According to the Washington State Guardian Board this is their “Mission”
The Certified Professional Guardianship Board develops, adopts and implements regulations governing certification, minimum standards of practice, training, and discipline of professional guardians, to protect the public and facilitate the delivery of competent and ethical guardianship services.
They are another “agency” that enjoys the protection of the Washington State Supreme Court, as a matter of fact the guardianship board has a member of the Washington Sate Bar Association on it. A woman named Barbara West.
We have reported on a Guardian that is also a hearings officer for the WSBA, a woman named Lin O’Dell
Along with these 2 stories
The complaints against this woman have been piling up for years, but all the discipline board did was to put a letter of reprimand in her file
They did not address the fact that PF’s account had 4 million dollars but in just a few years she is down to less then 1 million dollars. None of the money went to care for her except for monthly stipends of about 1000.00 but many months she went without even that.
They did not address the fact that she “bought” one of her clients property for pennies on the dollar. A property she now lives at with her convicted killer of a husband.
Most disturbing is the fact that all they did was give her a letter when she had her husband caring for vulnerable people and threatening them.
This woman Lin O’Dell is still a hearings officer for the WSBA. A woman who steals from her clients, threatens them, lies to the courts on a regular basis is still a person standing in judgement of other lawyers.
The moral of this story is that you can lie steal and destroy others as long as you are under the protection of the WSBA & the Supreme Court. Also keep in mind that these 3 years of complaints they did nothing about are only the one’s they had to acknowledge, there were countless more that they swept under the rug. Watch out for your seniors Washington,
Copyright 2016 Snohomish County Reporter