29 April 2014

Financial Abuse

NCPEA - National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

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
  • http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/fin_abuse.html

27 April 2014

LASC BP 122665 - Violation of the Court Order a good thing


http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummarynet/ui/?CT=CI
BP122665 [BP099211 & BP135381]

That the Trust real estate asset located in Inglewood was not turned over to Patrick J. Barnitt, Successor Trustee [& Jeanne M. Fitzgerald, Steven Fuller by extension] is a good thing.

Otherwise, the asset would have been sold far below fair market value as what happened with the Trust real estate asset located in Compton.

That Doris's daughter, Ijnanya, has been living in the Trust asset without paying rent for over two-and-a half years; while the daughter of Thelsey L. Fuller & Edwina J. Fuller has been paying rent to live in the Trust asset located in Compton many more years is a travesty.

Doris and Robert were ordered by the court to turn over all Trust assets but, being that they didn't follow the orders of the court and turnover control of the Inglewood property... the property was saved from certain sell at the hands of Steven Fuller and his cohorts.

Whether or not Ijnanya resided in the property located in Inglewood and allegedly protected the property and paid the utilities is irrelevant. Someone, be it Doris, Robert or Ijnanya or even the Successor Trustee - Patrick J. Barnitt should be on the hook for the rent that should have been paid and collected from the occupant(s). [Protecting the Trust from financial loss]

Patrick J. Barnitt as the Successor Trusttee was paid to have Ijnanya evicted but, instead took the MONEY! for that purpose and converted it, claiming the funds as "administrative fees" for the administration of the Trust. As of this writing we are unaware of any services to the Trust that Mr. Barnitt has performed in regards to the Trust of Thelsey L. Fuller other than the sale of the Trust's 50% interest in the Belhaven asset [far below fair market value] and the attempted sale of the Inglewood asset at the request of Steven Fuller and in total disregard and circumvention of the wishes of the beneficiaries to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust.

It must be noted that over a period of 15 months no one saw fit to put Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller on the witness stand for his input as to the resolution of HIS ASSETS.

Someone needs to be held accountable.

The authorities always want the help of the public, a cooperating witness [until they get it].

BACKGROUND

19 JANUARY 2014


Trust Asset Listing No Longer Active


The property you are searching for is no longer an active listing.
8625 South 12TH Avenue, Inglewood, CA

8625 South 12TH Avenue, Inglewood, CA

$249,000
0 bedrooms
MLS #/Web ID: 13662051










See:

Thelsey S. Fuller Trust (sic) set to lose over $545,800.00


See also:


COMPARABLE SALES 1916 N. Belahven Ave [$153,000] 
2022 N Belhaven Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$329,000 on Mar 04, 2014

13024 Clovis Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$328,000 on Mar 03, 2014

12803 Mckinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$310,000 on Jan 30, 2014

13018 Stanford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$300,000 on Nov 27, 2013

2001 N Dern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$297,500 on Dec 30, 2013

13118 Mckinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$275,000 on Dec 20, 2013

13236 Mckinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$275,000 on Oct 29, 2013

2105 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$270,000 on Jan 02, 2014

13326 Stanford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$265,000 on Nov 20, 2013

12218 Slater Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$265,000 on Mar 03, 2014

2804 W 134Th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$255,000 on Oct 08, 2013

1908 N Salinas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$250,000 on Dec 27, 2013

2030 N Keene Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$230,000 on Nov 01, 2013

12914 Keene Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
$230,000 on Mar 14, 2014

http://www.realtor.com/soldhomeprices/90059

That the home located at 1916 N. Belahven Ave was sold far below fair market value is "Financial Elder Abuse" by Steven A. Fuller, Patrick J. Barnitt and Jeanne M. Fitzgerald and against Shirley, Sandra, Robert & Doris.

05/29/2013 Creditor's Claim (STEVEN A. FULLER - $124,700.00 )
Filed by Claimant



25 April 2014

Working Trust Assets for Dummies


Let's take a couple of Trust assets free and clear from any mortgage payment requirement.

