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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Feds, States, Banks Agree To $25 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement
Brevard TimesFebruary 9, 2012

“ Banks must follow the laws. Any bank that hasn't done so should be held accountable and should take prompt action to correct its mistakes. And it will not end with this settlement. One of the most important ways this settlement helps homeowners is ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Boy, 9, charged in school shooting, has had tumultuous life
StandardNetFebruary 24, 2012

The boy has had a tumultuous life, with troubled parents, adoption, a death and now a guardianship. Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Anna Laurie spoke slowly. She was trying to determine if the boy could understand what was going on.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Analysis: Charities make the most of business rate relief
Third SectorFebruary 6, 2012

In other cases, councils have complained of leases being transferred to charities that use them for only a few days a year, then transfer the property back to commercial use. Paul Russell, a self-employed solicitor who specialises in ratings law, ...more »

Leonard Hamilton: The Game Changer
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)February 5, 2012

Democrat files By Ira Schoffel GASTONIA, NC — As the ball plunged through the net and Florida State's players sprinted in the direction of shooting guard Michael Snaer, Cameron Indoor Stadium was awash with emotion. The 9000 Duke fans in attendance ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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UPDATE(2): Man whose family owns several local restaurants wanted for sex ...
CBS 21February 3, 2012

The US Attorney's Office says he used his power of attorney to steal more than $86000 from his own parents, Theodore and his deceased mother Georgia Demopoulos of Hershey. But that's not all. He's also charged with raping a 7 year old girl.more »

Estate Administration
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LIFE WAVES: Scam targets vets and family
Enumclaw Courier-HeraldFebruary 17, 2012

They are telling veterans to shelter assets in order to qualify for Aid and Attendance from the Veterans Administration. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. First, what is Aid and Attendance? A&A is financial assistance from the Veterans ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Presidio Historical Association, Sierra Club Sue SF Presidio Trust to Halt New ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The lawsuit charges the park's managing Federal agency, the Presidio Trust, with failing to comply with the Presidio Trust Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). "The Presidio Trust has violated ...more »

Five Reasons To See ... The Daughter-in-Law
WhatsOnStage.comFebruary 7, 2012

not here! These women are gifts of parts for any actress. Good, strong, passionate women with all the complexities, desires and insecurities that actors thrive on exploring. The Daughter-in-Law runs at the Lowry from 23 February - 10 March 2012.more »


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