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The Seriously Twisted Story of Dr. Bruce Langlois: The Registered Sex Offender Traveling Veterinarian (how DOES he find the time?)

Bruce Langlois, Michigan Sex Offender Registry photo

If you ask Dr. Bruce Langlois to describe himself, he’d likely tell you that he’s been the owner and Medical Director of the Animal Hospital of Lowell since 1984. And he’d show you the Bachelors of Science degree in Dairy Science he earned from Michigan State University in 1980, on the wall next to his 1984 MSU Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. According to his Spay Neuter Express web site, Dr. Langlois “prides himself on offering advanced diagnostics and treatments, while still providing personalized, comprehensive care for his patients and clients.”

And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

What Dr. Bruce Langlois won’t tell you is that he’s a registered sex offender, with lifetime supervision by the State of Michigan as a two-time loser. Although his record as a vet is nearly as scandalous as his criminal history, Langlois recently formed a Michigan non-profit corporation to help fund his mobile surgical program.

Dr. Langlois: Sex Criminal 

Langlois was convicted twice for CSC 4th degree:

750.520E Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree (Multiple Variables)MI 04/12/1988 17th Circuit
750.520E1A Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree(Force Or Coercion)MI 12/13/1995 17th Circuit

According to official State of Michigan court records, in 1995 Langlois pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree after an incident with his receptionist/office assistant. The woman had worked for Langlois since 1994. Langlois testified that he and the woman had become friends, and admitted in court that he "misinterpreted her behavior as flirtatious", also known as the "she asked for it" defense.

Langlois admitted that the incident occurred in the office while the receptionist was on a stool, reaching for something and he "put his hands up her shorts on her bottom in an attempt to stop the fall". Langlois went on to admit that he had attempted to put his fingers in the woman's vagina.

(A transvaginal grip is such a novel way to avert a fall, don't you think?)

In October 2011, the Allegan County Educational Service Agency (AAESA) held a free spay and neuter clinic in the AAESA’s Allegan County Area Technical Education Center’s parking lot. Langlois, working in his mobile surgical van, was assisted by students, all high school seniors and juniors.

Langlois was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating the law that prohibits sex offenders from working, living and loitering within 1,000 feet of a school.

Some guys never learn!
And his veterinary record is almost as shocking. 

Dr. Langlois: Bad Doctor

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Limited / Restricted05/26/2000
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Dr. Langlois’ Disciplinary Action reports from the State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs indicate an extensive history of suspension and probation.

Dr. Langlois’ most recent Consent Order and Stipulation on his veterinary licenses is dated February 2012. In the orders, Dr. Langlois does not admit nor deny allegations of fact and law set forth by the complaint but the Disciplinary Subcommittee of the Michigan Board of Veterinarian Medicine treats the allegations as true for purposes of their Consent orders. Dr. Langlois has been ordered several times, and is on probation now, to adhere to the stipulations of the Subcommittee, including things such as meeting with a board member bi-annually, having 10 random cases reviewed at this meeting (10 others chosen by the vet) and continuing education credits in addition to other stipulations.

The following is a summary of the complaints against Dr. Langlois, as well as Consent Orders and other documentation provided by the Michigan Board of Veterinarian Medicine.

• On February 7, 1996, the Department filed an Order of Summary Suspension and an Administrative Complaint against Respondent based on his conviction for Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree. On May 30, 1996, the DSC issued a Consent Order and Stipulation dissolving the Order of Summary suspension and suspending Respondent’s license for a minimum of six months and one day.

• On March 5, 1997, the Department issued an Administrative Complaint alleging that Respondent practiced veterinary medicine while his license was suspended. During this time, Respondent had also filed a Petition for Reinstatement. Both patters proceeded to an administrative hearing. On October 19, 1998, the board issued a Final Order suspending Respondent’s license for a period of six months and one day.

• On May 26, 2000, the Board issued a Final Order Granting Reinstatement granting Respondent a limited license to practice under general supervision for a minimum period of three years. The Board also placed Respondent on probation with terms. On November 19, 2004 the Board issued an Order Granting Reclassification giving Respondent a full and unlimited license to practice veterinary medicine.

• On October 1, 2008, the Department filed an Administrative Complaint against Respondent based on Respondent’s performance of remote area medical event surgeries on approximately 200 cats and dogs without maintaining records of controlled substances used and administered, and his failure to adequately sterilize the surgical instruments. On May 28, 2009, the DSC issued a Final Order pursuant to a consent agreement placing Respondent on probation for a period of six months with terms including a requirement Respondent comply with all applicable provisions of the code.

