A financial adviser already under investigation by a Louisianacredit union for suspicious check deposits has been charged withmaking illegal withdrawals from a client's retirement account.

John Larry Gathright of West Monroe, La. has been charged withmoney laundering involving the alleged theft of more than $1million from 11 of his clients, according to The News Star.

In the Sept. 14 arrest warrant, a man said Gathright held thepower of attorney for his 75-year-old mother. He said more than$200,000 had allegedly been taken from her retirement accountbetween July 2010 and March 2011. The cashier checks for Gathrightwere made out to Merrill Lynch, the publication reported.

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