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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Estate-Planning Lawyer Faces 15-Count Lawsuit

MalpracticeCarleen Vogel Guenther, 75, died leaving three daughters. The daughters have filed a 15-count lawsuit against the estate-planning lawyer Sarah Laux, who has handled Carleen Guenthers affairs since 2008. The three daughters claim that the attorney swindled over $1 million dollars from their mother’s estate. Both the FBI and the IRS are looking into the allegations. The suit alleges that Laux forged documents and signatures, misrepresented material information, stole from the estate, and other serious allegations. Laux’s accounts were frozen, but after pleading with the judge, the order was lifted. Laux is limiting her withdrawals to the cost of living and legal expenses. 

See Bruce Vielmetti, Pfister Vogel Relatives Sue Mequon Woman, Alleging $1 Million Fraud, JS Online, May 21, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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