City Associates – KCACM http://www.kcacm.org/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 20:50:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.kcacm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png City Associates – KCACM http://www.kcacm.org/ 32 32 Jim Dey | Champagne man’s legal victory streak suddenly comes to an end | Columns http://www.kcacm.org/jim-dey-champagne-mans-legal-victory-streak-suddenly-comes-to-an-end-columns/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/jim-dey-champagne-mans-legal-victory-streak-suddenly-comes-to-an-end-columns/ Shamario Brown was a big winner in criminal courts, where he was repeatedly acquitted of serious charges by Champaign County juries. But his streak of legal victories ended last week when U.S. Federal Judge Colin Bruce dismissed a civil rights lawsuit Brown had brought. He alleged that local police attempted to set him up for […]]]>

Shamario Brown was a big winner in criminal courts, where he was repeatedly acquitted of serious charges by Champaign County juries.

But his streak of legal victories ended last week when U.S. Federal Judge Colin Bruce dismissed a civil rights lawsuit Brown had brought. He alleged that local police attempted to set him up for the 2016 murder of an innocent passer-by in a drive-by shooting in Champaign.

Bruce not only found that Brown’s claims that police coerced witnesses to testify against him lacked credibility, but also that Brown, who was acquitted of the murder of Ericka Cox-Bailey, 30, was likely the shooter.

“The court now finds that eyewitness identifications (of four Brown associates) of (Brown) as the person who shot and killed the victim on June 12, 2016, combined with all facts known to (police), would justify a reasonable and prudent decision. no one to believe (Brown) actually did, ”Bruce wrote in an exhaustive 77-page review.

Brown has filed a lawsuit against the town of Champaign, alleging massive misconduct by officers investigating Miss Cox-Bailey’s death. He is represented by Chicago attorney Shneur Nathan.

But the case will not go to trial because Bruce granted the city’s summary judgment request, believing that there was no basis for the claims in the lawsuit.

Bruce wrote that summary judgment “is the time” to put up or shut up “in a trial, where a party must show what evidence they have that would convince a trier of fact to accept their side of events.”

Bruce’s decision extensively details the events of the 2016 shooting, one of a series of violent attacks that took place before and have continued since then.

He noted that the incident was the result of conflicts between two local gangs – Roc Block and DNG – during which supporters of both groups went in search of members of the opposition. Roc Block, the opinion reveals, was named after Rakim Vineyard, a 22-year-old Champaign shot down in 2014.

Bruce’s Opinion also reviewed police interviews of various witnesses to the shooting, conversations that reveal how the witnesses profess memory impairment or claim ignorance or offer blatantly false statements.

These witnesses – many of whom participated in these shootings – are covering up for a variety of reasons, one being the fear of reprisal if they cooperate with police and prosecutors.

A witness, Oshae Cotton, agreed to cooperate with the police but assumed it would cost him his life.

“I’ll go to court for all of you. I’ll help you, “he said.” I know Shamario won’t love me. They’ll kill me too. I know they will. I’m not stupid. I’m going to run.

“I heard Shamario…” Oh, we’re going to shoot you, “and they’re trying to laugh, to play, but I know them for real.”

Miss Cox-Bailey was shot and killed as she and a friend walked near the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Francis Drive in Champaign. They were returning home after shopping at a nearby store.

Bruce’s opinion revealed that the intended targets included Roc Block associates Monyeil Turner and Richiya Frazier. In an interview with the police, Frazier described Brown as “one of the main enemies” of Roc Block.

These young shooters rarely show emotion and have shown time and time again that they don’t care for the safety of innocent passers-by.

But Cotton expressed dismay and disgust at the death of Miss Cox-Bailey.

“I got the call that she was killed, and my whole heart leapt, because she is an innocent woman,” he told police. “Like, this lady had nothing to do with any of this.”

Although Brown, who is in his early 20s, served time in prison, he has been remarkably lucky in criminal courts.

He was acquitted of the murder of Miss Cox-Bailey, denying that he was in the car from which the shots were fired.

Authorities found one of his fingerprints in the vehicle. Others in the vehicle identified him as one of the two shooters.

