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Rather than use the rulemaking process set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) seemingly continues to release information in a haphazard manner that sows confusion among the very people striving to comply with its requirements.
A Federal Judge Refused to Toss a Whistleblower Suit Claiming Contractors Conspired to Defraud the Government and Exclude Minority and Disadvantaged Contractors The federal government and many states have programs designed to spur minority, veteran and disadvantaged small businesses. These so-called minority business set aside programs require government agencies to set aside ...
Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Angelo Alleca and Mark Morrow were indicted for their alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors of $35 million. During the time of the scheme, Alleca was president and COO of Summit Wealth Manag ...
February 4, 2016- Boynton Beach, Florida The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that a Federal Court issued a Consent Order against Robert Tripode of Boynton Beach, FL, in connection with his fraudulent activities as an employee and agent of Forex Monthly Income Fund (FMIF), requiring him to pay a penalty of over $170,000 and restitution to victims of the same amount.
TD Bank VP Conviction Opens Door to Ponzi Scheme Victims February 5, 2016 by Brian Mahany Last fall, former TD Bank regional vice president Frank Spinosa pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme to aid and abet a billion dollar Ponzi scheme. In December he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and must surrender next week to begin his sentence.
February 5, 2016- Dania Beach, Florida The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged Rico Omar Cox (aka Omar Negron) of Dania Beach, FL, with commodity trading advisor fraud. According to the complaint Cox used Craigslist and other sites to solicit $500,000 from investors. In addition, Cox failed to disclose that he had felony convictions in 2013 for fraud, g ...
January 27, 2016- Maryland Michael Roger Griffith entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that he submitted two fictitious applications for life insurance on behalf of a customer of NYLife, forged the customer’s signature on the applications and set up automatic bank debit for the policies, al.
Written by Anya Van Veen • February 5th, 2016 • Probate Litigation, Guardianship Litigation, Voluntary dismissal or settlement of a guardianship proceeding has been a hotly debated issue in Florida guardianship practice. In Forman v. Gort, recently decided by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal, a settlement agreement entered into by an alleged incapacitated person ...
January 22, 2016- Austin, Texas Harvey B. Vaughn, Jr. was named in a disciplinary proceeding ( #2015045409001) filed ty the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) alleging that he willfully failed to timely amend his Form U4 to disclose that he had filed a bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin).
January 27, 2016 – Houston, Texas NEXT Financial Group, Inc. entered into a Letter of Acceptance Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that from May 1, 2009- April 30, 2014, NEXT failed to apply sales charge discounts to certain customers’ eligible purchases of unit investment trusts (UITs) in violation of FINRA Rule 2010.
Its being reported that the State of Oregon is considering enacting tax modeled on Ohio’s infamous Commercial Activity Tax (the “Ohio CAT”). “The plan,” according to reports, “would scrap Oregon’s corporate income tax system in favor of a 0.39 percent Commercial Activity Tax, or CAT, modeled after Ohio’s system.
Bad habits. We all have them, but the scariest part is that they can become so ingrained in our lives that we either forget about them, or overlook the negative impact they have on us. Let this newsletter serve as a wake-up call! It’s time to conquer those bad habits and create a new routine that will lead to a better you. How? We recommend starting with the articles below.
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Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection Posted on Feb 05, 2016 By Joshua Lawhorn February 5, 2016 by Joshua Lawhorn With the rising popularity and convenience of mobile ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi companies are finding it difficult to keep up. Recently, Yellow Cab Cooperative in San Francisco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Two scenarios might have led you this article: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you. You call the bank to find out what’s going on and are told to speak some law-firm called Houslanger & Associates.
Our client filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer, alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of mental disability. Her complaint was originally dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal on the basis that it wasn’t “timely” (i.e. that it wasn’t filed by the deadline set out in the Hum ...