Not Guilty of Multiple Felonies

Contractor entered into two contracts with an elderly couple to repair and renovate two homes in Tarrant County that were listed as substandard. After our client completed the repairs and renovations of the first home, the city removed the substandard order and granted a certificate of occupancy. Client started renovating the second home but was unable to complete the project (due in part to the elderly couple’s inability to perform their duties under the contract). The couple filed a complaint with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, who indicted Client for for Misapplication of Fiduciary Property under Texas Property Code § 162.006 and Exploitation of an elderly individual. At trial, the judge ordered a Directed Verdict of Not Guilty on the Misapplication, and the Jury found our client Not Guilty on the Exploitation of an elderly individual.