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Ex-CEO of Prominent NYC Charity Gets Prison for Insurance Scheme

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, …

FM Global in Rhode Island Appoints Global Client Services VP

FM Global appointed Peter Pettinicchio as vice president and manager for global client services and sales operations. He is based in FM Global’s Johnston, Rhode Island, headquarters. Pettinicchio joined FM Global in 1978 as a property loss prevention engineer in …

Washington Bank Sued by Women Claiming Sex Discrimination

Two former employees of the Miles City branch of Stockman Bank in Montana have filed a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination by their supervisors. Cindy Conley of Miles City and Tracee Burchell of Castle Rock, Colorado, filed the federal case alleging they …

Allstate Seeks Agents in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii

Allstate Insurance Co. plans to add several local agency owners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii in 2014. Allstate’s plan is to recruit 51 new exclusive agents, 13 financial specialists and the company expects agency owners will be looking to add 102 sales producers. “Allstate is …

Millennium in New Mexico Merges With Leavitt Group Four Corners

Farmington, N.M.-based Millennium Insurance Agency has merged with Leavitt Group Four Corners. In the combined operations, Millie Howle and Terry Hayes are partners along with the current co-owner, Ryan Woolverton. Leavitt Group Four Corners is part of the Leavitt Group, …

North Carolina’s Pittman Agency Joins Iroquois Group

The Dan Pittman Insurance Agency Inc. of Windsor, North Carolina, has joined The Iroquois Group network, according to Ann A. Harmon, agency principal, and Iroquois. The independent insurance agency joined Iroquois on July 15, according to the announcement. The agency’s …

Mass. Gov. OKs Bill Tying Required Flood Coverage Amount to Mortgage Balance

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed into law legislation that prohibits creditors from requiring residential property owners to buy flood insurance in an amount that exceeds the balance of their mortgage or the value of a home equity line …

Markel Ventures Acquires Georgia Auto Transport Equipment Firm

Markel Ventures Inc. has acquired a majority interest in Cottrell Inc. of  Gainesville, Georgia, a firm that designs and manufactures over-the-road automobile transport equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Markel Ventures is a wholly-owned subsidiary of specialty insurer …

Jury Says Florida Church Must Pay Burn Victim

Jurors in Florida have determined that the Agape Baptist Church must pay $471,798.50 to a man who was severely burned after setting fire to a pile of trash while working off community service hours. The verdict in Ocala includes $300,000 …

Campbell Named South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioner

Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Mike Campbell to serve on the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Haley cited Campbell’s business experience and community involvement in the appointment. Campbell, a business development consultant and son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell, …

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