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Fee dispute arises after Iowa attorney's death

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A deceased Iowa attorney is being accused of mishandling $64,000 before his death.
   The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports a claim was filed against David Alan Roth's estate. The claim accuses Roth of taking $64,000 from a life insurance policy that he was supposed to invest.
   Attorney Thomas Houser, who is handling Roth's estate, says it is too soon to know if the allegations are true.
   The 51-year-old Roth was president of the Gallagher, Langlas and Gallagher firm. He had been with the firm since 1992 and handled personal injury, criminal and insurance cases.
   Officials say Roth committed suicide on Sept. 22.
   A month earlier, Roth met with Adam Schneider's widow and agreed to invest money she received after Schneider and his father both died in a grain bin accident.

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