Gertrude Gettinger Court Victim

1959 Christmas Arriving from Canada Gertrude, Sylvia and Robert Gettinger

1959 Christmas Arriving from Montreal Canada Gertrude, Sylvia and Robert Gettinger

Gertrude Getting passed away March 15, 2020

This is a factual account from a man who grew up with a sister with (Psychopath tendencies) and a narcissistic mother. Sylvia Schmidt his sister never had a close relationship with anyone in her family. Sylvia was disinherited in 2000 by her father who she was estranged from after the divorce in 1982. When she was ultimately disinherited this put her into a rage and war out to get even with her brother Robert. She began a scam to embezzle $200k in bank funds which she would blame were missing due to Robert’s debt. Ultimately the goal was to force Gertrude into a conservatorship via, fraud, mail forwarding, burglary and perjury. Gertrude the victim would be isolated, mentally abused, starved and made out to look psychotic by Sylvia and Gary A. Schmidt. The ultimate goal was to take over Gertrude’s estate which consisted of a 6 unit apartment building in Hollywood CA and approx. 15 bank accounts with over one million dollars. Your about to read about the sheer corruption and dishonesty by Los Angeles Superior Court and all the lawyers involved who feast off the bones of the weak and elderly for profit. They all hide behind a fake image of “The protector”. The system is beyond broken, it’s been manipulated into a money machine with the motto “Isolate, medicate then liquidate”. The same judges, lawyers and government agencies all cover for themselves. Matters not who you are only that you have money or property which can be liquidated into legal fees. There have been numerous media stories exposing the system with the same results, a few victims get justice, the dishonorable judges are allowed to retire early and keep all their generous benefits and go work in the private sector still controlling the other villains still working the system. It’s all made up to look like there is change when nothing has changed SEE THESE STORIES
Also look into a victim who is also a reporter who has exposed many of the judges involved for bribery via property loans and conservatorship HERE

In 2000 Sylvia Schmidt was disinherited by her father due to her own reluctance to have any contact since the divorce in 1972 (Note Audio down the page where Sylvia is angry about her father’s inheritance. Sylvia left a threatening phone message for her brother (Audio below) where she claims to get even. The court was provided copies of all the evidence and audio but Judge Candace J. Beason decided “I do not see anything wrong here”

They have since gotten evidence Lawyer Philip Barbaro Jr. X Pasadena Bar President had close, unprofessional ties to Judge Beason and Aviva K. Bobb (Presiding judge).

You’re about to read a living nightmare which started in 2006 and continues today. Gertrude Gettinger (the main victim mysteriously passed away March 15, 2020 and was promptly cremated by Sylvia Schmidt) This event is one of thousands of similar crimes that happen every day in every city and state in North America. Those involved commonly give seminars and informative events getting new lawyers and judges involved who work within the legal field.

Robert Gettinger is the son of Gertrude Gettinger who immigrated to Los Angeles from Canada in 1959 with her husband Franz and two Children Sylvia and Robert. He was a police officer for the city of Los Angeles from 1980-1988. He attended Pasadena Art Center college of design and Los Angeles Valley college. He was the sole person who cared and helped our mother.

He graduated from the Police academy at the top of his class and took top honors for marksmanship. Being part of law enforcement he saw both sides of a broken system. A legal system he once endorsed and protected and found was corrupt, based on greed, lies and filled with dishonesty and frauds.

His mother worked her entire life as a maid and housekeeper to provide for her family. She raised Sylvia and myself putting us through school and college. In their teens their parents divorced leaving their mother to raise them alone. He kept in contact with both his parents while Sylvia sided with their mother and showed obvious hate and anger towards their father after the separation.

Sylvia moved out of the home in 1982 when she married her first husband (Ralph Velasco of Glendale CA). She never had a close relationship with anyone in her family. She did not speak or see her father after 1972 when their parents separated. She failed to stay in contact with her mother and rarely called or visited.
Sylvia’s relationship with her mother was even more strained when she demanded a divorce from her first husband Ralph Velasco. Sylvia had an affair with Gary A. Schmidt who was married with a wife who was pregnant in the hospital with their first child (Hallie Schmidt) at the time.

Location of the crimes

Gertrude (Mysteriously passed away 03/15/2020) was forced via a fraudulent, perjured petition inot a nursing home in Pasadena California REGENCY PARK OAK KNOLL

She originally lived in Hollywood California (the home was sold without notifying family to create fluid cash by Sylvia)
The court case was started in Pasadena California Superior Court but has now been moved to Los Angeles Superior Court. Sylvia and her lawyer Christopher E. Overgaard perjured their petitions for conservatorship and informed the court there was no other family. During which Sylvia who had contact with Robert had court documents, sent them to the wrong address so he could not object.

