Premeditated, Organized Elder Abuse, Negligence and Exploitation Patterns: 5 Phase Elder Human Trafficking Pipeline By Professionals In Probate Court Process With Map Links to Verifiable News Articles, Cases/Related Evidence & Repeating Trend Analysis.
Diagram 1: The 5 Phase Elder Exploitation, Negligence & Abuse Pipeline (click the zoom feature to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF).
The 5 Phase Elder Exploitation, Negligence & Abuse Pipeline Instructional Table.
The following instructional table provides a nationwide porthole gateway into the professional's "organized elder exploitation playbook" with 1000's of linked verifiable news articles & court case related research events. The "5 phases" menu diagrams described below are next to the corresponding links that open the GIS Geo-Intel mapping sections (GEAR) ; the case-by-case source evidence that supports the catastrophic nightmare that has already ensnared countless senior citizens or lies in wait for unsuspecting elders as they unavoidably transition into the danger years.
Each section provides researchers, elder justice advocates, policy makers, legislative representatives, social workers and elder law students & journalists relevant resources to understand the enormity of the countries elder exploitation crime rings. Strategic networks & enterprises facilitated by unethical probate professionals drafting compromised ruling documents placing untrustworthy family or the elders new friends in tyrannical control over the senior. Strategic networks can be county-by-county and cross state lines. Professional's operating in-concert, regardless of compounding conflicts of interest can include: elected probate judges, fiduciaries, trustees, court appointed third parties, conservatives - guardians, primary care physicians, neurocognitive psychologists, guardian ad litems, LSW court visitors, medicaid/medicare funded hospitals, conglomerate operated for-profit elder care/warehouse facilities, elder prescription opioid market or related meds that provide care management convenience through chemical restraint. These rackets can also consist of complicit financial advisers, omnibus account ponzi schemes with small or big investment firms, pension scams, dark-money PACs and charitable endowment gifting schemes.
The 5 phases demonstrate, with linked examples in the right column, how predatory home-care providers, unethical estate planning attorneys acting with third-party reporters/evaluaters; Guardian Ad Litems, Guardians/Conservators, Primary Care Physicians, Specialist Doctors, MMSE/SLUMS/MSE or related evaluating Psychologists, Social Workers, Elder-care Facilities & financial service professionals who may, some combination there of, work in-concert to facilitate organized elder exploitation and document crimes (silver-collar crimes). With consistently these perpetrators receive approval and immunity to repeat offences through abetting county probate courts. Elder justice advocates can make an impact by posting news articles because this platform tacking predatory behaviors on cross-referencing maps that prove nationwide repeating perpetrator trends. predatory behavioral analysis and this will inform others and idealy be an effective mitigation method as well as providing an alert system for other potential victims.
EVENT PHASE PIPELINE SEQUENCE.
The 5 Phases consist of: 1) Home-care Providers, 2) Legal Professionals w/ Court Appointed 3rd Parties 3) Medical Professionals, 4) Elder & Health Care Facilities & 5) Financial Services.
One purpose of this research portal is to prepare the unsuspecting family of what can happens in in end of life estate planning. The stage when when the elders health and memory makes them vulnerable to the vast connected networks of professional predators whom reap large financial benefits from organized elder exploitation and established elder trafficking schemes that run through the probate system.
This web platform is also designed to educate the public even those committing vulnerable person crimes as a means to analyse and mitigate white-collar criminal behavior.
DIAGRAM OF EACH PHASE DISPLAYED IN GIS MENU MAPPING SYSTEM.
Menu links to maps provide relevant public news articles, videos, case reports, resources & analysis.
This research portal also provide real world resources for seniors; their friends and families, investigators, policy makers, legislatures, researchers and journalists.
Government sources are good and becoming more available however they only provide a filtered, thumbnail view of the catastrophic societal effects caused by elder property & person crimes.
MEDIA & CROWD-SOURCED GIS GEO-INTEL ARTICLE & CASE TRACKING MAPS.
1. Links below provide verifiable proof for nationwide repeating pattern and trend analysis.
2. Select and click Tacks/Pins or filtering tags on and below the relevant map for more information, filtering and cross-pattern analysis.