One property estimated to be worth $375,000.00 and the other estimated to be worth $250,000.00.

For the sake of argument let's make the combined estimated value of the Trust real estate - two homes -- $500,000.00.

The estimated fair market rent on the first home is $1,800.00 per month and $1,500.00 per month on the second. Combined the two homes could potentially generate $3,300.00 per month or for the sake of argument $2,700.00 per month.

In the first instance - $500.00 per month could be set aside in an escrow account to pay property taxes, property insurance and property management fees. The remaining revenue generated by the property, $1,300.00 per month could then be distributed to the Trust beneficiaries.

The first property would generate $21,600.00 per year in the first scenario at $1,800.00 per month or for the sake of argument $18,000.00 per year.

In the second instance - $300.00 per month could be set aside in the escrow account to pay property taxes, insurance and management fees. The remaining revenue generated by the Trust asset, $1,200.00 per month could then be distributed to the Trust beneficiaries.

Again, for the sake of argument $1,500.00 per month generated by the first Trust asset; $1,200.00 per month generated by the second Trust asset.

The second property would generate $18,000.00 per year at $1,500.00 per month or for the sake of argument $14,400.00 per year.

Confused?

Now, let's say that the Trust is in debt for $100,000.00 or one or more of the Trust real estate assets is in need of repair -- the Trustee or the Successor Trustee could borrow money i.e. take out a loan against one of the Trust assets and pay off the Trust debt and or make repairs to the Trust real estate assets and use a portion of the revenue generated by the Trust real estate assets to pay off the debt i.e. loan against the Trust real estate asset. The debt of the Trust would be paid off and the homes would have been improved.

In the first scenario the Trust real estate assets generate $39,600.00 per year. In the second scenario the Trust real estate assets generate $32,400.00 per year. 'TIL THE COWS COME HOME!

The figures noted above can be adjusted to fit the real world scenario.

Still not confused?

Sell everything below fair market value!!!

BAM!!! 



Los Angeles County Superior Court Cases
BP099211, BP118616, BP122665, BP135381
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummary/index.asp


24 April 2014

Elder Abuse Blog goes International


It'a not the first time:
"THIS AIN’T NO GAME SHOW!" Elder Abuse Blog  
 


by: Monica Post 
Thursday April 24, 2014 - 12:33
It could happen to you or one of your loved ones.

Be prepared.






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

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/

"THIS AIN’T NO GAME SHOW!" Elder Abuse Blog


23 April 2014

"MATTER CONTINUED" - THE SAVAGING OF ELDER'S ASSETS


An appeal by the defendants is still pending, therefore the Trust asset(s) should not have been sold or placed on the market in the first place.

Instead of the home in Compton being sold for $100,000.00 below fair market value, okay $50,000.00 below fair market value for the sake of argument… The proceeds from the collection of rent could have gone toward paying the attorney fees accumulated by Steven A. Fuller in the legal pursuit suit against his father.

Not only that but, Steven could have made an agreement with the Successor Trustee and could have borrowed against the Trust asset er, Edwina’s portion [50% of the asset] being that the real estate was free and clear.  Rented the property at fair market value and repaid the loan in order to pay the attorneys.

The Trust real estate asset in Inglewood is exclusively the property of the Trust, thus all of the beneficiaries of the Trust.

Hm?

Now, the Successor Trustee and his attorney quit after a complaint was filed against them with the Bar. Which is why Steven is running around like a chicken with his head cut off looking for another flunky to be put in as Successor Trustee in order to complete his sinister designs on the selling of the Trust assets against everyone's wishes and before the appeal is heard.

Enter -- B241450
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search.cfm?dist=2

The Successor Trustee was doing the bidding of Steven A. Fuller. The Trust and how it could benefit ALL of the Trust beneficiaries was never his concern.

Yep, and the defendant's appeal is still pending before the appeals court... they were granted all Trust assets but, lost at trial. The only thing they admit is their debt to the estate of Edwina Fuller - $107,692.30.

