A View from the Bridge: A Brief Look at the Progression of Cases of Elder Financial Exploitation Prosecutions

57 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2018

Date Written: January 29, 2018

Abstract

Elder financial exploitation is a continuing problem in the United States, and the prosecution of elder financial exploitation has failed to keep up with modern problems and laws. In this Article, the Authors explore nearly three decades of appellate decisions from across the United States. In these examples, the Authors show how different courts have treated both victims and defendants through their appellate decisions. The Authors examine the basic elements that make up financial exploitation throughout the country. Cases from many courts, and of differing notoriety are explored, noting the difference in law and discretion across the United States. Finally, the Authors suggest resources for prosecutors and discuss how the United States can catch up with those who are taking advantage of an elderly population.

Keywords: elder law, financial, exploitation, elderly, elder victim, money

JEL Classification: K14, K19, K4

Suggested Citation

Morgan, Rebecca C., A View from the Bridge: A Brief Look at the Progression of Cases of Elder Financial Exploitation Prosecutions (January 29, 2018). Elder Law Journal, Forthcoming, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2018-2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3114258

Rebecca C. Morgan (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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