A former Hollywood stockbroker and her financial-planner husband were convicted on Tuesday of tricking a 94-year-old woman with dementia into signing over her $10 million estate, according to the Broward State Attorney's Office.
They were accused of befriending Josephine Troisi and her since-deceased sister Mary Teris and then becoming their financial advisors.
Experts testified Troisi lacked the capacity to make sound decisions when Franke took her to an attorney to change her will and her trust in 2009.
Franke and Javellana face up to 30 years in prison for the first-degree felony conviction. Their sentencing is scheduled for April 19. Javellana also faces another charge of exploiting Teris, prosecutors said.
Hollywood Couple Found Guilty of Elderly Exploitation