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Who guards the guardians: A series by Diane Dimond

Copyright © 2016 Albuquerque Journal

Editor’s note: Investigative journalist Diane Dimond, whose weekly syndicated column on crime and justice appears in the Journal, is preparing a book on the nation’s elder guardianship system. It’s a system designed to protect the elderly from the unscrupulous. But as Dimond discovered, it can be dominated by a core group of court-appointed, for-profit professionals who are accused of isolating family members and draining the elders’ estates. New Mexico is no exception.

This is a five-part Albuquerque Journal series that printed from Nov. 26- Dec. 1, 2016


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March 2017: More on Who Guards the Guardians:

Guardianship reforms DOA in New Mexico

Advocates frustrated at stonewall they encounter

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  • Deference to law commission stops guardian reforms cold
  • ‘Columbo’ bill seeks to curb guardian power
  • First Part of Series: Family laments mom’s fate under court guardianship
  • Tune in to town hall on guardianship

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