|By Susan Redden, The Joplin Globe, Mo.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Several lawsuits still are making their way through the courts, though in other instances, courts have ruled in favor of the former administrator who left office
Hunter, 59, of rural
The indictment alleges Hunter collected nearly
Hunter is to report
Attempts to reach Hunter were unsuccessful on Friday, and a message left on the voice mail of
The lawsuit currently lists wards including
"She charged him
The couple said they have had a hard time getting back on their feet financially after Sesler was no longer a ward. They didn't have insurance on their home in the 2300 block of
The storm dropped debris on the stairs, blocking any exit from the basement, which flooded immediately because of a water-main break.
"We survived, and I sort of feel like we're getting to stay around for our day in court," she said.
Now, the couple are living in a house farther north, but still on
"Without them and the
The lawsuit also includes the estate of the late
"I'm so glad that somebody finally saw what was going on; maybe it will wake some people up," Forste said.
A circuit court jury in 2010 heard a lawsuit against Hunter. It alleged malicious prosecution, and the jury found in favor of the former administrator.
Forste was held in jail in
Hunter has not been released from responsibility in cases of former wards whose final settlements were filed in probate court when the former administrator left office.
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