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WATRA Chair underscores achievements
The New Dawn LiberiaMay 1, 2017

The chairperson of the West Africa Telecommunications Assembly or WATRA Madam Angelique Weeks says many positive things have happened in the ECOWAS region and in individual member states since the adoption of the regulatory guidelines on ...more »

Feds may seize Rizzo $2.5M mansion in public official bribery scandal
Detroit Free PressMay 1, 2017

Federal investigators are eyeing Chuck Rizzo Jr.'s $2.5-million mansion for possible forfeiture as part of the municipal bribery scandal surrounding his former business, Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo, who resigned in October as CEO and president ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Lunch and Learn to highlight Medicaid
Bryan County NewsMay 3, 2017

The program will be facilitated by Jeffrey Williamson of J.L. Williamson Law Group LLC, an estate planning firm that focuses mainly on elder law and asset protection. Trying to qualify for Medicaid can be a difficult and complicated process. Many ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Cautious welcome to Saudi decree over guardian system
Aljazeera.comMay 5, 2017

There are no specific laws barring women from these services, but some government bodies previously requested that a male give his consent first. Sahar Nasief, a Jeddah-based activist who campaigns for an end to the guardianship system, welcomed the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Loophole and vague laws create ambiguity in lobbyist reporting
New Mexico In DepthMay 19, 2017

The Pew Charitable Trust reported paying NextWave Advocacy more than $20,000 on Feb. 10 for “grassroots advocacy” to increase dental care for low-income and elderly residents. But the report wasn't filed until May 3, according to pages downloaded by ...more »

John Gilligan tapes: Gangster denies shooting notorious crime boss 'The General' Martin Cahill
Irish MirrorMay 27, 2017

The IRA claimed it had killed the man who then ran Ireland's gangland. Gilligan said: “There's people not happy with me because they think I shot their friend. “I'd sort any differences with a straightener [fist fight]. I'd fight, Jesus, King Kong ...more »

Living Trusts
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Property transactions for Deschutes County
Bend BulletinMay 15, 2017

Warren R. and Louise M. Oliver to Richard and Miriam Storer, trustees of the Storer Revocable Living Trust, Fairway Crest Village Phase 4, Lot 2, Block 30, $455,000. • Keith J. and Lori K. Murphy to Eisenbraun Spokane LLC, 1st Addition to Bend Park ...more »

Estate Administration
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A Federal Anti-Gang Law: The Wall Trump Can Build Right Now
Southern Political ReportMay 5, 2017

Channeling the Trump Administration's worthy commitment to defeating gangs into a specific policy initiative has a clear starting point, namely: passage of a national gang prosecution act. Advocating in favor of a federal anti-gang law would serve a ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Latin America focus: litigating trusts disputes in the British Virgin Islands
Lexology (registration)May 5, 2017

The ordinance contains comprehensive provisions regarding reserved powers, purpose trusts, conflict of laws and trustee powers, including the power to delegate investment strategy to agents. Powers of investment and delegation are ordinarily prescribed ...more »

Swift: Deceiving your own mother can be difficult
Duluth News TribuneMay 7, 2017

My sisters knew that I had witnessed the gift-buying, so they started grilling me about Mabel's present. "Just give me a hint," ... We had already convinced Mom that her house would be the site of my future sister-in-law Karen's wedding shower. The ...more »


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