• The Administrative Complaint dated April 12, 2011 replaces the Complaint previously filed on February 17, 2011 and includes the following counts:

- Since May 2009, Respondent, who does not hold a pharmacy manufacturing license, has been manufacturing a solution to mimic the federal FDA veterinary-approved product, Yohimbine. Respondent is manufacturing the solution from pharmaceutical ingredients that are not approved by the FDA and then injecting the solution into cats and dogs immediately following surgery to reverse the effects of Xylazine, a drug veterinarians use as an anesthesia in animals. The solution that Respondent manufactures is not FDA approves. Respondents conduct as described above constitutes negligence and incompetence in violation of Codes 16221(a) and 16221(b)(i).

- In May 2009, Respondent performed spays and neuters on multiple cats placed side-by-side on the operating table. Occasionally during the procedure, the cats would come in contact with one another, compromising the sterile environment.

- In his November 4, 2009 interview with Department Investigator Sergio Grijalva, Respondent admitted that there were occasions during spay and neuter clinics when he lined up cats on an operation table during surgery and that the cats would be placed close enough together as to be almost touching. He also stated that although he changed gloves and instruments before moving from one cat to another, he did not wash his hands in between procedures. The Respondent’s conduct as described above constitutes negligence and incompetence in violation of Codes 16221(a) and 16221(b)(i).

- On October 29, 2009, Respondent performed a neuter procedure on Mak, a four-year-old male Newfoundland from Great Pyrenees Rescue, an animal rescue program operated by Marcie Tepper. As part of the procedure, Respondent placed a blue compression bandage around Mak’s scrotum to prevent swelling following the neuter procedure. Respondent did not remove the compression bandage. Following the procedure, an employee from Great Pyrenees Rescue transported Mak from Respondent’s office to Lansing, Michigan where a foster volunteer was waiting to transport him to her home.

- On October 31, 2009, the foster volunteer took Mak outside for a walk. When Mak lifted his leg up to urinate, the volunteer noticed that his scrotum was purple in color and swollen to the size of a baseball. The volunteer immediately called Ms. Tepper to advise her of Mak’s condition. Ms. Tepper then called Respondent to inform him what the volunteer had reported and indicated that Mak needed to see a veterinarian. Respondent advised Ms. Tepper that Mak did not need to see a veterinarian as swelling was normal and that she should have the foster volunteer call him if there were any further problems. In a May 13, 2010, interview with Investigator Grijalva, Respondent stated that he did not remember having this conversation with Ms. Tepper.

Instead of calling Respondent, the foster volunteer had her daughter take Mak to the Gasow Veterinary Clinic near her home so that the dog could receive immediate care. Myda Korkigian-Fisher, DVM, was the attending vet at Gascow when Mak was brought in on October 31, 2009. Dr. Korkigian-Fisher found blue surgical wrap tied around the base of Mak’s scrotum which had caused the scrotum to swell and the tissue at the base of the scrotum to become necrotic. As a result, Dr. Korkigian-Fisher had to perform a scrotal ablation to remove the rotted tissue.

In his interview with Investigator Grijalva, Respondent admitted that he used a blue compression bandage during Mak’s neuter procedure to keep the scrotum from filling with fluid following the surgery. He indicated that his veterinary technicians must have forgotten to remove the compression bandage following the procedure and that had they done so there would have been no need for the scrotal ablation.

- On July 6, 2010, Respondent provided Investigator Grijalva with records and documents pertaining to Mak’s care. The records were missing the pre-operative assessment, the operative report, a list of drugs administered, a time of placement and removal of compression bandage, and a record of any controlled substances used. Essentially, Respondent provided no records of this surgical procedure, which is below the standard of care. Respondent’s conduct as described above constitutes negligence and incompetence in violation of Codes 16221(a) and 16221(b)(i). and also a board order that was issued.

- In November of 2009, KF took her Airedale Terrier, Copper, to the Grand River Veterinarian Hospital in Lowell to be neutered. Prior to performing the neuter procedure, Grand River staff obtained pre-procedure blood work from Cooper. Following the neuter procedure, one of the staff members informed KC that the blood test results suggested that Copper was anemic and may be suffering from a kidney disease. Later in the day on January 27, 2010, KF brought Copper to Respondent’s office. At that time, Respondent conducted a urinalysis that indicated Copper had increased protein levels. Increased protein levels suggest the presence of kidney disease.

