As the government presses lenders to modify mortgages, a large subset of distressed borrowers is being left out: older homeowners on low fixed incomes. Many of them are now facing foreclosure, say legal-aid advocates and AARP attorneys, because they were sold loans they could never afford, often fraudulently.
Ponzi Schemer, Bernard Madoff’s niece and another relative have been in touch with a consultant who gives lessons to white-collar criminals on survival strategies in prison and how early release might be obtained, sources said. Shana Madoff, 38, a former compliance officer with the now infamous Madoff firm, made contact with Larry Levine, a former federal prisoner, now turned consultant and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, the sources said.
The Obama administration has announced a series of changes in U.S. policy to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future. In taking these steps to help bridge the gap among divided Cuban families and promote the freer flow of information and humanitarian items to the Cuban people, President Obama is working to fulfill the goals he identified both during his presidential campaign and since taking office.
The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today expressed her deep concern over reports that a Saudi Arabian court has ruled that the marriage of an eight-year-old girl is legally binding. “Irrespective of circumstances or the legal framework, the marriage of a child is a violation of that child’s rights,” UNICEF Executive Director Anne M. Veneman stressed in a statement.
Florida State University is prepared to eliminate some 21 degree programs, including physical education, hospitality and golf management, German, oceanography and German, this as a result of the massive reductions in state aid. Moreover, many other programs would scaled back, amalgamated or restructured. FSU President T.K. Wetherell said that, “It’s almost unbearable to consider. This is going to have a lot of ramifications.”
Five passengers on board a small airplane have much to be thankful for when one of their own landed the turboprop safely on Sunday, following the death of the pilot in flight. The Beechcraft King Air two-engine plane which was flying form Marco Island to Jackson, Miss., was brought down safely at Southwest Florida International Airport, thus averting disaster.
Are Florida’s State Senators and Representatives proposing legislation that opposes and contradicts the revenue philosophies of African American’s beloved President Barack Obama? President Obama has stated emphatically that he feels America’s rich and wealthy citizens should pay higher taxes and increased taxes should not be a burden that the poor and working poor should carry.