DOB: News Bulletin 2074 - November 21, 2003

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2074
Week Ending November 21, 2003

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to John P. Burke, Commissioner of Banking, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to john.burke@ct.gov. Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.


CHECK CASHING SERVICE LICENSE ACTIVITY

On November 14, 2003, pursuant to Section 36a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Reina S. Garcia d/b/a Garcia Check Cashing filed an application to operate a check cashing service general facility at 114 Woodward Street, Norwalk, Connecticut.

SECURITIES AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS DIVISION ACTIVITY
Pennsylvania Firms Ordered to Cease and Desist
from Regulatory Violations in Connection With Note Sales;
Notice of Intent to Fine Issued

On November 19, 2003, the Commissioner entered an Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Fine and Notice of Right to Hearing against J.R.D. Productions, Inc. and Jan Lewan Show Gifts, Inc., both of 206 West 21st Street, Hazelton, Pennsylvania. The action alleged that from June 1992 to April 5, 2002, promissory notes were issued by both respondents absent compliance with the securities registration requirements in Section 36b-16 of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act, and that Jan Lewandowski a/k/a Jan Lewan, seller of the notes, was not registered as an agent of issuer in violation of Section 36b-6(b) of the Act. The respondents were afforded an opportunity to request a hearing on the Order to Cease and Desist. A hearing on the Notice of Intent to Fine has been scheduled for January 13, 2004.

Pennsylvania Woman Ordered to Cease and Desist
from Regulatory Violations in Connection With Note Sales;
Notice of Intent to Fine Issued

On November 19, 2003, the Commissioner entered an Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Fine and Notice of Right to Hearing against Jan Lewandowski a/k/a Jan Lewan of 685 Grand Street, Hazelton, Pennsylvania. The action alleged that from June 1992 to April 5, 2002, the respondent sold unregistered non-exempt promissory notes of Jan Lewan Show Gifts, Inc. and J.R.D. Productions, Inc. to Connecticut investors in violation of Section 36b-16 of the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act, and, in so doing, transacted business as an unregistered agent of issuer. Respondent Lewandowski was the president of both Jan Lewan Show Gifts, Inc. and J.R.D. Productions, Inc. The respondent was afforded an opportunity to request a hearing on the Order to Cease and Desist. A hearing on the Notice of Intent to Fine has been scheduled for January 13, 2004.

Dated: Tuesday, November 25, 2003

John P. Burke
Commissioner