REPORT TO THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE, UNITED NATIONS
ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AS A FORM OF TORTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
Guardian Abuse cases website was created to warn senior citizens about a form of legalized robbery the courts call guardianship. Memorial Day is approaching; we felt it was time to honor the countless senior victims of an American legal system that has blatantly turned against them.
You may have already heard that the GAO (Governmental Accounting Office) is studying guardianship abuse again. Their last study was in 2010 (see http://stopguardianabuse.org/gao-reports/) and they have called us wanting cases.
They are looking for guardianship abuse cases which closed from 2011 to present; and they are asking us to gather and submit them. They want the submissions to come through NASGA, so that’s exactly what we’ll do!
Private guardian removes money from Florida senior’s bank account without a court order!
Elizabeth Betsy Savitt is a private guardian in Florida. Her advantage over her peers rests in the fact her husband Martin Colin is a family court judge. Savitt has for many years been using her husband’s professional relationships to remove funds from her wards accounts without a court order.
This blog will tell stories of guardian exploitation. Before I post the powerful link to this story it is important to note that the profession of private guardian is for all purposes an unregulated profession.
Private guardians have less training than the person who files your finger nails, cuts your hair, or even a massage therapist. The guardian has the power of life and death over anyone the court appoints them to so-called protect. Guardians misuse their powers on a daily basis. The result of the lack of training and enforcement of private guardians results in horrible cases of guardian exploitation, fraud and even kidnapping when the act suits the purpose of the private guardian.
Jason Hanson’s only crime was that he was born disabled. Private guardian Jared Shafer decided to take advantage of this situation and use Janson Hanson’s disability as a tool to steal his entire inheritance.
After reading this story, you can join the fight to help Jason. Send emails to your congress person, United States Senator and the attorney general on behalf of this brave young man.