- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - A Montana woman faces sentencing early next year after pleading guilty to exploiting her mentally impaired uncle in North Dakota.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2eMNkM6 ) that 69-year-old Sandra Potter of Worden, Montana, entered Alford pleas last week to two charges of endangering a vulnerable adult. That means she doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there’s enough evidence to convict her. The court treats it like a guilty plea.

Authorities accused Potter of bilking her elderly uncle with dementia out of everything he owned. She reached a plea deal with prosecutors and faces up to 20 years in prison when she’s sentenced Jan. 10.

A judge a year ago restored the 87-year-old uncle’s assets by reversing transactions that authorities say he was forced into by Potter.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com


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