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* MUSKEGO, Wis. (1/23/08)--Corporate Central CU has promoted Jesse Kohl to director, business development, the corporate announced Tuesday. He will oversee the business development efforts for the corporate's Midwest market growth. Kohl joined the corporate's staff in 2002, assisting member credit unions with their correspondent service needs and securing new members throughout the Midwest as a relationship development officer … * MEDFORD, N.Y. (1/23/08)--William J. O'Brien has been named president/CEO of Suffolk FCU, announced Martin Haley, the credit union's chairman of the board. O'Brien previously served as the chief operations officer of NuVision FCU, Huntington Beach, Calif., where he managed the credit union's retail branches, lending, call center, marketing and investment services. He also oversaw the execution of a new brand and image campaign, and the development of the credit union's commercial lending division at Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif. … * BELLEVILLE, Ill. (1/23/08)--Montez Fuller, 26, of Madison, Ill., was sentenced to 47 years in prison for the armed robberies of two Madison County credit unions. He was convicted in August of being one of four men who robbed Granite City Steel FCU on June 5, 2006, and the Olin Community CU in Alton on June 16, 2006 (Belleville News-Democrat Jan. 19). Fuller also was sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $400 mandatory special assessment, plus $26,802 in restitution to Granite City Steel and $31,514 to the Olin Community CU. During the robberies, Fuller waved a firearm. He fired shots during the Alton robbery, prosecutors said … * ALBANY, N.Y. (1/23/08)--A man convicted of submitting a false application for an $800,000 mortgage loan at Sunmark FCU was arrested Thursday in Missouri after skipping two sentencing hearings. Robert Bove, 38, was arrested at a hotel in Booneville, Mo., and returned to Albany for a hearing this week. In October he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny in the second degree and one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. He faces two to five years in prison per count (Times Union Jan. 19) … * Irondequoit, N.Y. (1/23/08)--Police arrested Gary Beshures Thursday in connection with a robbery at ESL CU, Irondequoit, and a subsequent car-jacking of a woman at a nearby Delta Sonic restaurant. The car was abandoned, and Beshures is accused of stealing another vehicle before his arrest in Greece, N.Y. He is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree robbery and petit larceny related to the credit union incident, and second-degree robbery and grand larceny for the car-jacking (Inergize Digital and Democrat and Chronicle Jan. 18) …


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