Selling of the Trust asset below fair market value is considered financial elder abuse by Adult Protective Services, three of the Trust beneficiaries are over 70-years-old.

That said, consider that the attorneys representing either side during the PC 850 had every opportunity over 15 months to place Mr. Thelsey Leo Fuller, who's assets are the center of these various court cases, on the witness stand.

The plaintiff did not place Mr. Thelsey Leo Fuller on the witness stand.

The defendants did not place Mr. Thelsey Leo Fuller on the witness stand.

We believe that had Thelsey been placed on the witness stand he would have had the opportunity to express what he wanted.

It is fairly obvious as to why Mr. Thelsey Leo Fuller was not placed on the witness stand by either party during the PC 850 trial to determine ownership of the Inglewood property.

More likely than not, Steven would have been disinherited and Thelsey would have stated that his assets were to be divided equally amongst his other children.

“THIS AIN’T NO GAME SHOW!”

More to come!

22 April 2014

Illegal Sale of Trust Asset(s)
























"EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF TALA R. DAVIS AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

8:30 AM Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Superior Court of California
111 N. Hill Street, Room 260
Los Angeles, CA 90012"

"Translation - selling of Trust Assets" [1916 sold far below fair market value before the Appeal was heard]

None of the focus by Steven A. Fuller and or his many attorneys in the various court cases has been to go after those ordered by the court to repay the Trust in excess of $235,000.00; to collect the attorney fees from the defendants; nor to secure the Inglewood property from the former Trustee or collect rent estimated at $1,800.00 per month over the last 30 months thus far or if you prefer a $54,000.00 loss to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust and the beneficiaries thereof or to evict the squatter.

The focus instead has been on a rush to sell the Trust real estate assets and attaching attorneys' fees to the Thelsey L. Fuller Trust to the detriment of Shirley and Sandra.

If you want to know the truth, ask me.

Background:


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

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/search?q=8625

Case Number:  BP122665
FULLER, THELSEY L. - TRUST
Filing Date:  05/18/2010
Case Type:  Trust Proceedings (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending

Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)

*04/11/2014 Ord-Confirming Sale of Real Prop
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

04/11/2014 Supplement
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

04/09/2014 Allowance of Fees

04/03/2014 Declaration - Probate (PATRICK J. BARNITT )
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

04/02/2014 Notice
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

02/27/2014 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

02/24/2014 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

02/10/2014 Miscellaneous-Other (VERIFICATION OF PATRICK J. BARNITT TO RESPONSE ETC. )
Filed by Attorney for Trustee

02/10/2014 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Trustee

02/06/2014 Reply/Response
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

02/06/2014 Proof-Service by Mail (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

02/03/2014 Response
Filed by Attorney for Trustee

01/27/2014 Proof-Service by Mail (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

01/24/2014 Declaration (RE NOTICE OF EX PARTE )
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

01/24/2014 Request for Judicial Notice
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

01/24/2014 Declaration (RE URGENCY )
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

01/24/2014 Ex-Parte Application (FOR TEMP RESTRAINING ORDER )
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

01/24/2014 Compel Accounting

01/24/2014 Order for TRO
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

12/11/2013 Trust - Other

03/12/2013 Request-Waive Court Fees
Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

03/08/2013 Ntc to Reptr/Mon to Prep Transcrpt (AUGMENATION W/BP099211 )
Filed by Clerk

03/05/2013 Ntc to Prty re fee Clk's Transcpt (AUGMENTATION W/BP099211 )
Filed by Clerk

02/13/2013 Designation of Record on Appeal
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

12/13/2012 Notice of Change of Address
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

11/28/2012 Ntc to Prty re fee Clk's Transcpt (one for Doris Fuller and one for Robert Fuller )
Filed by Clerk

10/22/2012 Ntc to Reptr/Mon to Prep Transcrpt
Filed by Clerk

05/29/2012 Ntc to Atty re Notice of Appeal
Filed by Clerk

05/25/2012 Request-Waive Court Fees
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

