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CU System briefs (12/18/2007)
* BRIDGETON, Mo. (12/19/07)--An ankle injury has resulted in a lawsuit against Vantage CU of East St. Louis. Betty Cowan filed suit Dec. 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court after fracturing her right ankle while stepping off an uneven surface on pavement. The incident occurred May 11, 2006. She is seeking $50,000 in damages (The Madison St. Clair Record Dec. 13) … *
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WARRENVILLE, Ill. (12/19/07)--Members United Corporate and the World Council of Credit Unions hosted a delegation of 18 industry leaders from Mexico on Dec. 4. The delegation, pictured at the corporate, represents 14 credit unions. Members United shared information about the U.S. Credit Union System and corporates' role in the system. Mexico's credit union movement doesn't have a corporate credit union network and credit unions must rely on banks and other entities for investment and correspondent needs. (Photo provided by Members United Corporate) … * KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (12/19/07)--Knoxville police have identified a suspect in Friday's armed robbery of Covenant Health FCU as Shabaaka Awolowo, 26. The robbery received attention because the robber used a fake stick of dynamite as a weapon. He left the fake device behind when he fled with the cash. The suspect has multiple outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court and was still at large on Tuesday (The Knoxville News Sentinel Dec. 18) … * COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (12/19/07)--Four people have been arrested for an aggressive, takeover style armed robbery Monday at Air Academy FCU, Colorado Springs. Arrested were Percy Rogers, 24; Damien Owens, 20; Desmond Owens, 22; and Eunice Scott, 27. The first three are held on aggravated robbery charges while Scott is held as an accessory to aggravated robbery. Police said the robbers were aggressively armed during the incident. No one was injured. Rogers had been accused in shootings in 2005 and 2001, according to court records. During the getaway chase, local schools were in lockdown. (The Gazette Dec. 18) … * SAN ANTONIO (12/19/07)--Nicolas "Nick" Holguin assumed the duties of president/CEO at Baptist CU on Dec. 10, the $21.4 million asset credit union announced. Holguin has 18 years of combined banking and credit union experience, with 12 years as a credit union CEO. Baptist CU was chartered in 1955 by employees of the Baptist Memorial Hospital System of San Antonio and has maintained a close relationship with the hospital system for more than 50 years. It serves other select employee groups of the Baptist community in San Antonio, Dallas and statewide …


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