Broward Attorneys Accused Of Foreclosure Scheme With Convicted Felons

Two Broward County attorneys found themselves on the wrong side of the jailhouse wall this week after the sheriff’s office alleged they were part of a scheme with convicted felons to steal up to $742,000 in foreclosure sale proceeds.



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The four are accused of working together to claim surplus foreclosure funds held by the clerk of court, money left over after a foreclosed property is sold and the lender is paid what is owed.

The attorneys took “those foreclosures surplus checks by filing fraudulent pleadings with the court, basically lying to judges in Broward County, saying they were representing the rightful recipients of those dollars,” said sheriff’s spokesman Carey Codd.

Attorney Rashida Overby remained in custody Tuesday, until she could post nearly $140,000 in bond with money she can prove was not fruit of the 29 counts she faces, including alleged theft and money

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Judge In Charge Of Oi Group Recovery Approves Multiple Asset Sale, Including That Of 5 Data Centers Being Executed By Piemonte Holding

SAO PAULO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fernando Viana, the Rio de Janeiro court judge in charge of Oi Group (OIBR.C) judicial recovery, approved a multiple asset sale of R$22 billion last Monday (5), following Creditors support. The deal includes 5 Data Centers being purchased by Brazilian financial group Piemonte Holding.

Judicial approval of Oi Group asset sale (Data Centers, Oi Mobile and Towers) comes after the creditors general assembly held in September, and a statement from Rodrigo Abreu, CEO of Oi, on Friday, October 2nd, saying that the sale to Piemonte Holding, as well as the others, are a “deal done, with few steps remaining.”

The important approval from Judge Fernando Viana also comes right after a shareholders meeting of Piemonte Holding financial group ensured and expanded support to the acquisition from Oi in Judicial Recovery.

Other than voting on Oi deal support, Piemonte Holding

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Second City comedy theater for sale, 2nd time in 60 years

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Second City comedy theater — where performers including Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Jordan Peele honed their skills — has been put up for sale.

In a statement released Tuesday, co-owner Andrew Alexander said a sale presents the opportunity for Second City to succeed well into the future.

“What we are seeking is critical re-investment in the business that will allow us to continue to grow in the right ways and with the right resources while remaining an oasis of speaking truth to power and providing vital human connection in an increasingly complex world,” Alexander said in the statement released by Los Angeles investment bank, Houlihan Lokey, which is advising Second City’s owners on the sale.

Privately held throughout its 61-year history, Second City suspended all its shows and classes in early March until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second City also faced controversy

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Glass fire 50% contained after destroying 600 homes in California’s Napa-Sonoma area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The devastating Glass fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the wildfire’s extensive destruction, authorities say.



a group of fruit hanging from a tree: The vineyards at the Somerston Estate Winery & Vineyards, photographed on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in St. Helena, California. Wineries like Somerston are forgoing a 2020 vintage due to the ongoing wildfire season, which has seen two major wildfires in the region so far.


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The vineyards at the Somerston Estate Winery & Vineyards, photographed on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in St. Helena, California. Wineries like Somerston are forgoing a 2020 vintage due to the ongoing wildfire season, which has seen two major wildfires in the region so far.

Since igniting outside of Calistoga on Sept. 27 and growing intensely toward Santa Rosa in its first 48 hours due to heavy wind gusts, the fire has now consumed at least 600 homes, Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa unit said in a Tuesday morning incident update. The state fire agency reports the blaze is now 66,840 acres and 50% contained.

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Swiss watch parts maker Acrotec being readied for 2021 sale: sources

FRANKFURT/ZURICH (Reuters) – Acrotec, which makes components for watchmakers including Rolex and Patek Philippe, is being readied for a sale worth up to 950 million Swiss Francs ($1 billion) including debt by its private equity owner Castik Capital, three people close to the matter said.

Although the Swiss watch industry saw demand collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic as stores around the world closed and Chinese tourists no longer flocked to shopping hubs like Paris, sales have since recovered.

As a result, the Swiss maker of oscillating weights, escapements and shock absorbers for luxury watches is expected to launch an auction early next year, the sources told Reuters.

Castik and Rothschild ROTH.PA, which is working with it on the planned sale, declined to comment.

Acrotec, which also makes medical implants as well as high precision components for the electronics, aerospace and automotive industries, has annual

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Chicago’s Second City for sale

Chicago’s legendary Second City, where such luminaries as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy cut their comedic teeth, is for sale, its owners announced Tuesday.

It marks the second time in the comedy venue’s 60+ year history that it has been available for sale.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Like other entertainment venues, The Second City — which has theaters in Hollywood and Toronto — suspended live performances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Within two months of Gov. J.B. Pritzker issuing stay-at-home orders last spring, Second City performers began producing improv and sketch comedy online.

“While all our lives have been affected by the pandemic, The Second City has found green shoots that have further highlighted our growth potential,” said Second City President Steve Johnston, in a prepared statement. “The company’s growth plan leverages Second City’s unique position in the comedy ecosystem as the

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The Second City up for sale

CHICAGO — The owners of The Second City announced Tuesday they plan to sell the business.

“I have had an extraordinary 47-year run guiding this wonderful living, breathing, dynamic comedy institution. Watching the talent development process has given me more joy than one person should be allowed,” current owner and former CEO Andrew Alexander said in a statement. “But it is time for a new generation with fresh ideas to take the company to the next level.”

According to the statement, it is only the second time the 60-year history that the business has been up for sale.

Along with the Chicago, where the theater got its start, The Second City has theaters in Toronto and Los Angeles. It has helped launch the careers of comedians like Tina Fey, John Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler and Chris Farley, just to name a few.

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Nev. Lenders Must Brace For The Next Wave Of Foreclosures


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Nevada was an epicenter of the Great Recession and housing crisis of 2008-2009. Home prices plummeted, accompanied by widespread job losses and decreases in income. Homeowners defaulted on mortgages and, in some cases, walked away from their homes.

With such significant personal and financial impacts on borrowers also came significant financial impacts on lenders. While the effects of mortgage defaults were widely reported, lenders also sustained substantial losses as the

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Chicago’s famed Second City comedy theater is now fully up for sale

In June, in an attempt to take the fall for internal turmoil, Andrew Alexander, the longtime co-owner of Second City, announced plans to remove himself from the famed comedy theater and put his share up for sale. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles-based investment bank put the whole institution up for sale in its entirety. Second City is a mainstay of Chicago’s famed theater scene but also is a for-profit, live-entertainment operation devastated by an enforced closure.



a person standing in front of a building: A man walks past the Wells Street entrance to Second City in Chicago in August. The famed comedy theater is now entirely up for sale.


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A man walks past the Wells Street entrance to Second City in Chicago in August. The famed comedy theater is now entirely up for sale.

“What we are seeking is critical re-investment in the business that will allow us to continue to grow in the right ways and with the right resources while remaining an oasis of speaking truth to power and providing vital human connection

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Second City for sale

It will be the second time the business has been for sale in its 60-year history, according to a news release from the company.

“I have had an extraordinary 47-year run guiding this wonderful living, breathing, dynamic comedy institution. Watching the talent development process has given me more joy than one person should be allowed,” Andrew Alexander, a current owner of Second City and former CEO, said in the news release. “But it is time for a new generation with fresh ideas to take the company to the next level.”

The institution has faced its share of challenges over the last few years.

In 2015 a fire destroyed Second City’s offices in the Old Town neighborhood, forcing a rebuild.

Then this year, the pandemic struck live performances hard. The iO Theater, another Chicago comedy troupe, announced in June that it would close permanently.

Second City has shifted its corporate and

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