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I approach investing as a social theorist and a cultural historian. As a result, I am a contrarian. Studying the history of financialization, I have to agree with value investors like Seth Klarman, George Soros, and John Quiggin that markets are ultimately inefficient. However, I am not an... More
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    Bill Chaaban day trades

    DateSharesPriceCost
    7/5/122,700.000.0026$7.02
    7/5/1245,000.000.027$1,215.00
    7/6/12170,000.000.0055$935.00
    7/10/1250,000.000.007$350.00
    7/10/1239,000.000.007$273.00
    7/10/12145,000.000.0074$1,073.00
    7/10/1242,000.000.0074$310.80
    7/10/1280,000.000.0075$600.00
    7/10/12163,600.000.007$1,145.20
    7/10/12450,000.000.007$3,150.00
    7/10/1252,500.000.0074$388.50
    7/10/12172,500.000.0075$1,293.75
    7/10/12150,000.000.0074$1,110.00
    7/10/1245,000.000.0075$337.50
    7/11/1232,000.000.0067$214.40
    7/12/12245,000.000.0075$1,837.50
    7/12/123,200.000.0075$24.00
    7/12/122,750.000.0075$20.63
    7/13/1250,000.000.008$400.00
    7/13/12100,000.000.008$800.00
    7/16/12125,293.000.008$1,002.34
    7/16/1232,000.000.0081$259.20
    7/18/12221,214.000.009$1,990.93
    7/18/1260,000.000.0095$570.00
    7/18/1231,000.000.01$310.00
    7/18/1219,333.000.015$290.00
    7/20/12125,000.000.009$1,125.00
    7/20/12113,000.000.009$1,017.00
    7/20/1227,536.000.0092$253.33
    7/20/1213,591.000.0092$125.04
    7/23/1225,000.000.011$275.00
    7/23/12100,000.000.012$1,200.00
    7/23/1241,252.000.012$495.02
    7/30/1244,000.000.014$616.00
    7/30/1224,266.000.0145$351.86
    7/30/1240,000.000.0138$552.00
    7/30/1245,000.000.014$630.00
    7/30/1219,463.000.0148$288.05
    7/31/125,000.000.0135$67.50
    7/31/125,000.000.0135$67.50
    7/31/1210,000.000.0135$135.00
    7/31/125,000.000.014$70.00
    7/31/1225,000.000.0143$357.50
    7/31/1218,796.000.0134$251.87
    8/1/12163.000.012$1.96
    8/1/122,000.000.0119$23.80
    8/2/1210,000.000.0119$119.00
    8/2/1250,000.000.0119$595.00
    8/2/1220,000.000.0119$238.00
    8/2/125,000.000.0119$59.50
    8/2/124,944.000.0119$58.83
    8/6/125,000.000.011$55.00
    8/6/12100,000.000.011$1,100.00
    8/6/1220,000.000.013$260.00
    8/6/125,000.000.0135$67.50
    8/7/1212,000.000.012$144.00
    8/7/1210,000.000.013$130.00
    8/7/1229,000.000.0135$391.50
    8/7/1210,000.000.012$120.00
    8/7/125,500.000.012$66.00
    8/7/125,000.000.012$60.00
    8/7/121,930.000.012$23.16
    8/7/12100,000.000.0135$1,350.00
    8/7/1238,387.000.0135$518.22
    8/7/1221,613.000.0145$313.39
    8/7/1220,000.000.0139$278.00
    8/10/1212,000.000.0139$166.80
    8/10/1220,000.000.0139$278.00
    8/10/1215,500.000.0139$215.45
    8/10/1210,000.000.0139$139.00
    8/10/1214,000.000.0139$194.60
    8/10/125,000.000.0139$69.50
    8/13/124,897.000.0145$71.01
    8/13/1224,900.000.015$373.50
    8/14/1225,100.000.015$376.50
    8/14/121,000.000.0145$14.50
    8/14/125,000.000.0145$72.50
    8/14/1245,000.000.0146$657.00
    8/14/12500.000.0149$7.45
    8/16/121,020.000.0149$15.20
    8/16/1225,000.000.0149$372.50
    8/16/1215,000.000.0149$223.50
    8/16/129,700.000.015$145.50
    8/16/12300.000.015$4.50
    8/17/12500.000.015$7.50
    8/17/1235,000.000.015$525.00
    8/17/1210,000.000.015$150.00
    8/17/1221,000.000.015$315.00
    8/17/1210,000.000.0151$151.00
    8/17/121,160.000.0151$17.52
    8/17/1285,340.000.0158$1,348.37
    8/17/122,500.000.0158$39.50
    8/20/125,000.000.017$85.00
    8/20/121,000.000.017$17.00
    8/20/129,000.000.0175$157.50
    8/20/121,000.000.0175$17.50
    8/20/121,000.000.0175$17.50
    8/20/12500.000.0175$8.75
    8/21/12500.000.017$8.50
    8/21/1226,905.000.0175$470.84
    8/21/128,095.000.0195$157.85
    8/21/12250.000.02$5.00
    8/21/12500.000.018$9.00
