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Assisted Living Owner in Prison for Elder Financial Abuse

Assisted Living Owner in Prison for Elder Financial Abuse

A federal judge in Tampa, Florida sentenced the owner of an assisted living facility to 33 months in prison for stealing benefits from elderly and mentally ill patients. Ilfrenise Charlemagne, age 68, owned an operator Pleasant Alternatives and Hilcrest Residential Assisted Living Facilities before...

Elder Financial Fraud – Survey Says 20% Were Victims

The generation that was never going to trust anyone over 30 is now eligible for Medicaid and Social Security. The Baby Boomers have tried everything they can to turn back the clock –from Botox to Viagra - but time conquers all.
Many Boomers have accumulated significant wealth in the...

Nursing Home Abuse – the Intolerable Realities

Nursing Home Abuse – the Intolerable Realities

No one ever expressed a desire to end up in a nursing home, but for approximately 1.4 million elderly or disabled people in this country, that’s where they reside. The giant Baby Boom generation is aging, and the demand for nursing home care grows.
For many of those who dreaded the idea...

Landmark TX Case on Interference w/Inheritance Expectancy

Landmark TX Case on Interference w/Inheritance Expectancy

In a six-year family dispute over an Atascosa County ranch, the Texas Supreme Court is currently weighing whether or not a Texas-based law firm, Jackson Walker LLP, caused a landowner’s beneficiaries to lose a $3 million inheritance. Oral arguments began Wednesday for this landmark case that...


Will Contests – Sometimes They Are Unavoidable

Long a staple of TV drama, real-life will contests offer plenty of emotion. Big bucks and celebrity will contests all make headlines, but there is no shortages of more garden variety will contests in every jurisdiction. What they have in common is jealousy, vengeance, rivalry and just about every...