In addition to this acquittal, Brown was also found innocent in two other gun-related incidents.


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Brokerage on the Kips Bay Model House List http://www.kcacm.org/brokerage-on-the-kips-bay-model-house-list/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 11:01:53 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/brokerage-on-the-kips-bay-model-house-list/ For 48 years, Bay of Kips has created spectacular decorator show houses to raise money for charity in New York City. Last year the Bay of Kips organization chose Dallas as third location for its show houses because of the city’s strong philanthropic and design communities. The first one Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas […]]]>

For 48 years, Bay of Kips has created spectacular decorator show houses to raise money for charity in New York City.

Last year the Bay of Kips organization chose Dallas as third location for its show houses because of the city’s strong philanthropic and design communities. The first one Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas took place at Preston Hollow. This year, 25 acclaimed designers are infusing imaginative updates in a traditional Georgian home at 5138 Deloache Ave., also at Preston Hollow. Once the event is over, Allie Beth Allman & Associates will bring the list to the market.

The home visit will be held until October 24. Proceeds from the tickets will go to three charities, a fact that motivated the highly philanthropic seller to allow the event to take place at their residence, according to the listing agent. Alex perry.

The brokerage shop was also excited to get involved because of their commitment to charity. “Nothing better than showcasing a beautiful luxury home and helping the community,” said Allie Beth Allman, founder of the company. “It’s what we like to do best and, of course, serve our customers.

The six-bedroom home has a colorful media room, a podcast-ready desk, and a glamorous bar next to the poolside lanai. While the designs captivate, the ticket funds will be hard at work.

Part of the money will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Kips Bay in New York, which offers after-school enrichment programs and hot meals for underprivileged children. Dallas organizations Stay in dignity and The Crystal Charity Ball will also benefit.

Stay in dignity installs interiors for local families who need a better home environment, but cannot afford it. Creating safe and stylish spaces promotes health and well-being.

The Crystal Charity Ball fundraising for children’s charities in Dallas County since 1952.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates is proud to represent this one-of-a-kind list for its charitable reach and design prestige. Whoever acquires the house will have the opportunity to purchase the furniture and lighting selected by the designer at a reduced price – a rare opportunity.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates sells more homes priced at $ 2 million and more than any other brokerage, according to statistics from the Multiple Listing Service, as well as in prime neighborhoods such as Highland Park, University park and the city-parks and Preston Hollow combined. To get in touch with an expert in luxury real estate, visit alliebeth.com.


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Dr Calvin Vere Morgan, Jr. | Obituary http://www.kcacm.org/dr-calvin-vere-morgan-jr-obituary/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 19:51:00 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/dr-calvin-vere-morgan-jr-obituary/ Dr. Calvin Vere Morgan, Jr., born February 12, 1937, passed away surrounded by his family on September 23, 2021. Dr. Morgan was from Johnson City and the son of the late Dr. Calvin Vere Morgan, Sr. and Mary Will Buff Morgan. Calvin graduated from Science Hill High School, Davidson College, Duke University Medical School and […]]]>

Dr. Calvin Vere Morgan, Jr., born February 12, 1937, passed away surrounded by his family on September 23, 2021. Dr. Morgan was from Johnson City and the son of the late Dr. Calvin Vere Morgan, Sr. and Mary Will Buff Morgan.

Calvin graduated from Science Hill High School, Davidson College, Duke University Medical School and completed his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. After graduating from Duke University Medical School, he was made a lieutenant commander in the US Navy. He served as an air surgeon on the USS Intrepid and was aboard the Intrepid during the successful recovery of the Gemini III capsule on March 23, 1965.

Returning to Johnson City in 1971, Dr Morgan joined Drs. Carroll Long and Gilbert Rannick at Johnson City Surgical Associates. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Tennessee Section of the American College of Surgeons, where he served as Section President for two terms. Throughout his medical career, he was known for his dedication to the care of his patients. He retired in 2001.

