The State of Connecticut recently posted an action they took with Law Offices of Angela Muller, APC, and Angela Elizabeth Muller. It appears from the State Bar Court of California that Angela Mueller received a Notice of Disciplinary Charges on July 8, 2015. Another record shows five different case numbers filed on the same date.
The Connecticut Department of Banking posted the following facts alleged.
WHEREAS, the Banking Commissioner (“Commissioner”) is charged with the administration of Sections 36a-671 to 36a-671e, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes contained in Part II of Chapter 669 of the Connecticut General Statutes, “Debt Adjusters and Debt Negotiation”;
WHEREAS, the Commissioner, through the Consumer Credit Division of the Department of Banking (“Department”), conducted an investigation of the activities of Respondent, pursuant to the authority granted by Section 36a-17 of the Connecticut General Statutes, to determine if she had violated, was violating or was about to violate the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner;
WHEREAS, on April 16, 2015, the Commissioner, acting pursuant to Sections 36a-52(b), 36a-50(c), 36a-671a(b), 36a-52(a) and 36a-50(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, issued a Temporary Order to Cease and Desist, Order to Make Restitution (“Order to Make Restitution”), Notice of Intent to Issue Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Impose Civil Penalty and Notice of Right to Hearing (collectively “Order and Notice”) against Respondent, which Order and Notice is incorporated herein by reference;
WHEREAS, on April 17, 2015, the Order and Notice was sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to Respondent (Certified Mail Nos. 70120470000147903898 and 70143490000235285212), and to Respondent’s agent (Certified Mail No. 70143490000235285229);
WHEREAS, the Order and Notice provided Respondent with the opportunity for a hearing, and stated that if a hearing was not requested by Respondent within 14 days of Respondent’s receipt, the Order to Make Restitution shall remain in effect and become permanent against Respondent and the Commissioner would issue an order that Respondent cease and desist from violating Section 36a-671(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, and may order a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) per violation be imposed upon Respondent;
WHEREAS, on May 14, 2015, the Order and Notice sent to Respondent by Certified Mail No. 70120470000147903898, was returned to the Department marked “Returned to Sender – Attempted – Not Known”;
WHEREAS, on June 8, 2015, the Order and Notice sent to Respondent by Certified Mail No. 70143490000235285212, and to Respondent’s agent were returned to the Department each marked “Return to Sender – Unclaimed – Unable to Forward”;
The State ordered:
1. Angela Elizabeth Mueller d/b/a Law Offices of Angela Mueller, APC CEASE AND DESIST from violating Section 36a-671(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes;
2. A CIVIL PENALTY of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) be imposed upon Angela Elizabeth Mueller d/b/a Law Offices of Angela Mueller, APC, to be remitted to the Department of Banking by cashier’s check, certified check or money order, made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”, no later than thirty (30) days from the date this Order is mailed; and
3. This Order shall become effective when mailed. – Source
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