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  • Submitted: Sat, December 24, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, August 23, 2013

  • Reported By: Stewart — wayne townsip New Jersey USA
Stephen G Sudovar
Internet United States of America

Stephen G Sudovar Maryyann Sudovar Mirko Covertly Obtained Medical Proxy and Financial Power of Attorney Internet, Internet

*Author of original report: Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other Name

*Author of original report: Update:Yet Another $1.3 Million GONE!

*Author of original report: Warning Signs of Elder Abuse (NASGA)

*Author of original report: 'Follow The Money'

*Author of original report: Snowed In Upper Montclair Today (yeah right)

*Author of original report: Update: Judge McVeigh Calls For Bond

*Author of original report: Settled Law

*Author of original report: NJ.com Editorial Opinion

*Author of original report: Stephen G, Sudovar Exhausts 102 Year Old Mothers Estate (Wayne NJ)

*Author of original report: Stephen G Sudovar Attempts to place mortgage for $250,000

*Author of original report: State orders child agency to return $679,000...$850,000 more still at play

*Author of original report: 98-Year-Old's Birthday Surprise: Eviction Notice From Her Son

*Author of original report: Response From Governor of New Jersey

*Author of original report: Feds Investigage Hospice Fraud - a $14B Industry

*Author of original report: Twas the night before Christmas in the just us house.

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A medical proxy directive is intended to assure an individual that if she or he becomes incapacitated that there will be some one to make decisions on their behalf. While that seems reasonable enough, New Jersey law leaves individuals who are subject of a proxy at risk for fraud and abuse.

Here in New Jersey, there is no threshold to qualify that the proxy be of good character, nor be able to read, write or do basic math, why it has even been said that 'Mr Wiggles the dog could obtain a proxy over another if he could get his paw print on the directive and two persons signed it as witnesses'.

The proxy as it stands in New Jersey today does not require that the signatures affixed to the proxy be notarized or filed in any court to be reviewed by any judge, or even reveal the existence of any such proxy for those who can demonstrate a bona fide need to know about the existence of the proxy.

Think of it, some one has life or death control over another and it is not subject to any courts checks and balances!

In the example of Mary Sudovar who is 101 years old, her daughter MaryAnn (Sudovar) Mirko, obtained a covert proxy witnessed by Mirko's daughter MaryAnn (Mirko) Lazio, and daughter in law Dawn (Gormley) Mirko all residents of Wayne Township, who then after having obtained the proxy told no one else about its existence until such time as it was when Mary's youngest daughter Barbara discovered that Mary was choking and had her rushed to Chilton Hospital ER and there after the proxy was used by Mirko against Barbara who when she discovered Barbara hand feeding Mary during her recovery saying "Don't feed her! don't feed her!",

Since then Mirko has thrown her weight around to prevent Barbara from even visiting her mother, with Mirko using every excuse imaginable to discourage Barbara from seeing her mother Mary, an alleged incapacitated person. I use the word alleged because in New Jersey it takes two doctors to sign off on Mary's incapacitation and in Mary's case two doctors have not done so.

Mirko in many instances has exceed the spirit and intent of the medical proxy to Mary's distinct disadvantage, for instance Mary has expressed the desire to live in her own home. Mirko exerts the proxy to say it is not in Mary's interest to live in her own home even though Mary has health care workers to care for her at yet another daughters home where Mary is confined against her will, Kathleen (Sudovar) Proulx's residence.

Mirko asserts the proxy to deprive Mary of food and liquids while at the same time she has in the past administered potentially lethal injections of morphine despite the fact the Mary has no known disease state what so ever, its just that Mary is on in her years and Mirko has access to morphine and has made the decision to administer the drug.

While all of this plays out Mary's son Stephen G. Sudovar a past president of Roache labs, obtained a power of attorney from Mary signed in New Jersey but filed in Delaware wit no paper trail in New Jersey where Mary lives.