When problems started

July 19, 2001 Franz L. Gettinger their father passed away. His daughter Sylvia is disinherited since she was estranged from him for over 35 years. Sylvia accuses Robert of influencing her father and cheating her out of her inheritance. She left threatening phone messages at Robert’s home regarding her father and the inheritance. Robert included dated emails which correspond with her phone messages and threats. SEE gettingerFranzGettingerdeathinfo PDF
(see audio evidence of Sylvia Schmidt at bottom of the page)

What happened to Los Angeles California Gertrude Gettinger

Sylvia and Gary A. Schmidt removed approximately $200,000.00 from Gertrude Gettinger’s bank accounts plus cash, personal documents, family jewelry, gold and silver from her home (prior to Gertrude’s conservatorship 12/08/2006) .

To stop Gertrude from reporting the crimes Sylvia fabricated events and stories that Gertrude suffered from dementia and mental illness. Sylvia’s claims of events vary depending on date and who she’s reporting to. She claimed Gertrude’s home had numerous attempted burglaries to cover missing property but she never filed a police report. Instead Sylvia perjured a petition for conservatorship forcing Gertrude to be locked in a nursing home and over medicated with psychological drugs to stop her from exposing the crimes against her.


Carbidopa / Levodopa


Sylvia only had access to this medical info starting 2006/12 when she became conservator. She rarely had any contact with her mother from1982 to 2006

SEE Document:
Sylvia 2008 Provides Psychiatrist a drug list

Gertrude Gettinger is conserved against her will 2006

Los Angeles Superior Court Case GP 012634 Case Summary
Find Case Summary enter case number at this page HERE

Missing Bank Accounts
(Never reported to the Probate court)

The above MISSING ACCOUNTS info was given to Robert by Gertrude when he visited his mother in person

SEE Document:
Missing bank accounts, cashed and signed checks

It appears Sylvia and her husband Gary (simulated) the missing $200k funds above were taken by creditors as a result of Roberts actions. They stated this in their petition for the conservatorship. That they believed funds were removed in the amount of $200k. However real property records show Sylvia and Gary A. Schmidt purchased property (in Santa Clarita CA) via a trust around the same time the funds went missing from Gertrude Gettinger’s bank accounts. PDF: GettingerBankAccountsMissingSignedBacks

September 2006 LAPD Hollywood division police report documents Gertrude’s home was burglarized by Sylvia who used a spare key to enter the premises. Gertrude’s property deed, financial documents, credit cards, car and home keys, cash, passport, INS documents were all stolen. Electronics, radios, TV etc. were untouched. Gertrude named Sylvia and Gary A. Schmidt as the sole suspects. The report included the statement “Sylvia and her husband Gary were attempting to force Gertrude to sign a power of attorney”. The fact only specific financial and identification items were stolen highlights the motive of identity theft. (PDF LAPD Report)

October 2006 Sylvia complains to APS and Mental Health that Gertrude is suffering from mental problems. Sylvia has been estranged from her mother for over 24 years and is forbidden access to her mother’s home yet she is makes statements as if she were an actual witness. When Sylvia first complained to APS they sent a psychiatric support team “Genesis” to investigate. Genesis cleared Gertrude and did not find any problems. Sylvia claims her mother had lost a great deal of weight, yet Sylvia never brought her own mother food. Sylvia claimed her mother did not pay her utility bills yet Gas company records show she did pay them and when her mail was forwarded to another address she over paid them to ensure utilities were not turned off. These are not the actions of a mentally ill person.

November 2006 Gertrude is removed by APS against her wishes from her 6 unit apartment complex she owned and managed herself. APS acted due to letters and legal threats written by Sylvia. Gertrude was working and driving a car prior to her removal. Gertrude was in the process of selling her home and moving back to Austria to retire with lifetime friends.

November 2006 Sylvia Schmidt and lawyer Christopher E. Overgaard perjure their petitions to conserve Gertrude Gettinger. Gertrude has no medical history of mental illness. They fail to notify Family claiming they had no address.
Approximately $200,000.00 in bank accounts goes unreported. Probate department is unable to do full accounting when Sylvia provides Gertrude’s incorrect address. Sylvia and Gary Schmidt purchase real property in the Santa Clarita Valley which may be how bank accounts were transferred from Gertrude’s name. Robert notices something wrong at his mothers home and attempt to contact Sylvia via phone and email. Sylvia ignores his calls and emails. Months later he’s given a false account of events, statements and Sylvia refuses to reveal where she moved their mother. Sylvia fails to inform Robert she’s formed a conservatorship. She fails to inform the court about contact with Robert which she previously lied claiming she never had contact.

