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TS Radio Guest: James Roger Brown on The organized crime element in elder abuse

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TS Radio: The rights of wards and conservatees

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Judges, lawyers use guardianships to prey on elderly

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Reprinted with Permission

Barbara Hollingsworth

Local Opinion Editor

The Washington Examiner

Think your well-tended nest egg will protect you from the depredations of old age? Don’t count on it.

Little has changed since the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled almost a decade ago that Probate Judge Kaye Christian abused her power by ordering retired economist Mollie Orshansky, creator of the federal poverty line, removed from her sister’s care in New York and placed in a District guardianship against her will.

Even multimillionaires cannot prevent a judge from appointing a total stranger to take complete control of their affairs — and banish family members who object.

That’s what happened to five-term D.C. Council member Hilda Mason and her husband, Charles, a Harvard graduate who traced his lineage back to the Plymouth landing. Despite Charles’ $22.5 million fortune, this power couple ended their lives in squalor.

Blind, wheelchair-bound and suffering from diabetes and skin cancer, Charles spent his last days in dirty clothing and worn-out shoes, with fingernails so long they curled around his fingers.

“He looked like a hobo,” one witness told The Washington Examiner. His frail wife suffered a broken collarbone when one of her “caregivers” ran her over with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

At the time of Hilda Mason’s death in 2007, debris and broken furniture littered every room of the couple’s once-stately Shepherd Park home. The roof leaked and the house was infested with rodents and insects.

As attorneys helped themselves to the couple’s assets, Episcopal Senior Ministries reported that “there appears to be no individual or group that is currently responsible for the cleaning/condition of the house.”

According to a Jan. 9, 2001, court transcript, a clearly competent Charles Mason testified before the same Judge Christian that he no longer wanted the Virginia attorney he had previously hired to represent him.

Less than three months later, Charles was declared incompetent after an adverse reaction to a psychotropic cocktail landed him in Suburban Hospital’s psychiatric ward. More

Exploitation of the elderly: Predatory guardians at work

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Klamath Basin Crisis: Feds set to seize 241,438 acres and 274 stream miles

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IMPORTANT: sucker comments due tomorrow feb 6.

Friends,

Attached are my comments on proposed sucker critical habitat. At the public meeting we were told the designation would not affect us. However, if you read the proposed critical habitat, it not only designated most of our water, it talks about displacing resource users, mandating lake levels and stream flows… targeting logging, agriculture, grazing, sediment! IF they were to mandate that much water for the hundreds of thousands of suckers, there would be nothing left. Check out those who sued to enforce the habitat.
I hope you will write something, even if it’s short.  I spent hours on writing comments and the ‘submit’ button didn’t work. I have until tomorrow to hopefully get it to work since they do not accept email. Let me know if you can make the ‘submit’ button work
See attached comments. Below is the press release:
Revised Critical Habitat Proposed for Lost River and Shortnose Suckers,“The proposal includes two critical habitat units totaling 241,438 acres and 274 stream miles in southern Oregon and northern California.” Meeting Jan 19. Comments due Feb. 6
HERE is where to find the document 
An interesting read of KWUA comments on the draft recovery plan: f  They feel the KBRA folks want to participate in that! Those NGO’s are in the coalitions to mandate the removal of resource users.

Links:

TS Radio with guest Ron Ewart of National Association of Rural Landowners

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                     Join us Friday morning at 11:00 a.m CST!

                       This is the rescheduled broadcast with Ron Ewart

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Ron Ewart, president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) joins the show to discuss the theft of rural lands. 

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Biography of Ron Ewart, President

National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO)

And NARLO’s history and accomplishments

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Guardianship Abuse with Dennis Ball 2012 Presidential Candidate

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Connecticut estate case exposes inheritance rights realities

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Guest Author:  Lou Ann Anderson

Lou Ann Anderson is an advocate working to create awareness regarding the Texas probate system and its surrounding culture.  She is the Online Producer at www.EstateofDenial.com, a Policy Advisor with Americans for Prosperity – Texas Foundation and a Director of Women on the Wall.  Lou Ann may be contacted at info@EstateofDenial.com.

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People believe they have the right to determine their final asset distribution.  The legal industry perpetually promotes proper estate planning as a vehicle to ensure wishes are honored.  Greed and self-interest, however, can derail even the most well-prepared of plans and today’s probate system is increasingly home to such actions.  The estate of Josephine Smoron, an elderly Connecticut woman with expressly clear wishes, exposes the harsh realities of American property rights and rights of inheritance.

Josephine Smoron believed estate planning documents would ensure her longtime caretaker Sam Manzo’s inheritance of Smoron’s 80-acre farm and cows valued at more than $1 million.  Recognizing local interest in developing her property, Smoron was adamant that churches previously involved in a dispute over her brother’s estate have no claim to her estate.  These wishes were clearly expressed in a 1996 will and an updated 2004 version.

As Smoron’s health deteriorated, Manzo was replaced as her conservator by a court-appointed conservator under the orders of Southington Probate Judge Bryan F. Meccariello.  Before Smoron’s June 2009 death at age 92, Meccariello approved a change in her will designating all property be given to three area Catholic churches.  Manzo was disinherited and there appeared no evidence this change reflected Smoron’s wishes.

A purchase agreement with local developer Carl Verderame promptly surfaced and plans for Smoron’s farm becoming home to an $18 million indoor sports complex generating $200,000 of new tax revenue were announced.  Manzo filed a complaint with Connecticut’s Council on Probate Judicial Conduct that resulted in Meccariello being “censured” for the second time in three years causing the judge to withdraw his bid for re-election. More

Oakland Four’ Sued by LCMS – Interview by Rev. Cascione

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Dear National Religion and/or News Editor:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Oakland, California has filed a motion for summary judgment as defendants in a legal case being pursued by the California–Nevada–Hawaii District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, and its District President, Robert Newton.

The motion is attached. For further information, please contact Dr. Sharon Bowles of San Francisco State University at airshay2@cs.com.

Court file: wORD 97 VERSION OF P&A in support of defendants summary judgment (3)  

There are also 2 videos on You Tube which will brief you on this case. See: View interview with Oakland Four Oakland Four’ Sued by More

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