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Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

Barrasso's 2nd Opinion: Health Care Law to Increase Premiums in Wyoming
Insurance News Net (press release)December 1, 2011

President Obama repeatedly promised Americans that his health care law would lower health care premiums by about $2500 per family across the United States . A new report by Gorman Actuarial, LLC , found that people in Wyoming who buy health coverage in ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Bill aims to help soldiers in bankruptcy
Tonawanda NewsDecember 1, 2011

11, 2001, shed debt as part of filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bill extends the National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Act of 2008, which created exceptions for military personnel following the bankruptcy abuse prevention law of the same period, ...more »

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Washington Collectors Association Offers Holiday Personal Finance Tips For ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Communicate with Creditors: Having trouble making payments on an existing debt? Contact the creditor to discuss alternative payment arrangements. It won't eliminate your debt but it can make things more manageable. Communication is particularly ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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The Bankruptcy Files: AMR, Lehman, MF Global, PMI, and Power Balance Bracelets
The Am Law DailyDecember 1, 2011

The economy's ongoing struggles are proving to be fruitful for bankruptcy lawyers betting on a second wave of corporate restructuring work in the US and abroad. The No. 1 spot on that list still belongs to Lehman Brothers, which this week inched closer ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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IRS holds refund checks for 946 Oklahomans
NewsOK.comDecember 1, 2011

IRS refunds: If your check didn't show up, the Internal Revenue Service may have some good news for you. BY DON MECOY Leave a comment For nearly 1000 Oklahomans, a federal tax refund check never arrived because the US Postal Service ...more »

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Lawsuits filed
Longview News-JournalDecember 5, 2011

First Convenience Bank, writ of garnishment 2011-2558-CCL2 Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, a division of Wells Fargo Bank financially known as Wells Fargo Financial v. Haynes Welding and Oil Field Supply, Scott Haynes and Patti Haynes, foreign judgment ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Money Managers Make Their Distress Your Problem: Susan Antilla
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

No matter the state of the economy or the stock market, it's in your interest to find out if your financial expert has liens, big loans from an employer or a history of bankruptcy. When bad times hit, you forsake that sort of investigating at your ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Conman Ronald McCallum jailed for ripping off near-bankrupt clients in 1990s ...
Courier MailDecember 5, 2011

McCallum, now 58, and now an invalid pensioner, of Warwick, pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud with a circumstance of aggravation and two counts of fraud, between June 1993 and June 1997. Prosecutor Todd Fuller, SC, detailed for the court how ...more »


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