2012 News Releases

Ottawa man found guilty of elder abuse

Release Date: Jan 24, 2012

TOPEKA – (January 24, 2012) – An Ottawa man has been found guilty of financial abuse of a 95-year-old woman, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Guadalupe Mora, 65, of Ottawa, yesterday entered a plea of no contest to one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult and one count of theft in Franklin County District Court. The plea was accepted by District Judge Thomas Sachse, who entered a finding of guilty in the case. Yesterday’s action resolves charges filed by the attorney general last April.

The court scheduled sentencing for February 27. As part of the plea agreement, the parties are recommending restitution be paid to the victim in the amount of $90,431.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stefani Hepford.

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