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Court-Ordered Hell — how an errant judge and a controlling sibling stripped Nashville rocker Danny Tate of his money, his livelihood and his legal rights
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Source: The Washington Examiner
By: Barbara Hollingsworth | 11/08/11 8:05 PM Local Opinion Editor
Guardians helped themselves to her $2 million estate while a Florida probate judge ignored her son’s desperate pleas to take her off the schizophrenia drug Seroquel, which is contraindicated for the elderly because it causes electrical disturbances in the heart.
“The word ‘incapacitated’ has no medical meaning,” Dr. Sarhan told The Examiner. “Two board-certified neurologists both agreed my mother was competent. She was a bit forgetful, but she was still able to go to the grocery store and church.”
Yet it continued even after Dr. Sarhan produced documented evidence that the same lawyer representing his mother also represented the court-appointed guardian who was billing her estate.
“She was murdered, and the judges were absolutely complicit in the fraud,” Dr. Sarhan says. “But nobody in government will touch this with a 10-foot pole, and if you fight them, they come after you.”
An auditor and member of Virginia’s Commonwealth Council on the Aging, Brenda Kelley says she’s spent $100,000 of her own money fighting the District guardians who barred her, an only child, from seeing her mother, Bertha, while they drained her million-dollar estate and negligently allowed her childhood home to be sold at a tax lien sale for a mere $29,000.
Shepherd Park resident Steven Nero charges that the court-appointed guardians of his mother, Viola, a retired D.C. teacher, hired unlicensed “caregivers” after she fell in the home she shared with her son and husband.
Nero says his mother is inappropriately being held captive in an Alzheimer’s facility that charges $6,000 per month. “She is being illegally deprived of her civil and constitutional rights even though there was no evidence on the record that she was ever evaluated as ‘incapacitated’ — it was all hearsay. I’m a lawyer and even I can’t get her out,” a frustrated Nero told us.
Even the young and middle-aged can become “legal ghosts” by court order, as 50-year-old Nashville, Tenn., songwriter Danny Tate described his status after his estranged brother was named his conservator during an ex parte hearing in 2007.
Tate, who has admitted abusing alcohol and drugs, was never charged with any crime. Tate’s conservatorship was finally terminated last September, minus the fortune he earned writing music for Rick Springfield and other Nashville legends.
“All of the country’s wealth eventually passes through the probate courts,” Tate pointed out. “The problem is that probate courts are designed for liquidation, not conservation, but it all gets adjudicated in the same court. All the attorneys are getting paid and nobody wants to get off the gravy train.”
Bob Teich uncovered compelling evidence of collusion, conflict of interest, forgery and fraud in the San Diego Probate Court — including the guardian’s refusal to release his minor son’s Internal Revenue Service returns.
After 10 years, the younger man’s million-dollar inheritance is almost gone, but none of the dozens of lawyers and government officials Teich contacted will take on a guardianship system so corrupt that for many Americans, the grave is their only escape.
Barbara F. Hollingsworth is The Examiner’s local opinion editor.
This judge has really got to go!
TN lawmakers warn judges to change their ways (Brandon Gee/Tennessean)
I spoke at this hearing today and will include the recollected version of my testimonial, considering I improvised most of my speech…
… for John Jay Hooker, in essence, said what I intended to say, and said it with much more history to substantiate, but was met with a feigned scoffing and joking by a few of the panelists, which may have been in jest, but very telling. John Jay Hooker’s delivery went to the heart of the matter and I spoke out “Amen” on several occasions not realizing I was violating protocol, apparently, and I started a round of applause for him that was met with a rap of the gavel by the legislator who acted as “chairperson” of this hearing. There were approximately 15-20 panelists (legislators for the most part), but they were positioned far enough away from the…
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