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: