Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Little Jail Time With Elder Abuse Convictions

FLINT, Mich. — Only three people have received prison time in 19 high-profile cases investigated by Genesee County's Elder Abuse Exploitation task force.

The Flint Journal reports that 12 of those cases were pleaded down from felonies to misdemeanors. The remaining four are working through the court system.

Task force executive director Diane Nims tells the newspaper for a Sunday story that her office obtained 377 felony warrants since its 2007 inception. None went to trial. County Sheriff Robert Pickell says it's unclear how many involved prison time.

Source=>>Chicago Tribune

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