DOPL suspends Doctor’s licenses after officials discover child porn on David F. Wilson’s computer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce announced today that the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) suspended David Ford Wilson’s physician licenses in an emergency hearing after authorities discovered hundreds of images depicting child pornography on Wilson’s work computer. Wilson was an osteopathic physician and was previously employed …

Division of Consumer Protection asks wildfire victims to watch out for scams

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection is asking the public to be on the lookout for possible wildfire‐related scams that may look to take advantage of Utah citizens’ trusting nature. While no reports of fire‐related charity scams have reached the Division …

Consumer Protection halts Michigan Company from sending fake records service notices to Utah businesses through settlement agreement

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection signed a settlement agreement with Corporate Records Service (a.k.a The Mandatory Poster Agency), a Michigan company, whose respondents Thomas Fata and Steven John Fata sentdeceptive notices to Utah companies leading consumers to believe they had …

Fake nurse faces multiple criminal charges from S.L. County and Weber County DAs

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce and Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney announced today that a joint investigation between the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and Weber County Attorney’s Officehas resulted in the arrest and criminal charges against Kristina Marie …

American Physical Therapy Association meeting to bring $2M to Utah economy

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that annual national conference and exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will boost Utah’s economy as attendees from around the country converge on Salt Lake City to learn best practices and innovations in physical therapy. The Utah Division of Occupational …

Consumer Protection releases Top Ten Consumer Complaints in 2012 as part of 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection is releasing its annual Top Ten Consumer Complaints as part of the 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week from March 3‐9, 2013. The Division is also highlighting the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 “Consumer Sentinel” report …

Utah Office of Property Rights Ombudsman launches new, improved website

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced that the Office of Property Rights Ombudsman (OPRO) has launched a new website aimed at helping the public access information. “Customer service is our top priority at the Department of Commerce and the updated Ombudsman’s website now connects citizens with more user friendly …

Consumer Protection collects $1.3M for Utah in “robo-signing” settlement

Utah Attorney General John Swallow and Division of Consumer Protection Director Traci Gundersen announced today that Utah will be getting $1,390,326 as part of a multi‐state settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc. and twoof its subsidiaries (LPS). The settlement resolves an investigation into certain practices of LPS in servicing mortgage loans including so‐called surrogate or “robo” signing. The settlement also …

Department of Commerce Appoints new Deputy Director to Administration

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that effective immediately Thomas A. Brady has been selected as the new Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Commerce. Brady replaces Thad LeVar, former Commerce deputy director, who was recently appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve on the Public …