State watchdog does little to hold court-appointed guardians accountable
No guardians removed, 132 investigations open
Posted: 5:36 PM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 5:21 PM, Feb 20, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A state watchdog set up to police Florida’s troubled guardianship system has taken little action to hold court-appointed guardians accountable for serious violations, the I-Team found.
The Office of Public and Professional Guardians – set up by lawmakers in 2016 – has handed out only 19 warning letters since it was established, state records show.
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Public records obtained by I-Team Investigator Adam Walser show the watchdog agency cited guardians for taking property, depositing a check made out to a person in their…
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