|Who guards the guardians? Ayudando was a family affair|
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 05:13 AM PDT
Ayudando Guardians Inc. opened its doors with two nurses and a medical records expert in 2004. It was formed, according to its website, “due to the enormous need for guardians and conservators in the State of New Mexico.”
The nonprofit Albuquerque-based guardian and conservator firm – now accused along with its principal owners of looting millions of dollars from client accounts – grew over the years.
And, the company increasingly became a family affair.
Newly unsealed federal search warrant affidavits describe how Ayudando – described in one federal document as “permeated by criminal activity” – began hiring more and more relatives of its two principals, Susan Harris and Sharon Moore.
Three family members, in addition to Harris and Moore, had their own Ayudando credit cards and over a four-year period racked up more than $1…
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