CORRUPT CAPITAL COURTS
The Washington Post has a long two-part series detailing corruption in the DC probate court system, mainly in the form of attorneys bilking helpless clients:
The court’s probate division, which is mandated to care for more than 2,000 elderly, mentally ill and mentally retarded residents, has repeatedly allowed its charges to be forgotten and victimized, an investigation by The Washington Post has found. Chaotic record-keeping, lax oversight and low expectations in this division of the court have created a culture in which guardians are rarely held accountable. They are often handed new work even when they have ignored their charges or let them languish in unsafe conditions.
(Hat tip: WizBang!)