"guardians" Jared E. Shafer and Patience Bristol
man for libel, now ask taxpayers to pay the bill
a blind bastard who should never have married a sighted wife!"
DA Steve Wolfson
Marcy Dudeck, Charles Pascal
VEGAS by Steve Miller
- On April 10, 2014, private "guardians" Jared Shafer, his former employee
Bristol, Shafer's business Professional
Fiduciary Services of Nevada (PFSN Inc.), PFSN office manager Amy Deittrick,
Deittrick's AVID BUSINESS SERVICES, their attorneys
Mark Solomon, Dana Dwiggins, Alan Freer, and Robert Simpson, and CPAs
Bruce Gamett and Shawn King filed a civil libel lawsuit against Charles
Pascal who has been blind since birth.
Plaintiff Patience Bristol is now serving
3 - 8 years in Nevada State Prison for ripping off Shafer's elderly wards.
Plaintiffs Gamett, King and Shafer in 2009 were Defendants
accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of participating
in a "Ponzi
Scheme" that "fraudulently offered and sold approximately $180 million
in unregistered notes to more than 800 investors, many of whom were senior
citizens." After being named as Defendants, Shafer, Gamet, and King
agreed to return a portion of their commissions in order to escape prosecution.
Shafer, PFSN Inc., Bristol, Deittrick,
and AVID BUSINESS SERVICES, are defendants in another civil
lawsuit filed on May 1, 2014 by one of PFSN's former wards who
claims she was robbed of over $450,000.00 while she was under PFSN's control.
Despite Shafer, Bristol, Gamett, and King's
own brushes with the law, they proclaim that their professional reputations
have been damaged by Pascal and others who allegedly wrote derogatory Internet
articles about them and their involvement in court appointed Nevada guardianships.
(INSIDE VEGAS is aware of the names of
four individuals, not including Pascal, who admit to authoring critical
RipOff Reports about Jared Shafer, Patience Bristol, and Clark County Guardianship
Commissioner Jon Norheim. The identity of these individuals is protected
under the Nevada Reporter's Shield Law.)
Blind-Sided By Blind Man
Pascal lives in Southern California
and is indigent. He cannot afford an attorney and is acting pro se in this
litigation. He also has a Masters Degree from Loyola Marymount University,
a tremendous feat for a sightless person. On May 12, 2014, Pascal asked
the Clark County District Court to require Shafer, Bristol,
and the other plaintiffs to accommodate his disability by providing all
legal filings in Braille and audio per the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). Shafer and the other plaintiffs refused
to comply, then last week reportedly tried
to get the local District Attorney to criminally prosecute Pascal for the
alleged misdemeanor crime of libel in order to try to save paying the Braille
and audio court costs. If the DA complies, the Braille and
audio transcriptions his office pays to generate would become public record
and could be used for free by Shafer, et. al., in their civil case against
Pascal saving them an estimated $100,000.00 or more in court costs.
to read or respond to his complaint, Pascal asked a friend who helps persons
with visual disabilities to write a dictated letter
to Clark County District Judge Joanna Kishner
explaining his situation, and the plaintiff's refusal to abide by the ADA
law. He also dictated letters to the ADA,
National Federation of the Blind, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),
and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asking for assistance.
intervened on Pascal's behalf. Judge Kishner,
on June 12, 2014, issued an order requiring Shafer to transcribe his initial
1,600 page complaint into Braille and audio
along with all future filings. It cost $5.00 per page to translate a document
into Braille, hence Shafer's reaction to
try get the taxpayers to foot the bill.
The transcription cost does not include paying someone to read the documents
into a recorder, binding, packing or shipping.