3. If you would like to add your own circumstance for research purposes then double click any map, after you have navigated to the general location of the event that you would like to add for trend pattern analysis/ Once you double click a map in your general desired location a pin will drop on that location and then follow the 1- step directions to add your own research, article. video links, or case circumstance. If your circumstance is an emergency dial 911.
PERPETRATOR & EVENT SEQUENCE.
The 5 phases below sequentially describe how compromised or illicitly drafted estate ruling documents whom place non-trustworthy person(s) in control which cab create compounding fiduciary breaches, fraudulent transfers, crony-aligned professionals committing multiple ethics, civil process and conflicts-of-interests through the use of tactically developed probate papers (Document Crimes/Silver Collar Crimes) & litigation to abuse fiduciary law, Seniors to Exploit their estates In the nations rigged probate systems.
Elder abuse, exploitation and negligence occurs because there is no enforcement of the many elder protection Statutes & Uniform codes, this includes no mandatory reporting, no enforcement by police, prosecutors and Probate courts do not enforce laws.
USE THIS COLUMN TO LINK & REVIEW REPEATING PERPETRATOR PATTERN EVIDENCE VIA PUBLICLY PUBLISHED NEWS ARTICLES, VIDEOS, COURT DOCUMENTS & VICTIM ACCOUNTS ON/FROM SOCIAL MEDIA CROWD-SOURCING PLATFORMS.
Data curated by expanding Elder Justice Advocates networks of many diverse communities & professions, Corporate and Independent Journalists, Independent Programmers and Analysists compile data for research, reporting, publishing, Citizen Stakeholders/Grass-roots Organizations, Geo-intel regional mapping Platforms & Mobile Applications developed by AltrueSoft.
PHASE I. PREDATORY HOME CARE ENVIRONMENT INITIAL RED FLAG CIRCUMSTANCES & REPEATING VIOLATION PATTERNS OCCUR AT ALL PHASES.
When the primary care/home care provider is also agent on the Durable Power of Attorney (PoA), Advanced Directives (Healthcare Proxy) and/or Guardian/Conservator this is a dangerous situation for undue influence, because they can legally restrict access to the elder at home, elder care facilities and hospitals. In these circumstances the home-care provider coordinates the vulnerable elder person's doctor visits, bank transfers, attorney phone calls and estate document signing appointments.
Home-care providers, whom are also the elders power of attorneys, trustees & fiduciaries seeking to control the senior's estate and transfer their assets to themselves can do so on their own or with the assistance of professionals to ensure greater success. This is a substantial exploitative environment when the elder person becomes physically/memory impaired & dependent on others in position's of trust.
Predators of this sort use conflict as a means to transfer themselves assets and greater power or leverage in circumstances; they use smoke and mirror techniques such as lies, defamation and blame-shifting. They are not beyond weaponizing the Police or Adult Protection Services (APS) to implement the APS-Initiated Elder Abuse Restraining Order (AIRO) available in some states if family or friends try to assist or inform the elder person of the home-care provider/PoA/landlord/Guardian/Conservator's exploitative, negligent and abusive actions.
When a senior becomes health compromised, physically challenged and memory impaired, long-estranged family or the senior’s new friends may usurp through force, trickery or clandestine document signing to take over as the seniors primary care provider, durable power of attorneys and often by default guardian/conservator if the primary care provider is the healthcare proxy/PoA. The health care proxy and PoA are used by attorneys to justify a home care provider as justification to becoming the Guardian or Conservator and may have been written into those documents as additional provisions. When the primary/home care provider coordinates all aspect of the senior's life and whom has access to the elder person, such as coordinating estate document signing, bank transfers, either over the phone or in person this is a dangerous circumstance that opens the door to repeating exploitation. Fraud rewarded is fraud repeated.
