Monday, December 2, 2013

Linda Kincaid Reports: Timeline of Elder Abuse by Monterey County Public Guardian

Deputy Public Guardian Jennifer Empasis pursued a campaign of false allegations and abuse of power to control the assets of Peruvian immigrant Margarita Zelada. Her estate is valued at around $1.5M.
Margarita’s three bedroom home in San Francisco’s desirable Outer Sunset neighborhood sits vacant. Empasis changed the locks to prevent family entering the home. Patricia’s 2001 Mercedes, a gift from Margarita, is now in Empasis’ control.

In July 2012, Empasis alleged that Patricia financially abused her mother. Margarita repeatedly insisted Patricia did nothing improper. Patricia provided a full accounting of expenditures. No charges were filed.

In September 2012, Empasis seized control of all assets belonging to Margarita and Patricia. Mother and daughter were left unable to meet their financial obligations. Both experienced severe financial hardship.

On October 5, 2012, the court awarded temporary conservatorship of Margarita’s estate to the Public Guardian.

On December 13, 2012,
Margarita recorded a video stating that Patricia did not abuse her in any way. Margarita was emphatic that she did not want the Public Guardian involved in her affairs.
The video was never presented in court. Empasis had full knowledge of the suppressed evidence.

On March 9, 2013, Margarita was forcibly taken from Patricia’s home in Pacific Grove. Patricia and neighbor Tara Robinson said ten police officers stormed the house with guns drawn and leveled at Patricia. Officers acknowledged they had no warrant.

The officers dragged Margarita from her bed, rolled her in a sheet, and strapped her to a gurney. They carried her to an ambulance waiting outside. Robinson said Margarita’s screams were the most horrible sounds she ever heard.

Full Article and Source:
Margarita Zelada:  Timeline of Elder Abuse by Monterey County Public Guardian


Thelma said...

Shocking what the cops do!

Anonymous said...

Warped: Government elder "protection" has only one face, the face of government violence against the person that the government labels a "potential" victim of elder abuse, and violence against those who try to prevent government violence by bringing the truth to the government, so that the government will stop planning strategy to break into senior citizens' home, handcuffing seniors, and imprisoning and drugging them, to keep their mouths shut.

Carole said...

It is shocking, Thelma. But I believe the cops are misled and they don't really understand that the deliberate isolation of an elderly person is the biggest crime of all.

honeybear said...

10 cops against a little old lady? Outrageous!