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“The Open Meetings Law was intended, as its very name suggests, to open the decision-making process of elected officials to the public,” according to the justices.
“He deliberately chose to use his intelligence, education and career success to exploit, manipulate and defraud,” a prosecutor wrote in a sentencing memo.
“Mr. Nordlicht has engaged in a complex, far-reaching scheme to alienate assets and property to make himself judgment proof,” the complaint states.
The allegations depict affinity fraud, whereby an individual preys on members of a religious organization, ethnic community or professional group by exploiting their friendship and trust.
Without the restraining order, Ostrager said, “the wind-down of the fund will likely proceed in a manner that furthers Allen’s self-interest to the detriment of the limited partners.”
Gabriela Bratkovics was arrested last month and charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, honest services fraud, bank fraud and bribery.
“We vehemently deny all the allegations in the complaint,” Tab Rosenfeld, Barrie House’s Manhattan attorney, responded. He said Office Coffee owes money to Barrie House and his client plans to file a counterclaim to collect the debt.
“Liberty Tax has been sued repeatedly for noncompliance,” Enyaye said. “It was no good for our business, so we severed our relationship with them.”
New Roc Pizza, the complaint states, is “funded in large part by the misappropriation of plaintiff’s financial and commercial interest invested in Joey’s Cannoli Inc.”
The government sufficiently alleged that Carla Marin “engaged in self-dealing of estate assets for her own personal benefit,” Briccetti found, “thereby depriving the estate of significant rental income.”
“This is a case about the town board catering to special interests,” the complaint states, “by illegally granting site plan approval to Garden Supply in a clandestine manner.”
A trademark should not be used, Jägermeister argues, to prevent a subsidiary of a German company from selling a product with a German name that uses a common German word to describe and advertise itself.
“The defects related to the truck’s bucket and ladder have rendered the truck absolutely useless” the complaint states, “for its intended purpose of being used in rescue operations.”
“It is incomprehensible,” the complaint states, that Woodfield “would have so little regard for Chartwell, as its customer, and … efforts at bringing the product to market.”