It appears that unless the plaintiffs can
get the taxpayers to foot the bill to comply with ADA requirements, they
have been blind-sided by a legal requirement they should surely have known
about before they filed their lawsuit.
accused Pascal of writing over
hundred RipOff Reports that contain
allegedly libelous statements about him and his crew. Pascal claims to
know nothing about the origin of the RipOff
Reports. He also told INSIDE VEGAS that Shafer cost his mother-in-law Marcy Dudeck
over $500,000.00 in excessive billings and legal fees drained from her
trust account, though Shafer hadn't performed any guardian services for
Mrs. Dudeck before her death.
the Marcy Dudeck story:
check from the account of Marcy Dudeck was
one of many secretly cashed by Jared Shafer. Mrs. Dudeck's
family say they were never informed of the cashed checks after her death,
and she was under guardianship at the time she purportedly signed the checks,
therefore she was legally prohibited from being a signatory on any legal
document. Marcy had been declared legally incompetent by the Nevada
court in September 2006, over a year before her checks began being signed
with her signature and cashed by Shafer. Dudeck's
daughter, Heidi, claims her mother's signature was forged, something District
Attorney Wolfson should rightfully be looking into - instead of reportedly
considering the criminal prosecution of Mrs. Dudeck's blind son-in-law
for allegedly committing the misdemeanor crime of libeling Shafer, et.
Marcy Dudeck died on February 25, 2010
while under Jared E. Shafer's "guardianship." Her trust account had
been completely depleted. According to the coroner, her cause of
death was "dehydration."
According to Pascal, his wife Heidiís past
was taken when PFSN Inc. took over her mother's life and property.
"Heidiís needlepoint works she made as a child, senior prom pictures and
wedding photos were destroyed by Shafer and Bristol along with so many
other items of sentimental value. She never got the opportunity to
say 'I would like to have that.' I'm burning inside as I say this
because this is the worst kind of robbery. Theft of a life's memories.
That is what Heidi wants the world to know Shafer and Patience took from
In the meantime, Jared Shafer has not responded
to repeated requests to tell his side of this story.
In an alleged
effort to save the thousands of dollars it would take to translate the
libel complaint into Braille and audio,
according to court sources, Shafer has also threatened to sue the Clark
County District Court for "violating his civil rights" by requiring
him to comply with Pascal's demands. Shafer reportedly said he was the
oldest person still practicing in family court and his word carried weight.
He went on to tell court officials that he should be listened to.
contends that Shafer was aware of his disability for over seven years,
therefore he should have realized Pascal could not read or respond to the
lengthy complaint filed against him. Had Pascal not responded to Shafer's
complaint in a timely manner, a summary judgment could have been rendered
against him, as may have been Shafer's plan all along. Shafer actually
knew as far back as May of 2007 that Pascal was visually impaired when
Pascal attended one of his mother-in-law's
Family Court hearings.
to Judge Kishner, he backs up his contention
that Shafer had prior knowledge of his blindness by stating: "Defendant
alleges on November 3, 2009, in the courtyard of the Las Vegas Family Court,
Mr. Shafer referred to Defendant as a blind b***ard
who should have never married a sighted wife."
According to a source in the Clark County
District Attorney's office, Shafer wants the DA to expend tax dollars to
prosecute Pascal under NRS 200.510.
NRS 200.510 Definition; penalties; truth
may be given in evidence; jury to determine law and fact.
1. A libel
is a malicious defamation, expressed by printing, writing, signs, pictures
or the like, tending to blacken the memory of the dead, or to impeach the
honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation, or to publish the natural defects
of a living person or persons, or community of persons, or association
of persons, and thereby to expose them to public hatred, contempt or ridicule.
person, whether the writer or publisher, convicted of the offense is guilty
of a gross misdemeanor.
agrees to perform such an obvious favor, the courts would have to pay for
the Braille and audio translations that
could then be used in Shafer's civil lawsuit against Pascal.
would also have the extra burden of prosecuting over state lines, and be
forced to provide Pascal a public defender at taxpayer's expense. This,
when hundreds of felony requests for prosecution by the LVMPD are passed
over by the DA's office each year because of budgetary constraints.
