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Supreme Court suspends attorney indefinitely

The Minnesota Supreme Court suspended an attorney for a second time just months after she was reinstated to the practice of law.

Susanne Marie Glasser was required to take and pass the professional responsibility bar exam by June 1 as a condition of her reinstatement. Glasser was suspended in June 2013 after she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of theft by swindle. A previous effort to convict her on three felony counts of theft by swindle ended with a hung jury. Glasser is accused of making about $31,000 in unauthorized charges on a credit card account of her deceased father.

In enacting its original discipline order, the court wrote that stress was a mitigating factor in this case, noting that Glasser suffered from alcoholism, had financial difficulties, had lost her father and was raising a son with autism on her own because her ex-husband had been convicted of criminal sexual conduct.

According to the most recent discipline order, Glasser said that money problems prevented her from registering for and taking the exam but said she planned to take it in August 2014. Instead of granting her additional time to take the test as requested, the court indefinitely suspended Glasser effective July 19.

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