Gov. Nixon signs legislation to help prosecute criminals who financially exploit vulnerable Missourians

Gov. Jay Nixon signs Senate Bill 689 in Springfield, Mo., strengthening protections for seniors and persons with disabilities:

The new law expands the definition of financial exploitation against seniors and persons with disabilities to include “undue influence”.  This change will give local prosecuting attorneys greater ability to go after those in a position of power who financially exploit senior citizens or persons with disabilities, including those with legal guardianship or power of attorney.  Read the press release: