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Senior Sleuths Right Civil Wrongs in Florida

Posted Oct 22, 2007 2:06 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A special project of the Florida attorney general has grown into a 35-office effort to protect the state's senior citizens from large injustices and small that don't constitute crimes.

So-called senior sleuths at Seniors vs. Crime gather the facts and help the elderly make an effective complaint in the right place, explains the Miami Herald. Last year, the group helped local residents collect $182,000.

''Anybody that comes through that door needing assistance we don't turn away,'' says Paul Yeager. He is the group's deputy regional director for South Florida.

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