Despite reform legislation following numerous press reports of the plundering of assets within conservatorship proceedings, it continues. Why? Because there continues to be retaliation against those who speak against it.
Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, When a Family Matter Turns Into a Business. Conservators are supposed to protect the elderly and infirm. But some neglect their clients, isolate them — even plunder their assets. L.A. Times, November 13, 2005
Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, Justice Sleeps While Seniors Suffer. Probate courts are supposed to watch conservators’ conduct and discipline those who abuse their authority. They’ve failed dismally in this vital role. L.A. Times, November 14, 2005
Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, Missing Money, Unpaid Bills and Forgotten Clients. Anne L. Chavis, a churchgoing nurse, had sweeping power over wards’ lives. It took years for the VA and others to rein her in. L.A. Times, November 15, 2005
Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, For Most Vulnerable, a Promise Abandoned. L.A.’s public guardian, stripped of county funding for over a decade, turns away many in need. L.A. Times, November 16, 2005
Barry Yoeman, Stolen Lives. Thousands of older Americans are being robbed of their freedom, dignity and life by a legal system created for their protection. How can this happen? AARP Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004
Christopher Manes, Guardian Angels. How three investigators uncovered a massive conservatorship scandal. California Lawyer, January 2000
Elder Abuse is occuring in record numbers.
Age and cultural bias within conservatorship proceedings resulting in the competent being deemed incompetent.