Other risk variables when signing estate power and asset transferring documents when a senior is dependent, can include substance addicted predators in home care provider roles. This is dramatically exasperated when the elder has circulatory system health problems while also being addicted to substances themselves (alcohol is the primary addiction in seniors) and potentially the elders opioid/fentanyl based or other prescription pain medications. The elder's health matters may restrict normal oxygen carrying blood flow to the brain such as ischemia/hypoxia which is common in elderly persons with heart/kidney conditions. These exploitative health condition are exasperated by the free flow of prescription pain meds mixed with alcohol use, provided by the predatory home caregiver.
When the care provider restricts visitation access to trusted family/friends/fiduciaries, while coordinating the elder's clandestine document signings and appointments with an unethical estate planning attorney to transfer assets to the care provider/PoA/fiduciary a crime has likely been committed. Proofing it in a highly manipulated or fixed probate court is difficult. All these circumstances are characteristic of undue influence which is trademark predatory behavior. Law enforcement could consider these matters as financial, psychological and physical abuse. Unfortunately, most police and prosecutors don't enforce each states elder abuse, negligence and statutory codes particularity of the aforementioned nature and incorrectly classify these to be civil not criminal matters when they are reported. Predators or the professionals assisting them know this, however most persons trying to assist the elder person do not understand this.
PHASE I: PREDATORY HOME CARE ENVIRONMENT: PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN KEY LIAISON POSITION WITH OTHER PREDATORY PROFESSIONALS.
This primary care provider position is ripe for fraud triangle circumstances; 1) Opportunity, 2) Incentive/Pressure & 3) Rationalization (see diagram below).
This can specifically include the primary/home care provider exploiting dependencies such as driving for the seniors food & medicine, providing/maintaining shelter, providing/denying emergency medical care and regular necessities this can also include exploiting an elder’s serious or life-threatening substance abuse dependencies (alcohol & increasing use of Doctor/Primary Care Physician - PCP prescribed painkillers can include Opioids/Fentanyl based meds or other addictive, dependency creating prescriptions). These substances are refereed to as chemical restraints by critics or patient/pain management methods by care providers.
The elders formerly trusted family/friends trying to help the senior through litigation will go broke because probate courts, police and State Bars do not enforce laws & model rules and are all are subject to those whom have authority drafted in the ruling estate documents. In some cases the perpetrator network will often get restraining orders placed on those trying to help elder & they will drive them away via harassment & threats.
PHASE 1: VIEW RELEVANT PREDATORY HOME ENVIRONMENT GEO-INTEL MAPPED ARTICLES & REGIONAL TREND ANALYSIS.
PHASE II: PREDATORY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: ORGANIZED ELDER EXPLOITATION OCCURRING WITH PHASE I ALSO INVOLVES ONE OR SEVERAL PREDATORY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS DRAFTING "ESTATE & PERSON CONTROLLING DOCUMENTS" AND THIRD PARTY PROFESSIONALS (PHASE III) THAT ASSIST ELDERS PREDATORY PRIMARY/HOMECARE PROVIDERS (Guardian Ad Litems. Social Workers, Primary Care Physicians (PCP), Evaluating Psychologists).
Third-party professionals are required to be acting independently on the elders behalf for the court. However, often they are not independent and this presents substantial conflicts of interest, even fraud upon the court. Probate court is informal and often manipulated in the favor of those in control of the elderly person and their assets. These are the Courts preferential parties. State Statutes, Federal Acts & Uniform code are often not enforced. Established mediated agreements to help protect the senior from abuse, exploitation or negligence do not have to be followed or enforced by preferential-party (those who control the estate documents & elder person) leaning probate judges.
PHASE 2: PREDATORY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS & COURTS PREFERENTIAL THIRD PARTIES ENVIRONMENT.
Home-care providers, Caregivers (those whom the elder is dependent on for life necessities) arranges for new attorney to meet with senior and drafts new estate documents to be the dependent, physical disabled/memory impaired seniors Durable Power of Attorney and health care proxy.
Unethical estate planning & elder law attorneys may also have the dependent senior sign a limited financial power of attorney with the Estate planer as agent. Estate planning attorney will actually act for the benefit of the caretaker and begin senior’s asset transfers and will changes to favor the care-provider/PoA(s). This includes the predatory home-care provider gaining control over elder via legal documents. In Uniform Code States this is against Uniform PoA Act, ABA/State Model Rules, many other State & Federal Statutes.implements estate documents.
