National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

DHS, DOJ and FTC Collaborate with State and Local Partners in Unprecedented Effort

Released June 9, 2011

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams. The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort.

This initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL), which occurs when legal advice and/or representation regarding immigration matters is provided by an individual who is not an attorney or accredited representative.

“We are dedicated to protecting vulnerable immigrants from those who seek to exploit them,” said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “Through our sustained outreach, enforcement and education efforts, and our close collaboration with our federal, state, and local partners, we will provide the communities we serve with the help needed to combat this pernicious problem.”

This initiative is set upon three pillars—enforcement, education and continued collaboration—designed to stop UPIL scams and prosecute those who are responsible; educate immigrants about these scams and how to avoid them; and inform immigrants about the legal immigration process and where to find legitimate legal advice and representation.

“This coordinated initiative targets those who prey on immigrant communities by making promises they do not keep and charging for services they are not qualified to provide,” said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. “We are attacking this problem both through aggressive civil and criminal enforcement and by connecting qualified lawyers with victims who are trying to navigate a complicated immigration system.”

The Department of Justice, through United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Civil Division’s Office of Consumer Protection Litigation, is investigating and prosecuting dozens of cases against so-called “notarios.” In the last year, DOJ has worked with investigators at the FBI, ICE, and USCIS, and with state and local partners, to secure convictions—with sentences up to eight years in prison and forfeiture and restitution of over $1.8 million. This is in addition to the many actions at the state and local levels that have been filed against individuals and businesses engaged in immigration services scams.

ICE has also long been pursuing immigration services fraud cases in part through its 18 Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force offices across the country. In a recent case in West Palm Beach, Fla., ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested an individual on May 26 who had posed as an attorney and processed more than 3,000 fraudulent immigration applications.

“Notarios and other illegal immigration service providers take advantage of unsuspecting immigrants trying to navigate the immigration system,” said ICE Director John Morton. “ICE will continue to work with our federal, state and local partners to combat notario fraud and protect the integrity of the legal immigration system.”

Meanwhile, FTC has made it easier for consumers to alert law enforcement about these scams by creating a new Immigration Services code in the Consumer Sentinel Network, its online consumer complaint database. “This is a central location for consumers to report complaints and for our law enforcement partners to find and share information about scams,” said FTC Commissioner Edith Ramírez.

Sentinel, as the network is called, is a secure online database that holds more than 6 million consumer fraud complaints. Shared with more than 2,000 law enforcement entities including ICE, DOJ and now USCIS, it has become the primary repository for complaints involving allegations of immigration services scams. Sentinel will serve as an investigative tool for USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security officers, and will bolster communication between organizations on immigration services scam-related cases.

The initiative’s education component will focus on empowering immigrant communities to avoid unscrupulous individuals and businesses engaged in UPIL. USCIS’s efforts will be primarily aimed at providing immigrants with the information they need to make informed choices when seeking legal advice and representation on immigration matters, and reminding them that The Wrong Help Can Hurt.

Today, USCIS unveiled a new brochure, a poster, public service announcements for use on radio and in print publications, billboard and transit ads, and a new Web resource center that includes a video. All printed materials are available in English and Spanish, and materials in 12 additional languages are available online. To bolster this outreach effort, DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and FTC will produce and distribute educational materials for different populations that may be affected by immigration services scams.

As part of the initiative’s emphasis on providing qualified legal assistance to this vulnerable population, EOIR’s Recognition and Accreditation program, DOJ, USCIS, and FTC are working together to increase the number of EOIR-recognized organizations and accredited representatives, particularly in underserved areas. Organizations and representatives seeking to provide lawful immigration services must be recognized by EOIR.

“EOIR is hard at work to increase access for our government partners, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in immigration proceedings,” said EOIR Director Juan P. Osuna. “Through a combination of efforts, including reporting fraud, educating the public and dedicated outreach, we are bolstering our efforts toward growing a force of legitimate legal services providers and getting rid of fraudsters.”

EOIR is improving its Recognition and Accreditation Program by increasing communication with the public, providing easier application processing, and giving timely, accurate information to the public regarding which organizations have representatives available to represent individuals in proceedings.

DOJ’s Civil Division and Access to Justice Initiative are involved in an effort to train more attorneys to handle the cases of immigration fraud victims. As a result of these efforts, DOJ announced that nongovernmental organizations, working with local partners, will organize a pro bono legal clinic in Baltimore later this summer to assist victims of an enforcement action announced by the FTC today. Driven by a continuing dialogue with DOJ, the City Bar of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the New York Office of the Attorney General, the Katzmann Study Group, and nongovernmental organizations, a legal training program will be launched this summer in New York City to expand the pool of lawyers who can assist in immigration matters.

