Christopher Plummer

December 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on Christopher Plummer 

Christopher Plummer, David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned an indictment 32-count Christopher Plummer, 49, of Lyme, and Maureen Clark, 56, of Stonington, conspiracy, money laundering offenses of wire fraud, mail fraud and money from an investment fraud scheme alleged that defrauded at least 12 people over $ 1.7 million. The indictment was returned Nov. 23 and was released today. After his arrest this morning, Clark appeared before Judge U.S. Magistrate William Garfinkel in Bridgeport and I ordered detained pending a bond hearing has not yet scheduled. Plummer was arrested this afternoon.

It will be brought before the judge tomorrow Garfinkel, November 30 at 15:00 The indictment alleges that from approximately March 2006 to November 2010, Plummer and Clark misrepresented to investors and potential investors that they, or a company they control, owned hundreds of acres in Lakeshore, Mississippi, part of which was supposedly zoned for casinos. They also falsely represented that society partners has invested hundreds of millions of dollars from their own funds in the purchase of land and land options in and around the town of Lakeshore. The indictment further alleges that Plummer and Clark misrepresented to investors that the funds they invested would be used for “Lakeshore Development Project”, and that the defendants sent e-mails and attachments investors that the victim falsely that large Wall Street firms had confirmed they partner in the project. However, after receiving the funds, Plummer and Clark did not invest the money as represented and it has diverted a significant portion of investor funds for personal use and benefit, including checks to cash, pay the hotel expenses McGrath (doing business as Lighthouse Inn), and making mortgage payments on a property in Stonington.

The indictment also alleges that other PLUMMER made false representations to defraud individual investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars. As a result of these alleged schemes, investor’s victim suffered losses totaling more than $ 1.7 million. The indictment Plummer and Clark with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 20 counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. Each of these charges punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years.

The indictment also Plummer and Clark with 10 counts of money laundering, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment on each count. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of a parcel 4.35 acres of property in Stonington and a money judgment equal to the total amount of real or personal property that is proceeds involved in the offense. U.S. Attorney Fein said that the indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial at which it is costly for the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Deputy Attorney of the United States Michael S. McGarry U.S. Attorney Fein noted that the lawsuit is under the auspices of the President of Financial Fraud Task Force, which includes representatives from a wide range of federal agencies, regulators, inspectors general, and the application of national laws and local, working together, bring to bear a powerful range of enforcement criminal and civil. The Working Group is working to enhance the efforts of all federal executive power, and with state and local partners, to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, to ensure just and effective punishment for those who commit financial crimes, fight against discrimination in credit markets and financial services, and recover the proceeds to victims of financial crimes. For more information on the working group, visit:

Von Trapp Family

October 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on Von Trapp Family 

Von Trapp Family, Chicago – The cast of the 1965 film The Sound of Music appear in Friday’s Oprah Winfrey Show to commemorate the 45 anniversary of the liberation of one of the most beloved musicals in film history.
In tribute to the lasting success of the film, which on 2 November, forty-five years after its original release, will be released on Blu-Ray, actors, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and the actors who play the children Captain von Trapp, were invited to a special episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The movie The Sound of Music, where Julie Andrews was an aspiring nun who fell in love with Captain Von Trapp Austria, played by Christopher Plummer, during the rise of Nazism, was nominated for 10 Oscars and won five, including Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise), and Best Editing, Music and Sound.
The sound of music has been criticized for being too sweet. It has been called pejoratively, cheesy, syrupy, saccharine and sugar. It is also considered too long (177 minutes), simplistic, predictable and overly dramatic. However, it also has been recognized by film critics and a wider audience as the best musical and one of the best films ever made and a winner in many aspects of filmmaking: the music, scenery, patriotism , and plot were good people and good villains (ie Nazis) are as bad as they come. There are plenty of songs and dances, and gentle enough romance to keep the film as an all-around family entertainment. The soundtrack CD of music in the film is one of the best-selling recordings of all time, having sold 10 million copies worldwide.
The Oprah Winfrey Show episode, which was taped, will air on Friday 29 October. Meeting for the first time after 45 years, the cast recall at the time of sharing, while the film and what their lives have been since the release of the blockbuster movie. Ending the series, The Von Trapp children, a group composed of members of the real von Trapp family, will sing a special tribute to the movie that made his name famous.
The show with the cast of The Sound of Music is one of Winfrey past, since this is his last season in the air.

Julie Andrews

September 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on Julie Andrews 

Julie Andrews, She danced on the hills as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music and won an Oscar for her role as the most magical of the world’s nanny in Mary Poppins, but Julie Andrews has been on a roll, that is the antithesis of everything she has done.

“I’ve waited a long time for this,” Andrews smiles. The 74-year-old blue eyes twinkle as she leans in, ads: “This lady is so terrible, it’s delicious. I think they are completely out to lunch on the way she is selfish. She is totally self-absorbed. ”

The woman of whom she speaks is Marlena, the mother of the blatant Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a villain whose main goal in life is to steal the moon in abject me, a computer-animated film that also the voice talents of Jason Segel and Kristen Wiig.

While planning his heist, Gru realizes the only way he can to steal the moon to establish three orphan girls who sell cookies to his archenemy, Vector (Segel). While the girls in the house of the Vector, Gru plans to steal the shrink ray he needs to complete his nasty plan.

At Andrews agreed with the film, her character was not even a name.

“I thought ‘what a pleasure’ when I heard that they do not have a name. When we started, I was asked if I would like her name. I said:” She obviously thinks she’s the cat’s whiskers, so I think I call her Marlena. ”

Andrews says she came up with the accent for her character after she heard a demo of the voice Carell as Gru. “I just could not make use of a Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins kind of voice for her,” says Andrews.

“I felt something was Eastern European accent and I thought, as his mother, I felt I had to have an influence. His voice must have flipped me, to some extent.”

What accent Gru, Carell seems flattered that they Andrews as Eastern Europe.

“Is that what she said? “Carell laughs, such as Metro takes him later in the day.

“I have no idea what kind of accent was. It’s kind of a conglomerate of Russian, Italian, German and French. He is a discreet bad guy. But then, he also got a side to him, not so bad. I would like to think of him as a loving man with a heart of bronze. ”

The dark comedy has grossed $ US300 edges million ($ 333 million) and counting and Carell believes its formula for success is simple.

“At the end of the day, children do not want all puppy dogs and ice cream,” he says. “Kids want a little intrigue and that’s why I wanted something threatening Gru.

“Things do not have children and it is important not condescending. I wanted the character a bit scary, because when he comes around, it’s a bit more worthwhile.”

From the very beginning, though, Carell says he does not think of me, as a children’s despicable.

“Not at all,” he says. “For me it was more a matter of making a good movie instead of a kids’ movie.”

Carell should know. The 48-year-old comedian has two children, Elizabeth, 9, and John, 6, and his wife of 15 years, Nancy. In the film, Gru’s cold heart thaws as he grows with the children he has adopted. Having children, Carell says, will do that for you.

“I’ve seen this movie twice and even in spite of myself, I cried both times,” he says.

“The second time I went,” Um, I do not cry. ” But when Gru the story at bedtime to read to children, it gets me every time, because that’s what I do. I read a story to my children every night. My wife and I play with our voice and it’s the best part of our lives. ”

Tears begin to well in his eyes. “See!” Carell laughs. “Until you have kids, you do not know. It does change you. You can not help it.”