Dr Morgan was on staff at Johnson City Medical Center and was Associate Professor of Surgery at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and Quillen Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He particularly enjoyed his interactions and relationships with medical students and surgical residents and continued to communicate with and mentor them throughout their careers. Dr Morgan has had long-standing relationships with friends from high school, college and medical school.

Calvin spent many years active as a member of the United States Power Squadron, the Society of Aquatic Medicine, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was also a long-time member of the Kappa Alpha Order and the Hurstleigh Club.

Dr. Morgan is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Mary Middlebrooks Morgan; daughter, Mary Buff Morgan and her husband Marco Vallat, of San Francisco; daughter, Catherine Lynn Morgan, also of San Francisco; two step-sons, Leland Ivey Hyer, of Raleigh, North Carolina and Brooks Hyer, of Knoxville; two grandsons, Morgan Pierre Vallat and Maxime Laurent Vallat; a nephew, Bill Skinner and his wife, Jolie, and their children Laura and John, of Raleigh, North Carolina; as well as a niece, McLeod Skinner, of Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Morgan was predeceased by a sister, Harriet M. Skinner; a brother-in-law, William P. Skinner, both of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Calvin will be remembered as a loving husband, father, stepfather and grandfather. His family will always remember seeing him proudly walking his daughter Buff down the aisle during her wedding to Marco. He will also be remembered for his time at Science Hill and at the football club with Lee and Brooks and their teammates, as well as the summers spent with grandsons Max and Morgan for whom he hosted a ” redneck camp ”and taught them how to fish for trout. at the creek near his house on Spivey Mountain.

Contributions can be made to Quillen College of Medicine or the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

A memorial service for Dr. Morgan will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr Morgan’s friend, the Reverend Michael Lester, will officiate. After the service, instead of visiting, family will receive friends at Gathering Place in Munsey.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, serves the Morgan family. (423) 282-1521


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Marshall Memo: Planning of the new Department of Health; Artistic winners; Archeology | News, Sports, Jobs http://www.kcacm.org/marshall-memo-planning-of-the-new-department-of-health-artistic-winners-archeology-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 04:43:34 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/marshall-memo-planning-of-the-new-department-of-health-artistic-winners-archeology-news-sports-jobs/ Several issues regarding the designation of an architectural / engineering department for a new structure of the Marshall County Health Department were addressed at the Marshall County commission last week. The commissioners received four requests for qualification, namely Matyskiela & Grant Architecture, McKinley Associates, Mills Group and Sillings Associates. A committee made up of Commissioners […]]]>

Several issues regarding the designation of an architectural / engineering department for a new structure of the Marshall County Health Department were addressed at the Marshall County commission last week.

The commissioners received four requests for qualification, namely Matyskiela & Grant Architecture, McKinley Associates, Mills Group and Sillings Associates.

A committee made up of Commissioners John Gruzinskas, Scott Varner and Michael Ferro, MCHD Administrator Tom Cook and MCHD Board Chairman Wes Howsare will meet with representatives from the four architectural firms on October 7.

Approval was granted to apply for a state STOP Violence Against Women Grant Award 2020. This grant allows the county to have a deputy attorney employed solely for domestic violence cases and a deputy sheriff dedicated to domestic violence cases.

In addition, approval was granted to allow the county planning commission to update its salvage yard permit ordinance.

While the Marshall County Health Department is still busy on a daily basis with issues related to COVID-19, the staff also take on many other duties.

Vaccination clinics – (Does not include Covid vaccine). October 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required – call 304-845-7840.

Covid-19 vaccination clinics – Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

PPD (TB) Skin Testing Clinics – Oct. 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Planning – Oct 19.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program – Oct. 21.

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics – Mondays 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., except October 11. Seasonal flu shots are available to anyone 6 months of age and older.

The Marshall County Board of Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on October 27.

The annual “Dungeon of Horrors” at the former West Virginia Penitentiary kicked off this weekend and will run for the next five weekends.

This is the 22nd such event that attracts people from many fields.

In addition, there will be a number of locals this afternoon (Saturday) exhibiting their hearses on the lawn of the former prison. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m.