For more information about USCIS’s education initiative, please visit or follow us on Twitter, YouTube and the USCIS blog, The Beacon.

A list of federal, state and local immigration services cases and additional information regarding EOIR’s Recognition and Accreditation Program are available on DOJ’s website.

To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). Like the FTC on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Federal Trade Commission
Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Lady Antebellum, O.A.R. And Tyler Farr To Perform At Exclusive Super Bowl LI Pre-game Party, Hosted By On Location Experiences, The NFL’s Official Hospitality Partner

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2017 / — On Location Experiences (OLE), the official hospitality partner of the National Football League (NFL), announced today that seven-time Grammy award winning group Lady Antebellum, along with O.A.R. and Tyler Farr will be performing at their pre-game party at the NRG Center prior to Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5.

For the first time, all three bands will grace the stage at the Champions Club in the NRG Center, a pre-Super Bowl event exclusive to OLE guests, which will also feature high-end cuisine from STK, appearances by NFL alumni and coaches and the Texans Cheerleaders. OLE is providing premium Super Bowl LI packages with verified tickets, including exact seat locations, and unprecedented access to a full weekend of unmatched experiences.  OLE is the most official way to attend Super Bowl LI. Ticket packages can be purchased at

Honing in on the melodious foundation that first brought Lady Antebellum together, the group returns to radio airwaves with “You Look Good,” while concurrently announcing it as the debut single off their sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville), to be released June 9. Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood simultaneously share plans to return to the road, with more than 65 shows planned in six countries on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR, presented by NABISCO. With more than 18 million units sold, seven-time GRAMMY award winning group Lady Antebellum has earned nine No. one hits and countless other awards including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, while also taking home ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit

“I think it’s a no-brainer for any artist to immediately say ‘yes’ when you’re asked to play at Super Bowl events,” said Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. “We are looking forward to heading down to Houston in a couple weeks to play and maybe after today our Falcons will be too!”

Marking two decades of making records and playing sold-out concerts around the world since the band was founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R is marking their 20th anniversary with the release of their latest album, XX; a career spanning collection that shines a light on key moments from the band’s illustrious career including some of their biggest hits “Shattered,” “Heaven,” “Hey Girl” and “Peace.”  XX also features two new songs;  including the new single “I Go Through” which was written and recorded as the cameras rolled during the captivating six-part docu-series Evolution of a Song.  O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN,  and 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony.  O.A.R. will embark on a North American tour with Train kicking off on May 12th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“We are excited to be heading to Houston on Super Bowl Sunday,” said Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R. “We look forward to getting everybody on their feet and ready for the big game.”

Tyler Farr is an American country music singer and songwriter known for his albums: Redneck Crazy (2013) and Suffer in Peace (2015) in addition to his No. 1 singles: “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” “Whiskey In My Water” and “Redneck Crazy.”

“The Super Bowl is one of my favorite traditions, so having the opportunity to participate with the NFL & On Location Experiences is an honor,” said Tyler Farr. “I am excited to warm up the crowd for the game with my friends Lady Antebellum and O.A.R.”

Simplifying and elevating the fan experience, OLE offers guests unparalleled access to exclusive game day, pre- and post-game parties created by visionaries in the industry including Sean Connolly (Kreate Inc.), Jack Murphy (Nomadic Entertainment), and Ricky Kirshner (Kirshner Events), as well as access to the on-field celebration following the Lombardi Trophy presentation, appearances by NFL Legends, savory cuisine from James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd and STK, top amenities, and first-rate entertainment.

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About On Location Experiences

On Location Experiences is a premium experiential hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi. On Location Experiences specializes in custom domestic and international event and hospitality experiences in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is the official hospitality provider of the NFL, providing proprietary fan access to marquee NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International Series Games in London. On Location is expanding its offerings through new partnerships, including a joint venture with Ricky Kirshner, one of the entertainment industry’s preeminent event producers, as well as the acquisitions of Anthony Travel, the nation’s largest provider of sports and travel management services, Runaway Tours, the VIP hospitality business for premier music acts that was founded by Jon Bon Jovi, Kreate Inc, a full service live creative concept and production firm with a focus on the customer experience, and Jack Murphy’s Nomadic Entertainment to create exclusive music and high-end nightclub experiences, leading up to major sporting events. For more information about On Location Experiences, please visit

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Not My President Candy Helps Raise Awareness About President Trump While Raising Money For 6 Charities To Fight The Injustices That President Trump Stands For.

