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DIFS Takes Action Against Vladimir Ivanovich Tatarly of Lake Orion, Michigan

Contact: Andrea Miller New Office Number: 517-284-8668 Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442 Twitter: @MIDIFS For Immediate Release – May 27, 2015   DIFS Takes Action Against Vladimir Ivanovich Tatarly of Lake Orion, Michigan   LANSING – The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has summarily suspended the insurance producer license of Vladimir Ivanovich Tatarly of […]

State Judiciary Supports Governor’s Budget, Plans to Increase Efficiency, Improve Service

LANSING, MI, February 25, 2015 – In testimony today before House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. said that the state judiciary would accept its fair share of cuts. If the Governor’s recommended budget is approved, Young explained general fund support for state courts would drop by $3.8 […]

Senate Approves Bills To Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy

LANSING—The Michigan Senate on Thursday passed legislation to protect gun owners’ privacy by making firearms records confidential. Under Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881, firearms records would not be subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act and would be available only to law enforcement officials, under certain conditions. “I introduced Senate Bill 49 […]

Freedom To Marry: Winning Streak Continues as Michigan Ban on Marriage for Gay Couples Ruled Unconstitutional

Reagan Appointee Becomes Ninth Federal Judge to Rule Against Marriage Discrimination New York – In the first trial on marriage for gay couples since California’s Hollingsworth v. Perry – and only the second since the first-ever freedom to marry trial in Hawaii in 1996 — a federal judge today issued a landmark ruling that Michigan’s ban on […]

Michigan Capitol Officially Designated Historic Site

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed four bills that establish the Michigan Capitol building and its grounds as a state historic site. “The future of Michigan’s 135-year-old Capitol building is as important as its storied past,” Snyder said. “Designating the Capitol as a historic site and creating a commission to ensure its maintenance […]

Former Tax Preparers Sent to Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Treasury

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Chad Anthony Chertos, 37, of Ada, Michigan, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and Gregory Edward VanDyke, 39, of Newaygo, Michigan, was sentenced to 63 months in prison, for conspiring todefraud the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced today. U.S. DistrictJudge Robert J. Jonker also ordered both defendants to […]

KBIC Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — Brian Paul Loonsfoot, 31, of Baraga, Michigan, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for sexual abuse of a minor, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell ordered Loonsfoot to serve ten years of supervised release following his release […]

Judge Issues Stay In Case To Overturn Michigan’s Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption

Arguments were heard today in a challenge to Michigan’s Constitutional Amendment barring same-sex couple from marrying. Michigan Courts – Judge Bernard Friedman of the Eastern District of Michigan said the arguments of the plaintiffs were “compelling,” however, he first wishes to review U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the upcoming cases involving the Defense of Marriage […]

Former Owner Of Lansing-Area Chain Of Coffee Stores Sentenced To Federal Prison

David Lewis Many Defrauded Investors of Over One Million Dollars GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell sentenced David Lewis Many, 42, formerly of Lansing, Michigan, to 63 months in federal prison for his fraud scheme that bilked investors in his chain of coffee stores out of over one million dollars. The […]

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