Trustee Ex Maleficio Law and Legal Definition

Trustee Ex Maleficio is a trustee from wrongdoing. S/he is the trustee of a trust arising by operation of law from a wrongful acquisition. The person is charged as a constructive trustee since without right s/he has entered into possession or assumed the management of property belonging to another.

Trustee Ex Maleficio is guilty of wrongful or fraudulent conduct and is held by equity to the duty of a trustee, in relation to the subject matter, to prevent him/her from profiting from the wrongdoing.