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Embattled private guardian disciplined

Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 22:08:42-05

An embattled private guardian under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is now facing more problems. 

The guardian's fall from grace all stems from a Contact 13 investigation. 

Private Guardian April Parks has been accused of abusing her power and exploiting the people she's court-appointed to protect. 

While police develop evidence and build a possible criminal case, Parks is now facing disciplinary action for violating national standards.

The Center for Guardianship Certification, which certifies private professional guardians nationwide, has censured Parks for her actions in the case of Elizabeth Indig.

Contact 13 first reported on Indig's case in September after Parks failed to pay the homeowner association dues and let the elderly woman's home slip into foreclosure.  It sold at auction for $22,000.  All without court approval.

"She took control over the home and everything in the home which were trust assets!  And she had no right to!" said Indig's daughter, whose name is also Elizabeth.

Indig successfully fought to get her mother out of guardianship.  But the house was already gone. 

Parks was also censured for failing to file required court documents in a timely manner.

Clark County Family Court Hearing Master Jon Norheim and some judges were aware of all that, but Indig says they failed to do anything to prevent or rectify Parks' actions. 

Parks continues to provide guardianship services despite the censure and police investigation.