Respondent indicated on Copper’s second January 27, 2010 Examination Report Card that blood and urine results were consistent with intestinal parasites. Therefore, Respondent placed Copper on Doxycycline, Drontal and Metronidazole, a broad spectrum of deworming agents. Respondent indicated in his December 13, 2010 interview with Investigator Grijalva that he chose this course of action after a phone consultation with an internist at Antech Diagnostics of Oakbrook, Illinois. However, there is no record of this consultation or of the internist’s recommendation. Additionally, Respondent was unable to provide Investigator Grijalva with the internist’s name.

Respondent also noted on Copper’s Examination Report Card that Copper weighed 44.5 pounds, however, there is no other documentation to indicate that Respondent conducted a physical examination of Copper during this visit.

- On February 26, 2010, KF brought Copper to Respondent’s office for a follow-up visit. Respondent documented on Copper’s February 26, 2010, Examination Report Card that during Copper’s visit he conducted a physical exam and a feces test. The feces test was negative, which indicates only that there were no parasite eggs in Copper’s feces. In addition, the documentation in the Examination Report Card reflects that Copper weighed 42 pounds, which is 2.5 pounds less than his previous visit a month earlier. Despite Copper’s weight loss and the previous test results, which suggested the presence of kidney disease, Respondent indicated on the Examination Report Card that Copper was healthy and “good to go for obedience class.”

- On May 26, 2010, Copper suffered a seizure. KF immediately brought Copper to Respondent’s office. Respondent ran a series of tests and determined that Copper was suffering from renal failure, end stage. As a result, Respondent had to euthanize Copper. Respondent’s conduct as described above constitutes negligence and incompetence in violation of Codes 16221(a) and 16221(b)(i).

• On February 23, 2012, a Consent Order was issued. This order confirmed the previous second superseding administrative complaint and stipulates that the parties may enter this consent order. It further states that the Disciplinary Subcommittee has reviewed the stipulation contained in this document and agrees that the public interest is better served by resolution of the outstanding complaint. Therefore, the Disciplinary Subcommittee finds that the allegations of fact contained in the complaint are true and the Respondent has violated sections 16221(a), (bI(i) and (h) of the Public Health Code and 1996 AACS R 338.1632.

In the Consent Order, they ordered that the Respondent is placed on PROBATION for a period of one year commencing on the effective date of this order. Respondent shall be automatically discharged from probation at the end of the probationary period provided Respondent has complied with the terms of this order. The terms and conditions of the probation, which Respondent must complete within a period of probation which includes to meeting with a Board member, having Record Reviews, continuing education credits, paying a $250 fine and more.

It was further stated that any violation of the Public Health Code by Respondent during the period of probation shall be deemed a violation of probation and constitute grounds for further disciplinary action.

The Respondent did not contest the allegations of fact and law in the complaint. It stated that the Respondent understands that by pleading no contest, he does not admit the truth of the allegations but agrees that the Disciplinary Subcommittee may treat the allegations as true for resolution of the complaint and may enter an order treating the allegations as true. The Respondent understands that by signing the stipulation, he is waiving the right, under the Public Health Code, to require the Dept. to prove the charges set forth in the complaint by presentation of evidence and legal authority and to present a defense to the charges before the Disciplinary Subcommittee or its authorized representative.

At the end of this Consent order, it states that the parties considered the following factors in reaching this agreement:

- During the compliance conference, Respondent indicated that he believed he was compounding Yohimbine within FDA guidelines. However, as a result of these allegations, Respondent has stopped compounding Yohimbine and now uses other FDA approved products.

Dr. Langlois: World Traveler

Nearly forty years ago, in the mid ’70′s, Stan Brock wrestled alligators and jaguars for the television cameras–in his bare feet–while Marlin Perkins narrated what was happening on “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”. Today, Stan Brock is the CEO of Remote Area Medical (RAM). The nonprofit started as a strictly overseas venture, helping the needy in hard-to-reach places. Volunteers would fly into remote regions, sometimes parachuting in, to aid people who didn't have access to medical care.

And guess who is listed on  RAM's web site as its Veterinary Director? If you guessed, Bruce Langlois, you win the golden ticket!


