October 25, 2014
Rob Ryser of the CT POST reported as follows
"Ideally, when 96-year-old Louis Russo had to leave his home temporarily, the probate judge would have appointed someone who understood his wishes and who wanted to carry them out.
Instead, under the care of a court-appointed conservator, the World War II veteran, who had always lived independently, was stripped of his rights, relegated to a nursing home and drained of his life savings.
Russo's friends and supporters are channeling their energy into getting him back into his New Fairfield house by Veterans Day. Meanwhile, their outrage has intensified calls for review, reform and legislation to ensure that there aren't more cases like his..."
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