Speaking for myself, all of this is far too much power being taken by others in the affairs of another, even their mother when they stand to collect many thousands of dollars from the estate. It is time for the New Jersey legislature to revisit the medical proxy criteria to assure every one that there are checks and balances to protect the most vulnerable in our society that simply do not exist today in the medical proxy directive here.

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Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other Name

AUTHOR: Stewart - ()

 

Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other Name

August 22, 2013, 01:00:00PM. By
Sacramento, CA: The state of California has one of the toughest and broadest laws protecting against Financial Elder Abuse in the US. So broad, in fact, that under financial elder abuse law if a business were to dispense the wrong change to a consumer and the individual was in a position to prove he was 65 or over, then the issuance of wrongful change could be interpreted as financial abuse of the elderly.

Financial Elder Abuse Stealing by Any Other NameSadly, according to a former professional in the salon industry who returned to school at 65 and became an attorney, elder abuse financial exploitation is becoming quite common, and very serious. “It never dawned on me that this might be a crime,” Helen Karr, today the elder abuse special assistant in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, said in comments published in The San Francisco Chronicle (The Chronicle 3/29/13). “It wasn’t until I became an attorney that financial abuse was included as a crime of elder abuse. It is just plain stealing.”

That stealing, more often than not, originates from within a senior’s own family.

Karr reveals that in her former career as a supervisor at beauty salons in department stores, she would overhear scores of conversations between hairdressers and their elderly clients lamenting the loss of funds to acquaintances, caregivers and even family members - loans that were never repaid.

Now 78, Karr has spearheaded various initiatives in an attempt to better protect the elderly from those who might otherwise take advantage of them. One of her initiatives was to spearhead an elderly financial abuse law in California that requires banks and financial institutions to report suspicion of elder financial abuse.

Part of the financial exploitation elderly problem is that medical science is allowing people to live longer than they used to. And while an individual may have more prolonged physical longevity than a previous generation, their mental capacity may not keep pace.

Hence, the upswing in financial elderly abuse.

It’s not just family or so-called friends either, Karr said in The Chronicle. Financial planners and vendors of financial products can smell an easy sale and commission through the issuance of a product not at all appropriate for a trusting senior of advanced age.

“An annuity can be a good investment,” Karr told The Chronicle. “But if you’re already in your 70s and an insurance salesman tries to sell you one, and the fine print is that you can’t take out your money for 20 years without a very steep penalty, that’s an inappropriate product for that person.”

It should be noted that some 50 million Americans age 62 and older presently comprise one-fifth of the population. It’s a huge number that’s only about to grow.

Gloria Duffy is CEO of the Commonwealth Club. “[Elder exploitation] is a problem about which the entire population needs to be better educated,” said Duffy. “I hear stories about it from pretty much everyone I talk to.”

Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey III, who heads up the Office for the Financial Protection of Older Americans for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had this to say during Congressional testimony in 2012 in comments published in The Chronicle:

“Older Americans are victimized by a broad range of perpetrators, including scam artists, family members, caregivers, financial advisers, home repair contractors, and fiduciaries such as agents under power of attorney and court-appointed guardians.”

While California is taking a proactive approach in battling the problem, more needs to be done to eradicate elder abuse financial exploitation once and for all…
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Update:Yet Another $1.3 Million GONE!

AUTHOR: Stewart - ()

Now that stephen G Sudovar jr as financial POA has run through $1.3 Million dollars of his mothers estate at the rate of $20-k per month for 'loans' for her home care where she is charged ala carte pricing by her daughter kathleen Proulx, her husband and other family members, as opposed to CareOne that charges $7500 per month for 24 hr care, meals, snacks, , social services and amneities including entertianment, ice cream socials, hair care,  and a plethora of other services, Stephen G sudovar jr now refuses to support his mother as per his sworn testimony before Judge Mary Margaret McVeigh Passaic County Chancery NJ, wherein he assured the court his mother Mary Sudovar would never be without his financial support. 

