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During tax season, many American households are looking forward to receiving their refund from the IRS1 in the mail or in their bank account. However, if you have filed for bankruptcy or are planning to file for bankruptcy in the near future, you may worry that your tax refund is in jeopardy. Whether or not you will get to keep a refund depends on several factors and a bankrupt ...
HSBC, Bank of America…”Source of Shame” or Whistleblower Heaven? “Source of shame”, those are the words used by HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver to explain his bank’s recent bad behavior. While anyone can make a mistake, no two banks have received as much recent bad publicity as HSBC and Bank of America.
Medicaid and Medicare fraud are federal crimes. Defraud a government backed healthcare program and you could go to prison for 10 years. If someone is harmed as the result of the fraud the maximum penalty is 20 years! One might think that would stop many would-be fraudsters from committing these crimes.
Last month the U.S. Department of Justice charged Gary Patton Hall with 6 counts of bank fraud and one count of defrauding the United States. Until its failure in late 2010, Hall was the CEO of Georgia based Tifton Banking Co. State officials shut down the bank in November of that year after it became insolvent.
On federal government construction projects, the prime contractor provides the government with a performance bond (pursuant to the Miller Act) guarantying the prime contractor’s performance under the prime contract. Under normal course and in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”), the performance bond is triggered when the government terminates the prime ...
Elm Tree, Frederic Elm Fraud Scheme Charges March 1, 2015 Frederic Elm and His Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC Charged in $17 Million Fraud Scheme Frederic Elm, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC, and three related funds were recently charged by regulators on Wednesday with a $17 million fraud scheme, according to a complaint from the Florida courts.
A Tort, is a where one deviates from the standard of care, from societies norms. It is an action that causes harm to a person or property. It is not a crime. Torts are civil actions. There are numerous Torts. Personal Injury cases derive from the absence of acting reasonably, a failure of care, resulting in harm to a person and/or property, which is called Negligence.
We are happy to announce and share some additional information about the first annual Staver Law Group accident scholarship recipient. Each day we speak with people who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, and many times their injuries impact their lives forever. We believe that a car accident or other type of incident should never prevent someone from achieving the ...
One of the best things about Chicago is the lakefront trail path. Few things beat heading out for a bike ride or stroll on a sunny afternoon. As the harsh winter continues to drag on, people all over Chicago go stir-crazy waiting for the first warm, sunny day to visit the lakefront path. Even in winter, however, the lakefront trail stays busy.
Paul White Fraud February 28, 2015 Paul White of Huntington, NY Receives up to 63 years in Prison for Financial Fraud Paul White, 56 and of Huntington, New York, has been sentenced to decades in prison for a land investment fraud that reportedly cheated left clients losing their retirement savings, according to reports from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office currently under review by.
Moving Out of State with a Parenting Plan in Oregon or Washington February 28, 2015 by BrasierLaw Do you have a parenting plan in Oregon or Washington and are now looking into moving out of state? Often times people run into the situation where they finalize their custody and parenting plan, then months or years later one of the parents need to move to a different state.
The securities industry employs hundreds of thousands of people. Most have clean records and are honest. Not every stockbroker is good at what they do but most play by the rules. And then there are folks like Jason Kronick. This week the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – FINRA – filed formal charges against Kronick claiming he failed to disclose two unsatisfied judgments.
bona fide marriage > Immigration in the News – The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Immigration lawyers in Miami and throughout the United States are paying close attention to a new decision that will be handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court this June. Once and for all, the Supreme Court will decide a historic question about whether the Constitution requires that sa ...
How close is too close? That is a question that has perplexed patent attorneys who prepare and prosecute patent applications for multiple clients in the same, or similar, fields of technology. At least one state appeals court has decided to take this question head on. As previously reported in our January 2, 2015, posting, the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachu ...
World Equity Group Is Charged for Failing to Supervise Sales of Risky Investments Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has accused World Equity Group, an Illinois based brokerage firm, of failing to supervise the sale of non-traditional Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), failing to properly document due diligence performed.