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Tampa Bay area hospitals seeking to strip away patients’ rights, I-Team investigation finds

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By: Adam Walser

TAMPA, Fla. — Hospitals across the Florida are paying lawyers to go to court to take away patients’ rights, a three-month I-Team investigation uncovered.

I-Team Investigator Adam Walser found hospitals in Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples and other Florida cities paying private attorneys to file hundreds of court petitions to put patients into guardianship.

An I-Team review of state court records found:

  • Tampa Bay area hospitals, including those owned by Baycare, AdventHealth and HCA, went to court to put more than 100 patients into guardianship since 2017 alone.
  • Tampa General Hospital filed five nearly identical court documents seeking guardianship for patients, describing each as having “disorganized thinking and poor cognition.” A hospital spokeswoman said TGH spent $28,000 on guardianship cases so far in just 2019.
  • An attorney for Florida Hospital Altamonte requested guardianship for a patient because her “Kia Soul that was almost paid off… may be repossessed.”

Tampa guardianship attorney Gerald Hemness questioned hospitals’ widespread use of guardianship.

“Certainly, missing a payment on a car doesn’t seem like it would be a financial emergency,” said Hemness. More

FLORIDA FLAGLER COUNTY COURT CONTINUES TO ENDORSE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A SENIOR 89-year-old African-American Woman Abducted and Isolated from Core Family for Two Years

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release, August 30, 2018

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“Teresa Kennedy explained, “Over the last two years I’ve reached out to the offices of Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Judge Terrence R. Perkins, Secretary Mike Carroll of the Florida Department of Children and Families, among others. No one has stepped up to help because there was a Judge involved,” She added, “Now that OPPG is investigating Caldwell, we hope they use the full weight of their power to take significant disciplinary action.”

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Contact: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, elderdignity@hotmail.com, 212-901-6913

PALM COAST, FL – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the abduction of Dr. Lillie Sykes White in one of the most egregious elder exploitation cases in Florida. An overview video can be viewed at http://www.elderdignity.org. Dr. White’s only living sibling, 82-year-old Columbia University-trained journalist Janie Sykes-Kennedy, has been blocked from seeing her sister for 730 days, and Dr. White’s fifty-plus nieces and nephews also don’t know her whereabouts. While she is being sequestered in an undisclosed location, a team of attorneys, including three agents appointed by the Flagler County Court, have spent and/or are billing upwards of $1 million against her assets. It follows the “Isolate, Medicate, Steal the Estate” pattern that has been documented in fraudulent elder guardianships across the country. It has been equated to Nazi Germany and modern-day slavery—seniors are taken and isolated for the sole purpose of financial exploitation. More

Abolishing Probate: Florida Legislative Claims Bill

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URGENT HELP NEEDED – 317-590-0876 – A REAL CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN JUDGE?

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For the past few years, author, educator, and elder and child advocate, Dr. Beverly Newman, has been discriminated against in the Indianapolis court system, where her decades-old incurable, progressive disabilities are discounted and even denied.  Since 2015, Dr. Newman has not even been a party to her Dad’s probate case (Cause No. 49D13-1009-ES-040244) before Judge James Joven, but he continues to issue orders against her as a non-party and has stated his intent to “punish” her if she does not travel to Indianapolis, against expert medical opinions, 1200 miles from Florida, where she has stayed and never left since 2009.

Beverly Newman’s delicate health does not permit her to travel, according to medical records filed with Judge Joven, who recently struck the written expert medical opinions from the court’s record.  Additionally, two attorneys in Judge Joven’s court, Robert W. York and Robert A. Zaban, have publicly and repeatedly subjected Dr. Newman to disability discrimination, denying her disabilities in their numerous court filings over the years, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

On September 6, 2017, on the 14th floor of the City-County Building, at 1:00 PM, Judge Joven has stated he will arrest Beverly Newman if she does not travel to Indianapolis in violation of her Jewish religious beliefs not to risk her life except in extreme emergencies.  Is this what our grossly-overcrowded Indiana jails are for?