Sudovar now seeks to shirk the import of his tesimony by petitioning the court to shift financial responsiblities upon his youngest sister who has stood opposed to the courts directives at the behest of Stephen G Sudovar and sister Marryanne Mirko the medical proxy who was the subject of a state investigation where in she was NOT entitled to over $1 million dollars of perks and benefits while at 4C's a 501 C-3 'not for profit' charity.

 

It is astonishing how the court was told that this day would come and how the court did nothing to preserve and protect Mary Sudovar from the profligate spending of Stephen G Sudovar, Kathleen Proulx and medical proxy Marryann Sudovar Mirko.

 

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The Record: Failure at 4Cs

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Record

THOUSANDS OF residents in Passaic County depend on the work of non-profits, many of them agencies that perform miracles every day in helping lower-income families survive one crisis after another, one week to the next. Now we find that one non-profit that has played such a vital rule in shoring up the so-called safety net has also been less than responsible with government money it has been responsible for disbursing.

As Staff Writer Harvy Lipman reports, the 4Cs of Passaic County, which oversees day care in Passaic County, will lose $900,000 in state funding in order to make up for a retirement nest egg given to its former executive director and other "disallowed" uses of its financial support from Trenton. The state Department of Human Services, after an audit of the agency, ays 4Cs wasn't permitted to use state funds for former director Mary Ann Mirko's deferred compensation account.

Incredibly, the child-care oversight organization paid Mirko, its longtime leader, nearly $1.4 million for both her retirement fund and other fringe benefits from 2003 through 2010. Until her retirement in January, Mirko was one of the highest-paid non-profit executives in North Jersey.

Turns out nothing here was done illegally, but it's about as wrong as you can get. Sadly, it is one more case in Passaic County where an agency or non-profit meant to do good, to help people in need, has instead compensated its high-ranking employees as if they worked for a multinational investment bank.

What, it is fair to ask, were board members who were supposed to be watching over the agency's finances doing while all this taxpayer money was flying out the window, not to help people in need, but to pad an employee's retirement package?

Keith Darragh, the current chairman of the 4Cs board, who arrived after the non-profit approved the last extension of Mirko's contract containing the retirement payments, says 4Cs will have "to put this behind us and move forward as an agency."

Unfortunately, 4Cs now not only has a money problem, it has a public relations problem. Darragh told The Record the 4Cs board is developing a fundraising plan to replace the lost funds. A reasonable person might ask why anyone should contribute to a non-profit that has shown itself to be so self-serving in the past. If Darragh and the board really want to move forward, they will ask for the resignations of any and all who approved the Mirko package.

This unsavory business involving 4Cs is reminiscent of the recent fallout involving the One-Stop Career Center in Passaic County, also heavily publicly funded, where a state audit revealed that two administrators had been getting overtime for several years despite being ineligible as salaried employees. Perhaps it should be stated more clearly: Non-profits that receive state funding are not entitled to spend money in freewheeling fashion.

Sadly, these are programs on which a large swath of the region's population depends. Formerly known as the North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency, 4Cs had an operating budget in 2010 of $34.5 million. According to its audited financial statement, all but a few thousand dollars of its revenue comes from state and federal funds.

As The Record reports, 4Cs provides an invaluable service as the child-care resource and referral program for Passaic County. Among other programs, it oversees state and federal child-care voucher programs and runs the county's referral service for parents seeking child care.

Now, thanks to this outrageous compensation for Mirko, as well as other misappropriations, 4Cs will see its state outlay drastically cut — by nearly $300,000 in each of the next three fiscal quarters. The worst part is that the penalty will not hit those who behaved so irresponsibly, but those who need the agency's services the most.

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Warning Signs of Elder Abuse (NASGA)

AUTHOR: Stewart - ()

National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse: Warnings of Elder Abuse

 
  1. The caregiver is secretive about the elder’s finances.
  2. The elder is financially supporting the caregiver.
  3. The caregiver isolates the elder from others.
  4. The caregiver insists on being in the room when anyone else is present.
  5. The caregiver has a history of substance abuse.
  6. There are changes in the estate planning paperwork.
  7. The caregiver moves the elder to his home without warning.

