Cesar Ulloa, a former employee at the upscale Calabasas Silverado Senior Living Center, is in trial this week. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office charged Ulloa with seven counts of elder abuse and one count of torture for abusing and mistreating the center's elderly patients.
Elder abuse is a "wobbler" which means that the prosecutor has the discretion to charge the offense as a misdemeanor or a felony.
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Calabasas Nursing Home Employee Stands Trial for Elder Abuse and Torture