    8/21/1221,000.000.018$378.00
    8/21/1228,088.000.0184$516.82
    8/21/1215,000.000.0185$277.50
    8/21/12912.000.0185$16.87
    8/21/1215,000.000.0198$297.00
    8/22/125,000.000.017$85.00
    8/22/1210,000.000.017$170.00
    8/22/127,000.000.0175$122.50
    8/22/12500.000.0175$8.75
    8/23/12500.000.0169$8.45
    8/23/12500.000.0165$8.25
    8/24/12500.000.015$7.50
    8/24/1240,000.000.0165$660.00
    8/24/125,000.000.0165$82.50
    8/24/12500.000.016$8.00
    8/24/12250.000.016$4.00
    8/24/129,000.000.0159$143.10
    8/24/121,000.000.016$16.00
    8/27/121,000.000.016$16.00
    8/27/121,000.000.016$16.00
    8/27/121,000.000.0148$14.80
    8/27/1210,000.000.014$140.00
    8/27/12129,000.000.0175$2,257.50
    8/27/125,500.000.0185$101.75
    8/27/12500.000.0185$9.25
    8/27/12500.000.023$11.50
    8/27/12100.000.019$1.90
    8/27/1211,000.000.019$209.00
    8/27/1210,000.000.019$190.00
    8/27/125,800.000.019$110.20
    8/28/12500.000.019$9.50
    8/28/125,000.000.018$90.00
    8/28/125,000.000.019$95.00
    8/28/12500.000.02$10.00
    8/28/1224,500.000.022$539.00
    8/28/1210.000.02$0.20
    8/28/1219,000.000.02$380.00
    8/28/12200.000.02$4.00
    8/28/1211,000.000.02$220.00
    8/29/125,150.000.02$103.00
    8/29/1211,000.000.02$220.00
    8/29/1215,000.000.02$300.00
    8/29/124,900.000.02$98.00
    8/29/1290.000.02$1.80
    8/30/121,000.000.027$27.00
    8/30/1219,100.000.0245$467.95
    8/30/12900.000.0255$22.95
    8/30/1215,000.000.023$345.00
    8/30/128,300.000.023$190.90
    8/31/125,000.000.022$110.00
    8/31/1236,000.000.0225$810.00
    8/31/127,450.000.0234$174.33
    9/4/122,442.000.026$63.49
    9/4/12500.000.027$13.50
    9/4/12100.000.032$3.20
    9/4/12100.000.032$3.20
    9/4/12100.000.035$3.50
    9/4/12100.000.033$3.30
    9/4/12100.000.033$3.30
    9/4/12100.000.033$3.30
    9/4/1215,833.000.026$411.66
    9/4/12500.000.032$16.00
    9/4/12167.000.032$5.34
    9/4/12400.000.031$12.40
    9/4/12500.000.031$15.50
    9/4/1219,100.000.031$592.10
    9/4/12900.000.032$28.80
    9/5/1224,523.000.032$784.74
    9/5/125,477.000.0398$217.98
    9/5/1216,000.000.03$480.00
    9/5/125,000.000.03$150.00
    9/5/12100.000.03$3.00
    9/5/121,000.000.032$32.00
    9/5/12100.000.035$3.50
    9/5/125,500.000.036$198.00
    9/5/12500.000.037$18.50
    9/5/12550.000.035$19.25
    9/5/12450.000.0345$15.53
    9/5/12100.000.032$3.20
    9/5/12500.000.0355$17.75
    9/5/12100.000.0355$3.55
    9/5/12100.000.035$3.50
    9/6/12100.000.0335$3.35
    9/6/12100.000.0329$3.29
    9/6/1250.000.03$1.50
    9/6/1250.000.0329$1.65
    9/6/1284.000.0329$2.76
    9/6/127,000.000.032$224.00
    9/6/121,000.000.0329$32.90
    9/6/12500.000.032$16.00
    9/7/1215,000.000.031$465.00
    9/7/1215,410.000.031$477.71
    9/7/12125,000.000.03$3,750.00
    9/7/12110,000.000.03$3,300.00
    9/7/12110,000.000.03$3,300.00
    9/7/12150,000.000.03$4,500.00
    9/7/126,500.000.031$201.50
    9/7/12110,000.000.031$3,410.00
    9/7/1245,000.000.031$1,395.00
    9/7/121,000.000.031$31.00
    9/7/121,380.000.031$42.78
    9/10/1215,000.000.0305$457.50
    9/10/12926.000.031$28.71
    9/10/1215,000.000.0305$457.50
    9/10/125,000.000.039$195.00
    9/10/125,500.000.0295$162.25
    9/11/12100.000.034$3.40
    9/11/1235,000.000.029$1,015.00
    9/11/1215,000.000.0301$451.50
    9/11/1212,000.000.0301$361.20
    9/11/1223,655.000.0301$712.02
    9/24/126,000.000.019$114.00
    9/24/1225,000.000.0185$462.50
    9/24/121,000.000.0171$17.10
    9/24/12500.000.0194$9.70
    9/24/12500.000.0194$9.70
    9/24/12500.000.0194$9.70
    9/24/12100.000.0163$1.63
    9/24/125,500.000.0163$89.65
    9/24/125,500.000.0163$89.65
    10/8/1216,200.000.0072$116.64
    10/12/1236,000.000.012$432.00
    10/12/125,000.000.0125$62.50
    10/12/1239,161.000.0125$489.51
    Total5,741,706.000.0141$80,806.28

