MN Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Attorney

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Minneapolis, MN criminal defense attorney Ian Birrell talks about the trends he sees in the prosecution of financial exploitation of vulnerable adults cases.

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well we’re representing a lot more
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people who are being accused
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of uh financially exploiting a
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vulnerable adult
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and usually what happens is that a
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person is taking care of their parents
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money
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as either the trustee or the power of
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attorney
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and someone frequently another family
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member
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accuses them of mismanaging their
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parents money they’re saying that when
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they spend it they’re actually spending
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it on themselves
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and these cases are really difficult
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because they can tear a family apart
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a lot of times we’re talking to our
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clients and they come to us
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before they’re ever charged with the
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crime and we’ve had a lot of success in
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making sure
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that they aren’t ever charged with the
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crime but even when they are charged
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with the crime
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there are a lot of different avenues
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that we can take to defend this case
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and we’re able to show prosecutors and
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judges that when our clients are
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spending their parents money
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they’re not financially exploiting their
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parents
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you

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