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TS Radio Network: New Mexico Supreme Court Commission studying Guardianship Reform

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Friday August 9th, 2022 at 7:00pmCST

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In May of 2017, the New Mexico Supreme Court Commission studying Guardianship Reform heard testimony from an expert who spoke on behalf of professional guardians throughout the state.
Sharon Moore explained that her company, Ayudando Guardians  (the word means “helping” in Spanish)  adhered to “a model code of ethics” and had the trust of district judges. She said that the company accounts were audited once a year.   Both Sharon and her partner Susan Harris were also certified by the National Center for Certification of Guardians
Approximately 2 months later,  Sharon  and her partner, Susan Harris, were charged with a decade-long sophisticated scheme to embezzle funds from client trust accounts.  It was eventually discovered that 11 million in clients funds had been stolen.
How can such a thief be brazen enough to testify before the Supreme Court on behalf of the industry? And what does this say about the profession?    Tonight we’ll discuss this case, its outcome, and efforts in New Mexico to reform the Guardianship system.

TS Radio Network: The Lucrative Body Parts Trade: Mom & Pop Chop Shops

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Join us Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Marcia Southwick returns along with Reverend Ralph.

Tonight we’ll discuss the lucrative body parts trade. Anyone can set up shop. All it takes is a few freezers and a chainsaw. A Tennessee broker sold a cervical spine and two heads to a Reuters investigator after a few email exchanges. A New Mexico body broker was discovered only after heads with address tags were discovered in a Kansas Medical Waste Facility truck. Authorities found 127 body parts belonging to 45 people in a New Mexico warehouse. One head belonged to Farrah Fashold’s father. She hoped that Paul Montanto, owner of New Mexico’s BioCare, would be prosecuted, but the Attorney General could not find any state laws prohibiting the sale of body parts. This has proven to be true in many states. As a result, Mom and Pop Chop Shops have grown into far bigger businesses. MediCure sells 10,000 body parts annually to various states and 22 countries. ScienceCare reaps over $27 million in yearly sales by recruiting body donors through clergy, hospices, and online ads. Many unsuspecting families who donate a loved one’s body are unaware of the huge profits being made. What is being done to regulate this grisly occupation? Not much. A bill sits in Congress going nowhere.

TS Radio Network: Brokering body parts: There’s money in them there bodies!

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Thursday August 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm CST

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Our guest this evening is Marcia Southwick, Director of NASGA.

Each year, thousands of Americans donate their bodies believing that they are contributing to science.  In truth, however, their bodies are sold in parts for substantial profits.  Distinct from organ donations, “non-transplant tissue bank” body parts are largely unregulated. 

 A 2017 Reuters investigation revealed how easy it is to buy body parts.  A Tennessee broker sold Reuters two heads and a cervical spine after exchanging a few emails. Investigators discovered that in three years, one body broker earned over 12 million by procuring bodies and selling parts.  Many brokers use chainsaws to avoid purchasing expensive surgical saws.

Reuters found 62 funeral homes receiving kickbacks from Body Brokers. Morticians persuade poor families who can’t afford funerals that donation for scientific research is the best option for their loved ones.  However, in truth, bodies are chopped up into six parts that are sold to anyone who wants them.  In Arizona, 20 bodies were used in US Army roadside bomb experiments. Families who never suspected that profits were involved only learned the truth from a Reuters reporter who obtained records.
Tonight we’ll discuss this flourishing trade that few people know about. We’ll explore individual cases of body brokering around the country and address the history of how it all started.

TS Radio Network: Lisa Belanger & Marcia Southwick ask…A network of predators?

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Wednesday 18, 2021 at 7:00 CST

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Join Lisa Belanger and Marcia Southwick as they give their thoughts on the Britany Spears case an the changing of the proverbial guard.  Her father might be stepping down, but all this means is a new conservator will be taking his place.  One more likely to know how to navigate the corrupt probate system.  Why didn’t this new attorney petition to end the conservatorship?  Has he called for an audit of her estate? Who will be allowed to continue siphoning money from the estates and why? So many questions, so few honest answers.

Spoiler Alert:  “Dad” isn’t stepping down!  HE has filed an objection.  After all, how will he maintain his lifestyle if he is no longer able to access her funds?

We will also be covering the ongoing Netflix debacle.  Why did they pull the Dirty Money episode, Guardians Inc?  What happened to the lawsuits? 

WARNING FOR ELDERS. HERE’S A SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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I’m lucky. I have a tight-knit family. I realize for many it’s not like that. Kids move far away and trust that their parents will always be the same. But as people hit their 80’s or sometimes earlier, changes happen fast. Adult kids haven’t thought about it. It’s easy to see how that could happen because most people don’t understand much about the aging process. I mean, as a society we don’t want to face it, and everything in advertising and media is about staying young. It’s truly important to bring reality to the forefront without shaming or demeaning our children’s failings unless real abuse has occurred. Sometimes negligence can be stopped by education.

If your kid’s don’t pay attention, what’s to prevent Adult Protective Services and others from removing an elder from their home by court order? Let’s say an elder has fallen and lands in the emergency room. Everybody knows that elders become less able to care for themselves very well at some point. Officials can see this as the equivalent of leaving a child alone at home if they want to. (The court can and does set aside a power of attorney you have in place.) Where’s the line? Think of it this way: What would happen if somebody found a kid at home alone and they had an accident? That kid would be taken away and put into a foster home. We need to understand that elders over 65 need more and more attention as they age, and anyone not living with an elder needs to know the risks. 65 is basically the age you become an elder who is looked at differently–as more vulnerable.

Tell your kids about this. Chances are, an outcome like this wouldn’t happen, but it could. Adult Protective Services, a doctor, nurse, social worker –or a professional who trolls emergency rooms (believe it or not there are social workers or others who do this with connections on the “inside”, much like ambulance chasers) can legally initiate a petition to have you put under the control of a professional court-appointed guardian. If the court agrees that this is an emergency, that person then controls all decisions and your assets. This emergency petition basically bypasses due process.

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TS Radio Network: THE ULTIMATE SCAM: SYSTEMS EXPLOITING THE VULNERABLE FOR PROFIT

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ARE FAMILIES RESPONSIBLE FOR 90% OF ALL ELDER ABUSE?

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Marcia Southwick ©  9/19/18
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“The false impression out there blaming families and relatives for 90% of elder abuse means that guardians can protect their own paychecks by maligning families in court, which they often do.   It also means that the public is distracted away from looking at the larger entities abusing the elderly right under our noses.”
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Most people believe that elder abuse is all about Granny surrounded by family predators who just want to grab her money and throw her to the wolves. You’ll hear plenty of rumblings claiming that families and people closest to elders are responsible for 90 % of all elder abuse.
The National Care Planning Council is one of many who quote this figure.  The article is titled “ Perpetrators of Elder Abuse are Usually Family Members:” .  Even AARP claims that “ You’d like to think that elder financial abuse is committed mostly by strangers. You’d be wrong. In reality, it’s more likely to come at the hands of family members and caregivers”

Why does everyone blame families?

The latest 2011 study done by MetLife shows that in terms of dollars stolen from elders, families are not the most likely to steal the most dollars:  After examining three months of national news feeds, plus other data, researchers determined that businesses stole $205,243,400; Family members and friends stole $11,515,737, Strangers stole $7,612,513, and Medicaid/Medicare fraud caused the most damage–$306,105,093.)
NAPSA (National Adult Protective Services Association) is another organization that blames families for most of the elder abuse that takes place today.  Their figure again is 90%. .   Adult Protective Services investigates domestic settings.  Since most of us don’t have lawyers or financial advisors living with us at home, my guess is that these culprits have been left out of the equation.

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