Helane Morrison and the chase for fraudulence

Helane Morrison is the Chief at Hall Capital Partners LLC that was charged with the management of the regional enforcement activities in SEC since 1996, but that was before she got promoted to being the regional director. Soon, Helane would become a famous figure inside SEC for leading investigations in cases of fraud, violations and a very known case of fraud with NextCard.

 

Working since she left the School of Law in 1984, she began as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Helane studied journalism at the Northwestern University where she graduated. She later earned her Juris Doctor title at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, she is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners LLC.

 

Years after Ms. Morrison joined the San Francisco Office of SEC; she stated in 1999 that she would still be chasing cases of frauds and local traders while she is in charge of the administration. Being promoted to being the Chief of the district, she won’t abandon the aggressive approach that her team has been doing for the past years. Many investigations turned into a successful enforcement action as the case against the Republic Securities of New York. The outstanding results of these three years in charge were going to cause a significant increase in the size of the office’s staff.

 

In 2007, October, Helane Morrison stated that she would be leaving her spot as the Regional Director for SEC to continue her career in the Hall Capital Partners LLC. Having led the San Francisco office since 1996 when she started being part of the corporation. Her old team is very sad with her departure, stating that she brought important cases and made the team double in size during her command. Helane was truly passionate about her job and was always very dedicated to serving her nation and protecting investors all over the United States. Helane stated that she feels honored for being the chosen person to lead the San Francisco office.

 

In San Francisco, Ms. Morrison was able to stock many cases of financial fraud against renowned companies like HBO & Co., Google, and Hawaiian Airlines. She also solved a case of an insurance company in Texas that was using a false sales value of the security service to commit fraud. Although she was a strong leader of the commission in SEC, she still has great promises in her new position as Chief Compliance in Hall Capital Partners.

Betsy Devos and her Fierce Involvement in the Education Sector

Personal background

Elizabeth “Betsy” Devos graduated from Holland Christian High School. She advanced her studies at the Calvin College at Grand Rapids where she attained a bachelor’s degree in arts. She began her political journey at Calvin College. Betsy is married to a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and activist, Duck Devos. She has four children and five grandchildren.

Work History

Betsy Devos seeks for innovative solutions to most social problems. Together with her husband, she founded the Windquest Group, a company that invests in clean energy, manufacturing as well as investing.

Philanthropy work

Betsy is an active philanthropist, and she pursues reforms through donations. She is the chairperson of Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. In addition, she is a member of multiple national and local boards such as the Kids Hope USA, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mars Hill Bible Church, and etcetera.

Betsy is among the leading advocates for the educational choice movement. The movement has been growing at a rapid rate and is very popular, especially among the Latinos. Betsy joined the movement from the time it was considered radical. According to her, she was moved by the parents who sacrificed a lot to ensure that they send their kids to safe learning environments. Together with her husband, they started supporting some children from the Potter’s House Christian School. Their passion for helping parents from low-income families educate their children intensified, and it led to the establishment of a foundation that gave scholarships to low-income families so that they could send their kids to good schools.

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However, Betsy realized that the foundation was not very effective as it would not impact on many students. This compelled her to intensify her involvement in the Educational Choice Movement. Betsy is always trying to get a lasting solution to ensure most students get better education options. According to Betsy, her greatest achievement was Florida. The state has a widespread educational choice that has an ever-growing number of beneficiaries, currently over 50,000.

The Devos Foundation gave out donations worth $11.6 million in 2015. The couple’s lifetime giving is $139 million. According to Forbes, the Devos family was position 24 on the 2014 list of America’s top givers. The donations given to Christian schools from 1999 to 2014 are $8.6 million. Charter schools and public schools received $5.2 million and $59,750 respectively. The Grand Rapids Christian high school received @2.39 million. The Ada Christian School received $652,000 while the Holland Christian School Received $485,000.

Betsy advocates for student’s freedom and is looking forward to the growth of digital learning. For over three decades, Betsy has led several campaigns, political action committees, and party organizations. Currently, her political efforts are based on advancing educational choices.

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George Soros Seeks To Protect Democracy around the World

In the U.S. the name George Soros is closely linked to the advancement of a liberal outlook on life and career, but across the planet the Hungarian born survivor of the Nazi Occupation of World War II is seen as a major leader in bringing democracy to as many as possible in closed societies. Forbes reports George Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary and survived the Nazi Occupation of the country, only to find himself living under the rule of Communist dictator Joseph Stalin after hostilities ended and the Allied Forces failed to protect the citizens of what would become the Soviet Eastern Bloc.

The early experiences of his life seem to have informed many of the decisions George Soros has undertaken over the course of his career in terms of the philanthropic donations he has made as a political and charitable donor. Soros himself under took a refugee journey in 1947 that took him from Communist controlled Hungary to London where he began the studies that would lead him to Wall Street and a career as one of the most respected hedge fund managers in the history of the financial industry. Politico explains the need to assist refugees across the planet still burns in George Soros as he felt the refugee crisis in Europe was so important in 2016 he missed a scheduled appearance at the Democratic National Convention to keep a closer eye on the situation unfolding across the European Union.

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George Soros is reported to have become more politically engaged than at any time in the recent past as he has taken a major interest in the work of a number of foundations created in his name. The Open Society Foundations George Soros established in the 1980s has developed into one of the world’s most important protectors of human rights and an educator on the benefits offered by living in a democratic country; Politico reveals the Open Society Foundations has benefited from around $13 billion in funding from the personal fortune of Soros. In a bid to make sure the left of the political spectrum in the U.S. remains active across the nation George Soros has also renewed his partnership with the Democracy Alliance, which includes a number of the wealthiest political donors on the Democratic side of the spectrum who look to Soros for guidance on many different political matters. Read more about George at The New York Times.

The political stance of George Soros has always remained consistent with a large number of donations made to the campaigns of left leaning candidates and causes. The 2016 Presidential election saw George Soros provide more than $25 million in funding for the campaign and Super PAC’s of Democrat Hillary Clinton as Soros saw the need to fight the rise of those on the extreme right of U.S. politics. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.