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* LANSING, Mich. (11/12/09)--Twenty-one attendees from Michigan's Metro East Chapter of credit unions met with seven state lawmakers Oct. 30 for a legislative breakfast, said the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Nov. 9). Credit unions received updates and weighed in on the state budget, account error notification, elder abuse, a zero-dollar political action committee reporting law, business lending, credit unions' tax exempt status and financial literacy. Lawmakers present included State Sens. Dennis Olshove (D-Warren) and Mickey Switalski (D-Roseville), and State Reps. Kim Meltzer (R-Clinton Township), Jennifer Haase (D-Richmond), Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair Township), Jon Switalski (D-Warren) and Lesia Liss (D-Warren). In the photo, Sen. Mickey Switalski, left, talks with Michigan Schools and Government CU President/CEO Peter Gates. (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) … * PORTLAND, Ore. (11/12/09)--Johnathan D. Singleton, 43, of Portland was sentenced Tuesday in a U.S. District Court to 12 years and seven months in prison for robbing the Northwest Resource FCU, an $86 million asset, Portland-based credit union, on the morning of May 26. Singleton also was sentenced to three years of post-prison supervision. The robber entered the credit union, asked a teller for a business card and indicated he had a gun. He fled with $4,840 but was caught by police after he disembarked from a cab. All but $50 of the money was recovered. He has four prior convictions for robbery as well as convictions for assault and burglary (The Oregonian Nov. 10) … * PHOENIX (11/12/09)--Jorge Gutierrez, 31, of Tempe, Ariz., was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for charges related to a string of bank and credit union robberies (Associated Press Newswires Nov. 10). Gutierrez was sentenced to 57 months after pleading guilty in August to robbing banks and credit unions in Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler. In each case the robber covered his face and presented notes to tellers demanding money and indicating he had a gun. He was arrested March 24 as he fled the Chandler branch of Desert Schools FCU, a Phoenix-based credit union, with about $2,300 … * MUSKEGO, Wis. (11/12/09)--Corporate Central CU based in Muskego, Wis., has promoted Jennifer Woznicki to manager member relations, announced the corporate. She joined the corporate in September 2000 as marketing and education director and in 2008 became the director of implementations and service support. In her new position, she is responsible for leading and providing oversight for member relations staff and enabling superior service to members and future members. She also is responsible for new and future accounts and implementation of new service conversions …


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