Armando “The Man” Muniz – Boxing Legend – to be Honored by City of Montebello, California


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For Immediate Release: Hall of Fame Boxer and 1968 U.S. Olympian – Armando “The Man” Muniz – to be Honored by the City of Montebello


Hall of Fame Boxer and 1968 U.S. Olympian, Armando “El Hombre” Muniz, will be honored by the City of Montebello, California on Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30 pm, in the Council Chambers at the Montebello City Hall, during its regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, in a resolution set forth by Mayor Pro Tem, Jack Hadjinian:




Armando is available for interview immediately after the City Council honors him or before @ Golden Skewer Mediterranean Restaurant @ 4:30 pm:


2212 W Beverly Blvd,

Montebello, CA 90640


Armando “The Man” Muniz, is known in boxing circles as “The People’s Champ”, a sentiment widely shared as Armando, in 1975, traveled to Acapulco, Mexico to fight the legendary Welterweight Champion, Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles, and although battering Napoles the entire fight and the referee stopping the fight to spare Napoles further punishment, would raise Napoles’ hand in victory, after being called to the corner by WBC President, Jose Sulaiman, who ordered him to declare Napoles the victor, to the benefit of Napoles and the World Boxing Council. The disgraceful outcome would be known as the “greatest robbery in boxing history” and Muniz would be known thereafter as the “People’s Champ”.

Muniz, a member of the 1968 Olympic Boxing Team and NABF Welterweight Champion, would fight for the world title 4 times; his last fight was a loss to legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

Armando Muniz is one of the few professional boxers in history to also have earned a college degree. Armando is a graduate of UCLA and would later earn his teaching credential, finally retiring from teaching in the Jurupa Valley School District after many years of public service.

Nearly 15 years ago, Armando founded the Jurupa Valley Boxing Club in Rubidoux, California, to allow at-risk youth and community residents at-large, the opportunity to learn the art and skills of boxing.

Armando Muniz’ life after boxing included cameo roles in the hit ABC sitcom “Taxi” – role in the 1988 feature film “Midnight Run”, as well as spokesperson roles for Schlitz and Stroh’s Brewing Companies.

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Armando was raised in Montebello, California and attended it’s primary, elementary and junior high schools there, while earning a reputation as a world-class boxer and Olympic hopeful.

In 1968, Armando Muniz would be a teammate of the legendary George Foreman in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, representing the United States Army.

A legendary figure at the storied Olympic Audtorium, Armando is known for being an East Los Angeles fan favorite and boxing legend.

Additional Information about Armando Muniz:

Armando’s Official Website:

Name: Armando Muniz
Alias: El Hombre / The Man
Birth Name: Armando Muñíz
Born: 1947-05-03
Birthplace: Mexico
Hometown: Montebello, California, USA
Height: 5′ 6″ / 168cm
Reach: 68½″ / 174cm

Represented the United States in the welterweight class at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

He was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Olympic Results:

Defeated Marian Kasprzyk (Poland) 4-1
Defeated Max Hebeisen (Switzerland) 4-1
Lost to Mario Omar Guillotti (Argentina) 1-4

1969 and 1970 National AAU Welterweight Champion.

Drafted into the United States Army in 1968.

Fought for the World Welterweight Championship four times, losing twice to Jose Napoles and twice to Carlos Palomino.

Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

Elected to serve a two-year term as President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.

Muniz was elected to serve another two-year term in 2009.

Attended Cerritos College and earned a wrestling scholarship to UCLA.

Muniz earned a degree in Spanish from Cal State University and later received a Masters in Educational Administration from National University.

Worked as a math and Spanish teacher for 23 years at Rubidoux High School in Riverside, California.

Muniz also served as the school’s wrestling coach for 21 years.

He retired in 2008.




Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
For immediate release:

July 18, 2018
Media contact:
Office of Communications
Tel: (202) 435-7170


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney today announced he has selected Paul Watkins to lead the Bureau’s new Office of Innovation.

“I am delighted that Paul Watkins is bringing his deep expertise, track record of protecting consumers, and commitment to innovation to the Bureau,” said Acting Director Mulvaney. “I am confident that, under his leadership, the Office of Innovation will make significant progress in creating an environment where companies can advance new products and services without being unduly restricted by red tape that belongs in the 20th century.”

Acting Director Mulvaney recently created the Office of Innovation to focus on encouraging consumer-friendly innovation, which is now a key priority for the Bureau. The work that was being done under Project Catalyst will be transitioned to this new office. The Bureau intends to fulfill its statutory mandate to promote competition, innovation, and consumer access within financial services. To achieve this goal, the new office will focus on creating policies to facilitate innovation, engaging with entrepreneurs and regulators, and reviewing outdated or unnecessary regulations.

