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August 24, 2010

Without Greater Emphasis on Principal Reduction and Stronger Foreclosure Prevention Programs, Foreclosures Will Continue to Significantly Outpace Efforts (DES MOINES, Iowa) While the number of foreclosures continues to seriously outpace the number of loan modifications being made, there are reasons to be optimistic about the performance of those loan modifications....

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August 24, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller, joined by 16 other state attorneys general, is calling on craigslist to immediately remove the “Adult Services” portion of its site due to continued rampant prostitution advertisements and its inability to police itself. The multistate letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster and founder...

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August 23, 2010

(LE MARS, Iowa) Plymouth County District Court Judge Steven J. Andreasen has entered judgment against Maple Grove Farms, LLC, assessing a $10,000 civil penalty, requiring payment of a prior administrative penalty and interest in the amount of $4,340, and enjoining further violations. The judgment, entered Friday, resolves a lawsuit filed...

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August 23, 2010

(CRESTON, Iowa) Union County District Court Judge David L. Christensen has assessed a $165,000 civil penalty against Creston Bean Processing, L.L.C., for failure to comply with hazardous air pollutant emissions standards, operating limits for hexane solvent use, and emission limits for volatile organic compounds, according to Iowa Attorney General Tom...

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August 18, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An Illinois direct marketing company has agreed to refrain from violating Iowa consumer laws and pay $225,000 to the state, in a voluntary agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. United Marketing Group (UMG), based in Schaumburg, Illinois, sells “membership programs” through arrangements with third parties via the...

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August 16, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) While Iowa flood victims focus on cleaning up the flood aftermath and repairing the damage, Attorney General Tom Miller reminds them to be wary of consumer scams that target victims of natural disasters like flooding. “Flood victims are often dealing with great losses, tremendous stress, and may...

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August 13, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today accused a Michigan fundraiser of violating Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act. Associated Community Services (ACS), based in Southfield, Michigan, solicited Iowans on behalf of an organization called “Vietnam Veterans of Iowa, Inc.” In two phone calls recorded by the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer...

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