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A recent San Jose Mercury News article claims that a former chief executive officer of a Kern County nursing home has entered a not guilty plea to criminal charges. The charges involve her alleged consent to allowing staff members at the nursing home to forcibly drug elderly patients, including three who died. The woman entered […]

According to a story found on, a monitoring program responsible for overseeing the activities of hundreds of nursing home facilities in northern California is being forced to scale back operations after losing a sizable portion of its budget. These budget cutting concessions may lead to more cases of nursing home neglect in California. The […]

In a recent fraud case from northern California, the alleged perpetrator of fraud apparently targeted elderly women with a securities loan investment scheme that cost victims an estimated $20 million. A May 7, 2009, bargaining agreement resulted in a no contest plea for Thomas Hastert, who will serve five years of a potential 32-year sentence. […]