March 10, 2013
Cedar Rapids Attorney Disbarred
Susan L. Hense, an attorney from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has admitted to misconduct and subsequently consented to being disbarred on December 27, 2012. Ms. Hense stated publicly that she deserved disbarment for stealing client's funds to support her gambling addiction. In total, Ms. Hense misappropriated $800,000 from her clients.
Ms. Hense has also entered "one-day-at-a-time" meetings to treat her gambling addiction. She claims that she has stopped her trips to casinos and gambling since she started treatment in October of 2012. Hense seems remorseful, and has offered to help the police in their criminal investigation. She also hopes that her involvement will help her former clients. The authorities at both the state and federal levels have not filed charges against Ms. Hense yet.
See Cedar Rapids Attorney Disbarred: Admits to Taking $800,000 Out of Clients Accounts For Gambling, The Gazette, Feb. 22, 2013.
Special thanks to Matthew D. Piersall for bringing this article to my attention.
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