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2nd Pa. Atty Disbarred Over Role In Annuities Scheme

Monday January 26th 2015
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday disbarred a second attorney involved in a scheme to aggressively market living trusts to senior citizens using nonattorneys, who allegedly sold the legal services based on exaggerations and misrepresentations. The order against Barry O. Bohmueller comes on the heels of the disbarment of his alleged partner in the...
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New England financial advisor admits he stole $645,000 from elderly

Tuesday January 20th 2015
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BOSTON (WGME) – A New England financial advisor is going to prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients. “It’s taken me awhile to get myself back on my feet. I’m still not on my feet,” fraud victim Dorothy Kerzner said.  Kerzner has a hard time accepting she lost more than...
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No contest plea in neglect case

Thursday January 15th 2015
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SUNBURY – A Mount Carmel man pleaded no contest Monday to three criminal charges for neglecting his elderly mother and forging her pension checks totaling more $1,150. Joseph Francis Campbell, 57, entered the plea to felonies of neglect of a care-dependent person and forgery, and a misdemeanor of recklessly endangering another person on the...
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Couple pleads guilty to fatally neglecting 70-year-old stroke victim

Monday January 5th 2015
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A Ross Township couple is awaiting sentencing after entering guilty pleas Friday to third-degree murder for fatally neglecting a 70-year-old stroke victim left in their care. John Tedesco, 45, and Tina Tedesco, 38, each face 12 to 40 years in state prison in the 2011 death of Barbara Rabins, 70. The couple entered guilty...
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Gambling addicted bank manager gets federal prison for stealing from elderly customers

Monday January 5th 2015
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HARRISBURG – Former bank manager Tiffany K. Look was visibly distraught even before a federal judge walked into the courtroom Monday morning. She had reason to be. Moments later, U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III sentenced Look, 40, of Harrisburg, to 2 years in federal prison for stealing nearly $140,000 from elderly...
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N.H. elder abuse law meant to protect elderly from exploitation by ‘people they trust’

Friday December 19th 2014
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Lawmakers and advocates are hopeful a new law set to take effect Jan. 1 will help protect the state’s elderly and disabled populations from financial exploitation.Each year nearly $3 billion is lost nationally through abuse of elderly victims, said Concord Rep. Katherine Rogers, a prime sponsor of the bill that Gov. Maggie Hassan signed...
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Guilty plea in scam that left World War II veteran homeless in South Phila

Wednesday December 17th 2014
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Ray White, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, was left homeless after befriending a con man who systematically scammed him out of his South Philadelphia house, vintage Bentley and Cadillac, and everything else he valued. On Tuesday, 61-year-old Melvin McIlwaine pleaded guilty to cheating White of his worldly possessions, clearing the way for the...
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Northampton County district attorney throws support behind elder abuse task force

Wednesday December 17th 2014
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When asked whether he would help out with a Northampton County task force on elder abuse, John Morganelli thought of the victims of Richard Freer. “Millions of dollars were taken from a number of senior citizens who had trusted their financial advisor,” he said at a news conference Tuesday. Morganelli said he will help...
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Brooklyn Man Charged in Phone Fraud That Targeted Elderly People

Thursday December 11th 2014
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The calls to the grandparents last year usually began the same way. First, someone identifying himself as a state trooper, a sergeant or a lawyer, would get on the line suggesting that a child or grandchild had been arrested and jailed on a drug offense. The grandparent would then be asked to send bail...
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From dignity to death

Thursday December 4th 2014
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HOW Prane Paciunas must have suffered in the last months of her life. Not just from the pain of deep, maggot-infested bedsores. Not just from the agony of starvation. But from the absolute betrayal of Jean Marie Dombrowski, 48, the woman she’d trusted to care for her. The more I learn about the simple,...
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