 

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'Follow The Money'

AUTHOR: Stewart - ()

http://www.corporationwiki.com/New-Jersey/Wayne/mbc-of-new-jersey-llc/101225599.aspx

Mbc of New Jersey, LLC has a location in Wayne, NJ. Active officers include Mary Ann Mirko and William R. Mirko. Mbc of New Jersey, LLC filed as a Foreign Limited Liability on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in the state of New Jersey and is currently active.

Filings: Foreign Limited Liability (FL - Active)

State of Record: FL

State Reference ID: M12000001685

File Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Active: True

Filing Type: Foreign Limited Liability

Source:  Florida Department of State last refreshed 12/14/2012
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Snowed In Upper Montclair Today (yeah right)

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

Despite having been in Judge McVeighs court a few days ago who said: 
 
MR. MECCA: Your Honor, my client is asked me to bring up something else that occurred yesterday, quite unfriendly words tossed at her by one of the litigants as she left the court. We're concerned too now that the visitation will be stopped as it was on the 19th  and 20th  when she goes to visit her mom. She's given a reason, mom is sick, you can't visit her. And many times we've been here, my client has been here when this is happened.

THE COURT: It's Ms. Versacci who makes that decision.
MR. MECCA: Ms. Versacci take orders.
THE COURT: Ms. Versacci, in consultation with the health care proxy, makes a decision about Mary's suitability for visitation. And if there is a problem with that decision  making, Ms. Versacci will me know that.
MR. MECCA: Your Honor     
THE COURT: Ms. Versacci takes her orders from me.
MR. MECCA: We understand that but Ms. Versacci is asked my client, I can't speak for her here, but my client has told me that she needs further direction and specificity and to that end, because we feel like there is retaliation, whatever we take a stand on anything, we think is appropriate, Barbara gets canceled out with little explanation except mom is sick, she can't see you. And it's patently unfair to Mary Sudovar and it's, obviously, unfair to Barbara to cancel the limited visitations there are.

And with the tossing out unfriendly things to her yesterday in court tells us we know what's coming on Saturday and we're concerned that again Mary gets punished because Barbara takes a stand.

And thus today the visitation was cancelled due to the fact the Stephen G Sudovar was 'snowed in;, in Upper Montclair?  Laughable

*see todays picture
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Update: Judge McVeigh Calls For Bond

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

Judge McVeigh has ordered Stephen G Sudovar jr to post a bond for the monies that he claims that his mother Mary Sudovar owes him.

Judge McVeigh has stated that she will be looking for legal, signed, contracts and the court also expressed a concern over the many thousands of dollars that have been going to family members.

The several hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of Mary's home is has been stopped from being transferred to Stephen G Sudovar jr.
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Settled Law

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

A New Jersey court has held that a co-executors unbridled belief she could act unilaterally in administering the decedents estate without the need for consent from the co-executrix [may] amount[] to a breach of the [co-executors] fiduciary duty [and] [constitute] cause for her removal. In the Matter of the Estate of Albert Sauer, Deceased, (N.J. Super. Ct., Ch. Div., Bergen County, Docket No. BER-P-088-11, May 19, 2011).

Lynne, who had been the decedents agent under a durable power of attorney during his life and assisted him with his financial affairs prior to his death, had access to all of the decedents assets. She began to administer the decedents estate even before the decedents will was probated and continued thereafter without notification to or approval from her sister, the co-executor. Among other actions, Lynne paid the decedents bills with estate assets, refused to provided information about the decedents finances or medical history to the co-executor, opened and closing accounts and sold shares of stock without the co-executors knowledge or consent, distributed personal items to herself and placed into storage personal items to be distributed to the other beneficiaries, and failed to provide an accounting she had been ordered to provide by the court. She also refused to pay Marias attorney from estate assets, although she paid her own attorney out of estate funds.



