Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

Older adults are especially vulnerable to violent crime, neglect, and exploitation, including financial fraud. Elder abuse is often difficult to detect, as the perpetrator may be a caretaker, family member, or other individual on whom the victim must rely for basic needs. Accordingly, victims may be reluctant to report a crime. This presentation will focus on financial exploitation and provide you with an overview of this crime, its prosecution and the role of the Attorney General’s Office. Additionally, an elder lawyer will discuss the challenges of representing a vulnerable adult client or concerned family member where there are allegations of financial exploitation. We’ll also explore “cautionary tales” for lawyers who represent vulnerable adults and how to avoid ethical conundrums. Lastly, there will be a discussion of consumer fraud scams targeted at older adults and MN laws that enhance civil remedies for seniors.

This CLE is approved for credit through October 12, 2025.

Nick Wanka | Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) | Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
Rachell Henning | Henningson & Snoxell, LTD.
Karin Ciano | Senior Assistant Director | Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
John Goolsby | Owner | Goolsby Law Office, LLC

CLE Credits:
1.5 Standard CLE Credits and 0.5 Ethics Credit approved | Event Code: 493565

MSBA Members:  $49.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $99.95



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