JOHN TORREY ROGERS JR
CALIFORNIA BAR 101280
stole $75,000 from blind, demented Lee Peters and set events in motion that led to Lee Peters’ death.
John T. Rogers Jr. was appointed by the probate court to “protect the interests of Lee Peters”. In May 2004 Rogers came to Lee Peters’ house. He met with her for 20 minutes and promised her that he would protect her right to live in her own home.
Case # BP085494
The Conservatorship of Lee Peters
John T. Rogers Jr. conspired with criminals. His actions led to his clients’ death.
FOLLOWING THE MONEY
Rogers then met Nora Hamill, Kathryn Pruessner Peters, Stephen Peters and Michael Peters (from here on known as “the gang”), who wanted Lee Peters institutionalized and her house sold while the real estate market was high. Stephen and Michael Peters were looking for an early inheritance. Hamill and Pruessner had committed elder abuse and trickery to gain control of Lee Peters money and were now falsely claiming ownership of Lee Peters’ million dollar house. From that day forward Rogers REFUSED TO MEET WITH HIS CLIENT AGAIN, despite repeated requests.
Rogers ignored his clients’ presence at court hearings and was seen Immediately prior to and after court hearings, huddled together with the parties hostile towards his client, the parties who controlled Lee Peters money and who had a financial interest in the death of Lee Peters.
At the June 30, 2004 hearing Judge Stoever ordered that Lee Peters should remain living in her own home and denied the request for keys to Lee Peters’ house be given to “the gang”. Stoever also ordered all parties into mediation with a return date of August 29. Rogers could see that the parties with which he was colluding could not win before this judge. Rogers also knew that Stoever was about to retire.
John T. Rogers Jr. delayed and delayed the mediation. Casey and Marilyn Peters telephoned John T. Rogers Jr. several times asking for a date for mediation. Rogers finally arranged for the mediation for August 28th (the day before reporting back to the court, despite the fact that the judge had given 2 months for mediation).
John T. Rogers Jr. told Casey and Marilyn Peters not to bring Lee to mediation. Rogers would not allow Lee to have a say.
Mediation began at 9am. By 11am all parties had reached a tentative agreement that included 3 points. But then “the gang” began adding to and manipulating the points, Rogers arranged for “the gang’s” attorney to type the mediation agreement. Michael Peters and Nora Hamill became abusive and starting yelling at the mediators. Finally, by 6pm another tentative agreement was on the table. All parties agreed to a few small, but significant changes. The lawyer for the other side was to make the necessary changes. It took until 11pm before Casey and Marilyn Peters saw the agreement again. But the agreed changes had not been made. The person staying with Lee had to leave and so Casey and Marilyn Peters were forced to leave the mediation because Lee could not be left alone. It was 11 o’clock at night.
Mediation broke down because John T. Rogers Jr. did not allow sufficient time for the process to work.
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT USED AS DELAYING TACTIC, WHILE ROGERS WAITED FOR STOEVER’S RETIREMENT
A trial date was set for November 8, 2004 in case # BP085494, The Conservatorship of Lee Peters. In October 2004, Nora Hamill and her attorney created a Settlement Agreement, which allowed Lee Peters to remain living at home under Casey and Marilyn’s care; that there would not be a conservator; that if a conservator were to be appointed, it would not be Frumeh Labow (who had, at that time, been appointed temporary conservator).
All parties and all attorneys, including John T. Rogers Jr. signed the agreement. Rogers then changed the agreement when he removed the clause that stated Frumeh Labow would not be Lee Peters’ conservator. Rogers presented his altered version of the settlement agreement to the court on November 8, 2004 in lieu of a trial. Judge Stoever so ordered the agreement on that date.
JOHN T. ROGERS JR. BREACHES COURT ORDERED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Immediately upon Judge Stoever’s retirement in February 2005 John T. Rogers Jr. breached the court ordered settlement of November 8, 2004, when he petitioned the court to appoint Frumeh Labow as the conservator of Lee Peters.
On February 14, 2004 John T. Rogers Jr. announced in open court to Judge Aviva K. Bobb “it is time to institutionalize Lee Peters”. Rogers made no mention of the court ordered settlement. His sudden announcement was based upon a faxed letter he had received from Stephen Peters who had made the exact same statement. Stephen Peters had not seen his mother for several months and certainly not since he signed the Settlement, stating that Lee could remain living at home. Stephen Peters was after a $200,000 “inheritance” from the Will created by Nora Hamill in 1997. Lee’s previous Will had mentioned Stephen to receive the family piano only and no other entitlement from her estate.
Rogers commited perjury on his petition for conservatorship, when he signed under penalty of perjury that he was neither a debtor not a creditor of Lee Peters. Yet the court had ordered Lee Peters to pay Rogers a sum of money at the previous hearing and that money had not yet been paid to him. When Rogers’ perjury was pointed out to Judge Aviva K. Bobb, she shrugged it off. Perjury is allowed by criminals in Aviva Koenigsberg Bobb’s courtroom.
