Note total of $10,925 for "E-mail"
The following check was cashed by Jared Shafer. The family of the late Marcy Dudeck say they were never informed of the check, nor received the proceeds from it after her death. Mrs. Dudeck was under guardianship at the time she purportedly signed the check, and was legally prohibited from being a signatory on any legal document.
An insurance check for $20,000 issued to the "Estate of Carmela Olvera, Deceased" that was entrusted to "The Powell Litigation Group and Jared E. Shafer Special Administrator" was deposited by Shafer on December 15, 2011.
The funds have never been accounted for according to Carmela Olvera's widower 94 year old Guadalupe Olvera.
Five months after the check was deposited. the Powell Litigation Group filed for bankruptcy claiming assets of less than $50,000. Shafer in 2013 told officials in California that he did not know the whereabouts of Olvera's $20,000. This is a clear violation of NRS 159.073 (1) A summary of the duties, functions and responsibilities of a guardian, including, without limitation, the duty to: (I) Act in the best interest of the ward at all times.
159.073 (III) Protect, preserve and manage
the income, assets and estate of the ward and utilize the income, assets
and estate of the ward solely for the benefit of the ward.
(IV) Maintain the assets of the ward in the name of the ward or the name of the guardianship. Except when the spouse of the ward is also his or her guardian, the assets of the ward must not be commingled with the assets of any third party.
All deposits underlined in RED were funds intended for wards, but were commingled with other funds and deposited into Shafer's PFSN corporate checking account in violation of NRS 159.073 (III) (IV).
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