Probate Court “Loses” Ward

May 22, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

More Probate Chaos in New Mexico By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 12:05am Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque JournalWhat’s become of Elizabeth Hamel? Hamel is among dozens of people placed […]

“Elder Abuse Rampant” Says DA

May 15, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

By Charles Winokoor Taunton Gazette Staff Reporter Posted Feb 22, 2018 at 11:33 AMUpdated Feb 23, 2018 at 10:12 AM  TAUNTON — A Hanson woman accused of embezzling her Taunton mother out of more than $83,000 over a three-year period was ordered to pay $50,000 […]

Lawyer Targeted Elderly & Dementia Clients

May 1, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

Clifford Ward Chicago Tribune A former lawyer who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients to fund a high-end lifestyle was sentenced Tuesday to 4½ years in prison by a judge who said […]

Fraud & the Family Shakedown

April 29, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

StepMother as Fraudster? From Forbes: (The following is excerpted from The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse.) I read the latest summary sheet of our law firm’s disputed probate, estate and trust […]

Probate & Estate Paralegal Convicted

April 22, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

Trust And Estate Clients Targeted By Firm’s Staffer. (Via FBI) Greensboro, N.C. – A North Carolina resident was sentenced Friday to 65 months in federal prison on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, […]

Bar Backs Lawyer Over Victims

April 15, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

GLASGOW (Kentucky) – The attorney for a Greensburg-based, now former lawyer accused of misusing client funds to pay off gambling debts has requested and received extra time to prepare his defense in the federal case against […]

Lying: How to Spot it

April 8, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

“ARE YOU LYING TO ME?” Via Strategic Finance Magazine Do you lie or otherwise distort the truth? Perhaps you’d say “no”—or at least “not often.” If that’s your answer, either you’re statistically more honest than […]

Nashville’s Probate Has New Victim

March 31, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV)  “I’m not going to let them just get away with this,” she said. Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions – something her daughters don’t take for granted […]

Trust Attorney Raided Client’s Estates

March 24, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

Ex-lawyer who stole from elderly clients to fund lavish lifestyle sentenced to 4 1/2 years Illinois Estate Lawyer Robert Beck Sentenced (DuPage County sheriff’s office) Clifford WardChicago Tribune A former lawyer who stole hundreds of […]

Ohio Probate Judge Indicted

March 17, 2018 Edmund Burke 0

Mahoning County judge charged with stealing over $96K from client Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Ohio disqualified her as a judge while her case is pending By Chelsea Simeon and Dave SessPublished: January 9, 2018, […]

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