JOHN T ROGERS JR. SENDS LETTER INFORMING LEE PETERS OF HIS INTENTION TO INSTITUTIONALIZE HER
April 2005 Casey and Marilyn Peters receive a letter from John T. Rogers Jr. His letter is informing Lee Peters and her long time familial caregivers of his intention to institutionalize his client.
As Casey read the letter to Lee, she responded:
“THEY CAN’T DO THAT TO ME. I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING TO ANYONE”.
When Casey Peters asked Rogers “Why are you doing this to my mother?” Rogers replied “Others are not happy”. Rogers made it clear that he was working AGAINST his court appointed client. John T. Rogers Jr. was in contempt of court when he violated the court’s order to “protect the interests of Lee Peters”. ROGERS WAS FOLLOWING THE MONEY.
JOHN T. ROGERS JR. EVICTS LEE PETERS FROM HER HOME AGAINST HER WILL
April 20, 2005 at the behest of John. T. Rogers Jr., blind, Alzheimers sufferer, Lee Peters is evicted from her home of nearly 50 years and placed into isolation in an assisted living facility, not a nursing home, but a place where the attendants had no medical training, no training in how to care for a blind person and poor English.
When Lee protested her move, she was drugged to shut her up. Her diet was changed and she soon developed severe constipation, edema, dehydration, urinary tract infections, gingivitis and deep leg thrombosis (the condition from which she died).
JOHN T. ROGERS JR. IGNORES LETTER FROM DOCTER
Lee Peters’ long time gerentologist, Dr. Robert Waxler, wrote a letter asking for Lee to be returned to Casey and Marilyn Peters’ care. Dr. Waxler wrote: “I hope that Ms. Peters may be returned to the care of her son. It is an environment we should all be able to have when we are as far along as Ms. Peters in our aged deterioration.”
John T. Rogers Jr. ignored the doctor’s letter. Here is the letter.
JOHN T. ROGERS JR. IGNORES LEE PETERS NEED FOR MEDICAL CARE
During the trial in June 2005, Marilyn Peters gives testimony that Lee’s legs have turned purple. “I think she is being kicked”, says Marilyn. Judge Bobb replied “she is not being kicked”, as Bobb and Rogers smirked at each other. “Well, there is something wrong” Marilyn continued.
John T. Rogers Jr. ignored the fact that Lee Peters needed medical care and failed to demand that Lee be seen by a doctor.
Lee Peters died of “pulmonary emboli, due to deep leg thrombosis”. Denied medical care that leads to death is MURDER.
ROGERS LEAVES HIS CLIENT IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS WHILE HE VACATIONS IN AUSTRALIA WITH HIS FAMILY
John T. Rogers Jr. announced to the court that he and his family were heading to Australia for a vacation. When Marilyn Peters told Rogers, “Lee is doing poorly. She wants to come home”, Rogers replied “they always want to go home”.
Rogers actions caused Lee much suffering and he refused to help his court appointed client. Rogers was following the money and working against Lee Peters. John T. Rogers Jr was in contempt of court.
JOHN T. ROGERS JR. QUICKLY RESIGNS AT TRUST HEARING
During a hearing of the Lee Peters Trust on February 8, 2006, John T. Rogers Jr. blushes and becomes nervous and fidgety
when evidence of crimes committed against his client by the parties he had colluded with are presented. Rogers quickly tenders his resignation.
An honorable person would have confessed to making a mistake and would have asked the court to return Lee Peters to her rightful place, to her home. But John T. Rogers Jr. is no honorable person. Rogers had been appointed by the court to “protect the interests of Lee Peters”. Yet he was only interested in protecting himself. He resigned from the case and slunk away.
John T. Rogers Jr. asked for, and was awarded, $75,000 from Lee Peters’ estate, yet Rogers had spent only 20 minutes with his client, after which he went back on his promise to her, institutionalizing her and causing her early demise. ROGERS WAS AWARDED $225,000 PER HOUR for the time he spent with his client.
NO JUSTICE FOR LEE PETERS
John T. Rogers Jr. conspired with Nora Hamill, Kathryn Pruessner Peters, Michael Peters, Stephen Peters, Frumeh Labow and Judge Aviva K. Bobb to murder Lee Peters and steal her million dollar estate. So far, they have got away with it.
There is no justice for law abiding, tax paying citizens like Lee Peters.
Rest In Peace our beloved Lee.
The pain of your loss is with us everyday.
John T. Rogers Jr. (California Bar 101280) conspired with criminals to end the life of his court appointed client, Lee Peters, for $75,000.
If there is money to be had from your estate, Rogers may conspire to kill again for money.