Bonne Terre, MO asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Missouri

Q: If an individual acquires property by fraud and the real owner was unable to locate or recover who is the true owner

The father was a cpa but the son put the property in his name using a poa assigned to the father. Unknown for some time and while trying to locate the cpa not realizing it was taken the same day of the assigned poa. True owner receiving 3266.00 through a 3 yr period for 166 acres of prime resort property.

1 Lawyer Answer

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum

Answered
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If the son had the father's power of attorney, son had a fiduciary duty to act in father's best interest. Questions like this usually come down to what is provable in court and the credibility of the witnesses.

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