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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Troubled by the negative images caused the industry by the Norlarco/Huron River Area Credit Union failures in Colorado and Michigan, the president/CEO of the $650 million First Entertainment Credit Union here said this week he visited and took photos of the Florida real estate site that figured in the CUs’ bad loans.

“I wanted to see for myself what kind of properties these were and I came away ashamed,” observed Charles Bruen, who said he drove to the Lehigh Acres development after attending a payments system conference two weeks ago in nearby Tampa.

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