The Seattle Times has published this article of particular interest to Kirkland:
SEC charges local developer defrauded immigrant investors
Federal regulators allege Seattle area developer Lobsang Dargey has “fraudulently raised at least $125 million” by selling securities to more than 250 mostly foreign investors seeking U.S. residency through a controversial visa program...
Developer Lobsang Dargey has targeted Chinese investors seeking a visa through the federal EB-5 program to fund two real-estate projects — a high-rise Seattle tower and a mixed-use development in Everett.
KOMO has posted this article online: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Federal-securities-officials-go-after-Bellevue-developer-322731901.html