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2017 / — Not My President Candy will donate a percentage of all sales to 6 charities.  “Women’s rights are human’s rights and they need to be protected,” said company spokesperson Jessica Easton.

The Not My President Bar is a creamy Milk Chocolate bar. Each bar is made from the finest Chocolate and sealed in our historic NOT MY PRESIDENT wrapper. Unwrap the NOT MY PRESIDENT Bar and keep the wrapper as a symbol of your resistance to Trump’s undemocratic agenda. Each bar is 1.75 oz and retails for $3.50. Nationwide shipping within the U.S. is available from our website at

The charities that will benefit are Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union, Anti-Defamation League, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Donald Trump is “remarkably narcissistic,” according developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Given Trump’s obsessive focus on himself, his complete inability to tolerate criticism, his vindictiveness toward his opponents, his bullying and public insults, and his inappropriate and offensive public rhetoric, we must stand together like we never have before. This is of great concern to those of us involved in this project. We hope other Americans share the same concerns and will support us.

Twitter: @notmyprescandy   
Instagram: notmypresidentcandy     

Contact: Lisa Miller, 866-994-3536,

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New IP65 Insert Compression Latch/Lock from FDB Panel Fittings

The new 6-504 insert compression latch/lock from FDB shares roller cam action with the addition of an integral insert lock for double bar or similar tool operation and is suitable for large industrial control cabinets.

Isleworth, United Kingdom, January 22, 2017 –/– Part of the new 6-500 range from FDB Panel Fittings, the 6-504 shares the novel roller cam action with the addition of an integral insert lock for double bar or similar tool operation. The 6-504 clamps easily over a 20mm range providing IP65 protection with a suitable gasket. The unusual roller cam ensures especially easy operation on large industrial control cabinets and has an anti-vibration characteristic which is useful in many applications, so preventing nuisance opening of equipment doors.

The 6-504 is especially designed to operate with a flat rod system and may be expanded to a multi-point arrangement with the addition of 6-510 latching elements for larger doors with no protruding handle or knob, so presenting a particularly clean door surface for safety in narrow access areas.

Information on FDB compression locks can be found at Further information on FDB products and services may be found at: Find the latest information and news on the FDB blog –, or follow them on twitter: – also see Limited Announces Change of Board Composition

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 22, 2017 / — Limited (NYSE: WBAI) (“” or the “Company”), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that effective January 20, 2017, Mr. Man San Law, Chairman of the Board of Directors of and Mr. Weiguo Zhao, the chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup Co., Ltd. (“Tsinghua Unigroup”), have stepped down from the Board. Mr. Lian Qi has been appointed as a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) and Mr. Bo Yu has been appointed as a director of the Board, both effective January 20, 2017. Mr. Qi will join the Compensation Committee and join and chair the Strategy Committee of the Board, and Mr. Yu will join and chair the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

Effective January 20, 2017, Mr. Qian Sun has resigned from the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and will join the Strategy Committee, and Mr. Yu Wei has resigned from the Strategy Committee and will join the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Qi is the Co-President and a director of Tsinghua Unigroup and the Chairman of Unisplendour Technology (Holdings) Limited (365.HK). In addition, Mr. Qi served various positions within the Tsinghua Unigroup since 1992 and has accumulated substantial experiences in management, investment and strategic planning. Mr. Qi received a master’s degree in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002, a master of science degree in engineering and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in 1992 and 1990, respectively.

Mr. Yu was the Company’s general counsel. Mr. Yu received a master’s degree in law from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree in law and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Wuhan. Mr. Yu is admitted to the Bar of the State of Michigan. 

“I would like to thank Man San and Weiguo for his invaluable service and contribution to the Company,” commented by Mr. Lian Qi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “We warmly welcome Bo to the Board. His extensive experience in legal affairs and compliance will certainly benefit the Company going forward.”

About Limited Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. was among the first companies to provide online lottery services in China, and is one of two entities that have been approved by the Ministry of Finance to provide online lottery sales services on behalf of the China Sports Lottery Administration Center, which is the government authority that is in charge of the issuance and sale of sports lottery products in China.