Moundsville Middle School students Gwennely Brown and Alexea Lilley recently received first and second place awards from the Ohio Valley Plein Air Society and Artworks Around Town, respectively. The awards were presented by Eric Dye, representing the two agencies.

The two students received a certificate, a ribbon and a cash prize.

Both students are members of Tabetha Morgan’s Studio Art class at MMS.

The works of several MMS Air students, including Brown and Lilley, are on display at Artwork Around Town at the Center Market in Wheeling.

Marshall County Chamber of Commerce staff have started planning for three events during the month of October, all of which will take place at different locations.

The first will be a Business After Hours event on October 7 at the Strand Theater. This event will honor The Green Tab’s 60th anniversary. Tickets are available in the House.

The annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce dinner will be held on October 14 at the Moundsville Center within the walls of the old prison.

The third event in October will be the 2nd after hours of operation on October 21, sponsored by Main Street Bank.

This upcoming weekend, Friday and Saturday, will be the first of eight fall dumpster locations in Marshall County.

The October 1-22 locations will be both Benwood and McMechen. The hours on both days are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The sites will be for Benwood, the town’s maintenance garage, while the McMechen location will be on the old football site.

There will be no provision at either location to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, chemicals / hazardous materials, or household waste.

Remember next Saturday that the E-Recycle cleanup will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the north parking lot of John Marshall High School.

Items accepted will be car and light truck tires (17 inches and under), appliances, electronics, computers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

No television will be accepted.

For more information on dumpsters, contact the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority at 304-780-9866.

These services are provided for residential use.

Today, from noon to 4 p.m., is Archeology Day at the Grave Creek Mound. Those in attendance will learn about archeology during an afternoon filled with behind-the-scenes tours of the research center, flint cutting, spear throwing using an atlati, hands-on activities and other demonstrations and exhibitions.

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Top 20 Biglaw Firms Finally Decide It’s Time To Show The Money To Their Associates – Outside New York http://www.kcacm.org/top-20-biglaw-firms-finally-decide-its-time-to-show-the-money-to-their-associates-outside-new-york/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:48:58 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/top-20-biglaw-firms-finally-decide-its-time-to-show-the-money-to-their-associates-outside-new-york/ (Image via Getty) It’s been a few months since Davis Polk blew the lid on associate wages, and while many companies have raised wages in one way or another, many of them have adopted ladders. scale across the country. Some elite companies have taken their time and are just starting to get started. For example, […]]]>

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It’s been a few months since Davis Polk blew the lid on associate wages, and while many companies have raised wages in one way or another, many of them have adopted ladders. scale across the country. Some elite companies have taken their time and are just starting to get started.

For example, in June, Greenberg Traurig – which generated gross sales of $ 1,730,230,000 in 2020, placing it 16th in the latest Am Law 100 ranking – reportedly increased associate salaries in New York, but would have left other offices hanging. Now at least one other GT office has joined in the monetary madness that brought associates joy during the pandemic. But which one?

Welcome to Miami. Welcome to Miami.

Sources began contacting us earlier this week to let us know that Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office had announced increases. “No more black boxes for all the years,” said one of our sources. That’s right, GT Miami is now on a pay scale with a billable target of 2,000 hours. This is what it looks like:

The firm’s partners couldn’t be happier, and firm insiders tell us the partners were especially proud to have been able to make the announcement. With two businesses now paying the market in Miami, you better believe this beach party town has struck the big bang for Biglaw. Here’s what another elated associate said:

GT Miami is Davis Polk’s compensation. The firm has done an outstanding job throughout the pandemic and has always invested heavily in the morale, development and general well-being of associates. The associates are all delighted and grateful.

Congratulations to all of the Greenberg Traurig Miami office.

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Jan. 6 panel subpoena Trump advisers and associates | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA http://www.kcacm.org/jan-6-panel-subpoena-trump-advisers-and-associates-siouxlandproud-sioux-city-ia/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:51:06 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/jan-6-panel-subpoena-trump-advisers-and-associates-siouxlandproud-sioux-city-ia/ through: MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press Posted: Sep 23, 2021 / 6:51 PM CDT / Update: Sep 23, 2021 / 7:18 PM CDT FILE – In this January 6, 2021 file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington. The Biden administration will […]]]>

FILE – In this January 6, 2021 file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington. The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government discloses information to Congress about the actions of former President Donald Trump and his aides on January 6. But there could be a long legal battle before details are released. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin, file)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency on the United States Capitol has subpoenaed four advisers and associates to former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him before and during the attack.

