Rep. Webber Asks Attorney General to Formally Investigate Gas Price Spike

In a statement released today, State Rep. Michael Webber is joining state Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, in calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to spearhead an investigation in regards to the gas price jump occurring in the Midwest United States. “This dramatic increase in price deserves a full investigation by a trusted Michigan official,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills, who serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy Policy. An oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana … [Read more...]

Knollenberg Alerts Constituents of IRS Tax Scams

Sen. Marty Knollenberg is alerting residents of the 13th District to be aware of potential IRS tax scams and tax-related identify theft, and he is reminding residents that the IRS will never contact them through e-mail or by phone. "Calls or emails claiming to be the IRS and requesting personal information are fraudulent, and I want to remind residents to be aware of these criminals," said Knollenberg, R-Troy. "It is important that we recognize this issue and do everything we can to prevent … [Read more...]

Schuette, Bullard Probing Questionable Mortgage Documents

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today that he is working with Oakland County Register of Deeds Bill Bullard, and other local and federal authorities, to look into questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis. Bullard and other county officials have uncovered Assignment of Mortgage documents filed in their offices with signatures of some mortgage executives that appear to have been forged by many … [Read more...]