Here is an excerpt from the site:

The problem of pet overpopulation is one that reaches almost every community. Despite the work of devoted animal care workers and volunteers, many healthy animals are euthanized as their numbers outpace adoption rates. Communities with limited facilities, funds, medical and educational resources are in greatest need of assistance to deal with this ever-expanding crisis.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) was founded in 1985 by Stan Brock. It is a non-profit, volunteer organization devoted to providing free medical, dental and veterinary care to humans and animals in areas of need throughout the United States and internationally. To date, RAM has provided over 19 million dollars in free medical care and has treated over 60,000 animals. The focus of RAM's Veterinary division is to improve animal health and welfare and to support the people who care for and depend upon animals for their livelihood. Their work involves companion animals as well as livestock, and is accomplished with the support of hundreds of people including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, and countless other volunteers devoted to animal welfare.

The vision of RAM Veterinary Director, Bruce Langlois DVM, is a concept to help lower the euthanasia rate of healthy, adoptable animals throughout the nation. With the help of Dr. Brenda Kennedy, he has developed this manual to provide instruction on implementing an intensive spay/neuter clinic. A goal has been set to spay or neuter 100,000 animals through a series of these clinics hosted throughout the U.S. and other areas in need worldwide. This program will achieve the desired goal of reducing pet overpopulation, and will have far-reaching impacts on many other aspects of animal welfare within the community. These effects include adoption of altered pets, which will in turn result in lower pregnancy rates and reduced strain on limited resources, stronger volunteer and donor bases, improved media relations, and the creation of alliances with local veterinarians.

In this manual you will find information on how to implement a successful RAM spay/neuter clinic. In addition to instruction on organizing the surgery component of such a clinic, it also contains information on fund-raising, media coverage, volunteer recruitment, and adoption events. A key element to organizing such an event is the involvement of the local community. Collaboration with local veterinarians, volunteers, shelter and rescue groups, philanthropic organizations and local businesses is essential for a successful event, and a subsequent sustainable adoption program.

RAM Vet is here to provide any assistance you may need. If you have questions or concerns about anything, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Bruce Langlois directly. He can be reached via e-mail at brucelangloisdvm@yahoo.com or at his office at (616) 897-8484. Dr. Langlois can also assist you in contacting your local veterinarians. A preparation period of at least 3 months should be allotted to organize the event.

It is estimated that 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters every year and 3 to 4 million of those are euthanized annually. The goal of this manual is to empower one motivated individual at each location with the resources he or she needs to run an efficient and effective spay/neuter clinic on an annual basis. With the help of RAM, we can wipe out the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in the United States (and then the world?) in our lifetimes. The members of RAM are excited to have you as a part of our team. We have no doubt that your participation will leave you with a great sense of accomplishment. The RAM Spay/Neuter Clinic Manual can be obtained by contacting Dr. Bruce Langlois DVM. Please email him at brucelangloisdvm@yahoo.com. In your email, include the following information: Your Name and contact information, along with the name and contact information for your organization. Bruce looks foward to hearing from you.

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Dr. Langlois: Michigan Traveler

In 2010, the Humane Society of Midland County (HSOMC) hired Beth Wellman to be its new shelter director. Wellman used Langlois' mobile services at her previous job with Ionia County and thought it made sense for Midland.

It didn't.

Although many local vets offered their services to the HSOMC, an insider reports there was no discussion about Langlois or any other options--it was already fait accompli when Wellman walked through the door.

A few months later, a sign was posted in front of a home on Eastlawn Avenue in Midland: Spay Neuter Express Killed My Dog!

According to a Midland source, Langlois and his tech left before the dog had awakened from its surgery, leaving it in a cage with an untrained HSOMC volunteer. The volunteer was horrified when the owner came and found her dog dead in the cage, having never come out of the anesthesia.

Langlois stills visits Midland every second Tuesday.

Dr. Langlois' Fees: What, You Want Pain Medication? That's Extra!

Langlois charges an additional $10 for pain control- see highlight.