Sylvia tells Robert due to a lack of funds there’s work he needs to do at their mother’s home in preparation for renting out the apartments. On three separate occasions his wife and Robert go to his mother’s home to demo a wall, remove debris and do cleaning. Sylvia promises to meet but each time fails to appear, instead sends a paid friend. Sylvia leaves messages that she will not show up. Later in legal accounting it was found she’s billing her mother’s estate for the work Robert and his wife had performed for no charge and for work she never performed.

Due to Sylvia’s odd behavior, statements and dishonesty Robert located the case number and lawyers involved in the conservatorship. He emailed Violet Boskovich PVP for Gertrude. She forwarded his concerns and email to Christopher Overgaard who informed Sylvia yet they did nothing.

Sylvia’s intention has always bin to liquidate her mothers estate. Knowing her mother and brother did not want to sell anything Sylvia misled Robert. Sylvia told Gertrude she intended to trade her home for a nicer one in Santa Monica where it would be safer for her to reside. Sylvia sent legal forms allowing him to object to the sale to the wrong address. Sylvia lied, telling Robert her intentions were to rent their mothers apartment complex to help pay their mother’s costs.

Sylvia misled the court by asking for permission to trade the property to avoid sales taxes. Once the sale was completed Sylvia changed her story stating she could not find an appropriate exchange property. Sylvia misled the court stating she could not find a suitable property thus she requested investing all proceeds into stocks. This was against suggestions of a financial consultant Sylvia hired who recommended renting the property over selling.

None of Gertrude’s estimated 2 million dollars has bin in blocked accounts as required by law. The court never pursued the matter only an expensive bond was filed. Sylvia’s goal is to have control of Gertrude’s finances so her husband Gary A.Schmidt can invest the funds for their own profit and when Gertrude passes she’ll have complete possession.

Court documents show Sylvia claimed in her petition Robert was responsible for $200k in missing bank accounts. She claims she had no contact with Robert for 10 years. She and her lawyer claimed they hired a Private Investigator named Michael Jay who could not locate Robert. They reported he was using another name and living in another country. They could not find the current address he’d been using for the past 16 years and which Sylvia has used in the past.

Robert provided cashed checks, greetings cards, emails and phone messages proving Sylvia has his phone number, address and was in contact with him. Sylvia provided documents with the address she claimed not to possess during discovery.

PVP Violet M. Boskovich never informed the court Robert appeared, emailed her and after numerous meetings with his mother failed to inform her that she had contact with her son. Documents were submitted to the court proving perjury and crimes committed by Sylvia Schmidt and attorney Christopher Overgaard. Overgaard was replaced by the President of the Pasadena Bar Philip Barbaro Jr. Barbaro never denied the perjury or allegations instead lied to the court stating Robert was on a fishing expedition.

Judge Coleman A. Swart stated if the allegations were found to be true he would offer Robert the option to be conservator of his mother. This led Robert to file for the conservatorship. The court ordered a neutral doctors exam (by choice of 3 court doctors) to determine Gertrude’s capacity to create a will or testify in court. Gertrude has requested but was always denied any chance to appear in court. Sylvia went beyond sending payment to the doctor and included a letter of false information. She failed to include a complete medical record, highlighted negative events and left out positive evidence of Gertrude’s medical history.

Dr. Yegiazaryan (Psychiatrist) performed a full psychological evaluation and determined Gertrude does not suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer, instead suffers from depression and a mini stroke. She warned Sylvia that Gertrude should be taken off dangerous medications, especially Haldol. Sylvia changed doctors to Dr. Said Jacob who continues prescribing Haldol.

Dr. Liu (MD) removed himself from the care of Gertrude due to abuse, language and dangerous actions by Sylvia stating “He did not want to take a chance of losing his license, Sylvia’s a Doctor Jeckel and Mr. Hyde”. She can be charming at one moment and angry and abusive the next”. Sylvia was demanding unauthorized medication changes against doctors orders.

Judge Swart retires and is replaced by Judge Candace Joan Beason in 2008. Gertrude witnessed her stolen jewelry at Sylvia’s home that she reported September 2006. In retaliation Sylvia claims she filed a false police report of Elder abuse against Robert.