05/25/2012 Notice of Appeal
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

03/07/2012 Order (ORDER REMOVING ROBERT FULLER AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE AND TERMINATING HIS POWER AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE; DISQUALIFYING DORIS FULLER AS ALTERNATE SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE; AND APPOINTING PATRICK BARNITT ETC)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

03/07/2012 QBond-U.S. SPECIALTY INSURANCE CO. (QUALIFYING BOND: $350,000.00 )
Filed by Surety Company

02/23/2012 Consent (CONSENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE BY PATRICK J. BARNITT )
Filed by Attorney for Trustee

02/15/2012 Objection Document (OBJECTION TO PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TRUSTEE(S), ROBERT AND DORIS FULLER, AND OBJECTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK BARNITT AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE )
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

01/27/2012 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

01/23/2012 Statement of Decision (STATEMENT OF DECISION )
Filed by Court

01/20/2012 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

01/17/2012 Declaration (DECLARATION RE NOTICE OF EX PARTE )
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

01/17/2012 Ex-Parte Application (EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR SUSPENSION OF POWER OF ROBERT FULLER AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR HIS REMOVAL AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE; FOR AN ORDER DISQUALIFYING DORIS FULLER ETC)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

05/20/2011 Statement of Case (SEPARATE TRIAL STATEMENT )
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

04/22/2011 Request (REQUEST FOR CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL DUE TO CONFLICTING TRIAL CALENDAR )
Filed by Attorney for Respondent

04/11/2011 Brief (TRIAL )
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

03/08/2011 Notice-Change of Address
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

07/30/2010 Objection Document
Filed by Respondent

07/28/2010 Notice of Ruling
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

06/22/2010 Notice-Hearing (Probate)
Filed by Attorney for Petitioner

05/18/2010 Order-Court Fee Waiver
Filed by Petitioner

05/18/2010 DETRM-VALIDITY OF TRUST - PC 21350

http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummarynet/ui/?CT=PR


*The sale of the Trust real estate asset in Compton, CA is financial elder abuse against the beneficiaries of the Trust.

BAM!

Steven Fuller not to be trusted - Sale of Trust Asset(s)


In the very last conversation that I had with Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller, my maternal grandfather [the victim of elder abuse, financial elder abuse this blog is dedicated too], a mere twenty or so days before his death, I advised him not to trust anyone and his response was, "I know."

That said, I knew at an early age that there was a serious case of dysfunction in the family which is one of the reasons that I decided to leave California in 1990 and never to return for any reason.

Now, Steven Fuller has always attempted to portray himself as an upstanding person but, I knew from past experience that he had what I believed to be several issues. I believe him to be arrogant, egotistical, spoiled, narcissistic, conceited and self-absorbed.

Steven did take care of Momma without a doubt but, let me be clear everyone in the family believed that he did so on a voluntary basis. Truth be told, evidently he didn't. From what I understand, from what I believe and from what has come to fruition in reality is he took care of Momma for financial gain. As far as I know the only member of the family that has agreed that he should be reimbursed for some of his expenses is my mother.

He demanded money from Mr. Thelsey L. Fuller for taking care of Momma and when he didn't get it he sued him.

Let me be clear, that before Daddy had fallen extremely ill, Steven's goal was always to sale real estate that was not his own but, instead that which belonged to his alleged father and mother.  He was successful in the sale of the Trust real estate asset in Compton, CA [far below fair market value].  But, he failed or should I say he was thwarted in the sale of the Trust real estate asset located in Inglewood when a complaint was filed against his hand-picked Successor Trustee - Patrick J. Barnitt and Barnitt's attorney - Jeanna M. Fitzgerald with the California State Bar. It should be noted that it was believed that Barnitt was not looking out for the best interest of the Trust or the beneficiaries thereof but, instead doing the bidding of Steven A. Fuller when the Trust assets were being offered up for sale far below fair market value.  Mr. Barnitt and his attorney, Ms. Fitzgerald were advised and admonished that several beneficiaries did not want the Compton asset confirmed and sold far below fair market value but, relisted instead. The sale went through anyway.  The asset was sold to pay debts incurred by Steven Fuller in pursuit of his lawsuit against the man that fed and raised him.  I believe this was done to spite Robert and Doris and to liquidate the assets before the appeal B241450 was heard in the 2nd Appellate Court.