As the court in In re Greims Will made clear, [i]t is, of course, elementary that co-executors are regarded in the law as an individual fiduciary in the administration of the estate entrusted to them. 140 N.J. Eq. 183, 186 (Prerog. Ct. 1947) (citing Shreve v. Joyce, 36 N.J.L. 44, 48 (1872)). Accordingly, absent circumstances requiring an executor to bring an action against the other executor, the executors are required to act in concert. Id. at 187. Moreover, executors have a duty to participate in the administration of the estate and each had the duty to use reasonable care to prevent the others from committing a breach of trust. In re Koretsky, supra, 8 N.J. at 524 (citing 2 Scott on Trusts, 184, p. 972).

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NJ.com Editorial Opinion

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)


Herald News: A non-profit falls down on its mission
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Herald News

THOUSANDS OF residents in Passaic County depend on the work of non-profits, many of them agencies that perform miracles every day in helping lower-income families survive one crisis after another one week to the next. Now we find that one non-profit that has played such a vital rule in shoring up the so-called safety net has also been less than responsible with government money it has been responsible for disbursing.
As Staff Writer Harvy Lipman reports, the 4Cs of Passaic County, which oversees day care in Passaic County, will lose $900,000 in state funding in order to make up for a retirement nest egg given to its former executive director and other "disallowed" uses of its financial support from Trenton. The state Department of Human Services, following an audit of the agency, says 4Cs wasn't permitted to use state funds for former director Mary Ann Mirko's deferred compensation account.
Incredibly, the child-care oversight organization paid Mirko, its longtime leader, nearly $1.4 million for both her retirement fund and other fringe benefits from 2003 through 2010. Until her retirement in January, Mirko was one of the highest-paid non-profit executives in North Jersey.
Turns out nothing here was done illegally, but it's about as wrong as you can get. Sadly, it is one more case in Passaic County where an agency or non-profit meant to do good, to help people in need, has instead compensated its high-ranking employees as if they worked for a multinational investment bank.
What, it is fair to ask, were board members who were supposed to be watching over the agency's finances doing while all this taxpayer money was flying out the window, not to help people in need, but to pad an employee's retirement package?
Keith Darragh, the current chairman of the 4Cs board who arrived after the non-profit approved the last extension of Mirko's contract containing the retirement payments, says 4Cs will have "to put this behind us and move forward as an agency."
Unfortunately, 4Cs now not only has a money problem, it has a public relations problem. Darragh told The Record the 4Cs board is developing a fundraising plan to replace the lost funds. A reasonable person might ask why anyone should contribute to a non-profit that has shown itself to be so self-serving in the past. If Darragh and the board really want to move forward, it will ask for the resignations of any and all who approved the Mirko package.
This unsavory business involving 4Cs is reminiscent of the recent fallout involving the One-Stop Career Center in Passaic County, also heavily publicly funded, where a state audit revealed that two administrators had been getting overtime for several years despite being ineligible as salaried employees. Perhaps it should be stated more clearly: Non-profits that receive state funding are not entitled to just spend money in freewheeling fashion.
Sadly, these are programs on which a large swath of the region's population depend. Formerly known as the North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency, 4Cs had an operating budget in 2010 of $34.5 million. According to its audited financial statement, all but a few thousand dollars of its revenue comes from state and federal funds.
As The Record reports, 4Cs provides an invaluable service as the child-care resource and referral program for Passaic County. Among other programs, it oversees state and federal child-care voucher programs and runs the county's referral service for parents seeking child care.
Now, thanks to this outrageous compensation for Mirko, as well as other misappropriations, 4Cs will see its state outlay drastically cut by nearly $300,000 in each of the next three fiscal quarters. The worst part is that the penalty will not hit those who behaved so irresponsibly, but those who need the agency's services the most.
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Stephen G, Sudovar Exhausts 102 Year Old Mothers Estate (Wayne NJ)

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 September 26, 2012 -- Stephen G, Sudovar Exhausts 102 Year Old Mothers Estate (Wayne NJ)

Stephen G. Sudovar, past president of Roche Labs who currently lives in Montclair NJ obtained a finacial power of attorney over his aged mother which was prepared by John Ridley of Drinker Biddle and Reath at the Florham Park NJ office, and then filed the instrument in Delaware.

