New Book–Guardianship: How Judges and Lawyers Steal


read the excerpts on myself and Ken Ditkowsky here and the Mary G Sykes case:

It’s difficult to believe it happens, but forced guardianship fraud runs unchecked throughout the nation’s probate courts. Deemed incapacitated by the courts, elderly citizens are robbed of all decision-making rights and assigned professional guardians whose only interest lies in profiting from their vulnerable charges’ estates. Guardianship: How Judges and Lawyers Steal Your Money exposes a web of murderous profiteering, all sanctioned by a corrupt legal system. As guardians take everything they can, judges and attorneys turn a blind eye. Crooked cops harass family members into silence, while the very attorneys you hired won’t help for fear of losing their licenses. These are the people who may one day control your loved one’s health care, living arrangements, finances, and very life. Ostensibly created to prevent financial abuse by caregivers and family members, professional guardianship instead gave the legal system carte blanche to destroy lives—as author Michael Larsen discovered when family members tried to help a friend suffering under a corrupt guardian, attorney, and commissioner. Here is a guide for families to better understand a corrupt system, delineating what happens when a loved one falls victim to professional guardians, and offering suggestions to minimize your risk of what amounts to legally sanctioned abuse.

Ken’s and my case and our work is quoted by Mr. Larsen at pages 14 to 20.  He notes how he tried to call the ARDC and talk to Mr. James Grogin, the press spokesman for the IARDC nor Jim Tyrbor, press contact for the Illinois Supreme Court would respond to questions as to why ARDC attorneys do not file their Ethics Reports as required by the Illinois Ethics Reporting Act of 2009.  We were given in this book as “good examples” of how the authorities, police and bar regulatory agencies are part of the systematic cover up of the guardianship “target, medicate, isolate, drain the estate, quietly eliminate and cremate” process that hundreds, if not thousands of elderly and disabled persons fall victim to each year in our nation’s probate courts.

I highly recommend the book.  It is very reasonably priced.