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Lawyer Loses License, Gets OK to Run Guardian Business, Is Now Accused of Stealing $68K from Client

Posted Mar 16, 2011 8:07 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Terri Ann Hauge had her license to practice law suspended in 1995. But that didn't prevent the former Minnesota attorney from getting a large guardianship business up and running, along with a partner.

Now Hauge is accused of stealing $68,000 from 10 vulnerable clients, the Star Tribune reported.

The case raises questions about lack of oversight in the courts, which allowed Hauge's firm to continue serving as guardian for many individuals even after questions and complaints were raised about its performance, the newspaper says.

Hauge and her lawyer declined to comment for the article.

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