WV Civil Rights Lawyer

Police Misconduct, Civil Rights Law

Elderly Abuse Defendant We Sued is Sent to Jail

On Monday, I had the pleasure of sitting through the sentencing of Betty Brown, who is the defendant we sued in the elderly abuse civil case that won a good-sized jury verdict back in December of 2014.  The sentencing made the news.  She was Vice President of a local bank where my elderly client kept her modest amount of money (before it was stolen).

Mrs. Brown pled no contest to a felony and chose not to speak in her own defense.  What could go wrong?  Both the prosecutor and the judge threw the proverbial book at her.

In any event, I am proud that the justice system has sent a message to other sharks out there who are thinking about stealing from the elderly.  That elderly person might walk into my office one day and expose you.  And I will take you down, just like Betty Brown.

I ended up getting much of the stolen money back, all of which went directly towards my client’s care.

Me with the family following the jury verdict:

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April 21, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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