July 14, 2012 Deputy Attorney General James Cole spoke on behalf of the Department of Justice at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at the White House. In 2006, June 15th was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to recognize the mistreatment of elderly people globally and to highlight the need for preventative actions.
In April 2007 a criminal complaint was filed with the OIG (Office of Inspector General) against two US Attorneys General regarding this issue. The Office of Inspector General determined that the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys management should review the complaint which was forwarded to the Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. (During the tenure of USAG Alberto Gonzales)
When the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys ignored the complaint documentation was faxed to H. Marshall Jarrett, Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility, on October 15, 2007. Response received Nov. 14, 2007. Marshall Jarrett did nothing. Today he sits as head of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
Is H. Marshall Jarrett just another “post turtle’‘?
How much stock do we take in the “Elder Abuse Awareness” in this country when complaints are filed and brushed under the rug?
In Maine, Governor Paul LePage joined state officials at the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and Department of Health and Human Services, as well as other agencies and Maine organizations, in focusing attention on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. When will their attention turn into results?