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“The Guardians,” a 1:44 minute documentary by Billie Mintz about Las Vegas’ best kept secret, will soon be released in Canada. The last one-third of the film focuses on private guardian Jared Shafer and his band of crooked Clark County Family Court Judges including William Voy, Charles Hoskin, and Jon Norheim. This riveting film, when aired by a US TV network, should trigger the FBI and DOJ into prosecuting those who, up until now, have been protected by a corrupt local political system including a police department that has ignored dozens of complaints of elder abuse and exploitation by the above named protected individuals.
Steve Miller writes internationally syndicated columns on organized crime and political corruption for AmericanMafia.com, The Vegas Voice, and the the Canada Free Press.
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Steve is a former Las Vegas City Councilman; former Clark County Regional Transportation Commissioner; Chairman Emeritus of Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada, and President Emeritus of Opportunity Village.
In 1998, Steve was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
In 1998, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s special edition THE FIRST 100 listed Steve in a historical record of the people who contributed most to the shaping of Southern Nevada.
Steve believes some things that happen in Vegas, should not stay in Vegas.
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An upcoming documentary on the atrocities of Jared E. Shafer and other crooked Las Vegas private guardians:

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Judge Tierra Jones Dismisses Most Of Jason Hanson’s Guardianship Fraud Lawsuit

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LAS VEGAS – On Thursday, December 21, Clark County District Court Judge Tierra Jones dismissed without prejudice the majority of 28 year old cerebral palsy victim Jason Hanson’s complaint against his Clark County Family Court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys.

Attorneys for Defendants private guardian Jared E. Shafer, attorneys Francis Fine, Elyse Tyrell, and Dara Goldsmith, and Clark County Public Administrator John Cahill, had argued at an earlier hearing that Hanson’s case was time barred because he should have filed it when he turned 18 in 2007, not ten years later in 2017 when he first became aware his inheritance was missing.

Judge Jones agreed with the Defendants, then approved their motion to give them Judicial Immunity because they were all court appointed to care for Hanson by Hearing Master Jon Norheim, an unelected jurist appointed by Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin to help him with his case load. Prior to taking the bench, Norheim was the criminal defense attorney for known mob associate Rick Rizzolo.
Judicial Immunity is a form of legal immunity which protects judges and others employed by the judiciary from liability resulting from their judicial actions.
Because the case was dismissed without prejudice, it can be reopened in the event new information becomes available. Attorneys for Hanson are considering appealing Judge Jones’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court.
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Steve Miller writes internationally syndicated columns on organized crime and political corruption for AmericanMafia.com, The Vegas Voice, and the the Canada Free Press.

JASON HANSON v. JARED E. SHAFER, et. al. Current Hearing Schedule:

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JASON HANSON v. JARED E. SHAFER, et. al.
Current Hearing Schedule:
Case No. A-17-758506-C
Location: Department 10, Clark Co. Regional Justice Center
12/21/2017 Status Check (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Jones, Tierra) IN-CAMERA REVIEW
12/21/2017 Motion for Judgment (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Jones, Tierra)
LAS VEGAS: Guardianship exploitation victim Jason Hanson will appear on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 AM in Dept 10 of Clark County District Court to hear Judge Tierra Jones’ ruling as to whether his case should be dismissed based on the statute of limitations, or continue on to trial by jury.
Defendants argue that Hanson should have filed his lawsuit against his guardians and trustees/attorneys in 2007 upon his 18th birthday, but instead waited until 2016 to file suit following his testimony before the Nevada Supreme Court Guardianship Commission, at which time Hanson argues that he, for the first time, realized he had been severely taken advantage of and misrepresented by court appointed private guardians and trustees.

IN JASON’S OWN WORDS:

 At a previous hearing, Judge Jones ordered Family Court videos of Jason appearing in 2007 before Guardianship Hearing Master Jon Norheim when Hanson requested, and was refused, a court paid for attorney. Judge Jones reviewed the court videos to determine if Hanson was able at that time to understand the proceedings, and if so, realize he should file a lawsuit then, not years later.

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The Perfect Crime Hundreds of millions of dollars legally stolen from wealthy Las Vegas retirees and disabled residents

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All Complaints Against Jared Shafer Dropped No Further Charges Pending – LVMPD

“Your case was concluded and closed last week with no criminal findings.” – Sgt. Troyce Krumme,10/31/2017
“This case has already been processed in criminal court.” – Sgt. Jerome Milton,11/7/2017

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
AmericanMafia.com
November 13, 2017

LAS VEGAS – “Its completely legal in Nevada.”  Those were the words of CBS Sixty Minutes senior producer Bob Anderson in September 2014, after spending the entire summer filming a comprehensive Sixty Minutes segment on guardianship fraud in Las Vegas.

Anderson came to Sin City in response to my November 13, 2013 AmericanMafia INSIDE VEGAS column “The Grave Robbers,” the story of the bilking of the estate of the late Leann Peccole:

Sixty Minutes reportedly followed private guardian Jared E. Shafer around town, took statements from several of his victims, and interviewed Shafer’s former assistant Patience Bristol in the Nevada State Prison. In the meantime, a cadre of CBS attorneys were researching NRS Chapter 159, the Guardianship Laws of Nevada, many authored or sponsored by Jared Shafer  – laws designed with no teeth or criminal penalties.

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Speculation On Why Jared Shafer Has Not Yet Been Indicted

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INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
AmericanMafia.com
October 16, 2017

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Speculation On Why Jared Shafer

Has Not Yet Been Indicted

“Adam Woodrum, an estate lawyer in Las Vegas,
(worked with) several wards and their families
who have brought their complaints to the police.
‘They can’t even get their foot in the door,’ he said.”
The New Yorker Magazine, Oct. 9, 2017

“Only federal intervention is going
to give us peace of mind.”

Steve Miller, The New Yorker Magazine, Oct. 9, 2017

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LAS VEGAS – His name sends chills up and down the spines of hundreds of exploited senior citizens, disabled people, and their families.  I’m often asked why private professional guardian, Jared E. Shafer, is still at large after his criminal activities have been exposed time and again on local and national media, and he’s been the subject of over four years of criminal investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Abuse and Neglect Detail.

The New Yorker Magazine, ABC affiliate KTNV TV Channel 13 News, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal have all done stories on Shafer’s exploits. “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights.”  “Fraud and embezzlement alleged in guardianship lawsuit.” “Clark County’s private guardians may protect, or just steal and abuse,” are just some of the damning headlines about Shafer, but he remains unscathed.  Why?  I believe I have an answer.

In 1979, then Clark County Commission chairman, Manny Cortez, was approached by his longtime friend, Jared Shafer, who was out of work.  Shafer had resigned as president of Rom-Amer Pharmaceuticals, LTD, a publically traded company that had its anti-aging product banned by the FDA, a dangerous cure all product called Gerovital H3 that was peddled to senior citizens and caused several deaths.  The SEC on March 25, 1977 announced “TRADING SUSPENDED IN ROM-AMER PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD.”

Shafer and Cortez’ friendship went back a long way, all the way to the 1964 birth of Cortez’ daughter, Catherine, who was honored by having Jared Shafer named as her godfather.  But years later, in his time of need, Commissioner Cortez found the perfect job for his unemployed pal based on Shafer’s quasi-experience with senior citizens. Cortez appointed Shafer as Clark County’s third Public Administrator and Public Guardian (the first two were removed for corruption.) More

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