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Seventy-One Percent of Youth Ineligible for the Military, Pentagon Says

Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve.

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 - According to data from the Pentagon, 71 percent of young people are ineligible for military service thanks to several complex social and physical issues, including obesity, criminal records or not graduating high school.

This leaves the approximately 30 percent of young people who are qualified to be recruited by the military, colleges and potential employers. While this is good for them, it poses a potential threat to national security if the numbers continue to decline.

“This is an issue that cannot be accepted at face value,” says James G. Fausone, lead attorney at Legal Help for Veterans and a veteran himself. “We have a greater percentage of youth qualified for military service.”

Other factors that may affect eligibility are taking prescription medication for conditions like ADHD or tattoos and other permanent body modifications, like ear gauges. These requirements may be loosened. For example, during the war in Iraq the military changed the acceptable amount of body fat.

A solution for this issue is not simple. Many of the things which keep America’s young people from being qualified for service, and in the job market too, are deeply rooted problems within society.

According to the Department of Defense, only one percent of youth are both eligible and willing to be recruited. Every year around 180,000 men and women enlist for active-duty military service.

Legal Help for Veterans is in Northville, Michigan and is proud to handle only veteran disability claims.

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
41700 West Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Northville, MI 48168
Toll Free Phone: 800.693.4800

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Securities Litigation Attorney Pursues Compensation for Investor Losses in GPB Holdings

Wolper Law Firm P.A.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 - The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating potential claims against various brokerage firms that received a total of $100 million in commissions by recommending their clients invest in private placement securities issued by GPB Capital Holdings.

GPB Capital Holdings, LLC is a New York based alternative asset management firm that started in 2013. Initially, the company accepted investments from 4,000 investors, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. In addition, GPB Capital Holdings encouraged brokerage houses to recommend its products by offering lucrative commissions, up to nearly 8 percent of the investment amount. In total, GPB Capital Holdings took in $1.5 billion. It is believed that brokerage firms Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., Sagepoint Financial, Inc., FSC Securities Corp., Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., Newbridge Securities, Ladenburg Thalmann, and Hightower Securities also sold GPB Capital Holdings Funds.

GPB Capital Holdings invested through a variety of different private placements, including the following:

· GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP
· GPB Cold Storage, LP
· GPB Eurobond Finance PLC
· GPB Holdings II, LP
· GPB Holdings, III, LP
· GPB Holdings Qualified, LP
· GPB Holdings, LP
· GPB NYC Development
· GPB Scientific, LLC
· GPB Waste Management, LP formerly: GPB Waste Management Fund, LP.

In 2017, GPB Capital Holdings was involved in a dispute with a former partner, who allegedly reneged on an agreement to sell several car dealerships. GPB Capital Holdings filed several claims against the former partner, among them a claim for $42 million. In the course of litigation, the former partner explained that GPB Capital Holdings is nothing more than a “very complicated and manipulative Ponzi scheme.”

In 2018, GPB Capital Holdings failed to file necessary financial reports with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Shortly after that, the company announced that it was no longer accepting new investments and that it was “straightening out” the accounting for two of its larger funds – GPB Holdings II and GPB Automotive Portfolio. Amidst this uncertainty, the company’s auditor resigned, citing perceived risks.

These issues prompted several regulatory authorities, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the SEC, to look into GPB Capital Holdings. In addition, an investigation is pending into the 63 broker-dealers that sold private placements by GPB Capital Holdings. As a result of these investigations, investors stand to lose significant capital, including their principle investment. The brokerage firms that recommended private placement securities that were issued by GPB Capital Holdings may not have conducted the necessary due diligence before recommending these products and may be liable for investors’ losses.

The Wolper Law Firm represents investors nationwide in securities litigation on a contingency fee basis. Matt Wolper, the Managing Principal of the Wolper Law Firm, is a veteran trial lawyer who has handled hundreds of securities cases during his career. The Wolper Law Firm can be reached at 800.931.8452 or at

Wolper Law Firm, P.A.
Matt Wolper
Main Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
1250 S. Pine Island Road
Suite 325
Plantation, FL 33324
Toll-Free: 800.931.8452

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MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship Winner Is Amirah Syders

Adrian Moody Litigation Assistant at MyPhillyLawyer & Amirah Syders

Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 - MyPhillyLawyer is pleased to announce that Amirah Syders is the recipient of the 2019 MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship. The scholarship is $2,000 annually with the recipient receiving $2,000 each year, for a period of four years.

Amirah, a senior at Central High School of Philadelphia, applied for the scholarship and was successfully interviewed as the 2019 recipient. She obtained a 3.94 GPA in addition to extensively participating in a wide range of extracurricular events such as: Joi’s Back-to-School Donation Drive, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and school track and field.

Her track and field accomplishments are significant and showcase Amirah attaining the title of Public League Track and Field Champion on three occasions, 2018 District 12 Track and Field Champion and Central High School’s 4x100m record holder.

Syders also served in the position of Judicial Intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, interning with Joel Michel, Esq. Her responsibilities included organizing a Transition Case List for future clerks, observing courtroom proceedings, delivering documents to the Clerk’s office and creating Court Orders and Rule 16 Memorandums for the Honorable Judge Petrese B. Tucker.
Syders plans to attend Drexel University as a first-generation college student to prepare for law school with plans to become a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia. A first-generation college student is one who is the first in their family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.

MyPhillyLawyer looks forward to having Syders join them next summer as the first scholarship recipient summer intern. She will learn firsthand what legal advocacy is while at MyPhillyLawyer.

Contact information:
Dean Weitzman
Two Penn Center Plaza
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #1410
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Phone: 215.227.2727
Fax: 215.563.6617
Toll Free: 866.907.2231