Northern California Syndicate Members Convicted for Multi-Million Dollar Drug Operation, Including Fentanyl and Cocaine Seizures

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Three members of syndicates in Northern California have been convicted of multiple narcotics offenses after an eight-day trial, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The trial presented evidence from intercepted calls between April 2018 and February 2019 as part of a federal wiretap investigation into two drug suppliers in the East Bay. The intercepted calls revealed that the suppliers obtained drugs from sources in Mexico. Federal prosecutors showcased several significant drug seizures as evidence, including 8.8 pounds of fentanyl and heroin valued at up to $1.1 million, 18 pounds of methamphetamine, … Read more

Northern Michigan Realtors Emphasize Transparency and Good Faith Amidst $1.8 Billion Real Estate Lawsuit

Traverse City, Michigan – A recent $1.8 billion real estate lawsuit has sparked discussions about potential changes in the way real estate transactions are conducted. In the case of Sitzer v. The National Association of REALTORS┬« (NAR), the initial judgment ruled in favor of home sellers against NAR and several major brokerages, alleging conspiracy to artificially inflate agent commissions. While the lawsuit is being appealed, the possibility of a different fee structure for agents has emerged. This could include options such as decoupling the fees or implementing a fee-for-service or referral fee model. Local real … Read more