Safe Harbor Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “target,” “going forward,” “outlook” and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

For more information, please contact: Limited


In China
Mr. Christian Arnell
Phone: +86-10-5900-1548

Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004

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Alphabet reports Q4 earnings January 26

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What’s Happening

Alphabet ( GOOGL ) will report its fourth-quarter numbers on January 26. The company will report its quarterly numbers after the market close, with the consensus calling for earnings of $9.64, up from $8.67 during the same period last year. GOOGL shares have appreciated 6.3% over the last year.

Technical Analysis

GOOGL was recently trading at $827.39, down $11.61 from its 12-month high and $154.73 above its 12-month low. Technical indicators for GOOGL are bullish and the stock is in a strong upward trend. The stock has recent support above $789.65 and has recent resistance below $834.65. Of the 28 analysts who cover the stock, 24 rate it a “strong buy”, two rate it a “buy”, one rates it a “hold”, and one rates it a “strong sell”. The stock receives S&P Capital IQ’s 5 STARS “Strong Buy” ranking.

Analyst’s Thoughts

After an initial post-election sell off, the tech sector has come back to life, and shares of Alphabet are currently in the upper end of their 52-week level. There are fears that President Trump’s immigration policies will have a negative impact on the tech sector workforce, but at this time the market is more focused on the positive potential impact that Trump will have on the overall economy, and in turn the technology sector. For the parent company of Google, Alphabet’s earnings rely heavily on the company’s advertising revenues, so you can make the case that a stronger overall economy will lead to higher advertising revenues moving forward, which is big reason why sentiment turned so bullish on the stock over the last two months. While the consensus calls for quarterly earnings of $9.64, The Street has a much higher whisper number of $10.00, which set the stage for a big earnings beat, but also sets a high bar that the company needs to hit, or at least come close to for the stock to make any significant move higher. The company has topped estimates for both the top and bottom line in the last two quarters. If the company can post another earnings beat, and show strength in its advertising revenue, the stock should build on recent gains and trade toward a new all-time high.

Stock Only Trade

If you’re looking to establish a long stock position in GOOGL, consider buying the stock under $827.00. Sell if it falls below $744.50 or take profits if it gets to $951.00.

Bullish Trade

If you want to set up a bullish hedged trade on GOOGL, consider a March 750/755 bull-put credit spread for a 30-cent credit. That’s a potential 6.4% return (41.6% annualized*) and the stock would have to fall 8.7% to cause a problem.

Bearish Trade

If you want to take a bearish stance on GOOGL at this time, consider a March 890/895 bear-call credit spread for a 40-cent credit. That’s a potential 8.7% return (56.7% annualized*) and the stock would have to rise 7.6% to cause a problem.

Covered Call Trade

If you like the stock, but wish to lower your cost basis on a new position, you may want to consider a March $835.00 covered call. Buy GOOGL shares (typically 100 shares, scale as appropriate), while selling the March $835.00 call for a debit of $806.80 per share. The trade has a target assigned return of 3.5%, and a target annualized return of 23.1% (for comparison purposes only).

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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UPDATE: Morro Bay Harbor entrance temporarily closed

LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port has temporarily closed the Morro Bay Harbor entrance due to hazardous bar conditions January 21, 2017.

The Captain of the Port issued a temporary safety zone, January 18, 2017 due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance.

This action is necessary to reduce significant hazards subject to the vessels, the harbor and the public during periods of poor weather conditions. The Coast Guard will energize the Morro Bay “Rough Bar Warning Light” to signify that rough bar conditions exist at the harbor’s entrance.

No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.

Enforcement of this safety zone will cease immediately upon conditions returning to safe levels. The general boating public will be notified of the enforcement of the temporary safety zone via a broadcast notice to mariners.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to always:  

  • Keep an eye on weather conditions to ascertain whether it is safe to be on the water.
  • Wear life jackets while on the water.
  • Always have a working marine-band radio on board.
  • Carry marine flares on board the vessel.
  • Ensure bilge pumps are operational and vessels are secure for heavy winds and rain.
  • Stay Informed – The public should be aware of weather conditions and monitor progress through local television, radio and internet. Check the current and expected weather and water conditions before heading out, and be aware that weather conditions can quickly change.
  • File a float plan with friends, family members and local marinas before heading out. The list should include the number of passengers aboard the vessel, vessel’s destination and expected time of return.

For more information on boating safety, visit

For more information, you may contact the Los Angeles-Long Beach command duty officer via VHF radio or at 310-521-3801.

Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790.
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Takeda übergibt Barübernahmeangebot für alle im Umlauf befindlichen Aktien von ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

OSAKA (Japan) und CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (USA)–/–Das Unternehmen Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) (“Takeda”) hat heute die Abgabe eines Barübernahmeangebotes durch seine hundertprozentige indirekte Tochtergesellschaft Kiku Merger Co., Inc. für alle im Umlauf befindlichen Stammaktien von ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) (“ARIAD”) zu 24,00 $ pro Aktie bekannt gegeben. Das Übernahmeangebot wurde im Zusammenhang mit dem Vertrag und dem Plan für einen Unt

Zeman Homes Continues Its Expansion In RV Resort Market With Acquisitions In Florida And Illinois

Zeman Homes, Inc., one of the country’s largest privately owned operators of manufactured home communities, today announced its continued expansion in the RV resort market with the acquisition of both Paradise Camping Resort in Grand Prairie, IL and Seasons in the Sun RV Resort in Mims, FL.


Zeman Homes, Inc., one of the country’s largest privately owned operators of manufactured home communities, today announced its continued expansion in the RV resort market with the acquisition of both Paradise Camping Resort in Grand Prairie, IL and Seasons in the Sun RV Resort in Mims, FL.

A sprawling 60+ acre campground with 276 sites equipped to handle any size RV, Paradise Camping Resort offers visitors a variety of on-site amenities including a restaurant and bar; two fishing ponds; a swimming lake with beach; volleyball and basketball courts; playgrounds; a rec center; direct access to the pristine Kishwaukee River; and more.

Located near such top attractions as Disney World, SeaWorld, and the Kennedy Space Center, Seasons in the Sun is one of Florida’s newest RV resorts and features over 230 sites. RVers looking to escape to the fun and sun of Seasons in the Sun can enjoy a 6,000-foot clubhouse, outdoor swimming and lap pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, nearby trails and golf courses, and other perks.

Commenting on the acquisitions, Zeman Homes’ CEO Jeff Fannon stated, “The additions of Paradise and Seasons in the Sun to our portfolio is yet another step in our continued growth in the RV and manufactured homes markets. Paradise is a wonderful property located in our own backyard, while Seasons in the Sun is yet another high quality addition to our expanding presence in the sunbelt.”

About Zeman Homes
Zeman Homes, Inc. and its affiliates are among the largest owners and operators of manufactured home communities in the United States, with over 10,000 sites owned and managed in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. For more information please visit or call (877) 936-2646.

Word War II Mystery Novel, Chameleons, Now Available on, Kindle and in Book Stores

Word War II Mystery Novel, Chameleons, Now Available on, Kindle and in Book Stores

Word War II Mystery Novel, Chameleons, Now Available on, Kindle and in Book Stores

Carefree, AZ, January 21, 2017 –(– Chameleons, a newly released novel by Marcus A. Nannini. Box 2800, Carefree, AZ 85377.

Available at, including Kindle, and elsewhere now.

Chameleons’ approach to the “date which will live in infamy” is from the seldom-seen perspective of an Imperial Japanese Navy midget submariner. The author sets forth a strong argument that members of the Imperial Japanese Navy succeeded in melding into the local Japanese population, never to be discovered.

In focusing on who, perhaps, is the ultimate “illegal alien” Marcus Nannini turns our attention to Lieutenant (junior grade) Masaharu Yokoyama. Yokoyama was the most qualified of the five midget submarine commanders who were sent to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was charismatic, courageous, focused and lived by the words: “Vision, Spirit, Patience and Honesty.”

Nannini transports the reader from the image of sailors crawling for their lives over the hull of the capsizing U.S.S. Oklahoma, into modern day Oahu, and points in between with seamless transitions as the life of Yokoyama is peeled open for inspection. Nannini uses no fewer than 16 images to bring to life the people and events depicted in this harrowing tale of courage in the face of nearly overwhelming odds.

It is a story of courage, questioning moral certainty, duty, honor, and, above all, doing the right thing without regard to potential negative consequences.

What they are saying:

“A well-written novel requires an author to master many skills. For me, the most important is to keep the reader so engrossed that he or she finds it hard to take a break. Based on this… Chameleons is such a story.” -Don Westenhaver, Southern California Writers Association.

“Overall, I thought it was a great story. I liked your transitions and use of flashbacks, as well as your approach for the presentation of Chameleons.” -John Bean, EBooks2Go.

“Chapter Fourteen (the Plank Bar) is the best chapter of any book I’ve ever read.” -David S. Mathias, Rebel Woodworking.

Link to Amazon page:…

ISBN: 0692814353

ISBN 13: 9780692814352

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016920544