We're pleased to offer the following services at the Spay Neuter Express:
Neuter (male) $50        Spay (female) $65
Additional Services

Pain Control injection $10.00
Microchip $20.00
General Dewormer $10.00
Rabies Vaccination $10.00
Distemper combo Vaccination $10.00
Fecal Parasite Test $15.00
Frontline application $15.00
Heartworm Test $15.00

Neuter (male) $30            Spay(female) $45
Additional Services

Pain Control injection $10.00
Microchip $20.00
General Dewormer $10.00
Rabies Vaccination $10.00
Distemper combo Vaccination $10.00
Fecal Parasite Test $15.00
Frontline application $15.00
Cats Felv/FIV test $25.00
Cats Ear Mite Treatment $10.00 


Dr. Langlois: A Michigan Non-Profit Corporation

According to the local organizers at a recent Traverse City Spay-Neuter Express event, Dr. Langlois spayed and neutered 53 dogs and 41 cats. Dr. Langlois said his cat spays average about 4 minutes; cat neuters about one minute; dog spays about 8-10 minutes and dog neuters about 4-5 minutes. Dr. Langlois operates a full service hospital in addition to the Spay-Neuter Express. He admits that he personally did 10,000 to 12,000 spay/neuters with the mobile unit in 2012.

So why does he need a non-profit assistance fund? We don't know but maybe the corporation's board of directors might--Langlois, his wife and daughter.

By our estimation, there may hundreds of thousands of dollars washing through the non-profit every year.

ID Num: 71067X  
Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
Resident Agent: BRUCE LANGLOIS
Registered Office Address: 11610 E FULTON ST  LOWELL   MI  49331
Mailing Address:   MI 
Formed Under Act Number(s): 162-1982          
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 9-22-2011
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Number of Shares: 0
Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 12
Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 12
Status: ACTIVE   Date: Present

Attention David Hunter! They ALL Get Caught...Eventually

Maine man arrested as rapist who fled Massachusetts 34 years ago

GORHAM, Maine — When police finally tracked him down after a 34-year manhunt, Gary Alan Irving, a convicted rapist and the longest-standing name on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list, was about to put his granddaughter to bed in the suburban Maine home he shares with his wife.

In 1979, Irving was convicted of kidnapping and raping three young women in Norfolk County. Freed by a judge until his sentencing, he fled Massachusetts, and for decades lived as someone else entirely: Gregg Irving, a quiet family man with a job at a phone company, a swing set in his backyard, and neighbors who described him as a good guy who plowed their driveways when it snowed.

When Massachusetts State Police found him Wednesday in his home in Gorham, a suburb just west of Portland, Irving at first insisted that they had the wrong man. But the scar on his chest from a childhood surgery gave him away, State Police spokesman David Procopio said Thursday. Officers arrested Irving as a fugitive from justice and confiscated two shotguns, six rifles, and a handgun.

“He was surprised to see law enforcement on his front door steps,” said Maine State Police Sergeant Robert Burke, who assisted with the arrest along with Gorham police. “He just asked, ‘How did you find me?’ ”
.Officials did not release any information about what tipped them off to Irving’s whereabouts. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said that over the years, with help from authorities in Cohasset and other local agencies, State Police had followed leads across New England as well as Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado and Florida
“At the end of the day, good old-fashioned police work solved the problem,” Morrissey said.
Irving is set to be arraigned at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Friday, and rendition proceedings will begin to bring him back to Massachusetts, said Procopio. Irving will also face federal charges for possessing guns, he said.

It's A Good Friday...For A New Job

American Senior Benefits has two jobs posted: Sales and Sales Representative. They look an awful lot alike to me, but you be the judge!

And when you go for your interview, tell them Miss Fortune sent you!

one search. all jobs. Indeed

American Senior Benefits - Traverse City, MI
Full-time, Commission
Join a Winning Team w/ over 65 yrs of
management exp, American Senior
Benefits career offers security and stability.
A place to learn and grow offers a base pay + commission.

Please-serious inquiries only.

Our office is located at: Harborview Centre w/ scenic views of West Bay. To set-up an interview call Ryan VP of Operations, Northern MI at 231-649-0861. This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle
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Sales Representative
American Senior Benefits - Traverse City, MI
Full-time, Commission
American Senior Benefits is looking to expand our office in northern Michigan. We are a Top 5 branch in the U.S., with over 60 yrs of experience in the local office. This is a professional enviroment so we are looking for applicants with strong work ethics, good core values, integrity and some college. We are offering a Base Pay Plus Commission with an average first year of 45k to 50k.

If you are qualified and looking for a career opportunity and not just a job, please contact our local office at 231-421-8331 opt. 3.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's Raining Scoops All Up In Here!