The financial power of attorney was approved by Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh in superior court in Paterson NJ.

In the past two years aproximately one million dollars of the aged womans estate has been expended to pay for the womans expenses as she lives out he life at the residence of her daughter that this judge ordered her to be sent to despite the objections of the womans youngest daughter.

In an 'accounting' before the court by Stephen G. Sudovar, after having sold the mothers home, Stephen G. Sudovar now seeks to reimburse himself for advances to his mother including many tens of thousands of dollars to other family members who also seek reimbursement of 'advances' which essentialy leave the womans estate bankrupt now.

Stephen G. Sudovar communicated to the youngest sister who has taken Stephen G. Sudovar to court in matters concerning the elder woman, through facilitator Benni Versaci of Spectrum Geriatrics in Butler New Jersey, that there is no more money in the estate and he begs the younger sister to help pay for their mothers care.

Among the eye popping billings in the 'accounting' it would appear that keeping the woman in the other daughters residence that Judge McVeigh ordered the woman to be moved to from CareOne (a full service 24 hr. assisted living facility) costs the estate some $20,000.00 per month in expenses versus the estimated $10,000.00 per month it costs for the aged lady to be in an assisted living facility.

If you know, or if you think that you know of any money laundering schemes that may have resulted in the looting of the 102 year old womans estate because of the actions of the financial power of attorney Stephen G. Sudovar or any of the rest of the family members including Maryann Mirko, Roy Mirko, William Mirko, Maryann Mirko Lazio, Charlie Lazio, Kathleen Proulx, Fairway Landscape (Wayne NJ), Lakeside Construction (Wayne NJ) John Machiarelli, John Conlon, John Ridley (Drinker Biddle and Reath) Mattew Moench (Drinker Biddle and Reath) Bank of America, or any other individual not named here:

Please contact this site in the strictest of confidence to report it, you may be entitled to a whistle blowers reward.

Drinker Biddle and Reath     John Ridley esq     judge margaret mcveigh nj     Matthew Moench

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Stephen G Sudovar Attempts to place mortgage for $250,000

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

As stated above, Stephen G Sudovar covertly obtained a limited power of attorney, and on Feb 14 2012 sent a letter through his attorney John Ridley, of his intent to mortgage his mothers home in Wayne New Jersey @ 23 Highland Terrace 07470.

The stated intent of the mortgage is to secure his interest in Mary Sudovar's estate and to protect monies he allegedly paid on her behalf which are viewed as a clear abuse of his limited power of attorney in that they seek not to protect the interests of his mother, but rather is intended to protect Stephen G Sudovar and his wife and their own financial interests.
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State orders child agency to return $679,000...$850,000 more still at play

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

State orders child agency to return $679,000
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2012, 11:48 PM
BY HARVY LIPMAN-THE RECORD

The state wants a Paterson non-profit that oversees government-funded child care to repay nearly $700,000 spent on disallowed items including $250,000 for a retirement nest egg for its former executive director.

The state Department of Human Services says 4Cs of Passaic County wasnt permitted to use state funds for Mary Ann Mirkos deferred compensation account. As of late 2009, that account was valued at more than $850,000.

The departments review was limited to 2008 and 2009, but officials said they are continuing to review other years of state contracts with the non-profit.

The auditor will go through contracts as far back as necessary to reclaim any disallowed costs, said DHS spokeswoman Nicole Brossoie.
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98-Year-Old's Birthday Surprise: Eviction Notice From Her Son

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

According to 71-year-old Peter Kantorowski, who now owns Mary's home, his mother would be better off living in a nursing home. He explained to the Connecticut Post that he is worried about her safety and security, and is simply looking out for his mother's best interests.

But in 2005, Peter quitclaimed the house from that trust to another controlled by him and his wife, giving him full ownership of the house.

