Former Michigan CFO sentenced by state judge

first_img continue reading » Michael A. LaJoice, a former CFO who embezzled more than $18 million from a Michigan credit union, was sentenced to seven to 20 years Monday by an Oakland County circuit court judge.The state’s sentence will reportedly run concurrently with LaJoice’s 11-year sentence ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit last month, according to the Associated Press.LaJoice pleaded no contest to 14 state charges related the multimillion-dollar embezzlement of the $68.5 million Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, which led to its insolvency and consolidation last year with the $3.4 million Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing.LaJoice also was ordered to pay restitution of $18.6 million. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Redknapp bemoans QPR ‘soap opera’

first_img Press Association Harry Redknapp has claimed “people with their own agendas” had a hand in his resignation as QPR manager, describing the situation as “a bit of a soap opera”. He said: “I always thought I had everyone pulling with me and suddenly I felt some were and some weren’t. I didn’t know who was on my side at the end and who wasn’t. “Behind the scenes, I always thought there were one or two people with their own agendas. “There was always talk about Tim Sherwood coming in. It was like a bit of a soap opera. “QPR was in the paper every day. I’ve been at lots of other clubs, big clubs as well, where you didn’t get that. That got on my nerves. That was the big problem for me. “As soon as we lost a few games, it would begin. I always thought there was someone mischievous causing it. I’d never had that before at any club I’d been at. “I didn’t see the teams below us getting the same sort of headlines every other week. It wore me down a little bit.” Redknapp left the team second from bottom of the table and they are now two points from safety under the leadership of Chris Ramsey. However, Redknapp, who also claimed he did not fall out with chairman Tony Fernandes because of the club’s lack of business in the January transfer window, added: “I felt I’d have kept them up.” The 68-year-old blamed knee problems for his decision to leave the Barclays Premier League strugglers in February. However, Redknapp told BBC Sport’s Football Focus there was more to his decision than health problems. Redknapp was replaced at the helm by Ramsey – who has guided the club to four points from their last two games to keep alive their hopes of survival. But, responding to Redknapp’s remarks, he believes the day-to-day running of any football club can be compared to a work of fiction. Ramsey said: “Football is a soap opera. Any club you go to, League One or League Two clubs, it is going to be a soap opera. It just depends how it is going to play out. “I’m not sure if things have settled down now, it is probably a different script.” Fernandes has been vocal on Twitter ever since he took over at QPR, offering both positive and negatives takes on the goings on at Loftus Road. Ramsey believes the Malaysian has curbed the number of QPR-related Tweets he has been posting recently, taking some of his personal feelings out of the public realm “I’m not on it but it seems like he has been on it less,” he said of Fernandes on Twitter. “I think Twitter is a thing people do when they are in emotional states. I’ve got family memebers that are on it. “It doesn’t always represent what people feel at the time. It is sometimes a knee-jerk reaction as to what has gone on. Once it is out there, it is out there.” last_img read more

USBWA names Fair to All-America 2nd team

first_imgSyracuse forward C.J. Fair, who was named a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection on Monday, was voted a second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Wednesday.The senior is joined by former Brewster (Mass.) Academy teammate and current Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim on the team, as well as Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early and Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, on the second team.Arizona guard Nick Johnson, Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, Louisville guard Russ Smith, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Creighton forward Doug McDermott make up the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) first team. The USBWA does not name a third team.Fair’s selection to the USBWA All-American team comes just two days after being left off any of Sporting News’ three All-America teams. Three other ACC players, including Parker, were named to those teams. North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren and North Carolina guard Marcus Paige were the two others. Both also joined Fair on the All-ACC first team.Fair’s 16.9 points per game ranked seventh in the ACC — but outside the top 100 nationally — and his 6.2 rebounds were tied for 16th most in the conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe small forward is also one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, which earns him recognition as a Senior All-American.The Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches will announce their All-American teams in the coming weeks. Comments Published on March 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GPL: Leaders Medeama SC thumped 4-0 by Tema Youth

first_imgGlo premier league Leaders SC Medeama were demolished 4-0 by Tema Youth at the Tema Stadium on Sunday. Champions Asante Kotoko shared the spoils against Liberty at the Baba Yara Stadium. Hearts needed a penalty to beat King Faisal on the return of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.FT: Kotoko 3-3 Liberty ProfessionalsFT: Hearts 1-0 King FaisalFT: TeMa Youth 4-0 MedeamaFT: Ebusua Dwarfs 2-0 Aduana StarsFT: Berekum Chelsea 0-0 Ashantigold FT: All Stars 1-0 Heart of LionsFT: New Edubiase 1-0 Berekum Arsenals (Saturday)FT: Real Tamale United 1-3 Amidaus Professionals (Saturday)last_img read more

Corentyne farmer accuses Police of conspiring with stray catchers

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) cattle farmer is accusing Police of conspiring with stray catchers in the region. The woman was forced to pay almost $400,000 to have her cattle released from the pound at the Number 51 Police Station. The farmer claimed that her animals were impounded even though she had a document giving her permission to graze the cattle in the rice cultivation area. The farmer claimed that at the end of each rice crop the Water Users Association grants permission for cattle owners to graze cattle in the cultivation area. This is usually for a two-week period.Ludmila Judistit watches her cattle being released after paying $344,400Ludmila Judistit, the 49-year-old cattle framer, told Guyana Times that on Tuesday last, her employee was grazing cattle at Number Naught when he was approached by the stray catchers.According to her, when the stray catchers started rounding up the cattle, they were told that he was there with the animals. She related that the young man showed the pass to the stray catchers and they told him that the pass was not valid. A copy of the pass was shown to this publication. The document states that the woman was granted permission by the Number 52/74 Waters Users Association to graze 80 heads of cattle within the Number Naught and Number 55 area.According to her, the impounders took the cattle to the Number 51 Police Station Pound. On their way there, they had to pass another animal pound which falls under the Neighbourhood Democratic Council and provides water and grass for impounded animals, unlike the pound at the Police Station.According to Judistit, a mother of two, when she got to the Number 51 Police Station, the stray catcher was still there and was engaging a Policeman. She said she approached and saw him showing his license to impound stray animals.“‘I take out the paper and show the Policeman that I have permission to graze the cows there. I told him that the Water Users Association gave me permission and the Sergeant did not even take the paper to look at it. He told me that the man has a paper to impound the cows,” the former teacher, now farmer, said.The woman claimed it is for that reason that she suspects there is collusion between officers at the station and the stray catchers.On Thursday last, she paid $344,400 plus an additional fee for the days the animals were impounded. The farmer said she has since raised the matter with Police Commissioner Lesley James and Deputy Commissioner Paul Williams. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more