Watkins comes to the Bureau from the Arizona Office of the Attorney General, where he was in charge of the office’s fintech initiatives. He managed the FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, the first state fintech sandbox in the country, which allows a company limited access to the marketplace in exchange for relaxing some regulations. Watkins was also the Chief Counsel for the Civil Litigation Division. In that role, he managed the state’s litigation in areas such as consumer fraud, antitrust, and civil rights. Previously, Watkins practiced at Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto, Calif. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and Harvard Law School, and a former clerk for Judge Dennis W. Shedd on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

About the Bureau

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. For more information, visit


For immediate release:

July 20, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) filed in federal district court a proposed settlement with TCF National Bank regarding its marketing and sale of overdraft services. TCF National Bank is headquartered in Wayzata, Minn., and operates approximately 318 retail branches across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and South Dakota.

Banks must first obtain a consumer’s consent before they can lawfully charge overdraft fees on one-time debit purchases and ATM withdrawals. The Bureau alleged in its lawsuit that, when attempting to obtain this consent, TCF obscured the fees it charged and made consenting to overdraft fees seem mandatory for new customers to open an account. TCF has agreed to pay $25 million in restitution to customers who were charged overdraft fees and has agreed to an injunction to prevent future violations. The proposed order filed today would also impose a civil money penalty of $5 million. This penalty would be adjusted to account for a $3 million penalty imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in a separate order entered today. Today’s action was taken in coordination with the OCC, with which the Bureau worked closely on this matter.

The proposed stipulated final judgment and order is available at:

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5 Signs you Might be a High-Risk Driver

Getting car insurance should be a straightforward process. It should be as simple as finding the right provider, signing a bit of paperwork, and going about the rest of your day assured of coverage that adequately protects your interests. For many people though, signing up for auto insurance is a complicated nightmare. This is because most insurance companies go to great lengths in order to avoid people classified as high-risk drivers. There are countless drivers who struggle to find even the most basic coverage purely because of getting stuck with this unfortunate label. But what exactly is a high-risk driver?

High-Risk Drivers Explained

The term high-risk driver sounds like a stigma that only applies to dangerous drivers, but it actually affects people from all walks of life. Simply defined, high-risk drivers are licensed drivers who have an increased probability of filing an insurance claim on their vehicle. All it takes for someone to become a high-risk driver therefore is to create the impression that they are more likely to file a claim than then the average licensed driver. As you can imagine, this could happen for plenty of reasons beyond a blemished driving record. The five most popular reasons why drivers become high-risk are:

1. Traffic Violations: Any formal Vehicle Code violations on a person’s traffic record immediately designates them as a high-risk driver. Such violations can include DUI convictions, speeding, driving without a license, collisions, hit-and-run incidents and many more.

2. Lack of Experience: Regardless of age, any newly licensed driver is more likely to be classified as high-risk. This is because inexperienced drivers are statistically susceptible to end up in collisions or other undesirable traffic incidents.

3. Becoming a Senior Citizen: Elderly drivers are typically classified as high-risk because of the health complications associated with aging. The older people get, the more deteriorating health interferes with their ability to operate vehicles.

4. Lapses in Coverage: Going without insurance for extended periods of time while you own and drive a vehicle isn’t just dangerous, it’s against the law. Doing this has a significant impact on a driver’s reputation and immediately compels insurance companies to assume that an applicant is high-risk.

5. Driving High-End Cars: People who own expensive or high-performance vehicles are usually considered high-risk because of the potential costs of insuring their cars. Sports cars cost a lot of money either o repair or replace. This makes them challenging to provide coverage for.

If you happen to fall under the category of high-risk drivers, there’s no need to despair. This is because regardless of the circumstances a driver might be in, being high-risk is always temporary. The vast majority of high-risk drivers are perfectly capable of building reliable reputations. All it takes is finding the right insurer, and developing an incident-free driving record over time. For more information on how Adriana’s Insurance Services can help you overcome the hurdles of being a high-risk driver, visit any of our offices or give us a call at 1-800-639-7654 We got you covered!


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Triton Did Not Properly Disclose Terms and Conditions of Certain Loan Products, and Failed to Disclose Finance Charges in Advertisements

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) today announced a settlement with Triton Management Group, Inc., a small-dollar lender that operates in Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina under several names including “Always Money” and “Quik Pawn Shop.”

As described in the consent order, the Bureau found that Triton violated the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the disclosure requirements of the Truth in Lending Act by failing to properly disclose finance charges associated with their auto title loans in Mississippi. The Bureau also found that Triton used advertisements that failed to disclose the annual percentage rate and other information required by the Truth in Lending Act.

Under the terms of the consent order, Triton and its subsidiaries are barred from misrepresenting the costs and other terms of their loans and must return unlawful fees paid by consumers. The order enters a judgment of $1,522,298 against Triton, which represents the undisclosed finance charges consumers paid on their Triton loans. As explained in the order, full payment of this amount is suspended subject to Triton’s paying $500,000 to affected consumers.

The consent order filed today is available at:


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