, despair. On the other, impossible hope.

What is the way out? Here, even more than before, the difference should be noted between a compromise and a synthesis. Faced with the dilemma just described, it will be natural and sensible to strike balances: to lay down or reduce certain burdens, but to remain active in other spheres; to accept ageing appearance but still to groom and dress smartly; and so on. But a true synthesis does not just strike balances: it moves to a higher plane. What is really required, we suggest, is a final synthesis that may shortly be described ascaring acceptance. In this, the strand of giving-up is transmuted to a positive acceptance; acceptance of decline, likely ill-health, and death, as well as acceptance of the manifold happinesses, large or small, that life may bring until its very end. The strand of continuing drive and activity is transmuted into a more gentle and pervasive caring; caring in a giving and not just a feeling sense. In the fullest synthesis the two strands become so fused that each is simply an aspect of the other.

Speaking generally, every synthesis is a transcendence, literally a ‘climbing beyond’. But at this stage there is the possibility of transcendence of quite a new kind, namely, and unlike previous stages, a significant change from the hither-to-settled focus on one’s own immediate society and patch. There is a possibility of going beyond given family, friends, or tribe to an identification with human beings at large, to whatever classes, kinds or nations they may belong. To this may be added a new sense of closer communion with the natural world; with the world of plants, animals, and earth. There may be a lessening of a habitual concern for current affairs in favour of a greater recognition of the deeper processes of time and history. Overall, there may be a feeling of moving beyond one’s separate individuality to a sense of being simply a part of the great whole. Old age offers the last chance for such changes (though this does not mean to say that there cannot have been moves in this direction in earlier years).

In any event, age proffers one potential advantage for all concerned. In the nature of things, age implies some lengthy accumulation of knowledge and experience. Out of it, greater wisdom may grow. Much of the caring for others that may infuse a properly-developed old age will draw upon such a quality. Acting as the holders and purveyors of wisdom is the role of the grandparent in many traditional societies, and one that is in grave danger of being lost in many modern ones. Those in the prime of mature adulthood naturally carry most of the power in societies in their various roles as parents, trainers, executive leaders and mentors. But those in the stage beyond, as grandparents, counsellors, honorary presidents, or simply themselves, can offer something broader and greater. In all these ways then, the final stage need not be a miserable dwindling, but a yet-further evolution or transformation.



04 February 2015

Arrest Casey Kasem's wife



















The late, legendary DJ Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem and family members staged a press conference at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles Friday to urge the Los Angeles Police Department to arrest Mr. Kasem's widow Jean Kasem.

Jean Kasem removed Mr. Kasem, along with his surgically implanted feeding tube, from a Santa Monica hospital on May 7 and took him to the Seattle area, where he died June 15, 2014. Then she took his body to Montreal and Oslo, where it sat in a freezer for months until he was buried in an unmarked grave shortly before Christmas. "If this isn't a case of elder abuse, I don't know what is," said Kerri Kasem attorney Martha Patterson. "It's equivalent to taking a baby out of an incubator."

"[Jean Kasem] took Casey on a five-day odyssey," private investigator Logan Clarke told THR. "They ran out of food, bought a six-pack of Ensure at a drugstore, poured it into the feeding machine, and jammed it -- and they're saying this woman didn't kill him? The nurse in the car took pictures of his colostomy bag full of blood. The cops have all the evidence. Belle Chen at the DA office told me she'd love to have a crack at this case. LAPD should be ashamed."

27 January 2015

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients


Lillian Palermo tried to prepare for the worst possibilities of aging. An insurance executive with a Ph.D. in psychology and a love of ballroom dancing, she arranged for her power of attorney and health care proxy to go to her husband, Dino, eight years her junior, if she became incapacitated. And in her 80s, she did.

Mr. Palermo, who was the lead singer in a Midtown nightclub in the 1960s when her elegant tango first caught his eye, now regularly rolls his wife’s wheelchair to the piano at the Catholic nursing home in Manhattan where she ended up in 2010 as dementia, falls and surgical complications took their toll. He sings her favorite songs, feeds her home-cooked Italian food, and pays a private aide to be there when he cannot.

But one day last summer, after he disputed nursing home bills that had suddenly doubled Mrs. Palermo’s copays, and complained about inexperienced employees who dropped his wife on the floor, Mr. Palermo was shocked to find a six-page legal document waiting on her bed.

It was a guardianship petition filed by the nursing home, Mary Manning Walsh, asking the court to give a stranger full legal power over Mrs. Palermo, now 90, and complete control of her MONEY!

Read the article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/to-collect-debts-nursing-home-seizing-control-over-patients.html


Police visit Richard Simmons amid elder abuse allegations


RIchard Simmons at the 2013 MTV VMAs. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)





















Veteran fitness guru Richard Simmons had unexpected visitors on Friday night after police officers stopped by his Hollywood Hills home to investigate allegations of elder abuse.

http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2015/01/26/police-visit-richard-simmons-amid-elder-abuse-allegations/

http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/24/richard-simmons-abuse-missing-investigation-depressed-home/



23 January 2015

Ex-cop gets jail; Father, daughter charged 60 counts; Happy ending?


