Proposal would allow 19.3 million vets to join credit unions serving the Armed Forces

first_imgThe National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board is proposing to include within a credit union’s common bond the honorably discharged veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces that is listed in a credit union’s charter.This provision would allow veterans to be eligible for credit union membership beyond their active duty status.So, this means 19.3 million veterans will have continued access to credit unions that serve various branches of the military.In justifying its position, the NCUA Board wrote that “[a]ctive duty and discharged military personnel and their families share a similar affinity, typically maintaining a close relationship with their active duty branch of service, largely through Armed Forces associations, publications and continued access to military bases, such as Veterans Administration facilities, base commissaries, post exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation sponsored programs.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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South Florida Teacher Guilty of Selling Drugs to Students

first_imgA 37-year-old South Florida teacher has been found guilty of selling illegal drugs to two students at the middle school where she taught.According to prosecutors, Maria Otilia Rivera could face up to 35 years in prison when she is sentenced on October 16.A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office investigation that began two years ago found that Rivera sold drugs to two girls who were then ages 12 and 14.Investigators say she took the girls off campus and showed them how to prepare and ingest the drugs.The report adds that on another occasion, Rivera took money from a student and promised to give that student drugs the following day.Rivera has been allowed to remain free until her sentencing.last_img read more

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