Sylvia uses the false Elder Abuse Police report against Robert informing the judge and PVP he’s abusing his mother. No charges filed no evidence of any crime. The mere face that a report was filed against me falsely bias the court. One day Sylvia claims Robert has not been around his mother or Sylvia for 10 years, then next he’s abused her.
Judge Candace Beason ignores perjury, failure to notify family and other crimes. Discovery of medical records prove Sylvia misled doctors and gave false accounts of events. Sylvia manipulated doctors and medications causing medical and psychological complications.

Sylvia refuses to provide records and documents requested in discovery. She had no billing records for the Private Investigator, address or proof of his existence. California PI public records show no licensed investigator named “Michael Jay”. Lawyer Overgaard never personally served Gertrude as required by law. Dr. Tucker who completed mental capacity forms did not have 2 years of dementia experience required by law.

Nursing home notes give different accounts of events where Sylvia was not present. Notes reveal Sylvia was notified during an emergency when Gertrude had breathing problems and Sylvia failed to act.
Staff notes prove Gertrude refused (1) pill a stool softener. Sylvia claimed Gertrude refused all medications. The result Gertrude is forced dangerous psychotropic drug injections of Haloperidol. Sylvia warned by Doctors of the dangers continues requesting bigger dozes.

Notes show conflicting accounts given by Sylvia to Dr. Trader who was performed the neutral examination. Sylvia states Gertrude ran naked down the halls, screaming at all hours of the night. Official notes state, Gertrude was waiting wearing a night gown in her room for a medication nurse. The nurse forgets her medication. Tells Gertrude to wait she’ll return and leaves. Gertrude cooperates, waits and is found hours later at her doorway collapsed on the floor. She’s heard calling for the nurse and seen on closed circuit video by staff.

Mid 2006 Gertrude’s mail is no longer delivered to her home. Unaware mail is forwarded to Sylvia Schmidt’s home prior to being conserved. Gertrude thought someone was stealing her mail from her mail box, she removed her mail box so the mail carrier would use the door slot.

Actions of a logical person not a mentally ill one. Sylvia states “mother ripped her mail box off the wall” as if she’s mentally ill to support her petition.

Ralph Velasco, Sylvia’s first husband is contacted by Gertrude. He visits and witnesses what’s going on. He calls Sylvia asking about what he witnessed and he’s told not to help her. In Velasco’s deposition he states Sylvia hated her father and never had contact with him. She was angered when he visited her father with me. He gave accounts how Sylvia never had a good relationship anyone in her family. Sylvia asked him not give me any info as to our mother.

What happened to Robert

While Gertrude was conserved without notice Robert and Gertrude’s family possessions at Gertrude’s former home were destroyed, sold or thrown away by Sylvia. PVP Boskovich and Philip Barbaro Jr. filed false police reports and perjured objections to stop discovery and subpoena’s for missing bank accounts. Judge Candace Beason failed to read Robert’s petitions and was unfamiliar with the case. Boskovich failed to inform the court Robert had contact with her. She failed to investigate 2 missing bank accounts. Robert stopped his legal proceeding when it was apparent PVP and the court were biased.

January 2011 Sylvia’s lawyer files a false police report with Pasadena Police stating he threatened family and the court. Robert is arrested then released no charges filed (because it was found he did nothing wrong). It’s revealed Judge Aviva K. Bobb influenced police to act. The DA failed to file charges since no crime was committed. The report contained statements by Sylvia and were censored .

Current Situation

Sylvia and Gary A. Schmidt have possession of over 2 million dollars, in unblocked bank accounts, Sylvia Schmidt bills Gertrude $40 an hour or $40,000 a year to be conservator, she bills for work not performed or needed. She invades unannounced Gertrude’s nursing home room with a key made without permission. She places and removes items unannounced to confuse and molest Gertrude. While Gertrude attends meals or doctor visits she removes court documents, leaves misleading items, removes personal items to confuse her mother and make her feel unsafe.

She has Gertrude’s mail forwarded to her home then bills $40 an hour to re-deliver personal mail. Doctors are lied to and manipulated with false stories and events leading them to believe Gertrude has symptoms of mental illness. Gertrude has been isolated and denied family visits for over 12 years. The court is misled with lies to support Sylvia’s actions and fees.


