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Judge orders man to write reports about religion
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say attacked two men because he believed they were Muslims has been ordered to write a report on the history of Hinduism.
Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph Sheeran on Monday sentenced 26-year-old Delane Bell to two years of probation, with the condition he write the 10-page report.
Sheeran says the men who were attacked are Hindus and Bell needs to educate himself. MLive.com reports Bell says he takes “full responsibility.”
The Bangor Township man pleaded no contest in March to ethnic intimidation in the November attack. Authorities say he yelled “jihad” and “Osama bin Laden.”
A no contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing. The judge earlier ordered Bell to write 10 pages about accomplishments of Muslims.

Attorney to present at MACPA Franchising Conference Oct. 23
Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C. shareholder Gary M. Remer will serve as presenter at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Franchising Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Laurel Manor (39000 Schoolcraft Road) in Livonia. As chair of the MACPA’s Franchise Task Force, Reamer also serves as organizer of the event.
 Remer’s presentation, “Franchising 101” will begin at 8:35 a.m. Along with Franchise Placement Specialist Mark D. Cory, from Franchise Network in Grosse Pointe, he will provide the basics of franchising from the franchisee and franchisor perspectives, as well as how franchising works as a business model, what rules and regulations apply, how to conduct proper due diligence, and the range of categories and investment levels in today’s marketplace.
Remer, a past chair of the MACPA Employee Benefits Committee, is a CPA and former revenue agent with the IRS.  As an attorney at Maddin Hauser, he concentrates his practice in the areas of franchise law, employee benefits, corporate law and taxation. The co-author of The Insider's Guide to IRS Plan Audits has lectured extensively on qualified retirement plans and other tax topics.
The Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University alum also serves as an adjunct professor at Walsh College, teaching graduate tax classes.
To register for the Franchising Conference, please visit www.michcpa.org