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Long time leasing person Donna Mount is asking for help for her son who ran away from residential treatment facility.
"Please forward this to anyone who would be inclined to put this up in their business or send on to people /law enforcement they know in other states. Quinten may have headed out of Colorado to the south or west. The last contact said he may be headed to Long Beach or San Diego via Las Vegas. It will be 3 weeks on Friday. We need as much help as possible to locate him.
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How EFI Bilked Sterling/Braas Pleads Guilty
Joseph M. Braas, 45, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, is the first of eight to plead guilty in Philadelphia federal court to one count of conspiracy and two counts of mail fraud in the Sterling-EFI Leasing scandal. He faces a 65 year sentence in prison and $2.25 million fine, not counting what the IRS may have in store for him.
Mary C. Stankiewicz, formerly EFI's secretary/treasurer and accounting supervisor, yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. She admitted giving auditors "false and misleading" EFI records that had been back-dated, “whited out” or otherwise altered.
The deception began January, 2001, according to court records, and lasted until April, 2007 when it all came to a head as finally discovered by an auditor. From March, 2002, when Sterling Bank purchased the company, the loan portfolio grew on paper from approximately $80 million to approximately $330 million. During the 2006 to 2007 time period, EFI's purported net income accounted for approximately 30% of Sterling's purported net income.
For the first time, this court document describes how the group did it in detail and got away with it for so long (10 pages):
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“The Alexa report states, ‘The time spent in a typical visit to this site is about 21 minutes, with 36 seconds spent on each pageview. Leasingnews.org is ranked #150,578 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. The site is relatively popular among users in the city of San Francisco (where it is ranked #4,898).”
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CLP December Newsletter---Year-end Wrap Up
“The Certified Leasing Professional Foundation is thankful to offer our hallmark certification program in a vital and expanding industry. During this holiday season we turn gratefully and respectfully to those who have made progress possible.
“It is in this spirit we say ‘Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holidays and a Happy New Year.
“We hope that the coming year -will bring you peace, good health, good cheer and much prosperity."
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"Black Swan" and "127 Hours" make for a harrowing, exhilarating double-bill in theaters, while bright animated features("Despicable Me"), eye-filling fantasies ("Micmacs") and family hits ("Nanny McPhee Returns") make it a choice week for DVD watchers.
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures): After exploring the wrestling ring in "The Wrestler," Darren Aronofsky takes his wild camera to another arena, a New York City ballet. Natalie Portman gives an arresting performance as Nina, a fragile, hard-working young ballerina who yearns to play the main role in Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake." As Nina catches the eye of the company's imperious boss (Vincent Cassel) and the production's former diva (Winona Ryder) bows out, it looks as though her dreams of fame seem within reach. However, increasingly disturbing visions and a new rival (Mila Kunis) unsettle the heroine to the point where reality and fantasy become dangerously blurred. Bold and inspired in its excesses, the film is as much of a visual and emotional thrill ride as Aronofsky's earlier movies.
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures): After winning a basketful of Oscars for "Slumdog Millionaire," director Danny Boyle tackles the challenging task of filming the true-life ordeal of Aaron Ralston, a carefree rock-climber who finds himself stuck for days at the bottom of a canyon with his arm pinned underneath a boulder. As played by James Franco, Ralston is as a nonstop whirl of activity who is forced to slow down and take stock not only of his situation, but of his whole life so far. A restless stylist, Boyle uses the scenario to unleash a storm of flashbacks and hallucinations to depict the desperation, horror, and growing self-awareness racing through the protagonist's mind. It’s surprisingly exhilarating stuff considering the claustrophobic material, anchored by a superb performance by the underrated Franco.
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Despicable Me (Universal Pictures): Though Pixar may hold the year’s supreme animation slot with “Toy Story 3,” Universal isn’t lagging too far behind with this splashy kids’ entertainment. The despicable one of the title is a criminal mastermind named Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a cheerful villain who takes great pleasure in all things wicked. His latest plan for world-domination is under way, but there’s just one little problem: The three little orphans he was using as pawns have gradually grown on him, and Gru finds himself turning into a frazzled dad. Filled with delightful vocal performances (the cast also includes Julie Andrews and Russell Brand) and energetic, Looney Tunes-level jokes, the movie should be a treat for young viewers and parents alike.]
Micmacs (Sony Pictures Classics): Following a six-year hiatus from the screen, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is back to his colorful old tricks with this madcap, crowd-pleasing fantasy. The story follows Fazin (Dany Boon), a dreamy man who, orphaned and homeless, lives with a motley crew of eccentrics in a junkyard. With names like Buster, Calculator and Elastic Girl, his faithful friends’ unique talents come in handy when Fazin hatches a plan to take revenge on the men responsible for his father’s death: A pair of weapon-manufacturers (Andre Dussollier, Nicolas Marie) whose rivalry will be used against them in a complex series of inspired ruses. Fast-paced and filled with striking characters, the film is sure to satisfy fans looking for the humor and inventiveness that made Jeunet’s “Amelie” a hit.
Nanny McPhee Returns (Universal Pictures): Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), the British governor endowed with awe-inspiring magical powers and less-than-inspiring looks, returns in this enjoyable sequel. This time around, her mission is to come to the aid of the Green family. Struggling to keep her bustling household together while her husband is off fighting during World War II, Mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has the extra load of snobbish visiting relatives, including a scoundrel of an uncle (Rhys Ifans). Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay, is marvelous in a role that slyly combines fantasy and sentiment. Building on the tradition of the remarkable British nanny while spoofing it (its potshots at Mary Poppins are delicious), this is family-entertainment of the first order.
