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September 30, 2003

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer and employer, has agreed to a battery of new policies and procedures aimed at cutting sales of tobacco to minors. Wal-Mart has 3,469 stores nationwide and 60 stores in Iowa. "This is a very important milestone...

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September 29, 2003

DES MOINES. A bankruptcy filing was entered this morning in the Wolford Group matter by the Receiver named recently to control the assets and manage the business affairs of the Wolford Group, Inc. and the Wolford Corporation. The filing was made with the approval of Polk County District Court Judge...

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September 26, 2003

Lawsuit alleges misrepresentations, and failure to block sales to children. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit today alleging that "Smokers Warehouse Club, Inc." is violating Iowa consumer fraud laws in its advertisement and mail-order sales of so-called "tax-free" cigarettes. "We allege that Smokers Warehouse ads falsely claim...

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September 25, 2003

"Deceptive sweepstakes have targeted and victimized older Iowans, but we've worked to prohibit many of the worst abuses and tricks of deception," Miller said. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said today that checks totaling $52,398 have been sent to 140 Iowans who were considered principal victims of deceptive sweepstakes...

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September 5, 2003

DES MOINES. Polk County District Court Judge Glenn Pille today appointed Holmes Foster to serve as Receiver and control the assets and manage business affairs of the Wolford Group, Inc. Foster is the former Iowa Superintendent of Banking and CEO of Banks of Iowa. The Wolford Group, Inc., the Wolford...

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