Employee Benefits Security Administration

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Date of Action: Aug. 15, 2016

Type of Action: Complaint

Name(s) of Defendants: A. Kenneth Belanger
Jo-Ann Belanger
Belanger and Co.  Inc.

Allegations: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Secretary of Labor filed a complaint alleging that:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Date of Action: July 15, 2016

Type of Action: Default judgment

Name of Defendant(s): Sommet Group LLC
L. Brian Whitfield
D. Edwin Todd
Sommet Group LLC Employee Benefit Plan

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Date of Action: Aug. 5, 2016

Type of Action: Consent order entered into court

Name(s) of Defendant(s): Howard C. Lapensohn

Allegations: An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration found:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet at U.S. Department of Labor headquarters Aug. 23-25, 2016 to hear testimony from invited witnesses and receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration. The council has scheduled the EBSA update tentatively for the morning of Aug. 25.

Monday, August 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – In a victory for employee whistleblowers, the U.S. Department of Labor has secured a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a case against a trustee and attorney for the Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Date of Action: July 26, 2016

Type of Action: Consent judgment and order

Defendant: Horizon NR LLC, Lance Sogan, Horizon NR Employee Savings Plan and Trust

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Date of Action: July 26, 2016

Name(s) of Defendants: Donald Kann, Kann & Associates, Inc. doing business as Kann Partners, and Kann & Associates Inc., Kann Partners 401(k) plan.

Allegations: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration led the secretary of labor to file a complaint which alleges the defendants:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Date of Action: July 19, 2016

Type of Action: Consent judgment and order

Names of Defendants: “National Pension Plan,” also known as the International Association of Machinists’ National Pension Fund

Gary Allen, Thomas Connery, Philip Gruber, Warren Mart, Robert Martinez Jr.

Alfred Nelson, Robert Roach, Burton Trebour and Lynn Tucker

Thursday, July 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting nominations to fill five, three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug 1.

Monday, July 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation are seeking public comments on proposed revisions to modernize and improve the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report filed by private-sector employee benefit plans.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Date of Action: June 2, 2016
June 13, 2016

Type of Action: Complaint, consent judgment and order

Name of Defendants: Greater Columbia OB-GYN P.A.
Estate of Dr. Susan Keeshan

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal lawsuit alleges action taken by fiduciaries resulted in losses exceeding $5.9 million to the Triple T Transport Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, directly affecting the retirement savings funds of employees of the Lewis Center, Ohio, company and violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Date of Action: June 13, 2016

Type of Action: Complaint

Name(s) of Defendants: William P. Bowman

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Date of action: June 1, 2016

Type of action: Consent Judgment and Order

Name of Defendants: The Children’s Place Inc.; The Children’s Place Inc. Welfare Benefit Plan; Hendrik Johannes Lamprecht

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Date of Action: May 31, 2016

Name(s) of Defendants:  Brian Hicks, Trojan Horse LTD; Capitol Expressways Inc.; Glen Burnie Hauling Inc.; BDH Logistics LLC; and Trojan Horse LTD 401(k) plan.

Allegations: Based on an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Secretary of Labor filed a complaint alleging:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has reached a settlement restoring an additional $3.47 million directly to AIT Laboratories Employee Stock Ownership Plan, for losses associated with the plan’s 2009 purchase of overpriced company stock.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet at the U.S. Department of Labor’s headquarters on June 7-9, 2016, to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration. The council has scheduled the EBSA update tentatively for the morning of June 9. The department is located at 200 Constitution Ave.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Date of Action: May 23, 2016

Type of Action:  Default Judgment

Name of Defendant: William Robin Rose is the fiduciary to the Rose Printing Services Inc. Employees 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Rose Printing Services Inc. Employees Health Plan and Rose Printing Services Inc. Employees Dental Plan.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Date of Action: May 23, 2016

Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act Lawsuit

Names of Defendants: Amy Demmy Rapp, Demmy Sand & Gravel LLC, Demmy Sand & Gravel LLC Retirement Savings Plan

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Acting on a United States district court judge’s order, federal marshals took John J. Koresko V, a disbarred attorney and former employee benefit plan administrator, into custody on May 6, 2016, after Koresko failed to transfer $1.68 million in assets in contempt of an earlier court order in a case involving violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.