Identifying and Prosecuting Power of Attorney Abuse

November 18, 2021

Financial powers of attorney are legal tools commonly used to plan for the possibility that an adult may need help with financial decision-making in the future, but they can be used to steal money and property. Presenters will discuss common scenarios and recent prosecutions.


• Timothy L. Vavricek, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Iowa
• Chantelle Smith, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General's Office

Updated June 7, 2022