28 May 2013

Truckee man, 48, arrested on felony counts of financial elder abuse

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 48-year-old Truckee man was arrested this week on multiple felony charges related to financial elder abuse, according to the Truckee Police Department.

According to a Thursday TPD press release, Richard Copeland had been stealing money and other items from his family members for several months.

After being tipped by family members, police “acted quickly to limit losses...”

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Well, that certainly isn't how the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department handles these types of cases. Robert L. Fuller and his sibling, Doris A. Fuller a.k.a Doris Fuller Stewart are still at large.

However, their former attorney Daniel Kristof Lak is currently dealing with a lot of negative karma after helping the two named commit elder abuse, financial elder abuse, fraud and undue influence; which is having an impact on his ability to practice law. It would appear that he would be better off trying for a real singing career. 

24 May 2013

Daniel K. Lak - Not Entitled

Dan doesn't like paying child support and or alimony, eh?  He has yet to be suspended by the Supreme Court, Re: State Bar Court Case# 12-O-11263, bouncing checks on a client account. 

Yeah, karma's a bitch and Kristof you are getting what you richly deserve for taking advantage of a sickly 92-year-old man,  Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller [& Family].

Daniel Kristof Lak - #216983

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Address:Law Offices of Daniel Lak
18101 Von Karman Ave Ste 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone Number:(949) 225-4477
Fax Number:(949) 225-4478
e-mail:Not Available 
County:OrangeUndergraduate School:California St Univ Long Beach; CA
District:District 4
Sections:NoneLaw School:Whittier Coll SOL; CA

Status History

Effective DateStatus Change
PresentNot Eligible To Practice Law
5/22/2013Not Eligible To Practice Law
11/26/2012Not Eligible To Practice Law
12/3/2001Admitted to The State Bar of California

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions
1/11/2013Stipulated disposition filed in SBCt12-O-11263

Administrative Actions
5/22/2013Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncomplianceNot Eligible To Practice Law 
11/26/2012Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncomplianceNot Eligible To Practice Law 

Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.

State Bar Court Cases

NOTE: The State Bar Court began posting public discipline documents online in 2005. The format and pagination of documents posted on this site may vary from the originals in the case file as a result of their translation from the original format into Word and PDF. Copies of additional related documents in a case are available upon request. Only Opinions designated for publication in the State Bar Court Reporter may be cited or relied on as precedent in State Bar Court proceedings. For further information about a case that is displayed here, please refer to the State Bar Court's online docket, which can be found at: http://apps.statebarcourt.ca.gov/dockets/dockets.aspx
DISCLAIMER: Any posted Notice of Disciplinary Charges, Conviction Transmittal or other initiating document, contains only allegations of professional misconduct. The attorney is presumed to be innocent of any misconduct warranting discipline until the charges have been proven.
Effective DateCase NumberDescription
Pending12-O-11263Stipulation [PDF]

23 May 2013

Woman Took Elderly Victim

YORK (SC) — A Smyrna woman is in jail facing more than 40 forgery and financial card theft charges after police say she made fraudulent credit card transactions and stole checks from an elderly woman she took care of for at least six months.

The victim, who is in her late 80s, first reported the forgery after discovering that stole three of her checks had been stolen and her name had been forged, funneling about $1,600 from her bank account, said York Police Detective Mike Clark.

The victim also told police she received an American Express credit card bill showing several transactions totaling at least $7,000 that she hadn’t made, Clark said.

Officers spoke with the caregiver, who told police she had completed the transactions, he said.

Nikki Flynn Fleming, 38, is charged with 37 counts of financial transaction card fraud equaling less than $500, three counts of forgery and two counts of financial transaction car fraud valuing more than $500 in a six-month period.

Read more here: Woman took elderly victim

Robert L. Fuller, Doris A. Fuller a.k.a. Doris Fuller Stewart are still at large.

"The more we talk about this subject..." Jackie Lacey
From the archives http://stampoutelderabuse.org/EFPN/media/EFPN-on-KFWB-122111.mp3


Congrats again Madam DA on being elected.

17 May 2013

Fuller v. Fuller et al. B241450 - NO BRIEF!

Conservatorship of Edwina Fuller v. Fuller et al.
Division 8
Case Number B241450

It would appear that the defendant's attorney has failed to file their brief in/on time.


It's really amazing what some people are able to get away with.


2nd Appellate District

Court data last updated: 05/17/2013 8:05 PM

Conservatorship of Edwina Fuller v. Fuller et al.
Division 8
Case Number B241450

BriefDue DateDate FiledParty and
Appeal dismissed for failure to file opening brief.12/14/2012Defendant and Appellant: Robert Fuller
Attorney: Paul Kujawsky

Defendant and Appellant: Doris Fuller
Attorney: Paul Kujawsky
FROM B241452 
Appellant's opening brief.05/16/2013Defendant and Appellant: Robert Fuller

Defendant and Appellant: Doris Fuller
Attorney: Paul Kujawsky

07 May 2013

Elderly Couple's Tale Of Abuse Not So Uncommon

By: Rebecca Blatt // May 3, 2013

James and Etta Jennings moved to the Forest Hill neighborhood of Richmond in 1959.   They were young - just married - and the first owners of their red brick ranch house.   They had children and then grandchildren, who gathered in their family room for holidays and learned to swim in their backyard pool.

But when their granddaughter, Jeannie Beidler, approached the home on July 27, 2010, she was confronted by a grim reality.   Paramedics, police and Adult Protective Services social workers were on the scene.

"You could smell the stench of urine and feces," she says, standing at the foot of the driveway.   "From this point, we already knew what we were about to walk into."

The Jennings' son, Beidler's uncle, was supposed to be caring for them, but it became clear very quickly that something had gone horribly wrong.   The Jennings were living without running water or even a fan.   James was confined to a chair.   His blood pressure was high and he was fading in and out of consciousness.   Etta was living on a broken bed crawling with maggots.

Read more here:  http://wamu.org/news/13/05/03/Elderly-Couples-Tale-Of-Abuse-Not-So-Uncommon