And Miss Fortune's 
Wearing Her 
Newsprint Scarf!

Send your story scoops to: tcmissfortune@yahoo.com

We'll follow up on your tip...you never know where it might lead!

Monday, March 25, 2013

SCOOPED!: 'Glistening, Quivering Underbelly' Beats Northern Express On Hunter Story By Nearly A Week

Positive proof that Northern Express reporter Patrick Sullivan and Rick Coates read this blog religiously--we hear they even genuflect!

'GQU' broke news March 19!
I Believe I Can Fly: David L. Hunter March 19 

The story appears in this week's Northern Express "Best Of" issue, but you read it here first!

And there's so much more that you'll only read here.

Who's got 'omelette' on their face now, Rick?

 Not Miss Fortune!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Summer Rental Scam Alert: 'Grand Rapids Grifter' Jason Lockhart Gearing Up For Summer

Courtesy of  State of Michigan Offender Tracking System

Former guest of the State of Michigan's prison system and alleged Grand Rapids Craigslist rental scammer may be on his way to Traverse City for the summer

He is Jason Lockhart, Jason Saunders, or maybe even Jason Sav--and he'd like you pay him in cash to rent a home or apartment he doesn't own!

 Jason Lockhart Michigan OTIS Criminal History

With a rap sheet as long as a hairy chimp's arm, Jason Lockhart is reported to be on his way to the Traverse Bay area to spend a summer doing what he likes best--scamming.

Jason Lockhart turned 38 years old on January 8th, on the run with a fat flash roll of cash plundered from the pockets of nearly a dozen schnooks who responded to his Craigslist ad for a Grand Rapids apartment. Police in Grand Rapids estimate that Lockhart may have gotten away with more than $10,000 from his victims.

About a dozen people looked into renting a nice one-bedroom apartment at 450 Fountain Street NE in the heart of Heritage Hill. Lockhart required security deposits in cash (a red flag), and first and last month's rent prior to move in. He told each schnook they'd find the key in the mailbox.
What do you expect from a guy whose official Michigan incarceration record looks like this? 

Sentence 1
Offense: Identity Theft Minimum Sentence: 1 year 3 months 0 days
MCL#: 445.65 Maximum Sentence: 5 years 0 months
Court File#: 0807747-FH Date of Offense: 11/26/2007
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 10/28/2008
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 04/13/2011
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 2
Offense: Police Officer - Fleeing - Third Degree - Vehicle Code Minimum Sentence: 1 year 4 months 0 days
MCL#: 257.602A3A Maximum Sentence: 5 years 0 months
Court File#: 0803243-FH Date of Offense: 03/19/2008
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 05/27/2008
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 04/13/2011
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 3
Offense: Identity Theft Minimum Sentence: 1 year 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 445.65 Maximum Sentence: 5 years 0 months
Court File#: 0708486-FH Date of Offense: 05/07/2007
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 04/21/2008
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 04/13/2011
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 4
Offense: Uttering & Publishing Minimum Sentence: 1 year 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.249 Maximum Sentence: 14 years 0 months
Court File#: 0708486-FH Date of Offense: 05/07/2007
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 04/21/2008
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 04/13/2011
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 5
Offense: Bond - Absconding or Forfeiting Minimum Sentence: 1 year 2 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.199A Maximum Sentence: 4 years 0 months
Court File#: 0003109FH Date of Offense: 02/22/2000
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 07/11/2000
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 03/23/2004
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 6
Offense: False Pretenses - $1,000 or More But Less Than $20,000 Minimum Sentence: 1 year 8 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.2184A Maximum Sentence: 5 years 0 months
Court File#: 0003108FH Date of Offense: 01/13/2000
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 07/11/2000
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 03/23/2004
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 7
Offense: Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams Minimum Sentence: 1 year 6 months 0 days
MCL#: 333.74032A5 Maximum Sentence: 4 years 0 months
Court File#: 9904838FH Date of Offense: 12/03/1998
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 07/11/2000
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 03/23/2004
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge
  Sentence 8
Offense: Controlled Substance-Maintaining a Drug House Minimum Sentence: 1 year 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 333.7405D Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Court File#: 9904838FH Date of Offense: 12/03/1998
County: Kent Date of Sentence: 07/11/2000
Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 03/23/2004
Discharge Reason: Offe

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Joel I. Wilson: The Saga of a Mini-Madoff


Wilson's picture to appear in dictionary under "chutzpah"
Holds B. S. degree from P. T. Barnum University

Wilson reportedly has helluva time finding underwear; takes a huge pair of nads to defraud people and then ask for legal defense money
Another ripoff tutorial, in case you think this only happens in big cities:

Following the arrest of his wife and being charged himself with nine felonies in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme, former Bay City businessman Joel I. Wilson has announced the formation of a legal defense fund.

