Barulich Dugoni Law Group is representing an elderly Menlo Park woman in a lawsuit against a Realtor®.
San Mateo has an Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team that consists of representatives from the county’s Health System, District Attorney’s Office, County Counsel and private law firms, such as Barulich Dugoni.
Bogue is an 89-year-old whose estate is now under the conservatorship of the San Mateo County Public Guardian. The lawsuit alleges Leitao contacted Bogue after the property was listed as in foreclosure. He allegedly drafted several documents such as a will, deed of trust and loan agreement and offered to pay her mortgage while allowing her to remain in the home until she died in exchange for her to deed him the property worth an estimated $1.4 million. According to Banis, Bogue signed the documents under duress.
Leitao denies the allegations and said he saved Bogue’s property, which was just days away from foreclosure and had amassed almost $800,000 worth of debt and a mortgage that hadn’t been paid in years.
Read the original article in the San Mateo Daily Journal.