Monday, April 17, 2017

Woman enters guilty plea in guardianship abuse case

Woman enters guilty plea in guardianship abuse case

LAS VEGAS - A woman accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the trust account of a person she was legally responsible for has pleaded guilty to one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person.
Susan Roussell was the legal guardian of Jason Hanson from the time he was 16 until he turned 18 and also was appointed trustee of his special needs trust account after he turned 18. Hanson is confined to a wheelchair and the account was an inheritance established by his grandmother.
According to the Clark County District Attorney's Office, Roussell admitted to stealing the money and has paid back the full amount.
She is due to be sentenced on Aug. 1, 2017.
“Today we saw justice in this case,” said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. "As I have said before, my office is dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable citizens from being victimized. This is one of many cases where justice has been served.”

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