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Steve Miller’s follow-up to THE NEW YORKER story on Nevada guardianship corruption. Miller offered this statement:
“I will no longer refer guardianship victims of Jared E. Shafer, or PFSN, Inc., to the LVMPD Abuse and Neglect Detail. I will suspend my referrals until officers within that detail issue “Requests for Prosecution” of Mr. Shafer and his associates to the Clark Co. District Attorney or Nevada Attorney General. At this point in time, I fully believe that certain officers in this detail are working for Shafer, and passing him confidential information from those he exploited. Otherwise, with the exception of the Abuse and Neglect Detail, I have full confidence in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and its fine, brave officers.” – Steve Miller
ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION ACT
Summary: S.178 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) Passed Senate amended (08/01/2017)
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
Florida Town Hall Meeting Regarding Guardianship Problems Featuring: Reporter, Attorney, Court Clerk, State Representative & Others:
How does a judge on a salary of a normal $160,000 per year quickly pay off continued loans of amounts higher? This may be a sample of bribes. It is noted that home equity loans are often difficult to get since the housing bust. “It’s harder to do a cash-out refinancing or get a home equity line of credit than it used to be,” said Karen Dynan, who was a chief economist at the Treasure Department in the Obama administration.” May 27, 2017 Arizona Daily Star, article entitled: “US Home Equity Is Back, But Borrowing Is Harder.” The question remains, why is it so easy for judges to obtain these huge loans, and how are they able to repay them so quickly?
Are judges being bribed? It appears that investigative journalist Janet Phelan discovered one way this is done by searching property records. Her article outlines the steps she took and those to whom she tried to report this crime.
Steve Miller relays that 60 Minutes was interested in doing a story about professional guardianship fraud until the program’s attorneys explained that if a judge says it’s okay to do something everyone else would consider illegal, then it’s legal.
Shortcomings of our current laws: There is a need to educate the public on the refusal of our state legislatures to correct these shortcomings. For example, here in Ohio the state legislature has refused to adopt the definition of “exploitation” which the Florida legislature adopted 20 years ago, as described by Florida police detective in Chapter 6 of his book “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly; A Detective’s Case Files of Exploitation Crimes”. I know this first-hand, having addressed this in 2009 in person to the Ohio AG’s Elder Abuse Commission and also having shared with members of that Commission and others the legislation which was introduced but never passed here in Ohio that is archived at www.archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=122_HB_632 and www.archives.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText123/123_HB_2_1_N.htm. As a result of this failure, the attorney in the video mentioned above could not be charged here in Ohio with exploiting the victim.
Activist, Bill Scheidler enters race for Washington State Representative, 26th District – www.corruptwash.com
THE WORST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD: The Trafficking of Children and Parents Through U.S. Family Courts, by Keith Harmon Snow
BAD MINDS, HIGH PLACES: Ohio to Washington State, by Robert Grundstein
Video Reference: http://kcts9.org/programs/in-close/life-culture/guardianships