    Jeff Thomas Trades

    dateDatePriceCost
    12/28/122,500,000.000.00389,500.00
    12/28/12158,386.000.0038601.87
    12/28/121,000.000.013$13.00
    10/12/121,000.000.0105$10.50
    10/11/121,000.000.0098$9.80
    10/10/125,000.000.009$45.00
    10/9/12200,000.000.0072$1,440.00
    10/8/1220,000.000.0072$144.00
    10/8/121,000,000.000.0071$7,100.00
    10/4/121,000,000.000.0197$19,700.00
    9/25/1211,041.000.02$220.82
    9/24/1260,000.000.0247$1,482.00
    9/18/1260,000.000.0256$1,536.00
    9/17/12100,000.000.0268$2,680.00
    9/17/1260,000.000.0307$1,842.00
    9/17/1215,000.000.0299$448.50
    9/17/1240,000.000.029$1,160.00
    9/17/12100,000.000.0284$2,840.00
    9/17/1280,000.000.0285$2,280.00
    9/17/1250,000.000.0285$1,425.00
    9/17/12100,000.000.0285$2,850.00
    9/17/1210,000.000.0282$282.00
    9/17/1225,000.000.0276$690.00
    9/17/1226,135.000.0275$718.71
    9/17/1299,000.000.029$2,871.00
    9/12/127,241.000.029$209.99
    9/11/121,000.000.025$25.00
    9/4/12700.000.025$17.50
    8/31/121,500.000.025$37.50
    8/31/1269,000.000.0237$1,635.30
    8/31/12500.000.0239$11.95
    8/31/1230,000.000.0165$495.00
    8/28/1229,500.000.0175$516.25
    8/27/1225,000.000.0139$347.50
    8/13/1258,611.000.0148$867.44
    8/10/126,752.000.012$81.02
    8/8/12150,000.000.0133$1,995.00
    8/7/1270,962.000.0135$957.99
    7/24/12150,000.000.0115$1,725.00
    7/23/12271,054.000.0116$3,144.23
    7/23/126,114.000.0119$72.76
    7/19/125,000.000.0071$35.50
    7/18/12550,142.000.009$4,951.28
    7/12/121,300,600.000.0075$9,754.50
    5/16/12300,000.000.006$1,800.00
    Total8,756,238.000.0103$90,570.90
    DateOpenHighLowClose Chg% ChgAdj. CloseTrade ValTrades
    12/28/120.00370.00380.00330.00384,305,8020.00066726.68%0.00316715.91k21
               
