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El Buen Pastor: Inside Cassandra Sainsbury's Colombian prison hell 1, 2017

El Buen Pastor, which means “The Good Shepherd” in English, is packed with women who have been held without trial — many of them the wives of rebels and their young children — and has a questionable human rights record. The jail's newest inmate is 22 ...more »

Company pays $3.5 million in law suit alleging illegal Hazwaste Disposal
HazMat Management Magazine (subscription)May 1, 2017

Big Lots Stores Inc. was recently ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in fines following settlement of a lawsuit alleging illegal hazardous waste disposal at its 206 California stores and a distribution center. The law suit, filed by 35 California ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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3 of the Worst Credit Score Myths
Motley FoolMay 1, 2017

Checking up on your own credit is a bad idea. You may have been led to believe that reviewing your credit report can hurt your score, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Whenever you access your credit report, it's considered a soft inquiry ...more »

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3 Medical Debt Mistakes to Avoid
Palm Beach PostMay 1, 2017

Negotiate: You may be able to settle for less than you owe, especially if your bill is in collections. Consider debt relief: If your debt is more than half your annual income and you see no way to pay it off within five years, you may want to consider ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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ESP Resources Bankruptcy Liquidation Approved
Bankrupt Company News (press release) (blog)May 3, 2017

The U.S. Trustee is directed to immediately appoint a chapter 7 trustee for each case.” ESP Resources had previously filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a notice of occurrence of sale closing under Section 363 and a request to convert its Chapter 11 ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Another IRS Phone Scam Hits Wyoming
KgabMay 1, 2017

Apparently, he had just received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS informing him that they would soon be at his house to seize his car, and other property, maybe even to arrest him. “The IRS does not make phone calls like that,” I ...more »

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NewsQuenchMay 10, 2017

I am a tax accountant with over 10 years experience helping taxpayers with tax liens, wage garnishment, tax audits, IRS penalties, and more. They should be regarded ascatastrophic insurance and not mainstream investments. Way before your tax debt goes ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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US Dataworks Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition
PR Newswire (press release)May 2, 2017

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- US Dataworks, Inc. (OTC PinkSheets: UDWK), a leader in payment processing technology, today announced that on May 1, 2017 it elected to seek protection under federal bankruptcy laws by filing a ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for former 'Dance Moms' star set
Tribune-ReviewMay 8, 2017

A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth
BBC NewsMay 7, 2017

The number of British tourists hit by booking scams rose by 19% last year, according to Action Fraud. In 2016, there were 5,826 reported cases, with holidaymakers losing £7.2 million in total, an average of £1,200 per person. The most common scams ...more »


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