PHASE 2: VIEW RELEVANT LEGAL PHASES GEO-INTEL MAPPED ARTICLES & REGIONAL TREND ANALYSIS.
PHASE III: PREDATORY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: ORGANIZED ELDER EXPLOITATION OCCURRING WITH PHASE I & II CAN INVOLVE ONE OR SEVERAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND THIRD PARTY PROFESSIONALS THAT ASSIST ELDERS PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS (Guardian Ad Litems. Social Workers, Primary Care Physicians, Evaluating Psychologists).
A major warning sign is when the home-care provider changes the elders long-established primary care physicians (PCP). A PCP is often the seniors first line of defense against physical, mental and undue influence abuse. If the new PCP is in a professional exploitation network, they will conceal material facts on medical conditions, allow for or even prescribe questionable medications that maintain or create substance addiction and cover for for the abusive caretaker & other professionals in court litigation when a physicians evaluation is required. They may not check medical records or fail to coordinate with the specialists doctors for heart, kidney or other specialist health matters that elders often require.
PHASE 3: PREDATORY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS & COURTS PREFERENTIAL THIRD PARTY EVALUATORS.
There are been multiple arrest across the nation of Doctors illegally providing seniors dangerous pain killer and opioid based pharmaceuticals leading to sky rocketing addicting rates in the elder community. Unethical practitioners will conceal and even lie in Court required physician evaluations.
Neurocognitive Psychologists using easily manipulated cognitive evaluations are frequently used by estate planning attorneys to add validity to illicitly planned Wills drafted in suspicions circumstances . Just like compromised social workers and Guardian Ad LItems, unethical Psychologists can sway their court reports any way they are directed for the right fee. Unethical medical practitioners often review a seniors medical records to validate an elders health circumstance or if the victim is subject undue influence, coercion or duress caused by predators controlling the senior.
PHASE 3: VIEW RELEVANT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL GEO-INTEL MAPPED ARTICLES & REGIONAL TREND ANALYSIS.
PHASE IV: PREDATORY HOSPITALS, ELDERCARE FACILITIES & HOSPICES: ORGANIZED ELDER EXPLOITATION OCCURRING WITH PHASE I - II CAN INVOLVE ONE OR SEVERAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND THIRD PARTY PROFESSIONALS THAT ASSIST ELDERS PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS AND THEIR ATTORNEYS ENFORCE COMPROMISED. ILLICITLY DRAFTED RULING DOCUMENTS (Guardians, Conservators, Guardian Ad Litems. Social Workers, Primary Care Physicians, Evaluating Psychologists). Corrupt hospice care is often the end of the elder human trafficking pipeline.
PHASE 4: PREDATORY MEDICAID/MEDICARE HOSPITALS, FOR PROFIT ELDER CARE FACILITIES & HOSPICES GUARANTEED TO BE PAID FROM THE ESTATE.
Unethical home-care providers/Advanced Directive - PoA's Agents whom are also the Healthcare proxy agent (akin to default Guardian) , Guardians/Conservators and unethical Elder Law Attorneys can get anyone banned from visiting their elder friend or family member at their facilities.
These matters were federal, SSA & CMS violations before Covid era. Now in Covid era this health emergency is being used to help predatory person, professionals and health care institutions have greater power to rationalize isolation which increases organized elder exploitation schemes and fraudulent concealment of negligence and abuse.
PHASE 4: VIEW RELEVANT ELDERCARE FACILITY, HOSPITAL AND HOSPICE GEO-INTEL MAPPED ARTICLES & REGIONAL TREND ANALYSIS.
V. PREDATORY FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS: ALL PHASES & THE FINAL TRANSFER: FINANCIAL ADVISERS CAN BE PRESENT AT ALL PHASES EVEN PRIOR TO ELDER (or anyone) HAS PHYSICAL OR COGNITIVE HEALTH PROBLEMS. PREDATORY FINANCIAL MANAGERS WILL OFTEN ASSIST WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN ORGANIZED ELDER EXPLOITATION CASES EVEN AFTER THE EXPLOITED ELDER HAS PASSED AND THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE WRAPS OF THE MATTERS IN THE FINAL PROBATE TRANSFERS.
