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State Bar files TRO against Wilmington attorney Sue Mako over financial irregularities

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The North Carolina State Bar has filed a Temporary Restraining Order against Wilmington attorney Sue Mako over irregularities with her financial accounts.

According to court documents obtained by WECT.com, a judge ordered that Mako cannot handle money on behalf of clients while the TRO is in place.

The TRO claims Mako was the victim of a fraudulent certified check scam. As the Bar investigated the scam, they found irregularities with Mako's accounts.

The Bar claims that four of Mako's client ledgers are in the negative. One is due to the check scam. The other three are not explained.

The Bar also alleges that Mako's accounting practices make it impossible to determine how much client money should be in accounts. 

A hearing was scheduled in Wake County on October 15th for a judge to hear evidence and decide whether to remove the TRO or give the Bar more time to proceed with its case against her. In an order filed October 29th, a judge ordered that Mako was enjoined from serving in any fiduciary capacity and that a preliminary injunction remain in effect until further order of the court.

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