    10/12/120.01250.0130.010.013498,1000.002530.00%0.0108336.03k20
    10/11/120.0090.01050.0090.01330,5240.0006668.69%0.0083333.29k11
    10/10/120.01140.01140.0090.0092714,1490.0001672.23%0.0076676.83k22
    10/9/120.0070.0090.00690.009441,7790.001525.00%0.00753.13k9
    10/8/120.00720.00730.00630.00721,485,828-0.000333-5.26%0.00610.3k18
               
    10/5/120.0080.00810.00760.00762,532,000-0.000084-1.31%0.00633319.81k20
    10/4/120.00710.00950.00710.007710,779,1300.00058.45%0.00641787.58k80
    10/3/120.01350.01350.00690.007113,524,548-0.005333-47.40%0.005917102.06k111
    10/2/120.0140.0150.01350.0135749,444-0.00125-10.00%0.0112510.7k28
    10/1/120.0190.0190.01230.0153,248,478-0.0025-16.67%0.012554.24k70
    9/28/120.02170.02170.01690.0185,302,5300.0003332.27%0.01593.72k96
    9/27/120.02140.0340.01750.017612,219,23600.00%0.014667277.45k325
    9/26/120.0180.0180.0170.0176528,40000.00%0.0146679.41k15
    9/25/120.01630.0180.01630.0176149,0000.0010847.98%0.0146672.62k10
    9/24/120.020.020.0160.01636,668,425-0.00275-16.84%0.013583120.69k96
               
    9/21/120.02150.0220.0180.01961,659,100-0.001167-6.67%0.01633332.63k33
    9/20/120.0230.0240.020.0211,112,117-0.001667-8.70%0.017524.35k34
    9/19/120.02950.02950.0230.023662,808-0.00375-16.36%0.01916716.38k27
    9/18/120.0280.03160.02750.0275742,3530.0003341.48%0.02291721.36k26
    9/17/120.0230.0310.0230.02712,818,4690.00508329.05%0.02258376.66k84
    9/14/120.01810.02450.01810.0211,384,7440.0008335.00%0.017529.23k50
    9/13/120.02640.0280.020.021,934,685-0.003333-16.66%0.01666744.59k58
    9/12/120.0360.0390.0180.0246,314,716-0.005083-20.26%0.02189.92k274
    9/11/120.02950.0340.02860.0301873,9960.00052.03%0.02508325.51k28
    9/10/120.02810.0390.02810.0295786,298-0.00125-4.84%0.02458324.21k23
    9/7/120.0310.0310.02970.0311,729,790-0.000834-3.13%0.02583352.41k24
    9/6/120.0350.0350.02970.0321,054,481-0.0025-8.57%0.02666732.86k38
    9/5/120.0320.03980.02850.0352,487,5410.00259.37%0.02916781.98k80
    9/4/120.0230.0350.0230.0321,260,8510.00583428.00%0.02666735.08k47
    8/31/120.02210.0250.01960.025984,8000.00208311.11%0.02083321.05k36
    8/30/120.01550.0270.01550.02251,046,9850.002515.38%0.0187522.58k37
    8/29/120.01720.020.01720.0195124,240-0.000417-2.50%0.016252.45k10
    8/28/120.0190.0250.0180.02528,0550.0008345.27%0.01666710.28k22
    8/27/120.0160.0230.0140.0191,599,6480.002518.75%0.01583327.78k51
    8/24/120.01450.01650.01410.016317,312-0.00075-5.33%0.0133334.69k16
    8/23/120.0140.01750.0140.01691,028,1000.000755.63%0.01408316.7k16
    8/22/120.0190.0190.01550.016472,400-0.000417-3.03%0.0133338.2k19
    8/21/120.01650.0250.01630.01651,728,905-0.000833-5.71%0.0137534.87k54
    8/20/120.01580.01780.01510.01751,209,6590.00141610.75%0.01458319.78k30
    8/17/120.0150.01580.0150.0158440,7450.0006675.34%0.0131676.64k23
    8/16/120.01490.0150.010.015576,7520.0000830.67%0.01258.14k17
    8/15/120.01350.01490.01350.014931,20000.00%0.012417450.872
    8/14/120.0150.0150.01250.0149156,30300.00%0.0124172.19k14
    8/13/120.01450.0150.01450.014964,0000.0000840.68%0.012417946.183
    8/10/120.01390.01480.01330.0148293,1650.0009168.02%0.0123334.06k15
    8/9/120.01390.01390.01350.0137164,70200.00%0.0114172.25k8
    8/8/120.01490.0150.01120.0137219,600-0.001083-8.66%0.0114173.05k9
    8/7/120.01350.0150.01110.0151,027,8030.0012511.11%0.012513.11k2
    8/6/120.01190.01350.01010.0135648,5000.00141714.41%0.011257.13k19
    8/3/120.01180.01180.01180.011851,6860.0000830.85%0.009833609.893
    8/2/120.01250.01250.0110.0117558,194-0.001083-10.00%0.009756.38k12
    8/1/120.01120.0140.01120.013287,163-0.001084-9.10%0.0108333.51k12
    7/31/120.01490.01490.01110.0143678,421-0.000416-3.37%0.0119179.39k32
    7/30/120.01050.01490.01050.0148749,7620.0006665.71%0.0123339.49k23
    7/27/120.01250.0140.010.0141,226,9400.0008347.70%0.01166715.57k27
    7/26/120.0120.0130.0070.013723,2500.0001661.56%0.0108336.49k21
    7/25/120.0150.0150.01020.0128355,8420.0006676.67%0.0106674.51k13
    7/24/120.010.0130.010.0121,252,6760.00133315.38%0.0113.02k19
    7/23/120.00850.0130.00850.01042,198,3710.0032560.00%0.00866724.91k45
               
