Category Archives: News Media

  1. Michigan families speak out about losing loved ones to guardianship. “This is not a system designed to help, this is prison,” said Niki Disner

    October 15, 2017 by Lulu

    http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/michigan-families-speak-out-about-losing-to-loved-ones-to-guardianship (WXYZ) – For months, the 7 Investigators have been digging into the guardianship system in Metro Detroit.  On Thursday …
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  2. Andy Ostrowski Judicial Reform Activist and Attorney Abducted by Police While Broadcasting.

    September 25, 2017 by Lulu

    Judicial Reform Activist and Attorney Abducted by Police While Broadcasting TOPICS:Civil LibertiesHuman RightsJanet Phelan Mental HealthPolice September 20, 2017 By …
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  3. Estate attorney Robert Graham appeared in District Court Thursday and pleaded guilty to stealing more than $16 million from clients, many of whom relied financially on trust funds he oversaw during a court hearing on Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. “He’s a despicable predatory thief, plain and simple,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson said after the hearing. “He’s going to serve more time in prison than some murderers. As much justice as we could deliver was delivered today.”

    September 9, 2017 by Lulu

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/Las-Vegas-lawyer-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-millions-from-clients/ Las Vegas lawyer pleads guilty to stealing millions from clients Estate attorney Robert Graham appeared in District Court Thursday …
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  4. Homeless Millionaire Alan Fantin Wants His Day in Colorado Probate Court. Fantin has a net worth that stretches comfortably into seven figures. Too strapped to afford a motel, too bone-weary for the streets. Fantin denies that he needs a guardian. Several years ago he spent tens of thousands of dollars in an unsuccessful bid to end the conservatorship; now he faces the prospect of another court struggle, financed entirely by his own funds, that could lead to him losing even more control over his day-to-day decisions.

    September 6, 2017 by Lulu

    Homeless Millionaire Alan Fantin Wants His Day in Probate Court Homeless Millionaire Alan Fantin Wants His Day in Probate Court …
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  5. Billy Smith bought a storage unit at auction. He found 27 urns filled with human ashes in Henderson, Nevada storage unit. That somebody, according to Valley funeral home directors, was April Parks, who rented the storage unit. For decades, she worked as a court-appointed guardian, making legal and financial decisions for senior citizens. As of May 16, 2017 she was behind bars at the Clark County Detention Center, facing hundreds of charges of theft, perjury, and exploitation of her elderly clients.

    May 20, 2017 by Lulu

    27 urns filled with human ashes found in Henderson storage unit Left by Accused Guardian April Parks Posted: May 16, …
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  6. Former court-ordered guardian indicted in massive fraud scheme in Clark County Las Vegas Nevada. April Parks was charged along with her office manager, Mark Simmons, her husband, Gary Neil Taylor, and her attorney, Noel Palmer Simpson.

    May 11, 2017 by Lulu

    The charges included 117 counts of perjury, 73 counts of offering false instrument for filing or record, 42 counts of …
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  7. Colorado voters fire one judge after bad review. Judge Jill-Ellyn Straus will lose her job as judge in the 17th judicial district Adams and Broomfield counties when her current term on the bench ends in January.

    December 7, 2016 by Lulu

      (Photo: Judicial Performance Commission) DENVER –  Voters in Colorado fired one of the two district court judges who failed …
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  8. The state commission that recommends whether voters should keep or fire judges up for retention elections in Colorado wants to make some changes to help voters decide. F.A.C.E.U.S. advocates, Coffergroup, The Fourth Branch, Transparent Courts, Judicial Integrity Project and Matt Arnold Clear The Bench showed there support for new change in the way judges are retained in Colorado. The question now is “what changes do we want?”

    December 7, 2016 by Lulu

    Next with Kyle Clark Panel eyes changes to Colorado judge reviews Brandon Rittiman, KUSA In a public hearing Monday, the …
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  9. Governor John Hickenlooper wants better grading system for judges. “Either we’re not doing the process properly,” Hickenlooper said. “Or we’re not getting the media to pay attention and make sure the public understands it properly.”

    December 7, 2016 by Lulu

    There was not one A. Not one judge gets an A … ,” Hickenlooper said during an interview with 9NEWS. …
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