The panel summoned former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former White House deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Wrote to the four men that the committee was investigating “the facts, circumstances and causes” of the attack and asked them to produce documents and appear at the depositions in mid-October.

The subpoenas are a major escalation for the panel, which is now kicking off the interview phase of the investigation after sorting through the thousands of pages of documents the committee has requested from federal agencies and social media companies. The goal is to provide a full account of what went wrong when Trump loyalists quickly overwhelmed police and halted President Joe Biden’s certification of victory – and to prevent that from happening again.

Thompson says in letters to each of the witnesses that investigators believe they have relevant information about preparing for the insurgency. In Bannon’s case, for example, Democrats cite his Jan. 5 prediction that “(a) all hell is going to break loose tomorrow” and his communications with Trump a week before the riot in which he urged the president to focus his attention. January 6th.

The committee also cites Meadows’ work to reverse Trump’s defeat in the weeks leading up to the insurgency and his pressure on state officials to push the former president’s false claims about widespread voter fraud.

In the letter to Meadows, Democrats say they have “credible evidence” of his involvement in events falling within the committee’s investigation. This includes his communication with Trump on January 6 and his reported involvement in “the planning and preparation of efforts to challenge the presidential election and delay the counting of the electoral votes.”

Thompson also reported that the committee is interested in Meadows’ requests to Justice Department officials for inquiries into potential voter fraud. Former Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department found no fraud that could have affected the election outcome.

The panel cites reports that Patel, a Trump loyalist who had recently been placed in the Pentagon, was speaking to Meadows “non-stop” the day the attack took place.

Scavino was with Trump on Jan.5 during a discussion of how to persuade members of Congress not to certify the election of Joe Biden, according to reports cited by the committee. On Twitter, he promoted Trump’s rally before the attack and encouraged his supporters to “be part of history.” The panel said its records indicated that Scavino was “tweeting messages from the White House” on January 6.


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Make the most of it: Upcoming improvements to Keizer Rapids Park disc golf course http://www.kcacm.org/make-the-most-of-it-upcoming-improvements-to-keizer-rapids-park-disc-golf-course/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:00:27 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/make-the-most-of-it-upcoming-improvements-to-keizer-rapids-park-disc-golf-course/ Capital City Disc Golf President Daniel Schoonover is spearheading a project to make improvements to the Keizer Rapids Park disc golf course. Capital City Disc Golf President Daniel Schoonover is spearheading a project to make improvements to the Keizer Rapids Park disc golf course. (KEIZERTIMES / Matt Rawlings). Since its inception in 2009, Keizer Rapids […]]]>

Capital City Disc Golf President Daniel Schoonover is spearheading a project to make improvements to the Keizer Rapids Park disc golf course.

Capital City Disc Golf President Daniel Schoonover is spearheading a project to make improvements to the Keizer Rapids Park disc golf course. (KEIZERTIMES / Matt Rawlings).

Since its inception in 2009, Keizer Rapids Park Disc Golf Course has been considered a Crown Jewel by the Salem-Keizer disc golf community. However, members of the Capital City Disc Golf Club felt that the course could use some improvement.

“This is an excellent property. It is probably the best disc golf course within 30 minutes of here. But some of our members have asked us to make improvements to the course and get more involved here.” , said club president Daniel Schoonover.

After moving their weekly league to Keizer Rapids Park this summer, Capital City Disc Golf, a nonprofit in Salem, decided to start a fundraiser to make improvements to the course.

Along with the tee box upgrades and the installation of a few benches, Schoonover’s main task was to raise enough money to replace the 18 baskets, plus a practice basket, with brand new championship-level baskets. from Innova Disc Golf.

The club predicted it would need to raise $ 11,000 and, at the time of publication, had less than $ 1,000 left to meet that goal – Schoonover said most of the funds were raised by members.

