The California Professional Fiduciaries Bureau (“DCAPFB”) has recently released, through its advisory committee, a 2013 Strategic Planning Session with attachments, which indicates great dysfunction within the DCAPFB, and which also includes a 2013 DCAPFB Environmental Scan Analysis which can be seen at, http://www.fiduciary.ca.gov/about_us/20130801_sps_materials.pdf.
Mahoning County Probate Judge Mark Belinky has resigned from the bench amid an investigation into suspected corruption. 21 News Reporter Michelle Nicks spoke with Judge Belinky after he issued his resignation. She reports Belinky did return her phone call and answered some of her questions about his resignation.
One Third of skilled nursing patients suffered a medication error, infection or some other type of harm related to their treatment, according to a government report released today that underscores the widespread nature of the country’s patient harm problem.
Patient safety experts told ProPublica they were alarmed because the frequency of people harmed under skilled nursing care exceeds that of hospitals, where medical errors receive the most attention. Continue reading
On December 3, 2013, California Fiduciary Christine M. Blackhouse, License Number 263, was presented, by the California Fiduciaries Bureau, with accusations of unprofessional conduct, willful violation of duty, incompetence, and gross negligence. To date the Department of Consumer Affairs, Professional Fiduciaries Bureau has yet to post an update with regards to its allegations against California Fiduciary Christine M. Blackhouse.
Beginning approximately in 2007 and continuing until approximately 2012, Christine M. Blackhouse’s longtime live-in boyfriend, Leo “Josh” Kennedy, allegedly diverted approximately 16.2 million dollars from 37 of Christine M. Blackhouse’s client accounts that she managed as a trustee and professional fiduciary. Continue reading
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit against two assisted-care facilities for allegedly abusing their disabled patients in “deplorable, overcrowded and substandard living conditions.”
A Chatham County Superior Court Judge has sentenced a Garden City woman and man for cruelty and exploitation of the woman’s 68-year-old mother.
Mary Daphne Wiggins, 48, and Michael Victor Nesmith, 52, deprived Wiggins’ mother, Caroline Louise Thomas, of access to food and water and withheld her medications between June 1 and June 26, 2012, according to ADA and Elder Abuse Prosecutor Shalena Cook Jones. Continue reading