Steven Fuller with the help of one of his many attorneys is in the process of attempting to appoint another Successor Trustee - Tala R. Davis. Which the beneficiaries of the Trust have let it be known that they object to her appointment. It is believed that she has ties to Steven's friends er, attorneys. Her business address listed with the California State Bar is the same as attorney Teddie Randall & Associates.

Tala R. Davis - #200338
3681 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016-4849

Teddie J. Randall - #91433
3681 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016-4849


EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF TALA R. DAVIS AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

8:30 AM Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Superior Court of California
111 N. Hill Street, Room 260
Los Angeles, CA 90012




Tale of the Third Head of the Snake
To be continued, watch this space.



17 April 2014

About That Snake

by Monica Post

Bullshit period.
My father wanted me to take control of Mama. Move her back into his house and hers.. he wanted Stevie to get nothing. That    he would give me money for her. Look now..he was wanting me or even my sister his second born to stay with him.  We were in no shape to do so. Stevie jumped on me twice and lied on me in order to get his hands on my father's money. A person like that is insane.  An ex-con (Daddy's baby boy) Robert Fuller and a ugly silverback looking female bastard (Doris ??????) out smarted him (Stevie and my own father)
These assholes even tricked Aunt Evelyn and Joan.
If, no greedy bastards  were involved......We all would have had   some money.  They all wanted to hurt me.. and won.
My father told me, even before my daughter            got married..that he was tired of Stevie talking about his kids (my sister, I and Robert) like they were garbage.  Stevie took him to get a will done     also. GREED
Stevie will win...plotting for many years.  Mama tried to warn me...she did not know how no good he really is.
She did  hold both of my hands.  Said I was her best child.
If, Stevie really loved his mother, he never would have put his hands on me or tell an out right lie on me.......because Robert and Doris told him to do so.
Bullshit big-time.
My poor father lived years of shit and my grandmother had to raise me. He was forced to raise two others' rats brats.
No cares...they had a "dad" not me....BUT I'M THE BEST!!! on my ass and fat with good kids.
Fuck it!! I'm posting this

The truth about lying – and money


“It’s our nature,” Zehring said. “Even though we’d all say we’re good people, most of us have at one time or another taken something that wasn’t ours.”

http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/04/09/5850105/personal-finance-the-truth-about.html


16 April 2014

It's the same snake

Criminal Elder Abuse, Criminal Financial Elder Abuse, Fraud, Undue Influence, Theft...

Los Angeles County Superior Court Cases
BP099211, BP118616, BP122665, BP135381
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummary/index.asp


All three heads can work together in unison...  The old man was placed in a home with his wife for a short period of time where one of the heads was in charge.

Two heads can work together... Trust and Will set up by the abusers and their attorney to make them the sole beneficiaries immediately after the old man was removed from the home mentioned above.

One head can work on its own... One head can remove monies and retirement funds from the bank, one head can claim it was unaware. The third head having designs on selling all of the real estate and carrying it out.

Of the three headed monster none appeared to want to put the old man on the witness stand for over two years in order that he explain what HE WANTED!

But, instead all three heads with the help of their attorneys or the attorneys themselves moved to prolong the trial for financial gain er, waiting for their victims [Thelsey & Edwina] to die.

Put the old man on the stand and he spills his guts telling the Court what he wanted for his wife and his children. But, instead the family is left to rely on the old man's manipulation on paper by the abusers and their attorney.

The attorneys are snakes by their own right.