“It’s great that our members got involved in this project and were willing to donate and fundraise,” said Schoonover.

Capital City Disc Golf has received generous donations from local companies such as Chadwick Construction, Walsh and Associates and Rick Day with Focus Consulting LLC. They also received a grant of $ 2,500 from the Keizer Parks Advisory Board.

Work on this project officially began in February when a multitude of volunteers spent several months cleaning up debris and repairing damage from the ice storm that hit Keizer in February.

“After the ice storm we noticed there was a lot of work to do here,” said Schoonover. “We had to clear a lot of branches and fallen trees. The storm also really damaged some of the baskets and tee boxes. “

Schoonover estimated that between 150 and 170 man hours were spent cleaning and repairing following the ice storm.

“We did a lot of work on the weekends,” Schoonover said.

The project is slated for completion in November and also includes 34 different basket locations, allowing participants to change the location of the basket on a specific hole.

“I’m really excited to see this come to fruition. It’s great for the club, but I want it to be great for everyone, ”said Schoonover. “I hope the improvements introduce disc golf to more people in the community.”

The city owns the current baskets, but has agreed to donate them to Capital City Disc Golf. The club hope to reuse the baskets in the near future to create a family-style pitch-and-putt course in an unused portion of Keizer Rapids Park that will feature shorter holes.

“They won’t have 300 and 400 foot bombers. He’ll basically have hits from 125 to 200 feet, which my eight-year-old daughter could do, ”Schoonover said.

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Mexico files US lawsuit against former Sinaloa cartel security chief http://www.kcacm.org/mexico-files-us-lawsuit-against-former-sinaloa-cartel-security-chief/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:38:44 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/mexico-files-us-lawsuit-against-former-sinaloa-cartel-security-chief/ MEXICO CITY – Mexico has launched a lawsuit in Miami, Florida against former security chief Genaro García Luna and a network of companies run by him and his associates, in hopes of recovering assets obtained illegally, Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said on Tuesday. Last year, former Security Minister García Luna pleaded not guilty to […]]]>

MEXICO CITY – Mexico has launched a lawsuit in Miami, Florida against former security chief Genaro García Luna and a network of companies run by him and his associates, in hopes of recovering assets obtained illegally, Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said on Tuesday.

Last year, former Security Minister García Luna pleaded not guilty to US charges over a multi-million dollar corruption program allegedly designed to bolster the Sinaloa cartel, once led by the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

García Luna was head of the Federal Investigation Agency of Mexico from 2001 to 2005, was Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, and was once considered a leader in Mexico’s efforts to combat drug trafficking. .

But U.S. prosecutors say the Sinaloa cartel bribed García Luna throughout his tenure in government to ensure the safe passage of his drugs, obtain information on rival cartels and learn about Mexican investigations into his activities.

Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference in Mexico City on October 8, 2010.Marco Ugarte / AP folder

The UIF said the lawsuit, the Mexican agency’s first in the United States, involved 39 companies and trusts owned by García Luna, his associates or members of his family.

“The lawsuit alleges that the defendants are members of a large group of companies created and used by García Luna and his co-conspirators to hide resources derived from acts of corruption,” the UIF said in a statement.

García Luna could not be reached immediately for comment.

García Luna, who is in prison, lived in Florida before his arrest in December 2019 in Dallas.

The UIF said the case went to a Florida court because the state is “where a significant number of businesses and properties associated with acts of political corruption and money laundering that make up the dispute have been identified “.

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Highway plan contrary to Whitefish’s vision for downtown http://www.kcacm.org/highway-plan-contrary-to-whitefishs-vision-for-downtown/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:05:13 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/highway-plan-contrary-to-whitefishs-vision-for-downtown/ In September 2019, the Montana Department of Transportation initiated a process to identify a concept for improving Highway 93 as the highway enters downtown Whitefish along Spokane Avenue and crosses the downtown along Second Street. We are members of the steering committee for this study, representing the residents and businesses of Whitefish. On several occasions, […]]]>


In September 2019, the Montana Department of Transportation initiated a process to identify a concept for improving Highway 93 as the highway enters downtown Whitefish along Spokane Avenue and crosses the downtown along Second Street. We are members of the steering committee for this study, representing the residents and businesses of Whitefish. On several occasions, the members of the steering committee met with MDT and their consultants Robert Peccia & Associates, but no consensus on a preferred concept was reached. In fact, the community’s stated priorities for walking, cycling, reducing traffic, conserving the canopy, and preserving historic character were entirely ignored by the study team.

