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Scamming Seniors: A Hate Crime

When Patricia Murtaugh fleeced two old ladies out of $245,000, the Queens D.A.’s office charged Murtaugh with a hate crime. Now other jurisdictions are finding ways—including the hate crimes statute— to increase penalties for elder financial abuse.

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In the Blogosphere: A Short Guide to a Long Career

Work is hard. Get over it. If you’re fortunate enough to have a job in this economy, you’re probably doing more with less, and it does get hard. Some of the people I work with talk about about bailing out. Some of these people are 30 years old. This is where having gray hair comes…

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