A former Milwaukee lawyer has been found guilty of stealing over $370,000 from a 94-year-old woman with dementia.
A Milwaukee County jury convicted Jeffrey Elverman Thursday of felony theft. He’s expected to be sentenced next month.
The 52-year-old Elverman had power-of-attorney privileges for the woman. He did not testify at his trial, but his attorney said the client intended to pay Elverman the money in 2003 and ’04.
The large payments were not discovered until 2008, after a judge appointed a new guardian for the woman.
That guardian then filed a civil suit against Elverman for $600,000. The civil case is still pending.
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Ex-Milwaukee Lawyer Convicted of Stealing From Woman With Dementia