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Woman who lost law license appointed as guardian, stole from clients

As part of a continuing investigation into problems with guardians in Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported how a woman who lost her law license for negligence and dishonesty found a new career in the courthouse as a guardian and conservator for vulnerable adults. Now the woman is charged with stealing $68,000 for 10 of her clients, raising new questions about how the state oversees court-appointed caretakers. The mandatory background check for guardians and conservators did not include checking disciplinary action by licensing boards, and judges and social workers admit that they failed to communicate about the well-documented problems with this guardian.

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