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Law enforcement announces charges in 81 cases involving 30K stolen IDs
South Florida Business JournalFebruary 1, 2017

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer, along with officials from the IRS, FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies, on Tuesday announced the filing of federal charges against more than 100 defendants ...more »

Global Supply Chain News: It Begins – Amazon begins Freight Forwarding Operations with Shipments from China to US
Supply Chain DigestFebruary 1, 2017

Amazon has moved 150 containers of goods from China since October, according to shipping documents collected at ports of entry that were compiled by Ocean Audit, a company specializing in ocean-freight refund recovery for shippers. This month, Amazon ...more »

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Asset Protection
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STLtoday.comFebruary 2, 2017

Whether you or a family member is in a crisis or not, it is important that you understand what you can do to protect your hard-earned assets! Most of the public does not yet realize that the laws on asset protection and long-term care planning changed ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Little Rock man charged with 30 counts of child pornography | KATV
KATVFebruary 25, 2017

Little Rock police have arrested a 56 year old man on child pornography charges. Edgar Riddick is facing thirty counts of distributing, possessing or viewing ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Congress seeks to kill DOL rules on state, city auto-IRA programs
InvestmentNewsFebruary 8, 2017

... Congress likely wouldn't prevent states from moving forward with laws already on the books, but may stymie those considering such legislation, according to John Scott, director of retirement savings at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonpartisan think ...more »

Sinn Fein leader O'Neill called on to condemn fuel laundering
Belfast NewsletterFebruary 20, 2017

DUP Mid Ulster candidate Keith Buchanan said Mrs O'Neill needs to “make it absolutely clear that criminality cannot be tolerated, no matter where it comes from,” and added: “We should also hear whether she shares Gerry Adams view that some individuals ...more »

Living Trusts
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58% of Americans Are Making This Huge Retirement Mistake
NasdaqFebruary 12, 2017

Many of us, in fact, get so focused on how much we are or aren't saving that we fail to make one critical move: creating a will or living trust. In a recent study, 58% of American adults admitted to not having either type of crucial document ...more »

Estate Administration
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The Latest: Trump begins weekend at Florida estate
Lincoln Journal StarFebruary 3, 2017

In this handout photo provided by the Swedish Government, Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin, left, signs a proposal for the Scandinavian country's new climate law in Stockholm, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister has posted ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Eckert Seamans Acquires Pittsburgh Trusts and Estates Boutique
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 1, 2017

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott is combining with a small trusts and estates law firm in Pittsburgh, Tener, Van Kirk, Wolf and Moore. The combination with Eckert Seamans comes less than two months after Tener Van Kirk's managing partner, Robert Wolf, ...more »

Senate says no to speaker's gifts bill
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 10, 2017

The Arkansas Senate on Thursday rejected House Speaker Jeremy Gillam's proposed legislation that would create exemptions to the gifts that state elected officials are barred from accepting under ethics law. In a 9-12 vote with 13 senators not voting ...more »


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