               
    7/20/120.0090.00920.00650.00653,069,061-0.001666-23.52%0.00541722.61k29
    7/19/120.010.010.0080.0085679,205-0.00125-15.00%0.0070836.03k13
    7/18/120.00710.0150.00710.011,749,5920.002542.86%0.00833316.67k21
               
    7/17/120.00950.00950.0070.007271,082-0.001-14.63%0.0058332k10
    7/16/120.0080.00820.00750.00822,186,5730.0001662.49%0.00683317.38k31
    7/13/120.00790.0080.0070.008458,0000.0000841.28%0.0066673.54k10
    7/12/120.00750.00790.00730.0079999,4500.0003335.33%0.0065837.48k21
    7/11/120.00670.00750.00620.00752,779,23000.00%0.0062520.22k23
    7/10/120.00550.00750.00510.00752,215,5000.00166736.37%0.0062515.14k37
    7/9/120.00460.00590.00450.0055755,0000.0004169.98%0.0045833.95k14
    7/6/120.00250.00750.00250.0056,548,5830.002084100.05%0.00416727.82k71
    7/5/120.00260.00270.00250.00252,555,0000.0000834.15%0.0020836.56k11
    7/3/120.00260.00260.00240.0024105,00000.00%0.002253.052
    7/2/120.00250.00250.00240.00241,257,5000.00033319.98%0.0023.09k8
               