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Carillon Capital Partners and Blue Bridge Financial, LLC Announce Partnership
Tysons Corner, Virginia and Buffalo, New York: - Carillon Capital Partners and Blue Bridge Financial today announced their partnership to serve financial institutions through the leverage of their combined industry expertise. Carillon Capital will utilize the distribution network and expertise of Blue Bridge Financial, within the banking and asset based lending industry, in conducting a broad range of capital markets activities on behalf of financial institutions.
Carillon focuses on the acquisition and disposition, on behalf of banks and lenders, of a variety of consumer lending products including loans and receivables backed by recreational vehicles, automobiles, boats, student loans, home equity lines of credit, credit cards, and residential mortgages. Mortgage related activities will focus on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) qualifying assets required by banks.
Blue Bridge Financial will provide the necessary product expertise in the small business equipment lending and leasing arena while also providing the marketing, sales and distribution platform for the asset types noted above.
In the 3rd quarter of 2010, Carillon completed nearly $1 billion of consumer asset transactions on behalf of clients. Another $1 billion in transactions is anticipated for the 4th quarter of 2010.
Rob Snow, Managing Partner, Carillon Capital Partners commented, "Carillon continues to see significant growth in demand for a variety of consumer assets from our depository institution clients of all sizes. The partnership with Blue Bridge provides Carillon a unique expertise in small business lending and increased distribution capabilities."
This partnership coincides with the opportunity provided by the recently enacted Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297) allowing financial institutions to immediately deploy funds into qualified loans facilitated by this alliance.
Mark DeBacker, Blue Bridge Financial CEO added, "Recent legislative and regulatory initiatives have placed an emphasis on small business lending within the financial institution industry. Carillon and Blue Bridge, with this partnership, are well positioned to provide consultative services as well as a mature distribution network to financial institutions to take advantage of these significant near-term opportunities."
A summary of the recently passed small business legislation can be found at www.carilloncapital.com or at www.bluebridgefinancial.com/news.html.
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Dash Thanksgiving and Christmas
Readers ask me how my son is doing. He is back from a tour, signed up for another one, but has time coming as on duty he doesn’t take vacations. He is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he has a 30 foot Columbia sail boat he and Kimberly enjoy:
He seems pretty serious about this lady, as they have the same interests. For Thanksgiving, they both rode their Harley’s down to Florida for a “Pirate’s Convention.”
He was planning on sailing down to the Caribbean for Christmas, but tells me the weather is too rough, so they will fly. He invited us to come, but my Sue has all her three girls and grandkids here for the holidays.
Oregonlive.com obituary of James G. Harris, Founder Allco Leasing
James George Harris was born in London. Separated from his family at age 6, he was sent to the Fairbridge School on Vancouver Island, B.C. At 16, he entered a trade school while working at BC Hydro Utility, followed by working in construction, servicing heavy equipment. He found that this was not his calling.
At 29, seeking other career options, he moved to Hawaii with his wife Lillian, where he found employment selling heavy equipment. Working for various equipment manufacturing companies, he moved from the islands to San Francisco, Chicago, and finally Portland.
In 1978 he became an equipment leasing broker after purchasing a small leasing company in Lake Oswego. It was the beginning of Allco Enterprises, Inc. Jim believed in total independence and a hard work ethic to accomplish his goals. Entrepreneurship agreed with him as he was able to put all of his energy into helping businesses become successful through leasing.
Being a self-educated man, he read financial papers avidly. He often said, "To get a real business degree, read The Wall Street Journal." Allco Enterprises became a very successful company, which he sold in 2005 to pursue other interests.
Jim thoroughly enjoyed life and among his many activities he found that boating was a good diversion for him. He tried to spend as much time as he could on his boat on the Columbia River as well as the San Juan Islands. His ultimate trip was piloting to Alaska and back for the summer.
Another adventure he loved was the thrill of white water rafting. Trips to the middle fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, the Deschutes River in Oregon, and annual trips for over 25 years on the Rogue River were special events for him. He also loved swimming and got up early every morning for many years to swim laps before going to the office. Deep sea fishing expeditions in Mexico added to his enjoyment.
He remodeled his home to be the ultimate entertainment place and then took full advantage of it-entertaining and teaching others his culinary expertise while drinking a martini. Jim was married twice, but left no direct descendants. Ann Lewis and John Mazanek, Lillian's youngest siblings, lived with them when they were teenagers and remained close to the end. Jim often said they were like a daughter and son to him.
In later years, his concern for how he could leave the world a better place became important to him. His focus turned to those willing to work to help themselves, but because of lesser backgrounds or challenges, needed additional help. To this end, he established the Fairbridge Foundation to fund and develop a program to identify those who would benefit. The program's eventual goal is to have those who have been helped, participate by helping others in return.
Jim died peacefully in his own home with his close friends and his companion, Jean Nations, by his side. He has left behind many, many friends who will miss him immensely.
What he liked to say was, "It's been a helluva ride." Jim's legacy will be that he left the world a better place.
His life will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, 2220 N.E. Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97211; 503-285-8354. He requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Fairbridge Foundation c/o Hodges and Hart, 6915 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 145, Portland, OR 97219.
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