Then the one head of the same snake instead of having one of the attorneys go after the other two heads that stole the MONEY! go after the two other victims [the old man's daughters] and the old man's estate two years after the Court has ordered that the attorney collect his fees from the abusers.

Hm?

More to follow, watch this space.



10 April 2014

Mickey Rooney: No one wanted to believe me


Mickey Rooney: No one wanted to believe me Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

In March 2011, then 90-year-old actor Mickey Rooney testified before a Senate panel that he had been physically, emotionally and financially abused by his own family.

The life of Mickey Rooney can be summed up by the title of his 1942 film "Andy Hardy's Double Life."

It has been reported that Rooney, who died on April 6 at the age of 93, had an estate valued at only $18,000. A victim of financial elder abuse, Rooney's life was far from that of the idealized teenager Andy Hardy.

By coming forward, Rooney did a service for millions of elderly in this country by helping to publicize financial elder abuse.

 Read the article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101568802

Mickey Rooney's stepson settles Elder Abuse Lawsuit for millions

http://benamarine.blogspot.com/2013/10/mickey-rooneys-stepson-settles-elder.html



07 April 2014

Today's the big day, Daniel Kristof Lak


Standing tall before the State Bar Court, we hope they fry your ass.

Case Name:Lak, Daniel Kristof
Case Number:13 O 11189


http://apps.statebarcourt.ca.gov/calendar/search.aspx

http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/216983


"1 comment:
  1. That gleep Lak’s response to the charges against him is reminiscent of the people on that Mystery Diner television show who are caught on camera stealing from the cash register, stealing food, drinking on the job or stealing tips from fellow employees and then indignantly proclaim their innocence even while they watch themselves on TV committing their dastardly deeds. It is hard to believe people like that actually exist, but Lak is proof that they do.
    The first count against him is that basically he is incompetent. And he actually has the nerve to blame the ex-wife of his client for his incompetence. That should go over well. Hopefully the judge will see through his bluster.
    Included in that first count is the allegation that Lak failed to prepare and file necessary documents. The gleep has a history of that. It has been documented on this blog the errors made in the documents pertaining to Mr. Thelsey Fuller and the failure to file documents in a timely manner. And then there is the matter of the improperly filed paperwork in a matter with Town & Country Bank. And the new lawyer for Robert and Doris Fuller stated that Lak didn’t respond to his requests for information.
    He is also accused of not properly supplying a client with an accounting of fees and costs paid. Lak blames this on the legal referral network ARAG who referred the client to Lak. He says their accounting procedures are confusing. It is hard to tell if ARAG is a scam or on the level. One reviewer calls it a legal document service, not a legal service. Another reviewer, an estate planning attorney, said she would never participate in such a plan because ARAG expected her to prepare wills for free (or for a nominal fee) and then she had to try to make money on bigger matters. Whatever the case, Lak says he is no longer associated with ARAG because of their confusing billing practices.
    But Lak does not seem to be very good with finances in general; he defaulted on his home loan in 2006, he’s had numerous state and federal tax liens filed against him, he’s been suspended three times for failing to pay child support, and for a period of time he was bouncing checks all over town. It’s not inconceivable that he could have fouled up his client’s accounting. And as far as no longer being associated with ARAG, their qualifications for attorneys include being in good standing with relevant regulatory authorities and maintaining a physical office. A phone answering service and mail drop is stretching it bit when it comes to an office, and if ARAG was aware of his standing they would probably drop him like a hot potato.
    He is also accused of claiming to be entitled to practice law while he was actually on suspension. It was documented on this blog that that was the case when a phone call was made to his answering service.
    He is also accused of paying his personal expenses out of his client trust account for the period between 12/5/2012 and 3/12/2013. This one is really incredible because on 1/11/2013 he was suspended for doing the very same thing. It is hard to tell if this gleep is just dumb, or if he believes the rules just don’t apply to him, or if he just enjoys bending and stretching the rules to see how much he can get away with.
    Of course, Lak is defending himself in court today. What’s the saying about a man who defends himself?
    Good luck, gleep."