Both Hoskin and Norheim refused to attend the April 21, 2015 hearing, but Clark County Chief District Court Judge David Barker, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Abuse and Neglect Detail Lieutenant James Weiskopf did attend, along with a number of family members of abused or exploited senior citizens, and a battery of reporters.
Before the hearing ended, at least three members of the seven member Board of Commissioners had heard enough about court approved financial bilking and physical abuse of wealthy elderly or disabled residents of Southern Nevada, and voiced their opinions that Hoskin and Norheim should be prohibited from presiding over any further guardianship cases.
With the Commission's blessing, Judge Barker went to work the following day, and on May 21, announced the ouster of Hoskin and Norheim, and the appointment of veteran District Court Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel to hear all of their once scheduled guardianship cases beginning on June 1. (Unfortunately, both Hoskin and Norheim are still employed by the Family Court system, and can hear cases unrelated to guardianship.)
|Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel|
The first for-hire guardian to be removed from two exploitative guardianships was April Parks, an often appointed professional guardian with no formal training.
In late May, the police opened an investigation of Parks for criminal exploitation of the elderly.
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Inside Vegas: New Family Court Judge Puts Immediate Stop To Elder Abuse And Exploitation By For-Hire"Guardians" Jared Shafer And April Parks