By Sen. Ted W. Lieu
28th Senate District
Anyone with a heart can sympathize with Shirley Mitchell.
As documented in a recent column by Dan Morain of The Sacramento Bee, a smooth-talking scam artist and disbarred lawyer named James A. Walker swindled the 84-year-old Elk Grove widow.
In exchange for Mitchell’s check, Walker promised her financial security and lifetime health care.
Instead, she lost more than $15,000 and has endured years of uncertainty.