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Trusts for mentally retarded neglected

Funds tapped for fees, not for their needs; Lawyers, courts fall short on oversight

Trust funds were created a generation ago for the care of adults who lived in facilities such as the Fernald Center in Waltham. Trust funds were created a generation ago for the care of adults who lived in facilities such as the Fernald Center in Waltham. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)
By Stephanie M. Peters
Globe Correspondent / August 31, 2008

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In 2006, close to $50,000 sat in a trust fund that was intended to make Paul Riley's lot in life more bearable. No fortune, but enough to supplement the necessities he receives in a North Andover group home he shares with other mentally retarded men. (Full article: 2566 words)

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