Monday, February 22, 2010


Jury awards $272,000 to Delray Beach widow

Verdict: Financial adviser took advantage of woman in annuity deal

A financial planner has been ordered to pay a Delray Beach widow $272,000 for exploiting his relationship with her for his own financial gain... Following a seven-day trial, a civil jury on Feb. 10 found that Rafael Golan, owner of RS Golan Consulting Services in Delray Beach, breached his fiduciary duty and took advantage of Joyce Pogoda after her 79-year-old husband's death in 2006, according to Pogoda's attorneys, Cristina Pierson and John Hargrove.

It's the first time a Florida jury has heard a case under a state law addressing the exploitation of a vulnerable adult...

Sun-Sentinel: Jury awards $272,000 to Delray Beach widow

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