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ABC 7 News I-Team exposed the Santa Clara County Public Guardian abusing conservatees and committing mortgage fraud.
Co-host Linda Kincaid supported the I-Team investigation. Linda also gained access to abuse victim Gisela Riordan, who has been isolated for over two years. Join us for an in depth discussion. In the first hour, we will discuss these cases in detail. Residents of Santa Clara County are invited call in with questions about these cases or to present their own cases. Calls will be limited to 5 minutes. In the second hour, Dr. Robert Fettgather will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in family members of abuse victims. Calls will be limited to 5 minutes. Gisela Riordan was conserved by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian in 2010. The PG took Gisela from her home, isolated her in a secured facility, and evicted her son from the home they shared. The PG sold the home to pay for keeping Gisela locked away from her loved ones. She is not allowed visitors, phone calls, or mail. Lillie Scalia was conserved by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian in 2010. The PG took Lillie from her home, isolated her in a secured facility, and evicted her brother and niece from the home they shared. The PG took a reverse mortgage on the vacant home, a blatant act of mortgage fraud. Two years later, the home still sits vacant.
The PG pays $60/month to store Lillie’s possessions in a warehouse. After a year of isolation, Lillie is now permitted limited scheduled and supervised visitation with specified family members. She is not allowed any other visitors.