    6/29/120.0020.0020.00190.0022,446,565-0.0005-23.07%0.0016674.87k6
    6/28/120.00260.00260.00260.002624,00000.00%0.00216762.42
    6/27/12N/AN/AN/A0.00260N/A0.00%0.002167N/AN/A
    6/26/120.00260.00260.00260.002687,56500.00%0.002167227.672
    6/25/120.0030.0030.00260.0026363,280-0.000666-23.51%0.002167969.963
    6/22/120.00340.00340.00340.00345,0000.000521.43%0.002833171
    6/21/120.0030.0030.00280.0028119,350-0.00025-9.68%0.002333337.043
    6/20/120.00350.00350.00280.0031375,000-0.000584-18.44%0.0025831.17k3
    6/19/120.00380.00380.00380.0038100,000-0.0005-13.64%0.0031673801
    6/18/12N/AN/AN/A0.00440N/A0.00%0.003667N/AN/A
    6/15/12N/AN/AN/A0.00440N/A0.00%0.003667N/AN/A
    6/14/120.0030.00440.0030.00441,032,5360.000515.79%0.0036673.48kN/A
    6/13/120.00380.00380.00270.003872,9680.00083435.75%0.003167245.17N/A
    6/12/120.00350.00370.00280.00281,545,509-0.000584-20.02%0.0023335.13kN/A
    6/11/120.00320.00410.00270.00351,057,4000.0000842.97%0.0029173.09kN/A
    6/8/120.00350.00430.00320.00341,133,000-0.000584-17.09%0.0028334.28kN/A
    6/7/120.00410.00410.00410.004116,0000.0000842.52%0.00341765.6N/A
    6/6/120.00340.0040.00340.004270,00000.00%0.0033331.03kN/A
    6/5/120.0040.0040.0040.00498,90900.00%0.003333395.64N/A
    6/4/120.00410.00410.0040.0043,291-0.000084-2.46%0.00333313.38N/A
    6/1/120.00450.00470.00320.0041708,200-0.000333-8.88%0.0034172.55kN/A
    5/31/120.00350.00450.00350.0045545,2000.00066721.63%0.003752.2kN/A
    5/30/120.00370.00410.0030.0037881,8730.000258.82%0.0030832.76kN/A
    5/29/120.00380.00380.00280.00341,100,000-0.001084-27.67%0.0028333.85kN/A
    5/25/120.00380.00470.00380.004718,00000.00%0.00391784.15N/A
    5/24/120.00370.00480.00330.0047761,8450.00083427.05%0.0039173.2kN/A
    5/23/120.00440.00440.00370.0037239,579-0.00025-7.50%0.003083921.18N/A
    5/22/120.0040.00440.0040.004200,0000.0001665.24%0.003333820N/A
    5/21/120.0050.0050.00320.00381,105,223-0.001083-25.48%0.0031674.66kN/A
    5/18/120.0060.00650.00470.00512,631,199-0.00025-5.56%0.0042512.47kN/A
    5/17/120.0060.0060.00540.0054552,216-0.0005-10.00%0.00453.21kN/A
    5/16/120.00630.00750.0060.0063,703,3670.0001673.46%0.00525.1kN/A

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    Jan 17 8:15 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Reposting Of An Article From The Windsor Star

    Windsor Star (Ontario)

    May 11, 2005 Wednesday

    Final Edition

    Steroid trafficking charges dropped

    Sarah Sacheli, Windsor Star

    NEWS; Pg. A3

    A local store owner says he feels vindicated, but still unfairly treated, after drug trafficking charges were dropped in court this week.

    Bassem Bahige Chaaban, 64, owner of two Edge Nutrition stores in the city, was charged last year with possessing an anabolic steroid for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking an anabolic steroid.

    He insists police should have never laid the charges in the first place. "It was not illegal," he said Tuesday of a muscle-building dietary supplement called M-Test seized by police last year.

    Chaaban said he feels he was persecuted by police. He said police should have had the substance tested before laying charges. Instead, he says, they seized more than $100,000 of product from his stores and kept it for months after chemical testing showed it did not contain an illegal compound.

    "They should have returned it as soon as they learned it wasn't illegal."

    Chaaban said his arrest and the ensuing publicity hurt business. "Everybody thinks I'm a crook," he said.

    Crown prosecutor Richard Pollock said all charges were dropped after consultation with Health Canada. "The chemical analysis raised a doubt whether it was an anabolic steroid."

    Source: Copyright 2005 CanWest Interactive, a division of CanWest Global Communications Corp.

    All Rights Reserved

    Jan 16 10:11 PM | Link | Comment!
  • In Seventeen Years, Bill's Signature Had Not Changed, Until 2014

    This post contains screengrabs of Bill Chaaban's signature dating back 15 years. His signature has been consistently written in the same fashion until the last two filings.

    Michigan law

    The Forged Signature

    Forged signatures. The top is first forged, and the second three look like copies.

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    And here's about 15 years worth of signatures written in Bill's 'signature' style:

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    Sitll don't believe me? Here's one from December 7th, 1998.

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    THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

    Act 328 of 1931

    750.249 Forgery of records and other instruments; uttering and publishing; exception.

    Sec. 249.

    (1) A person who utters and publishes as true a false, forged, altered, or counterfeit record, instrument, or other writing listed in section 248 knowing it to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeit with intent to injure or defraud is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 14 years.

    (2) This section does not apply to a scrivener's error.

    History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.249 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 378, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 206, Eff. Jan. 1, 2012
    Former Law: See section 2 of Ch. 155 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5803; CL 1871, § 7632; How., § 9214; CL 1897, § 11660; CL 1915, § 15433; and CL 1929, § 17049.

    Jan 14 4:19 AM | Link | 4 Comments
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