Attorney General Ashley Moody Named as Co-Chair of Elder Justice Committee to Fight Abuse, Fraud – About Your Online Magazine

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The National Association of Attorneys General has appointed Attorney General Ashley Moody Co-Chair of the NAAG Elders’ Justice Committee.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Association of Attorneys General has appointed Attorney General Ashley Moody Co-Chair of the NAAG Elder Justice Committee.

Established in 2018, the Elder Justice Committee strives to assist state attorney generals in combating abuse and fraud against the elderly through educational programs and resource sharing and development.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said: “Senior protection is one of my top priorities as Attorney General of Florida, and I am honored to share our anti-fraud strategies with my colleagues across the country as Co-Chair of the Committee on NAAG Elder Justice and working in other states must develop innovative programs to further protect Florida’s elderly. ”

The Elders’ Justice Committee is already making great strides in the journey to protect the elderly.

In 2018, NAAG urged the U.S. government to change its policy so that state prosecutors could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases. For more informations, Click here.

In August 2020, NAAG passed a bill that would amend the 1984 Crime Victims Act to include victims of senior fraud as eligible for reimbursement by the Crime Victims Fund for states that provide compensation to victims. For more informations, Click here.

To view Attorney General Moody’s NAAG profile, Click here.

To see members of the NAAG Executive Committee, Click here.

Founded in 1907, NAAG helps attorneys general fulfill their office responsibilities and assists in providing high quality legal services to states and territorial jurisdictions. NAAG members include 56 state and territorial attorney generals.

Shortly after taking office, Attorney General Moody assembled the Florida Senior Protection Team – a group of experts within the agency that works with law enforcement and outside organizations to combat fraud against Florida seniors. To learn more about SPT, Click here.

In addition, Seniors vs. Crime is a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office that involves volunteers aged 50 and over.

These senior detectives help identify, prevent and report scams targeting Florida seniors and have recovered $ 3.4 million for seniors since 2019. To learn more about Seniors vs. Seniors Crime, Click here.

To report cases of scams against the elderly, or to report non-emergency cases of senior exploitation, call 1 (866) 9NO-SCAM, or Click here to file a complaint online.


Paula Fonseca