The Bay City Times reported that the Wilson Family Victory Trust will help pay for the legal defense of M. Viktoria and Joel I. Wilson, and publish, print and distribute information, among other things, according to Joel Wilson.

"The Attorney General’s office thinks nothing of wasting tax payer funds to go after this innocent and defenseless young lady in attempt to further his political career." a release from Wilson said. "He also thinks nothing of wasting tax-payer funds in a futile effort to return the equally innocent Joel I. Wilson to Michigan."

M. Viktoria Wilson was arrested on March 13, and arraigned on one charge of lying to a police officer during an investigation into her husband. She is accused of lying about Wilson's whereabouts and contact information. 

In January, Joel I. Wilson was charged with nine felonies, including one count of continuing criminal enterprise, also known as racketeering, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Wilson also is charged with three counts of selling unregistered securities, a crime that could carry a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. He is charged with one count of larceny by conversion of $20,000 or more and three counts of fraudulent sale of securities, both punishable by up to 10 years. Wilson also faces a single felony charge of larceny of conversion up to $20,000, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

"The Attorney General’s actions show that he will go to any lengths up to and including abusing his office, and the process of the courts to reach his personal and political goals and to punish those who have been brave enough to speak out against him," Wilson's release said. "Bill Schuette is not ashamed to turn the law into a weapon which he can point at his political, ideological, and personal enemies."

Wilson said the defense fund also will help to fact check releases distributed by the Attorney General's office, assist other individuals suffering from the 'authoritarian tactics of the Attorney General's office and also to form a political action committee to oppose the reelection of Schuette.

The Trustee of the Wilson Family Victory Trust said anyone interested in giving to the trust that such gifts are not tax deductible and that any amount given is counted toward your federal gift tax exclusion for the year in which it is given, and gifts are limited to $5000 per person. Funds raised in Germany will be segregated and not used for formation of or donation to a Political Action Committee.


The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on November 20, 2012 that an emergency court order against a Bay City, Michigan-based real estate promoter, and that it has suspended trading in one of the promoter's companies, American Realty Funds Corporation.

According to the SEC's complaint, Joel I. Wilson defrauded investors who bought unregistered securities offered by his company, Diversified Group Partnership Management, LLC, and sold through his brokerage firm, W R Rice Financial Services, Inc. Wilson raised approximately $6.7 million from approximately 120 investors who bought Diversified Group's securities from September 2009 through October 2012, and used the funds to finance his business of buying, renovating, and selling houses in and around Bay City, the SEC alleged.

Although Wilson promised investors that he would invest their money in real estate that would yield returns of 9.9% per year, he used most of it to make unsecured loans to his real estate business, which did not generate enough income to repay the investors. Wilson also diverted $582,000 of investor money to pay personal expenses, including $75,000 he used to buy W R Rice Financial, $46,780 he spent on travel, and $35,000 for his wife's business. In addition, the SEC said Wilson used investors' money to pay for a sponsorship and tickets to the Saginaw Sting football team and to buy thousands of dollars worth of tickets to the Detroit Red Wings.

The SEC alleged that Wilson raised additional funds for his real estate business through stock sales for another of his companies, American Realty Funds Corporation, which trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ANFDE. The complaint alleges that there were misrepresentations and omissions in some of the reports the company filed with the SEC, which Wilson signed, including that American Realty has failed to make loan payments and that its purportedly independent directors have undisclosed personal and business relationships with Wilson.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"15 Minutes of Magic": Watch Insurance Agent Michael Reese Play A "Financial Advisor"

You and a guest can get on Reese's "Sucker List"!

Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny to attend

In the late 1950's and early 1960's, Florida swampland and Arizona desert sand were sold through dinner seminars.

Just imagine a swimming pool, manicured green lawns, shopping centers and schools…ah….just imagine.

Eventually there were lawsuits and marketing companies were sued out of business. But the concept of selling suckers something by tossing them a breaded, fried veal cutlet and some wilted green beans has been in the arsenal of con artists for ages.