Ex-Pinole cop gets jail time for bankruptcy fraud in elder abuse case

HAYWARD -- A former Pinole police officer accused of tricking an elderly Pleasanton neighbor into leaving him her estate was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years felony probation.

"You did everything you could to get your mitts on what Ms. Jones had," Judge Michael Gaffey told Matthew Messier, who had been second-in-command on the Pinole police force before his 2012 retirement while under police investigation.

"Instead of being a law enforcement officer, you are now a felon," Gaffey said.


Danville Father, Daughter Accused of Cheating Seniors Face Elder Abuse, Money Laundering Charges

Each defendant is charged with 60 felony counts, including financial elder abuse, burglary, forgery, conspiracy and money laundering.

The owners of a home improvement company accused of ripping off dozens of seniors by selling them customized showers based on bogus claims are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Wednesday in Riverside.


Thompson Falls man convicted of elder abuse

SUPERIOR – It’s difficult to call it a happy ending, but when Ben Poat died in August, he got to do it in his own home.

That was all he wanted.

On Thursday, the man who authorities said took advantage of the 84-year-old to obtain ownership of Poat’s property, vehicles and control of his money, was convicted in Mineral County District Court.

A jury found Daryl Enos Strang of Thompson Falls guilty of two felonies: Purposely or knowingly abusing or neglecting a victim, and exploitation of an elderly person resulting in losses in excess of $25,000.

$142,000 was drained out of Poat’s bank account over the course of a year.



13 January 2015

Woman charged; Plea deal reached; Elder abuse arrest


Woman Charged
A woman faces charges of elder abuse and theft after prosecutors say she took nearly $50,000 in cash and property… 
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/01/12/woman-charged-elder-abuse-theft/21645243/


Plea Deal Reached
Two nurse’s aides pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor battery of an elderly woman at a long-term care facility… 
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2015/01/09/plea-deal-reached-in-elder-abuse-case/a7eimsn/


Elder Abuse Arrest
Twin Peaks sheriff's deputies arrested 47-year-old Lake Arrowhead resident Isabelle Rose Flores (aka Isabelle Rose Pinkston) for alleged elder abuse after an alleged argument [assault] sent an elderly man to the hospital with a fractured bone…
http://alpenhornnews.com/elder-abuse-arrest-p5662-1.htm





10 January 2015

Woman accused of stealing from parents; Embezzlement charges; MONEY! GREED!














Agents with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Fort Mill woman Thursday on accusations that she stole nearly $30,000 from her parents' checking account.

Amy Adams Baker, 49, of Baxter Village was charged with two counts of forgery, a felony that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison...

www.heraldonline.com/2015/01/09/6687674_sled-arrests-fort-mill-woman-accused.html


Elder abuse, embezzlement charges filed against piano shop owner

Schroeder Piano Company owner Peter Schroeder is the subject of 14 felony counts ranging from elder abuse to grand theft. PHOTO BY DAVE SCHWAB

After a months-long investigation, criminal charges have been filed by the District Attorney's Office against a Bird Rock merchant whose business practices have been called into question.

“There are 14 felony counts that I have filed against Peter Schroeder. Five are financial elder abuse, and the balance are either embezzlement or grand theft,” said Paul Greenwood of the DA’s office.



MONEY! GREED!

Viola Simonds

The tiny, frail senior sits on her bed in a sparse room, hungry, lonely and confused.

Her adult son yelled at the woman today and ordered her to stay in her room with no supper.

Although it’s her own home, she is too afraid to come out.

So she sits there, alone. And she cries.

Elder abuse.

It’s happening now, in your city, your town, even on your street.

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/04/money-greed-usually-at-heart-of-elder-abuse




Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2015/01/09/6687674_sled-arrests-fort-mill-woman-accused.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy


26 December 2014

Attorney Charged With Murdering His 88-Year-Old Mother


WBTV: Son may have killed mother to cover up thefts

Arrested Person Image

The 88-year-old woman who police say was shot to death by her son Monday at an east Charlotte home was a longtime educator who was part of a Duke University documentary on the Jim Crow era of the South.

And the man accused of killing her was a practicing attorney in Virginia who, according to Observer media partner WBTV, may have killed her to cover up that he had taken MONEY! from her.

Imogene Yongue was found dead Monday afternoon at a single-story home in the 6100 block of Vernedale Road, off Sharon Amity Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. They responded after receiving a call about the woman’s welfare, police said.

The woman’s 56-year-old son, William Henry Yongue, was at the home, police said. After questioning him for several hours, detectives charged the man with first-degree murder.




Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/24/5405567/wbtv-charlotte-woman-killed-for.html#storylink=cpy