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  • n. January 1, the first day of the year, celebrated as a holiday in many countries.


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  • In response to that regulatory filing, VanAssche stated that I was let go from Lincoln for following Lincoln Management instructions & created an answer key for the LTC CE.

  • According to FINRA regulatory documents not fully referenced in the Arbitration Decision, Respondent Lincoln claimed that it had terminated Claimant VanAssche on June 1, 2009, after an internal investigation and interview determined that a wholesaler had created an answer key for a state Long Term Care Continuing Education "LTC CE" online exam and provided the key to individuals.

  • In a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") Arbitration Statement of Claim filed in May 2010, Claimant VanAssche alleged wrongful termination and defamation on her Form U5 as a result of allegations relating to her participation (if any) in a continuing education cheating scam.

  • As best as I can tell, VanAssche charged Lincoln Financial with gross hypocrisy and perhaps argued that the U5 explanation was defamatory because it failed to explain that she had merely done what her employer had instructed her to do.

  • Similarly, it appears that VanAssche argued that whatever her employer alleged she did wrong, she did in response to instructions from the employer.

  • Left largely to speculation and inference, it seems that Claimant VanAssche was terminated based upon her employer's allegation that she wrongfully participated in the preparation of the LTC CE answer key - and her former employer apparently implied that it was shocked to learn of her role in preparing the key.

  • Like clockwork, VanAssche brought up the first fish of the night, which proved to be one of about 25 fish we took in that night.


  • The stage was set; now all that was left was the characters to help make this theater work, starting with VanAssche, who needs no introduction.


  • No need for live bait because VanAssche had an assortment of


  • "The walleye come up here in the river to spawn," VanAssche said.



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