Illinois Law Firm Accused Of Aiding Financial Exploitation Of Elderly
The law firm of Przybylo and Kubiatowski, in Cook County, Illinois, is facing accusations that the firm drew up legal documents signing over the assets of elderly women to caretakers accused of financial exploitation.
The firm, on the other hand defends its actions. Partners Chester Przybylo and Stephen Kubiatowski are both charged with exploiting disabled, elderly women.
Kubiatowski is charged with transferring funds to a client's in-house caretaker. Przybylo is charged with transferring assets over to the neighbors of a client. In both cases, the majority of the funds were drained by the persons placed in charge of the assets. In the first case, the caretaker, 25-year-old Iryna Bochko, was sentenced to four years in prison for financial exploitation.
Przybylo's attorney, James Dahl, refutes any wrongdoing on behalf of his client. ''Mr. Przybylo and his firm took a positive and active role in protecting Ms. Maciejewski's interests. [Przybylo] is an experienced, ethical estate planner. This is a good lawyer.''