Handling legal formalities is not always easy. Therefore, it can be tempting to use a lawyer or attorney when you need to get things in order. This was the case for 96-year-old Ingeborg Spohn when she needed to write her will.
She came into contact with Soheil Naderi, a lawyer based in Malmö. Now, however, they are at the center of a controversial case, as reported by SVT.
Soheil Naderi now faces a serious allegation. He is accused of exploiting the vulnerable 96-year-old woman by taking over both her home, reportedly worth 7 million Swedish kronor ($670.000), and her fortune under the pretext of helping to create a will.
Naderi had three documents with Ingeborg's signature when he left her home in Älvsjö on February 2, 2021. Despite Ingeborg Spohn's dementia, Naderi believes it was in accordance with her will. Ingeborg's acquaintance, Karin Lycke, expresses her concern, saying,
"She didn't understand the meaning of it all. It's completely unreasonable that she would give everything to someone she doesn't know."
Five days after Naderi's visit, he submitted an application to the land surveyor to take over the property, but it was stopped when it was discovered that he had witnessed his own gift, which is not legal.
Despite Naderi's claims that Ingeborg was aware of the situation, Karin Lycke maintains that "he got her to sign, it's not Ingeborg's will. She doesn't even know who this Soheil Naderi is." An employee of the authority called Ingeborg and was then told that she did not want to give away her home at all.
This case is not the first of its kind, and previous cases have raised questions about Naderi's methods. In 2015, an 86-year-old man with dementia in Malmö signed a gift letter giving two million to the lawyer. When the man died, Naderi attempted to collect the money, which he claimed he had received because the man thought the lawyer was nice.
After a lengthy lawsuit with the man's children, Soheil Naderi eventually withdrew his claim.
Although at least 20 people have previously reported him for fraud and other crimes, he has never been convicted.