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Attorney General increases funds to combat guardianship abuse

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 18:24:55-04
Isolation. Double-billing. Entire life savings spent with no oversight. 
That's what we found in a Contact 13 Investigation of our guardianship system.  
Nevada's Attorney General is stepping up to fight the abuse
Adam Laxalt wants $400,000 sent to the Legal Aid of Southern Nevada to help fund pro bono work for vulnerable exploited by those who are supposed to protect them.  
The program is part of a larger new unit in the AG's office to combat financial fraud and it will not cost taxpayers as funding comes from mortgage settlement funds.