ALL PHASES/ON-GOING; PREDATORY FINANCIAL SERVICES, ADVISERS PROFESSIONALS & BANKS.
Organized elder exploitation and silver-collar document crimes continue before, during and after the final probate transfers upon the elders passing. Postmortem transfers includes executing estate closing schemes to aid in the concealment of prior and ongoing illicit estate transfers.
Financial exploitation consists of predatory family/seniors friends, PoAs Guardian and/or Conservator with or with out legal professional assistance using elements of the Fraud Triangle.
Scenario's include using insidious methods like intentionally orchestrated family conflict as a means to justify to the financial service provider the rationalization behind assets transfer to themselves, or other family for allowing a hefty "service fee" for transferring/altering the elders assets. This includes altered beneficiary designations on life insurance, annuity policies, stock portfolios and can continue to final wrap-up concealment of the vulnerable person's estate In the end the elders assets are completely pilfered through illicit transfers, theft, fraud, gifting, Medicaid/Medicare, taxes and other creditor debts, payback to and all the “in-network” Professional fees that go along with intentional conflict driven estate planning.
ALL PHASES/ON-GOING; VIEW PREDATORY FINANCIAL SERVICES, ADVISERS & BANKS GEO-INTEL MAPPED ARTICLES AND CASE ANALYSIS.
Estate Ruling Documents or Probate Papers: Key Factors & Fraud Circumstances Characterized by Undue Influence and Silver Collar Crimes.
"Silver Collar Crimes" are financially motivated crimes intentionally perpetrated against elder persons with diminished cognition, using the court system or legal documents. Silver Collar Crimes are a subsection of elder exploitation and include court-adjudicated guardianships, official land records, powers of attorney, wills, and trusts." - Anthony Palmieri, JD, CFE, CIG, CIGI, CIGA, CGI, CIA, CCSA
Figure 2: The Elder Exploitation Fraud Triangle (click the zoom feature/scroll over image to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF). Courtesy of DEFALCATION.org
Adopted from Criminologist Donald Cressey Creator of the Fraud Triangle. ACFE; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fraud Triangle.
“Trusted persons become trust violators when they conceive of themselves as having a financial problem which is non-shareable, are aware this problem can be secretly resolved by violation of the position of financial trust, and are able to apply to their own conduct in that situation verbalizations which enable them to adjust their conceptions of themselves as trusted persons with their conceptions of themselves as users of the entrusted funds or property.” 1
1 Donald R. Cressey, Other People’s Money (Montclair: Patterson Smith, 1973) p. 30.
Figure 3: Predictive Personality Pattern Indicators – Dark Triad, Cluster B Personality & The Elder Exploitation Fraud Triangle (click the zoom feature /scroll over image to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF). Courtesy of DEFALCATION.org
Diagram Adopted from Dark Triad – Cluster B Personality Research, the Fraud Triangle and Combined with Leading Undue Influence Models & Elder Exploitation Statutes.
Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Disorders. Exploring the Dark Side: Relationships between the Dark Triad Traits and Cluster B Personality Disorder Features.
FIGURE 5: D.E.F.A.L.C.A.T.I.O.N PROCESS. This vulnerable person exploitation methodology combines elements of previous models but also involves one or more professionals working in collusion with the primary predator. The Collusion/Chicanery step also pertains to "Conflicts-of-Interest". This model defines the organized exploitation over time among multiple persons in roles of trust controlling the vulnerable person and embezzling their assets through coordinated schemes and functioning as a criminal enterprise.
An example of predatory professionals working in-concert to exploit vulnerable persons was defined in an infamous Clark County, Nevada case precedent as Racketeering. Large for profit Guardianship/Conservator companies and estate planning firms repeatedly exploiting their own elderly clients through document crimes & closely aligned third parties in Probate Courts could fit the definition of a criminal enterprise, if the cases were able to tried by a truly independent judge or jury.
