Disbarred lawyer pleads not guilty to stealing money from the estates of two clients

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STURGIS, S.D. – A disbarred lawyer who is accused of stealing money from the estates of two clients has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

A grand jury in August indicted Rena Hymans of Sturgis on more than 40 charges of wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud. The charges stem from Hymans’ allegedly spending money from a client’s inheritance fund worth more than $168,000.

New charges were filed against her in September, alleging she transferred money totaling $50,000 from a second client’s trust fund.

The charges state that Hymans allegedly used the money for business-related and personal expenses.

 

September 30, 2020