Executive Director Karen C. Buck, Esq.’s compelling article about the global and national crisis of elder abuse and financial exploitation appears today in The Legal Intelligencer. From the UN to President Obama and the PA Supreme Court, leaders around the world recognize that this is one of the great crises of our time. Read also about one of our bravest clients to-date: WWII veteran 91-year-old Ray White, who came forward to share the devastation of senior financial exploitation. After an almost year long fight to justice: “I speak today for the many thousands of elderly victims as myself; in many cases the realization that you’ve been victimized comes too late, and the scammer has your property, and money … If we allow these voracious predators to prey upon our vulnerable senior citizens, they will be successful in taking our nest eggs, and money. When a senior citizen becomes a victim of a crime, it is a life shattering experience. There are many potential unsuspecting elderly victims facing poverty who choose to end their lives, or just give up hope in living. I know this too well, that [it] is equivalent to murdering
those victims.” Read more here.