EXAMPLE: “Defendants APRIL PARKS, MARK SIMMONS, and GARY NEAL TAYLOR, did on or between December 21, 2011 and July 6, 2016, then and there, within Clark County, Nevada, knowingly, willfully and feloniously, while employed by or associated with an enterprise, conduct or participate either directly or indirectly, in racketeering activity through the affairs of said enterprise, and/or in the affairs of the enterprise through racketeering activity, did engage in said acts, to wit: by Defendants working for A Private Professional Guardian, LLC using their position to steal funds belonging to elderly and disabled persons over whom they had guardianship authority, through the use of a series of fraudulent billing practices, said activity constituting Racketeering contrary to NRS 207.400 (1)(c)(2).“
Citizen Safety Maps, Corruption Maps and Elder Abuse Maps are Developed in Partnerships with Multiple Vulnerable Person Advocacy Organizations.
Research assistance, educational resources and citation’s courtesy of regional newspapers, grassroots elder rights advocates, affiliated vulnerable person organizations, State & Federal Act grant program educational materiel and relevant ordinances.
Business Allies is a Profit to Nonprofit Northwest Business Alliance. Advocate researchers are based in the following areas: Seattle & Spokane Washington, Sandpoint, amd Coeur d’alene, Kootenai County region. Each advocate is focused in human rights projects for elder justice. Data aggregation sources and leads focused on family rights and community safety, Advocates use trustee Research, Education & Fiduciary Training Services/TREFTS Platforms to research for Guardianship, Conservatorship practice standards, as well as Federal and State grant funded websites to analyse current abuse, exploitation & negligence trends, and how these matter become enmeshed in probate court conflicts of interest and corruption matters. Public data aggregation sources and leads include regional newspapers, VP Taskforce, AltrueSoft Tech Platforms, Citizen to Citizen Reporting, Citizen’s Bureau of Investigation, Northwest Journal News, Grassroots Elder Advocate Organizations, state & national GAO research monitoring & grant projects. Some of the data that advocate researchers examine is provided by Department of Justice Elder Rights Initiatives (EJI) and investigation protocols used by Adult Protective Services or law enforcement, prosecutors and trauma recovery specialists such as:
- National Adult Mistreatment Report System (NAMRS) collects state-level adult protective services data.
- National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) collects state-level law enforcement data.
- FTC Consumer Sentinel Network collects consumer complaints from multiple sources.
- Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) collects data on suspected elder financial exploitation submitted by financial institutions.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Exploitation by Financial Institutions.
Key advocate research search terms: grant research objectives & administrative rules for Adult Protective Services, State Health Departments, Elder Abuse and Exploitation requirements legislated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Social Security Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Older Americans Act. Aggregated & direct interviews via Citizen research and complaints focused on elder abuse, exploitation and negligence, human trafficking, corruption, professional cronyism among state licensed service providers such as Estate Planning Attorneys, Doctors, Physicians, Clinicians & coordinated medical ethics for elder care, neurocognitive & capacity evaluations, Conservator, Court Visitor, LSW, Guardian, Guardianship, Trustee, Management Services, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules of Civil Procedure, State Bar Ethics Commissions, CMS, Hospital, Facility Management, SEC, FINRA, Code of Federal Regulations,IRS Circular 230 Best Practices for estate professionals, State Tax & Insurance Fraud protocols, Wealth Management Services ethics guidelines, Certified Financial Forensics & CPA Investigation manuals, Uniform Trust and Power of Attorney Code and many more industry compliance guidelines . Supported by research from over site sources, Bureau of Occupational Licenses and all State Statutes relevant to Negligence, Exploitation & Abuse including Probate Court monitoring, Senate Hearing on “Toxic Conservatorships“, recent state & federal legislation, Acts of Congress, Elder Justice Act, Elder Abuse Guide For Law Enforcement (EAGLE), American Bar Association & American Psychologists Association Resources on & Elder Abuse & Vulnerable Person Legislation.
Courtesy of Citizen’s Public Safety Network & Citizen’s Bureau of Investigation Community Safety Projects | Spokane; Washington, Sandpoint & Coeur d’alene; Kootenai County, Idaho Elder Abuse Advocates & Grassroots Networks.