Fernando Gutierrez was charged late last year with battery and trespassing for an incident that happened at Patrick Manor ALF in St. Petersburg.
Now he's filed a lawsuit, claiming the facility is preventing him from providing services his client already paid for.
According to court documents, an 86-year-old woman who lives at Patrick Manor signed a document making Gutierrez her power of attorney in June of 2012.
Gutierrez used that POA to hire himself to provide services for her, including monitoring her health, providing for her hygiene needs and even attempting "to amuse and entertain" her.
He also signed a nearly $42,000 promissory note with an 8 percent annual interest rate on her behalf, which would be satisfied by future payments to himself.
The contract indicates the client would pay him at a rate of $35 per hour for 18 hours of services each week.
The price was arrived at using an insurance actuary table estimating her additional expected lifespan at slightly more than five years.
The elderly client revoked the POA last fall, at which point Patrick Manor banned Gutierrez from the property.
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Elderly woman's POA sues assisted living facility for denying him access to his client