(Of course, you know all this but it doesn’t hurt to remind you.


On Tuesday, April 16th, at the Grand Traverse Resort Beginning at 6:00 PM, you can witness the country's greatest annuity salesman (he calls himself that!) ply his trade and work some magic.

Here's his pitch to you:

You and up to one guest are warmly invited to attend a Complimentary Group Discussion in Traverse City, Michigan with TV show host, Michael Reese of “Retiring Well,” to provide information and education about different ways you can achieve your financial goals. This event is by invitation only. Please guarantee your reservation today by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Leave Your Checkbook at Home, This is a Conversation, Not a Sales Pitch Protecting and Enhancing Your Retirement Security in Turbulent Times. Are you positioned to enjoy financial security, regardless of market or economic conditions?

Critical topics to be covered:
•The #1 secret to a comfortable and secure retirement – inflation protected income
•Your options for protecting your retirement account values against the impact of soaring federal deficits
•Retirement plan exit strategies – why tax-efficiency can potentially cost (or save) you thousands!
•What to do about your potentially biggest risk – future healthcare expenses
•The biggest mistake nearly everyone makes regarding their estate planning – planning for the wrong people!

Plus you’ll also learn:
•The #1 mistake that Americans make when it comes to their retirement planning that is easily avoided
•The three most powerful tax planning tools available today
•Why the next 2-3 years may make or break your retirement

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Grand Traverse Resort Beginning at 6:00 PM (Please arrive by 5:50 PM) 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd. Acme, Michigan 49610
Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!
Special Note: Topics discussed at this event are best suited for investors with $250,000 or more in their retirement accounts. Financial advisors, insurance agents, attorneys and accountants are welcome to attend this event. Please call this special line to reserve your seat: 888-658-6982.


This is how Michael Reese sells his services to other annuity sales people, in seminars at the IRA College:

Here’s what you’ll learn from Mike Reese:
• Run specialized IRA Strategy seminars that will set you apart from other advisors in your area and get you appointments with 90% of the qualified attendees. (Mike does NOT serve meals.)

• Get a commitment from prospects before you do any planning for them.

• His “15 Minutes of Magic” conversation – powerful questions to close your prospect.

• Get prospects to knock down your door by using turn-key marketing systems that pre-qualify prospects. (Learn how to only meet with prospects with a minimum of $250,000 in their IRAs!)
• His systematized client meeting process, allowing you to do more with less time.

• How to “cherry pick” your clients.

• How to average over $50,000 in compensation with every new client (Learn 3 unique IRA Planning strategies that will set you apart).

• His turn-key client service matrix system that creates an unbreakable bond between you and your client (Get your clients working for you!)

• Run client events that put $100,000 in your pocket, even if you don’t have one new person attend.

• 4 IRA marketing systems outside of seminars proven to attract $1,000,000 IRA owners.

Brainteasers from the back row

1) Do you really make $50,000 from each new client, or is that just the bullshit you spin at IRA College?

2) Why did you really surrender your broker's license?

3)  How long have you used Dicks & Nanton for your "celebrity branding"?

4) Why do you pretend to have radio and TV shows when they are just self-produced vanity projects designed to engender trust?

5) And why did Jill and Thomas Gibler sue you and your wife Rebecca in 2009?

Case #:   2009-27341 CK   County:  Grand Traverse
Case Type:   CONTRACTS   

Trial Type:    Jury Demand: Y
Judge:  RODGERS JR., PHILIP E.  P-Number: 29082
Date Issued:  06/09/2009  Date Closed: 02/24/2010   Date Expired: 
Date Reopened:  03/18/2010  Date Reclosed:  03/18/2010
Disposition Date: 02/24/2010 Judgment for: 


NamePlaintiff/Defendant Attorney P-Number Alias



Court Proceedings

06/09/2009SIRECEIPT #106413/ENTRY FEE PD


06/09/2009JTRECEIPT #106413/JURY FEE PD






07/02/2009JTRECEIPT #106938/JURY FEE PD




08/14/2009JTNOTICE OF JURY TRIAL 5-18-10 TO 5-20-10 @ 8:30AM/







01/14/2010MORECEIPT #111070/MOT FEE PD




1-25-10 @ 8AM/HUFFMAN


02/19/2010MORECEIPT # 111801 MOTION FEE PAID