Personal Bankruptcy. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2017

Court rules on CCFD agreementPresident of The Bullion Trading Group pleaded not guilty to mailBankruptcy Clawbacks Create New Headaches for PhysiciansTrump's top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor angered U.S. lawyers in Chicago in George Ryan caseInsolvency Litigation: Recent Cases And Issues (April 2017)Compulsive gambling among women appears to be risingTrump's top candidate for NY prosecutor angered US lawyers in ChicagoCongratulations, Mr President, on your wild romp through all norms and rules100-Days Media Mania About Presidential PerformanceCalifornia's budget could miss the mark on April tax revenues by $600 millionVillaraigosa pledges to restore 'a little luster' to the California dream in a campaign stop in the Inland EmpireGuest opinion: The public safety benefits of CHIPJustice Department Says People in Marijuana Business Can't Use BankruptcyBrown administration releases draft rules for sale of medical marijuana in CaliforniaSEC Brings Post-MCDC Enforcement Actions Against Underwriter and Officials

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Controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel could temper Trump ...
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 3, 2017

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, center, accompanied by his wife, Tammy, speaks after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office, ...more »

New Husband of Putin's Ex-Wife Buys Posh Villa in South of France
OCCRPApril 5, 2017

Reporters from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have found that, together with her new husband, the former Mrs. Putin owns a mini-palace near the upscale French resort town of Biarritz that could be worth up to €7 million ...more »

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Court rules on CCFD agreement
Ricentral.comApril 30, 2017

The Fiscal Stability Act indicated that the Director of Revenue had the ability to appoint a fiscal overseer, and the DOR appointed Steven Hartford, who later filed bankruptcy in December of 2014. In January of 2015, Mark Pfeiffer was appointed as the ...more »

President of The Bullion Trading Group pleaded not guilty to mail
Palm Beach PostApril 30, 2017

The president of The Bullion Trading Group and three company brokers face mail fraud charges, accused by federal prosecutors of diverting clients' funds for their personal use. The business had offices in West Palm Beach and Stuart, soliciting ...more »

Bankruptcy Clawbacks Create New Headaches for Physicians
Diagnostic ImagingApril 30, 2017

If physicians didn't have enough to worry about with governmental enforcement of Stark law, the Anti-kickback statute and other fraud, waste and abuse laws, many physicians are now finding their doors darkened by a new menace in the form of bankruptcy ...more »

Trump's top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor angered U.S. lawyers in Chicago in George Ryan case
Chicago TribuneApril 30, 2017

Less than two weeks after McNally's testimony, prosecutors learned that lawyers at Winston & Strawn the same firm representing Ryan were also involved in trying to collect a debt from McNally related to Altheimer & Gray's 2003 bankruptcy. Neither ...more »

Insolvency Litigation: Recent Cases And Issues (April 2017)
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 29, 2017

This month the new Insolvency Rules 2016 came into force, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. We cover this, and other issues affecting professionals in the insolvency and fraud investigation industry below.more »

Compulsive gambling among women appears to be rising
WatertownDailyTimes.comApril 29, 2017

... difficult to find, but Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, said gambling addiction among older women near or in retirement appears to be increasing in scope and severity, with a devastating impact on ...more »

Trump's top candidate for NY prosecutor angered US lawyers in Chicago
Reading EagleApril 29, 2017

Ryan was a target in an investigation into the sale of commercial drivers' licenses and other misconduct. During the interview, he was represented by McNally, then a partner in the Chicago law firm Altheimer & Gray. Ryan didn't run again in 2002 and ...more »

Congratulations, Mr President, on your wild romp through all norms and rules
The GuardianApril 29, 2017

The standards of other presidents lose all meaning alongside this small-time businessman with a track record of bankruptcy. Candidate Trump spelled out his 100-day plan just 18 days before his world-rocking election victory – and did you know how ...more »

100-Days Media Mania About Presidential Performance
India West (blog)April 28, 2017

This reflects the intellectual bankruptcy of the idea of evaluating a U.S. president in the first 100 days. In 2017, however, the 100-days ... He has a personal disdain for the media. So, now every time the .... That's why I invited Sarker Haque — a ...more »

California's budget could miss the mark on April tax revenues by $600 million
Los Angeles TimesApril 28, 2017

The independent Legislative Analyst's Office reported that personal income tax collections stood at $13.45 billion, with a final day of tax refunds to be reported on Monday. By comparison, Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget ... He noted that he ...more »

Villaraigosa pledges to restore 'a little luster' to the California dream in a campaign stop in the Inland Empire
Los Angeles TimesApril 28, 2017

He noted that he furloughed 37,000 city employees and laid off 1,000 workers during the recession to stave off bankruptcy, and challenged the city's school district and teachers union because he believed they were failing students. “I took on those ...more »

Guest opinion: The public safety benefits of CHIP
Daily HeraldApril 28, 2017

One of the best ways is to ensure kids are prepared for productive lives, so they're less apt to turn to crime. And although it ... Out-of-pocket medical expenses are one of the leading reasons families fall into poverty or file for personal bankruptcy ...more »

Justice Department Says People in Marijuana Business Can't Use Bankruptcy
Fox BusinessApril 28, 2017

The letter from Mr. White drew criticism from the country's largest group of consumer bankruptcy lawyers. North Carolina lawyer Ed Boltz, who monitors federal policy for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, said the Justice ...more »

Brown administration releases draft rules for sale of medical marijuana in California
Los Angeles TimesApril 28, 2017

For instance, the Legislature has to determine how to merge the rules for medical pot with regulations approved by the voters in November legalizing the sale of recreational cannabis. “The broad objectives of these proposed regulations are to create a ...more »

SEC Brings Post-MCDC Enforcement Actions Against Underwriter and Officials
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

In the first order, LFC and Lawson were found to have violated the anti-fraud provisions of Section 17(a)(2) and (3) of the Securities Act of 1933 for failing to use adequate diligence in investigating Brogdon's CDU compliance, despite many warning ...more »

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