29 August 2013

Danny, Danny, Danny...

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

Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance


Adult Protective Services settles law suit

Elder abuse settlement reached

Posted: Aug 28, 2013 8:39 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 28, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
A settlement Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the state's response to elder abuse cases.
Vermont Legal Aid and Disability Rights Vermont sued the state's Adult Protective Services, saying the division routinely violates the law that requires investigations to start within 48 hours of being reported.
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[More lip service from a branch of our nationwide network known as Adult Protective Services (APS).  What should be done is that these so called civil servants need to have their paychecks tied to pay for performance. Otherwise, they are just collecting welfare disguised as work.]

27 August 2013

Elder Medi-Cal Fraud?

Isolate your victim from all other family members other than yourself.

Set up your victim's Trust with the assistance of a shyster to benefit you, the abusers.

Obtain Power of Attorney over all of your victim's affairs.

Hide real estate transactions, slander real estate titles.

Take out a reverse mortgage on your own home and then have your victim gift it back to you a few months later.

Empty all of your victims bank accounts, search their home too.

Lie, obstruct, abuse, commit fraud and undue influence.

Place your 92-year-old victim in an undisclosed convalescent hospital against their will, and sign them up for Medi-Cal when you know damn well that your victim has medical insurance.

The hospital then charges Medi-Cal for services and once your victim dies in said undisclosed convalescent hospital the state goes after your deceased victim's spouse's estate for repayment of Medi-Cal expenses via a Creditor's Claim once your victim's spouse dies.

Refuse to repay your victim's estate in excess of $235,000.00 as order by the Court, take over your victim's real estate and go laughing all the way to the bank because you know that you will never be prosecuted for criminal elder abuse, theft and fraud!

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Rob & Kill Daddy Then, Throw Momma Under the Bus


A Commitment To Daddy, Before & After

Fuller Decision

Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Elder Abuse, Financial Elder Abuse, Undue Influence, Theft

California Bar, Re: Complaint, Daniel Kristof Lak


Fiona Cherrie, Notary Public

Alleged THELSEY L. FULLER - Documents, Fiona Cherrie - Notary

Daniel K. Lak, Suspended by the Bar

24 August 2013


This is what trust looks like ...

Mercedes at Ranch Party
It can also be what Elder Abuse looks like.

The EARN project exists for the victims of financial exploitation and their loved ones. By sharing our stories and joining together to work with elder organizations and advocacy groups, EARN provides America's growing elder population and their loved ones with a voice to bring about swift changes in local and national laws. We at EARN believe any new laws enacted should unquestionably put the financial well being of those they are designed to protect above all else. Sadly, as many of these stories show, this is not the case today.

Announcing The EARN Project documentary

An Unforgivable Truth...
How we have turned America's Best Generation into America's Abused Generation
Arriving summer 2013

Victims of financial exploitation share their heartbreaking stories and seasoned professionals, from government officials to journalists share their expertise on the state of elder financial abuse in the United States.

With a talented team, our two time Emmy Award winning writer & our network news editor will ensure, An Unforgivable Truth will be…

… available free of charge to any government office, individual or organization wishing to raise awareness of elder financial exploitation .

…accompanied by an educational PowerPoint presentation & discussion points to stimulate thoughtful dialog.

… a documentary that promises to be not only engrossing but informative.

Inform yourself; make sure yours is not the next victim story on our website.

Request your free membership to The EARN Project and submit your advanced order for the documentary.

“Victims are only one part of the elder abuse equation. There is little research on perpetrators. It is clear that to design effective prevention and intervention strategies more information about what motivates perpetrators of elder financial abuse is needed.” (MetLife study 2011)


Family, Friend, Neighbor, etc.
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

23 August 2013

Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other Name

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Sacramento, CA: The state of California has one of the toughest and broadest laws protecting against Financial Elder Abuse in the US. So broad, in fact, that under financial elder abuse law if a business were to dispense the wrong change to a consumer and the individual was in a position to prove he was 65 or over, then the issuance of wrongful change could be interpreted as financial abuse of the elderly.

Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other Name

Sadly, according to a former professional in the salon industry who returned to school at 65 and became an attorney, elder abuse financial exploitation is becoming quite common, and very serious. “It never dawned on me that this might be a crime,” Helen Karr, today the elder abuse special assistant in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, said in comments published in The San Francisco Chronicle (The Chronicle 3/29/13). “It wasn’t until I became an attorney that financial abuse was included as a crime of elder abuse. It is just plain stealing.”

That stealing, more often than not, originates from within a senior’s own family.

Karr reveals that in her former career as a supervisor at beauty salons in department stores, she would overhear scores of conversations between hairdressers and their elderly clients lamenting the loss of funds to acquaintances, caregivers and even family members - loans that were never repaid.

Now 78, Karr has spearheaded various initiatives in an attempt to better protect the elderly from those who might otherwise take advantage of them. One of her initiatives was to spearhead an elderly financial abuse law in California that requires banks and financial institutions to report suspicion of elder financial abuse.

Part of the financial exploitation elderly problem is that medical science is allowing people to live longer than they used to. And while an individual may have more prolonged physical longevity than a previous generation, their mental capacity may not keep pace.

Hence, the upswing in financial elderly abuse.

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The first sentence above in this article is a crock.


21 August 2013

Man charged with second degree elder abuse, a felony under Missouri law.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Monday, the daughter of elder abuse victim Joann Briggs spoke exclusively with 41 Action News about the horror of her mother’s condition and asked that everyone try to help stop this from happening to other families.