To remove Judge Joven from this case, for permitting intolerable disability discrimination in his courtroom,  and to sanction officers of his court, Robert W. York and Robert A. Zaban, contact:

Indiana Supreme Court, which appointed Judge Joven to this case, Chief Justice Loretta Rush   rush.externship@courts.in.gov

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett      city-county.council@indy.gov

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch            scrouch@lg.in.gov

FLAGLER COUNTY COURT IN FLORIDA SEEMS TO ENDORSE RACKETEERING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A SENIOR

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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release, July 25, 2017
Contact: Dr. Terri Kennedy, elderdignity@hotmail.com, 212-901-6913

FLAGLER COUNTY COURT IN FLORIDA SEEMS TO ENDORSE RACKETEERING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A SENIOR
88-year-old African-American Woman Abducted & Isolated from Core Family for 335 Days More

FSU Attorney, State Employees & Politicians Arrested in High-Profile Child Sex Sting

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Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown

And people continue to think Pizzagate is far fetched, conspiracy theory, tin foil hat nonsense. Twelve people were arrested mid-February in North Florida in a child sex sting. Among those arrested were state employees, the page and messenger manager for the Florida House of Representatives and a Florida State University attorney.

News 4 Jax reports:

A dozen men, including a prominent state university attorney, were arrested during a weeklong child predator investigation, known as “Operation Cupid’s Arrow,” that stretched from Tallahassee to Lake City, authorities announced Thursday.

Detectives and agents from the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) took part in the investigation.

Investigators said they found child sex predators in chat rooms, dating sites and social media networks using instant messaging, texting and online classified ads.

Suspects came from all backgrounds from blue-collar workers to attorneys, including Dayton Cramer, the former associate general counsel for Florida State University, who resigned from his position after his arrest.

The ages of the men range from 21-70 years of age.

William Hall, a former clinical director of the Indian Health Services unit in Colville, Washington was among those arrested. He was a documented sexual predator in Washington, according to FDLE.

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Day 60 of Dr. Lillie White’s abduction and isolation by professional guardian and attorney Sara Caldwell

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Florida elected leadership, elder protection advocates, Sara Caldwell, Tance Roberts, Sean Bogle, and the media,

dougToday I write with a heavy heart as it marks Day 60 of Dr. Lillie White’s abduction and isolation by professional guardian and attorney Sara Caldwell, her attorney Tance Roberts and the court’s investigative attorney Sean Bogle with the full endorsement of Flagler County FL Judge Margaret Hudson. I have come to anticipate predatory guardian’s actions and have learned how to pressure them. Exposure is often the innocent victim’s only ally. Dr. White had resided at her home at 22 Wellford Lane in Palm Coast, FL.

Sadly after two weeks of working the phone and email full time I have failed to find this 88 year old or any Florida authority who could or would intercede with Sara Caldwell to force her to reveal Lillie’s location to her family.

Democracies normally use a series of checks and balances to insure equal justice for all. Law enforcement investigate, district attorney’s prosecute, judges adjudicate, and juries determine guilt or innocence. However, in adult guardianships a single person, a judge, has sole responsibility for all four components, including immunity. As judges can be easily swayed, official law enforcement is your best ally when professional predatory guardians engage in blatant criminal activities, including human trafficking.

In Florida, I have found every criminal investigative entity defer to the judge’s orders when charges involve a guardian. Every entity, including the leadership, I have contacted have deferred to Judge Hudson to investigate Lillie’s abduction and insure her welfare. Those include:
– 7th District Chief Judge
– 7th District Clerk of Courts
– Florida Supreme Court Administrator of Courts
– Flagler County Sheriff
– Florida Adult Protective Services
– Florida Department of Elder Affairs
– Florida Office of Public and Professional Guardians
– Florida Department of Law Enforcement
– Florida Attorney General

No one should wonder why guardianship abuse in Florida is such a problem. By design the probate judge assumes control and authority over 10 government investigative bodies and all aspects of appointment, authority, and immunity for the actions of a guardian. If they are negligent or willfully engage in corrupt practices their damages go on unimpeded. Families entrapped in an involuntary and abusive guardianship have nowhere to turn but to the judge who is sponsoring it.

Would Judge Hudson, AG Pam Bondi, or Gov. Scott accept having a loved one isolated for 60 days and their estate confiscated with no way to see or speak to them?

Regards,

Richard W. Black

The Vegas Voice

(804) 564-5330

 

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