Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ISOLATE, MEDICATE, LIQUIDATE: How to Fleece a Senior

It started out simply: a retired Boxford lawyer, Marvin Siegel, got along in years, and as he approached his 83rd year amongst his fellow men, he began to slip a bit, needing some help around the house. His family pitched in, and at one point, a service that provided checkups on the elderly would visit with Mr. Siegel and see to his needs.

As time went on, his needs increased and a family member related that it made sense for his youngest daughter, a lawyer like her dad, to move into the family home with her father. (The eldest daughter lives thousands of miles away, and the middle daughter has some “issues” according to her younger sibling.) 

Things appeared fine at first, having one daughter, her husband and two of his grandchildren fill the voids in his previously silent home. Dinners together, helping out with laundry care, just watching TV together and bringing joy to Mr. Siegel…Then one day, the grandkids returned home with their mom, and found their grandfather being taken away in an ambulance. 

According to statements from the daughter and court documents (and we’re in the process of obtaining more documents, and scrutinizing hundreds of pages of filings and transcripts and listening to the court recordings), the visiting helper felt that Mr. Siegel was in an ill condition, tired and apparently forgetful. She called for an ambulance and he was transported to Beverly Hospital. From there, he was transported to another facility for evaluation, and that’s where the drugging began.

According to his youngest daughter, Mr. Siegel is medicated against his wishes, isolated from her, has had his cell phone taken away from him by his court-appointed guardian, and has 24/7 “guards” (medical providers) with him at his home in Boxford. She notes that within months of the ambulance ride, and the subsequent involvement of court-appointed personnel, she and her family were kicked out of her dad’s home, and she’s been prohibited from visiting with or having any communication with him.

That was five years ago.

Oh, and his bank accounts have dwindled over the past five years, with his net worth apparently oozed away, going from approximately $9 million to less than $4 million, and shrinking.  (Click to Continue)

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ISOLATE, MEDICATE, LIQUIDATE: How to Fleece a Senior

6 comments:

Yvette said...

I understand how the family is feeling. There's nothing more hopeless than a contested guardianship.

Shirley Zagru said...

This man did everything right. Everything right....and look what happened. It's outrageous!

Teresa said...

It is nothing but greed. Such selfish people. My parents lost all too. I get so upset how this continues.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for this family and hope they get justice for what has happened to their father.

kathleen riney said...

There are a lot of ways to "isolate" Seniors!...(I'm 75)
A Nursing Home is just the most
obvious...

Hadathought said...

Who was the "visitor helper"?