The Sun Valley Group, Inc., a licensed professional fiduciary service and the former guardians of Marie Long, has announced they are ceasing their fiduciary business in Arizona and are closing up shop. See “Major fiduciary firm is going out of business.”
I blogged several times about this infuriating topic last year at “To track financial exploitation, follow the money” and “Probate judge’s ‘ex-parte’ contacts with opposing counsel?” and at “Judge Lindsay Ellis survives immunity challenge in Marie Long case.”
Marie Long’s sad tale has been widely reported both locally and around the country, see for example “Is Valley guardian group taking care of your loved one, or taking advantage?” and “National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse: Guardian Balked at aiding Marie Long while draining her Trust.”
A CBS News report in December added to the bad press. If you missed the CBS report, see below.