“She's not conscience. It's a dire situation," Joann Briggs said.

 Police released information about the situation in Independence near on August 12 when Gary Raps, 58, was charged with second degree elder abuse, a felony under Missouri law.

Prosecutors say Raps failed to care for his 73-year-old wife who fell ill nearly two weeks before she was taken to a hospital. Hospital staff called police after seeing that she weighed 70 pounds and had bed sores on her body.

Court documents say that when police entered their Independence home, they found poor living conditions. They say the recliner the victim was said to have been in for several days was covered in feces, urine and maggots.



13 August 2013

Husband charged with Elder Abuse

Accused of leaving ailing wife in chair in filthy house, husband charged with abuse


The Kansas City Star
Jackson County authorities have charged a 58-year-old Independence man with elder abuse for allegedly allowing his wife to remain in a recliner for several days in squalid conditions.
According to court records, Raps told police that his 73-year-old wife had become ill and remained seated in a recliner for several days. Emergency room personnel said the woman was in critical condition, weighed approximately 70 pounds and had severe bedsores on her buttocks and legs. The woman’s hair was matted and she had a yeast infection underneath a breast.
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11 August 2013

Was police killing of 95-year-old necessary?

Common sense tells me that cops don't need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man.

August 02, 2013|John Kass

When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he'd end this way?
Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
The old man, described by a family member as "wobbly" on his feet, had refused medical attention. The paramedics were called. They brought in the Park Forest police.
First they tased him, but that didn't work. So they fired a shotgun, hitting him in the stomach with a bean-bag round. Wrana was struck with such force that he bled to death internally, according to the Cook County medical examiner.
"The Japanese military couldn't get him at the age he was touchable, in a uniform in the war. It took 70 years later for the Park Forest police to do the job," Wrana's family attorney, Nicholas Grapsas, a former prosecutor, said in an interview with me Thursday.
Wrana's family wants answers. The Illinois State Police are investigating the horrific incident but won't comment, and neither will the Park Forest police pending the outcome of the inquiry.
I wasn't at the scene, and maybe the police have a good explanation. But common sense tells me that cops don't need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man.
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08 August 2013

Financial Elder Abuse Often Perpetrated by Trusted Family and Friends

August 6, 2013, 08:00:00AM. By Heidi Turner

Anaheim, CA
     Most people would like to think that those who would commit financial elder abuse in California or across the US are strangers or people not closely associated with the victim, not trusted family and friends. But the truth is that much California elderly financial abuse is committed by the victim’s loved ones. Friends, children and siblings of seniors have all been among those accused of committing elder abuse financial exploitation. Unfortunately, when elder abuse is committed by a loved one, it can be difficult for the victim or other family members to report it, meaning financial elder abuse nationally and in California is generally under reported.

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Report elder abuse, financial elder abuse, fraud, undue influence and theft all you want - the authorities are not interested in prosecuting.

02 August 2013

Elder Abuse: If We Don't Take Care of Each Other, Who Will?

Who would abuse an older person?  

A partner.  

A family member.  

A neighbor.  

A nurse.  

A minister. 

According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, Elder Abuse can happen to anyone and can occur anywhere — in a person’s own home, in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, even in hospitals. It affects elders across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races. 

Based on available information, women, elders who are home-bound or isolated, and individuals ages 80 and older are most at risk. 

Mistreatment is most often done by the individual’s own family members. 

Estimates of the number of older Americans abused each year range as high as 10 million with only 2.1 million of those cases reported. 

Abuse can come in many different forms: physical, emotional, financial, verbal, sexual – to name a few. 

Doing nothing to help, or neglect, is also abuse.

Learn more:  http://10thousandcouples.com/issue/july-2013/article/elder-abuse-if-we-don-t-take-care-of-each-other-who-will

Arizona hospitals can be sued for "Elder Abuse"

Elder-abuse laws mean Arizona hospitals can be sued

PHOENIX - Arizona hospitals are subject to being sued under the state's "elder abuse" laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Without dissent, the judges rejected arguments by attorneys for two major hospitals that the laws are designed to give individuals and their families a way to bring suit against nursing homes and assisted-care facilities.
Judge Patricia Orozco said the Legislature wrote the laws to cover those who "provide care." She said there is no way to logically read the law to conclude that does not apply to hospitals.
Orozco also rebuffed the contention that including hospitals was never the intent of lawmakers.
"Nowhere in the legislative history is there any suggestion that an acute-care hospital is exempt from liability," she wrote.
Attorney Robert Boatman, who represented one of the families who sued, called the ruling an important financial victory for victims.
Learn more: Elder abuse laws

Former Alameda County judge accused of elder abuse avoids prison

OAKLAND -- A former Alameda County Superior Court judge charged with 32 felonies for stealing the life savings of his elderly widowed neighbor agreed to a plea deal Thursday, allowing him to avoid prison time.

Paul Seeman, 58, pleaded no contest to one count of elder abuse and one count of perjury for stealing more than $1 million from his 97-year-old elderly neighbor by pretending he was caring for her estate.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley agreed to the deal, which, in addition to keeping Seeman free from prison, avoids a public airing of his crimes.

The deal was offered before Seeman faced a judge during a preliminary hearing or before he faced a jury in a criminal proceeding.

As part of the deal, Seeman loses his bar license and is prohibited from practicing law in California.

Earlier this year, Seeman agreed not to ever be a judge in the state.

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