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Office of Public Affairs Chicago IL
For Immediate Release: August 29, 2013
Contact: Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke
Phone: 312-353-6976 or 312-353-4807
Email: allen.scott@dol.gov or burke.rhonda@dol.gov
Release Number: EBSA-CHI-13-29

Department of Labor files complaint to recover more than $20,000
to the Sister Rosalind Gefre Employee Retirement Plan in Minneapolis

Date of Action: Aug. 27, 2013

Type of Action: Complaint

Names of Defendant: Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage Inc., Peter Fahnlander and Larry Hanson, individually, and fiduciaries to the Sister Rosalind Gefre Employee Retirement Plan

Allegations: The Complaint alleges that from Nov. 20, 2007, through May 10, 2008, Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage Inc., Peter Fahnlander and Larry Hanson, in their capacity as fiduciaries to the Sister Rosalind Gefre Employee Retirement Plan, failed to ensure that employee contributions totaling $20,743.75 were remitted to the Plan.  In addition, from Jan. 1, 2007, through March 4, 2011, Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage Inc., Peter Fahnlander and Larry Hanson failed to ensure that employee contributions were timely remitted to the Plan. 

Resolution: The Complaint requests that Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage Inc., Peter Fahnlander and Larry Hanson make full restitution of all losses suffered by the Plan as a result of their fiduciary breaches.  In addition, the Complaint seeks to have Peter Fahnlander and Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage Inc. correct the prohibited transactions they engaged in relating to the Plan.  The Complaint also requests that Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools of Clinics and Massage, Inc., Peter Fahnlander and Larry Hanson be permanently enjoined from serving as fiduciaries to any ERISA-covered employee benefit plan

Court: US District Court for the District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Docket Number: 0:13-cv-02346-DWF-AJB

U.S. Department of Labor materials are accessible at www.dol.gov.  The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.