Tucson Court to Hear Extradition of Woman Accused of Feeding her Mother

By Janet Phelan

On Tuesday, Pima County Superior Court in Arizona will hear a case involving a fugitive from justice and the request for extradition to Miami-Dade County, in Florida. The fugitive, a former New York attorney, is a 64-year-old woman named Barbara Stone.

Stone was originally arrested for feeding her mother.

Barbara Stane and her mom, Barbara surprised her mom, with a party

Yes, you read that correctly. Specifically, the 2013 charges against Stone were launched after she took her mother, who was under a guardianship with a “professional guardian” named Jacqueline Hertz, to lunch. Stone had visited her mother, Helen Stone, in the facility wherein Hertz had placed her. Finding her mother on a feeding tube and clearly emaciated, Barbara Stone took her to Denny’s.

She was arrested the same day and charged with the following: 1) Custody interference; 2) Elder abuse; 3) False imprisonment, and 4) Violation of a protective order. According to Miami-Dade, there was no action taken on charges 2-4 and the threat of the five-year prison term attached to the first count was enough for Stone to take a plea. She was sentenced to three years probation.

The warrant for her arrest in Arizona, which was executed on June 16, 2017, states that she violated the terms of her probation on four counts. Three of them reveal a virtual gag on Stone.

1) Barbara Stone is charged with “failing to comply with the plea agreement…..(stating that Stone) shall not file any documents in the pending guardianship case, or in any other court of competent jurisdiction, concerning her mother or any other parties/participants unless said documents are filed by and through an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Florida, and as grounds for belief that the offender violated her probation, Officer Nakesha Tucker states that the offender submitted a letter to Linda Kearon, General Counsel, on August 27, 2016.”

2) As to the second count, “Officer Nakesha Tucker states that the offender submitted an email to Liz Consuegra, attorney ad litem on August 30, 2016.”

Got it. Letters and emails….it gets worse.

3) On the next count of probation violation, Stone is charged again with violating the plea agreement. This time, “Officer Nakesha Tucker states that the offender submitted a blog/review on September 9, 2016.”

Emailing, Blogging…..all of which surrounds the crime of taking her Mom to lunch.

4) On the final count of probation violation, Officer Tucker states that “the offender failed to report (to her probation officer) as directed since August 2, 2016.”

According to friend and neighbor Janet Pipes, at that point Barbara Stone was in Arizona, trying to rebuild her shattered life.

The Stone case was covered in an article in Miami New Times, which discussed multiple cases of guardians preying on and abusing their wards. The article prompted new legislation in Florida, which is generally considered to have been no more useful than a band-aid on brain cancer.

According to Rick Black, intake director for Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianships (AAAPG), new laws have not slowed the pace of fraudulent guardianships across Florida in the least.

His perceptions are echoed by elder law specialists across the country. “We don’t need to change the laws; we need to enthusiastically and effectively apply the laws that we have,” said Sally Hurme, an elder law attorney in Washington, D.C.

Quoted in an article in Next Avenue, A. Frank Johns, a Greensboro, NC. attorney and a national leader in the field of elder law, said: “When you go out and try to look for the application of those changes, it’s nowhere to be found.”

Barbara Stone is not allowed to speak with her mother and reportedly has not seen her in over a year.

It should be noted that none of the documents obtained in pursuit of this report were obtained from the Miami-Dade court. The court’s press officer, Eunice Sigler, has refused to reply to or in any way honor the requests for information filed under the Florida Public Records Act. I suspect the penalties for Sigler’s violating the Florida Public Records Law and the public’s right to know will be negligible.

Eunice Sigler Public Relations Director Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

After all, we must protect the public at all costs. Not only from daughters who want to feed their mothers but also from reporters who think that something might be rotten in Florida.

According to Rick Black, “The National Center for State Courts estimates there are 1.3 million adults under guardianship.” Black states that at this juncture …” the total assets under guardianship are $50 billion, nationwide.”

Miami-Dade County has recommended six months in jail for Barbara Stone, followed by reinstatement of the probation conditions. Her extradition hearing takes place on June 27, at 2: 30 in Pima County Superior Court, Judge Lee Ann Roads, presiding.

Top Image Caption: Miami-Dade State Attorney General Katherine Fernandez Rundle (D) and Barbara Stone (inset)

Editor’s Note, additional images, and files can be found here, here, here and here

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Janet Phelan is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The San Bernardino County Sentinel, The Santa Monica Daily Press, The Long Beach Press Telegram, Oui Magazine and other regional and national publications. Janet specializes in issues pertaining to legal corruption and addresses the heated subject of adult conservatorship, revealing shocking information about the relationships between courts and shady financial consultants. She also covers issues relating to international bioweapons treaties. Her poetry has been published in Gambit, Libera, Applezaba Review, Nausea One and other magazines. Her first book, The Hitler Poems, was published in 2005. She is also the author of a tell-all book EXILE, (also available as an ebook). She currently resides abroad.

