Month: July 2015

July 30, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  A recent case in Ann Arbor has once again highlighted the difference between embezzlement in the more traditional sense—unlawfully taking money from one’s employer—and financial abuse of vulnerable persons. Embezzlement is defined as the taking of money to which a person has legal access but not ownership rights. And when the victims are vulnerable…

July 27, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The Pope’s New Tribunal The child sex abuse scandals that have surrounded the Catholic Church in the last few decades are so numerous as to be considered almost commonplace. But what caused so much public outcry had less to do with the child sex abuse itself, and more to do with how the church handled…

July 25, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Mother & Caregiver arrested for toddler’s death Caius Henry was a two-year-old boy from South Rockwood, who died last year shortly after emergency responders rushed him to a local hospital for treatment. His mother had called 911, explaining that her little son had hit his temple the night before and now was having trouble breathing.

July 23, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

“Freezer Mom” Mitchell Blair, the single mother who murdered two of her four children and stored their bodies in a chest freezer near the front door of her apartment, was recently sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. However Blair did tell the judge that she would gladly have accepted the death penalty, had…

July 20, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Proposed Homeschooling Law Leaves Many Angry This is a classic case of one apple spoiling the whole bunch. Or at least, spoiling it for the rest of the bunch. And sadly, this is so often the case nowadays. One individual will make a poor choice, and countless others will be forced to suffer the fallout….

July 16, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

According to records from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, an Isabella County resident is facing federal charges for sexual assault on a minor. 44-year-old George Howard Mandoka of Mount Pleasant was indicted by a federal jury in Bay City on July 8th. He was subsequently arrested.

July 14, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Elizabeth Singler, a married mother to six children with another one on the way, is a very relieved mom. And she has good reason to be. Back in November of last year, Singler was accused of “over-spanking” one of her children. Spangler is alleged to have used a wooden paddle to spank one of her…

July 12, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Daughter’s Death Allegedly Caused by Starvation When police arrived at the Port Huron home of 25-year-old Andrew Maison, and his 27-year-old wife Hilery Maison, the last thing they expected to find was starving children. According to authorities, 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison and her 3-year-old sister, Makayla, were severely malnourished and dehydrated. According to one detective’s testimony,…

July 11, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

According to the American Bar Association, defense attorneys are ethically bound to provide the best possible defense for a client, whether or not they are are guilty or innocent of the crime they are accused of committing. While some defense attorneys are obviously better than others at their trade, all attorneys defending the accused are…

July 9, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Alexandra Alexi Bound Over for Trial Alexandra Alexi, a Lansing mother charged with abusing, torturing and causing the death of her infant son, Julian Alexi, has been bound over for trial in the Ingham County Circuit Court. She is facing felony charges of first and third degree child abuse, torture and open murder.