We, the community representatives of the Steering Committee, DO NOT categorically SUPPORT MDT’s “preferred concept” which will be presented to the public at an open house to be held on Wednesday September 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Center. O’Shaughnessy.

Mayor John Muhlfeld, who also served on the steering committee, shares our concerns. Indeed, it is not the steering committee that will participate in the event, but rather MDT and its consultants, the “study team” will present the preferred concept of MDT.

Don’t be fooled – their favorite concept is contrary to the adopted downtown Whitefish master plan and stated public preferences of Whitefish. It is damaging Whitefish’s pedestrian-friendly environment, destroying its small town character, threatening its economic vitality and will lead to increased traffic congestion.

A real solution will require complex and sophisticated expertise, which is why we have agreed to participate in this process, hoping that MDT will come up with better solutions than in the past.

For this project, MDT would seek federal funds for an outdated transportation model, in direct contradiction to the city of Whitefish’s extensive planning processes. Rather, the community is looking for an alternative 21st century transportation solution on how a highway can coexist with the downtown area of ​​a small mountain community that depends on its “sense of place” for its economic vitality. Whitefish can and should be a role model for how this can happen.

Since the study team did not take into account the opinion and comments of the public and community representatives on the steering committee and no viable solution was identified and endorsed by the community of whitefish, this process should not go ahead.

If you are attending the open house, please let the Montana Department of Transportation know: NO, we are not supporting their preferred concept.

Please send your comments directly to our City Council urging them not to go ahead with MDT’s “preferred alternative”. City Council can be contacted by email at mhowke@cityofwhitefish.org or by post at: PO Box 158, Whitefish MT 59937.

Ron Brunk is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Whitefish Park and Rhonda Fitzgerald is a member of the Board of Directors of Heart of Whitefish.


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Psychologist Charged with $ 100,000 of False Medicaid Claims http://www.kcacm.org/psychologist-charged-with-100000-of-false-medicaid-claims/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:44:01 +0000 http://www.kcacm.org/psychologist-charged-with-100000-of-false-medicaid-claims/ GAINESVILLE, Georgia. A psychologist in Northeast Georgia has been charged with allegedly billing Medicaid nearly $ 100,000 for false claims. The Times of Gainesville reports that Dr Guy Jordan was indicted last week with Medicaid fraud and misrepresentation. According to the indictment, the Gainesville resident performed behavioral health assessments of children referred by pediatricians and […]]]>

A psychologist in Northeast Georgia has been charged with allegedly billing Medicaid nearly $ 100,000 for false claims.

The Times of Gainesville reports that Dr Guy Jordan was indicted last week with Medicaid fraud and misrepresentation.

According to the indictment, the Gainesville resident performed behavioral health assessments of children referred by pediatricians and the criminal justice system.

Defense attorney Graham McKinnon said Jordan is cooperating with investigators. Without specifically talking about the allegations, McKinnon said his client has a long history of providing quality psychological services. Jordan is free on $ 30,000 bail. The charges carry a maximum of 15 years in prison if Jordan is convicted.

Attorney General Chris Carr’s office is pursuing the case.

Prosecutors say Jordan was billing “regularly and consistently” for weekly therapy sessions, creating falsified backdated records, when he only performed one assessment. They say Jordan collected hundreds of overpayments between January 2016 and August 2019, totaling $ 99,398.62.

“These assessments were made with the aim of providing a diagnosis in order to help parents, teachers and the courts to support a troubled child in school and in the justice system,” the indictment reads. “These one-off visits, lasting several hours, were the one and only contact with the child of Guy Jordan and his associates.”


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