A child who never had a positive relationship with a parent was able to take over her parent’s life and finances by perjuring documents. Sylvia stole personal possessions, cash and over $200k in bank accounts. A conservatorship based on perjury is being used to hide crimes and isolate the victim. Fraudulent billing is submitted to the court, unnecessary legal costs are billed to victims draining her life savings. The court does not act when informed of crimes and abuse. Those involved in the crime and those who ignore the abuse and crimes should be prosecuted.

Motive to force Gertrude Gettinger into a fraudulent conservatorship

Sylvia Schmidt AKA Sylvia Gettinger, Sylvia Velasco was never close to anyone in her family
A. Father disinherited Sylvia (see will)
B. Sylvia was never close to her mother See X husband’s Deposition and statements
C. Sylvia had anger and jealousy issues with her parents (See Emails to Robert)
D. Sylvia was removed from all bank accounts and deed against her wishes


1. Over $200,000.00 from bank accounts
2. Over $3000.00 in cash removed from Gertrude’s home
3. Home deed
4. Banking statements, credit cards, Passport, INS info, identification (Identity theft)
5. Family jewelry of 80 years, rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces
6. Family Gold and Silver, coins
7. Home and personal items liquidated, stolen or sold
8. Gertrude is billed approx. $40,000 a year for fraudulent billing


1. Perjury
2. Failure to notify Family
3. Mailing court documents to the incorrect address
4. Theft of property, identity
5. Burglary used spare key to access home
6. Embezzlement, used banking info and accounts to transfer funds
7. Fraud, used ID, name and personal info only known by family to access finances
8. Identity Theft
9. Mail Fraud (Mail forwarding) for access to banking info and to create problems
10. Conspiracy (C. Overgaard, S & G Schmidt) conspired to form a conservatorship.
11. Elder Abuse, isolation, over medication, fear and threats, no privacy or safety in her room
12. Medication abuse to cause harm, abrupt changes of medications to cause complications
13. Conspiracy between lawyers, judge and PVP
Hear Sylvia Schmidt call Robert in 2003 via a telephone number she told court she did not have. She is angry because she has been disinherited and does not want to accept its due to no contact with her father for over 35 years. Note the
two calls only seconds apart how she changers her tactics to pull at my emotions. One moment she says she really, really loves me and the next she is going to pull the trigger. Typical social-path and psychopath tactics
Original Audio left on my answering machine
Second call seconds later


1st Judge Coleman A. Swart Bar 41592 (Did nothing when notified)
2nd Judge Candace Joan Beason Bar 93497 (did nothing)
3rd Judge Mary Thornton House Bar 81942 (did nothing)
4th Judge Brenda J. Penny Bar 106179 (did nothing)
5th Judge David S. Cunningham III Bar 108252 (did nothing)

Presiding judge Aviva K. Bobb PDF letter avivakbobbpresidingjudge
Assistant Presiding Judge Charles W. McCoy Jr. judgecharleswmccoyjr

Attorneys for Sylvia Schmidt

Attorney Christopher Edward Overgaard Bar 114330 conspiracy, perjury
Attorney Philip Barbaro Jr. Bar 96317 Knowledge of crimes

Attorney PVP for Gertrude Gettinger

Attorney Violet M. Boskovich Bar 115362 Refuses to act evidence of crime
Sylvia Schmidt, aka Sylvia Gettinger, aka Sylvia Velasco San Diego County CA
Gary A. Schmidt (Husband of Sylvia) San Diego County CA


Police Involvement in Conservatorship by Salem News

2005 12 08 Sylvia Schmidt states Christopher Overgaard Attorney for Petitioner “Was unable to personally serve Gertrude Gettinger”

How dishonest Lawyers involved in elder abuse, fraud and embezzlement of elders portrays himself

The scam is pretend you’re protecting elders but the reality is from this event means what?


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I’m a victim of conservatorship abuse in California, this was done by my own child who lied to me and family. Perjury was used by my child and her lawyer in their petition. I’m injected against my will with dangerous drugs such as Haldol, Paxil and Seroquel. I am a prisoner and not allowed to see my family nor am I allowed to leave the locked medical home. My child comes daily to the home to abuse me. My child steals my personal items and has taken away all my rights. Full Story HERE

Gertrude is being held against her wishes, medicated in a Dementia nursing home in Pasadena California Regency Park Oak Knoll


Enter Case Number GP012634
Case Number: GP012634
Filing Date: 12/01/2006
Type: Conservatorship Person & Estate (General Jurisdiction)

Gertrude Gettinger on National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse

Sadly Gertrude Gettinger passed away mysteriously March 15, 2020


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