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12 Comments on "Tucson Court to Hear Extradition of Woman Accused of Feeding her Mother"

  1. Why did the state take guardianship of Barbara Stone’s mother? If her mother had developed dementia, for example, why did Stone not assume guardianship of her mother? This case seems weird to the extreme.

    • Grace by Faith | June 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm | Reply

      That’s exactly the question I have. Perhaps we’re looking at a case of the courts punishing the daughter vicariously because she refused to take guardianship of her mother herself. In other words, this is what kids get if they abandon their elderly parents. But I seriously doubt it, the government is indifferent to flesh and blood; it being a corporation, it may only interact with other corporations. All else is invisible to it.

      This entire agenda of “guardianship” I believe is a well-planned operation to condition us to accept that the government owns us all, that is, when they can trick us into their de facto jurisdiction, attaching our bodies to the cestui trust account that the government owns and manages from behind a curtain. They don’t care about the human in their guardianship as shown by the fact this mom wasn’t being fed properly (for whatever reason), they are only interested in the trust account they unlawfully attached to her body. And they are VERY interested in those accounts, after all, they own them.

      Government’s “ownership” of America’s children is not secret. There are many court cases which openly declare that our purported government owns virtually all of America’s children. “The primary control and custody of infants is with the government.” Tillman v. Roberts 108 So. 62, Van Koten v. Van Koten 154 NE 146, Senate Document 43 & 73rd Congress 1st. session, Wynehammer v. People 13 NY Rep 378, 481.

      According to Nichols v. Nichols (Civ. App., 247 S.W. 2d 143), …in its capacity of “parens patriae,” government may assume direction, control, and custody of children, and delegate such authority to whom it may see fit. (See, Ridgeway v. Walter, 133 S.W.2d 748, 281 Ky. 140;Shelton v. Hensley, 299 S.W. 979, 222 Ky 808.)

      So I would imagine there are similar case laws regarding the elderly who cannot care for themselves. Everything we do is now is a legal nightmare, with Big Brother watching over us like hawks making sure we don’t step out of their line without their permission and heaven forbid make our own informed decisions about our families, or worse, learn about how they’ve manipulated us all with their “color of law” fraud.

      Considering the maniacal steps they’re taking against our jobs, air, food, water, nature, families, bodies, and even the truth, I think there’s a much bigger even more nefarious plan to eventually declare us all legally (but unlawfully, big difference) incompetent, requiring custody and management intervention for all of us, including putting us all on a UBI (Universal Basic Income) so they can steal, er…, “save” us as they see fit. This will probably entail prison (the open air type) or worse, the g-word for “the common good” (which means for their pleasure and benefit), the ends justifying the means. And of course the ends are absolute global domination, ownership, and control, with a severely depopulated society. See: UN’s Agenda 2030.

      • Janet Phelan | June 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm | Reply

        Again, the State favors professional guardians over family guardians. If the estate planning documents name a family member as guardian, the courts will often override the legal documents. It’s another tool in the asset seizure and eugenics toolbox.

        • That’s outrageous.

          • The “guardians” are also often in cahoots with the judges; splitting the spoils when they sell off all the assets & dump the elder in a state home to die. I want to know more about how to stop this.

          • William Burke | June 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm |

            Stop the Death Bounty, you mean?

          • Bill the eighth | June 27, 2017 at 9:21 am |

            Exactly, this is just another wealth extraction scheme so the government can steal all it can from the elderly. It carries the double benefit of keeping the next generation down and struggling to pay their bills.

    • Janet Phelan | June 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm | Reply

      The State favors professional guardians over family guardians. There are a plethora of articles here, on Activist Post, discussing the abuses going on in these cases, sanctioned by the court. Even the GAO–Government Accountability Office–has recognized the prevalence of abusive court appointed guardians and how very profitable these cases are for the guardians.

      • Thank you.

        Why don’t people make wills and legal powers of attorney? In our country, thankfully, the state cannot override such legal documents.

  2. Abominable situation and one which I hope a judge will take cognizance of if it ever gets to court. I also hope Arizona refuses the extradition.

  3. Sounds like the state is protecting the criminals – the so-called professional guardians, who sound like parasites.

  4. State “guardianship” of the elderly=control/confiscation of assets=death

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