"I didn't think [Peter] would do it," Mary told the Connecticut newspaper. "My husband worked hard, difficult jobs to buy this house. He built the garage and did a lot of work on the house and he told me never to leave it."

"I just don't understand him at all," Jack told WTNH-TV. "There are no other words to call him, he's just a scumbag."


His sentiments are echoed by Mary's lawyer, Richard Bortolot Jr., who said that Peter was clearly booting his mother out so that he could sell the home.

Just six years later, in December 2011, he served his mother with eviction papers. He will take his mother to court on March 2.

by Kriselle Alcantara


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Response From Governor of New Jersey

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

Office of the Governor
Office of Constituent Relations
Post Office Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0001
 
GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE ELECTRONIC RESPONSE
 
 
 
February 1, 2012 
  
 
Sir:
 
Thank you for writing to express your support for a law creating requirements for one to become a medical proxy.  I appreciate hearing your views on this issue.
 
New laws must be introduced in the legislature, so you may wish to contact your legislative representatives to make them aware of your concerns.  If you are unsure of which legislative district you reside in or who your legislators are, you may obtain this information from the New Jersey State Legislative website, www.njleg.state.nj.us.  If this bill passes both Houses of the Legislature, I will consider carefully all the comments received on this issue.  
 
Thank you again for writing.  Best wishes.
 
Sincerely,
 
Chris Christie
Governor
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Feds Investigage Hospice Fraud - a $14B Industry

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

Janet Stubbs was grateful when the nursing home recommended hospice care for her Aunt Midge. Although Stubbs knew that her aunt wasn't dying, the offer of free Medicare-paid hospice visits from a nurse and chaplain, plus an extra weekly bath, was too good to pass up.

Stubbs didn't know that her aunt, Doris Midge Appling, was admitted to Hospice Care of Kansas during the company's Summer Sizzle promotion drive, which paid employees as much as $100 a head for referrals, according to the Justice Department. Stubbs also said she had no clue that the nursing-home doctor who referred her aunt for hospice moonlighted as medical director for the hospice company.

Hospice care, once chiefly a charitable cause, has become a growth industry, with $14 billion in revenues, 1,800 for-profit providers and a base of Medicare-covered patients that doubled to 1.1 million from 2000 to 2009.

Compensation based on enrollment numbers, pay to nursing-home doctors who double as hospice medical directors and gifts to the nursing facilities have helped fuel the boom, according to an examination of 1,000 pages of court documents and interviews with more than 45 current and former hospice employees, patients and family members.

"They wanted us to admit, admit, admit," said Joyce White, a former marketer for Vitas Healthcare, the nation's largest hospice chain. "All of us competed against each other to make our numbers. You lived or died by your numbers."

http://nasga-stopguardianabuse.blogspot.com/2012/01/feds-investigage-hospice-fraud-14b.html

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Twas the night before Christmas in the just us house.

AUTHOR: Stewart - (USA)

'Twas the fright before Christmas and in Just-Us house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a louse.

The stockings were hung by the railing with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The grabbers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of dollar signs danced in their heads.

When out on the street there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to attention to see what was the matter.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Into the court came St. Nick with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
But his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

He had just come from the Chambers of Hell
where there and the bench there was such a smell!

A bundle of bucks he had flung on his back,
And he looked mad as a bear about to attack.

His eyes didn't twinkle! He started to shake!
His cheeks were drawn in, like he'd just seen a snake!

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Tore down all the stockings; then turned with a jerk.

Shaking his finger at the crew at the bench,
So angry you could see his fist started to clench -

To the judge and the clerk, and the Incest Crew,
He said, "Get out! You're all through!
You're going to a place that's better for you!"

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the shot of a pistol.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to Mary, and to all a good-night -
Except the schemers and scammers from Hell -
They shall all rot in a cell!"

And the bag of bucks was left behind, for Mary!
My Christmas wish for her.

~Anonymous NASGA Member
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