Former Guardian Jailed After Missing Report Deadline

Jun 21, 2017

The former guardian of a Jefferson County widow is being held without bail until she accounts for hundreds of thousands of dollars advocates say is missing.

Laura Cooper, the former guardian of a Jefferson County widow, is in the Leon County Jail on contempt charges until she files a report for the judge.
Credit Leon County Jail

According to court documents, 43-year-old Laura Cooper of Clinton, Arkansas appeared in a Tallahassee courtroom on Tuesday to plead for more time to produce a guardianship report.

But Leon Circuit Judge Robert Long ordered Cooper held without bond until she produces a report the court first demanded May 24th.

Advocates for Delores Caracci contend more than $400,000 in cash, real estate, and vehicles is missing from her estate.