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  • CONCORD, N.H. (9/19/12)--A Sanbornton, N.H., woman has been sentenced in federal court to three years in prison and three years' supervision after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting robberies at a jewelry store and at Manchester-based Northeast CU last year. Shyloe Piper Johnson allegedly admitted being the getaway car driver for a robbery of Kay Jewelers, Tilton, and providing surveillance and other assistance for the credit union robbery. The robberies occurred in November and December. Johnson's alleged boyfriend, Walter Williams of Compton, Calif., pleaded guilty to the robberies as well as to another jewelry store robbery in October. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 26. A third person, Prince Sage, Brooklyn, N.Y., also pleaded guilty to the credit union robbery and will be sentenced Nov. 29. Other individuals have been arrested for the jewelry store robberies and for lesser offenses related to the heists, said a Department of Justice press release …
  • LEWISTON, Maine (9/19/12)--U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) was guest of honor at a reception attended by nearly 30 credit unions and guests on Sept. 6. Fifteen credit unions were represented at the event hosted by the Maine Credit Union League (Weekly Update Sept. 14). "Congressman Michaud has stood with Maine's credit unions time and time again since he was first elected to Congress in 2002," said league President John Murphy, noting that Michaud "has been a true friend in his support of credit union issues in Congress." Michaud said, "My association with credit unions goes back to when I was a teenager, and I have always appreciated what credit unions have done for me and for all members. The support that the league and Maine's credit unions have provided me, first as a member of the Maine Legislature and, for the past 10 years as a member of Congress, has been tremendous." He noted that credit unions "played a big role" in his first congressional campaign and he thanked them for "what you have done for me, and for what you do for the people in the communities you serve." …
  • BOSTON (9/19/12)--Three Boston area credit union executives have been named 2012 Credit Union Heroes by Boston-based Banker & Tradesman, a publisher of banking and real-estate data ( Sept. 17). They are Steve Jones, vice president of community development at Jeanne D'Arc CU of Lowell; Nichole Curtin, assistant vice president and marketing and communications manager at Workers CU, Fitchburg; and Nancy Sequin, assistant vice president and human resources manager at Workers' CU.  The three were noted for their outstanding contributions to the industry and for their volunteerism, community service and charity …
  • FLINT Mich. (9/19/12)--The Flint, Mich., chapter of credit unions' second legislative breakfast of the year attracted 42 credit union professionals, four lawmakers and one legislative staff member, said the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Sept. 17). The breakfast was at the ELGA CU Administration Building in Burton. Lawmakers included Sen. John Gleason (D-Flushing), shown at left in the photo; and Reps. Kevin Daley (R-Lum); Jim Ananich (D-Flint), and Charles Smiley (D-Burton), who was accompanied by Legislative Aide Tim Sneller. The breakfast buffet was followed by discussion of a number of state and financial issues. According to the league, legislative breakfasts are a great way to build relationships with lawmakers and educate them about credit union issues. (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) …


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