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Man found guilty of exploiting elderly

3 years 3 months 1 week ago October 09, 2013 Oct 9, 2013 Wednesday, October 09 2013 October 09, 2013 11:30 AM in News
Source: Livingston District Attorney's Office

LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia.

A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her believe they were in a romantic relationship and they would be married.

The victim was diagnosed with dementia in 2009. Prosecutors say she donated all her property to Gorman, gave him $132,000 from an annuity and $88,000 from a reverse mortgage. She also gave him power of attorney.

Gorman was arrested in 2011 by officers from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office after being contacted by Elderly Protective Services. The jury took only 30 minutes to deliberate before delivering a guilty verdict.

District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says sentencing is set for December 19, 2013.

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