The music director of Opera Omaha has pleaded no contest to abuse of a vulnerable adult after taking $113,669 from his elderly mother, Thelma Gawf, a dementia patient.
Lawyers for John C. Gawf Jr acknowledged in court that he wrote cheques on his mother’s bank account to pay for his own gambling debts between May 2015 and January this year.
They said Gawf, 53, visits his mother every day.
He faces a possible three years in jail and $10,000 fine.
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