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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Michael Huberman
Advocates of tougher laws against financial exploitation of the elderly and mentally incapacitated will press their case in the General Assembly again in 2013, this time with the imprimatur of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
The woman was only convicted of a misdemeanor neglect charge for abandoning the man at the hotel, but the judge — appalled by the circumstances — took the unusual step of giving her jail time for a first offense, Mr. Huberman said.
Mr. Huberman said the woman and her victim were at a Social Security office preparing to register a change of address so his checks could be sent to her when police finally caught up with them.