The same source in the DA's office told
INSIDE VEGAS that Steve Wolfson has too much integrity to grant such a
favor for anyone! "The DAís resources are
stretched so thin that many misdemeanors, especially those that don't involve
physical harm, aren't acted upon by his office. That's why so many prostitutes,
pimps, and drug addicts are let back onto the LV streets within hours of
their arrests. This complaint is a misdemeanor and Pascal could not be
forced to go to
nor could they enforce a warrant to be transferred out of state because it's
a not a felony."
At this juncture, Jared Shafer, convicted
felon Patience Bristol, and their band of co-plaintiffs have been unable
to prove the identity of any person or persons responsible for authoring
the allegedly libelous RipOff
Reports about them. However, their alleged efforts to burden the taxpayer's
with their legal expenses may have backfired. According to court house
sources, Shafer's refusal to comply with Judge Kishnerís order to accommodate
Pascal, and the revelation that the county previously received $50,000.00
from the federal government to purchase a Braille embossing machine that
was never purchased, has caused the DOJ to open an ADA audit of Clark County.
Based on the projected work hours needed
to comply with an ADA audit, the Pascal libel suit has probably drawn much
more courthouse attention than the plaintiffs ever intended. And few would
be surprised if this obvious SLAPP
suit is reluctantly dismissed by the plaintiffs who do not want to
pay for the Braille or recordings in the event the taxpayers are not burdened
with the cost.
In the meantime, Shafer continues to conduct
his business unencumbered, and his victims are still free to publicly express
of many expected lawsuits just filed against for-hire
Jared E. Shafer and two of his employees
Multiple complaints of stealing from elderly
or disabled "wards"
have I bribed? Which Judges? WHAT BULLSHIT!"
Guardian Jared E. Shafer
It's obvious that no law enforcement agency
in Nevada is willing
to expose our state to the ridicule it
deserves for allowing
this insidious form of racketeering to
under the radar for over thirty years
to view 1:26 second court video of Shafer ordering judge to clear courtroom)
Vegas' Death Watch
The chain of events start at Sun City
end in private guardian Jared E. Shafer's
Jason Hanson - Jared E. Shafer Story
"Special Administrator" Jared E. Shafer
takes house and
inheritance from 24 year old man with
"All I wanted to do was go home, but Shafer
takes fervent joy in
destroying people's lives." - Jason Hanson
Robbery Under Color Of Law!
Additional documents show Shafer is still
bleeding the assets of a millionaire ward paying himself a total of $432,043.00
in fees five years after ward's death
Felony Arrest Warrant Issued For "Guardian"
Jared E. Shafer's Protégé Patience Bristol
The warrant for Bristol's arrest listed
fifteen felony counts including four counts of "Exploiting Old/Vulnerable
Persons," eight counts of "First Degree Burglary," and three counts of
"Obtaining Money/Property/Labor Under False Pretense."
Daughter of WW2 vet succeeds in terminating
Jared E. Shafer's Nevada guardianship and a California conservatorship
dictated by Shafer
Hands" Suing For Defamation
"Who wrote this report? Who have I bribed?
What judges? WHAT BULLSHIT!" - Private Guardian Jared E. Shafer
E. Shafer Loses Guardianship
Looted Senior Citizen Returns To Claim
Home And Possessions After Winning Termination In A Bitter Sweet Victory
$360,000 bled from 93-year-old's trust
Elder Abuse Likely - Under Color Of Law
91 year old WW2 hero pleads to be allowed
to spend his final days with family in California. Private Guardian Jared
E. Shafer signals his displeasure to Family Court Judge Jon Norheim who
refuses to permit Olvera to leave LV. Family defies court and moves patriarch
to Santa Cruz County while funds continue to be drained from his account
in Nevada to pay lawyers to fight for his return.
to view 2:27 sec. court record of Mr. Olvera's ignored plea
OF SHAFER BLEEDING OVER $360,000.00 FROM ELDERLY WARD'S TRUST
In 2009, Shafer and his CPAs Bruce Gammett
and Shawn King narrowly avoided SEC criminal prosecution by returning money
they "fraudulently obtained from unknowing senior citizens to invest in
a Ponzi scheme"
Association To Stop Guardian Abuse