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George J. Rosa

Owner

Hallmark Institute of Photography

HQ Phone:  (413) 863-2478

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Hallmark Institute of Photography

241 Millers Falls Rd

Turners Falls, Massachusetts,01376

United States

Company Description

Hallmark Institute of Photography offers an accelerated path for you to enjoy a successful career as a professional photographer. Our ten-month program dedicates forty percent of our courses to the business and marketing of photography. We host 20-30 guest l...more

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Employment History

Operations Manager

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts


Full-Time Volunteer As the Executive Assistant To the Executive Director

American Red Cross


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The closing of the Hallmark Institute of Photography probably can't fairly be linked only to cultural changes and the business climate; it was defrauded of millions of dollars by its former owner, George J. Rosa III, who pleaded guilty to charges in 2014.


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Ex Hallmark Institute of Photography president Rosa must repay millions, gets probation for fraud, tax evasion
SPRINGFIELD - George J. Rosa III must repay the millions he owes the Internal Revenue Service and People's United Bank, but will not serve any time in prison for bank fraud and tax evasion. Rosa pleaded guilty in March to financial crimes committed while president of the for-profit school. According to the Department of Justice, Rosa spent $2.6 million in company funds for his own purposes, including construction at his personal residence, gambling, and approximately $55,000 on clothing, shoes and accessories. Rosa disguised this personal spending as Hallmark business expenses, defrauding the People's United Bank and federal Small Business Administration in connection with a series of corporate loans, and filing false income tax returns for himself and the company based on the altered books. Ponsor said the sentence recognizes what he termed an unusually powerful expression of contrition in informing on former colleague Gregory Olchowski and "people of a shadowy and more dangerous nature," Rosa's unusually impressive post-apprehension rehabilitation - he has worked for the Red Cross and Autism Speaks - and his potential to benefit the community. Ponsor also said he did not see much to be gained by warehousing Rosa in prison at a cost of $30,000 a year to taxpayers when he could be working to repay his debts. The sentence includes 400 hours of community service to be performed during the five years of probation, nine months of which will be served in a halfway house and nine months under house arrest. In both situations Rosa will be allowed to leave during the day to work. Rosa owes the IRS $1.4 million and People's United Bank $2.5 million in restitution. He was also sentenced to serve one day in jail, but was given credit for his one day detained in connection with the case. "Mr. Rosa is effectively ruined financially and will be working to stay just where he is for the rest of his life." Breslow said that without Rosa there would not have been a case. Summarizing the prosecution's filing in the Rosa case, Ponsor said Rosa had also been helpful in investigations of several individuals involved in illegal gambling and loan sharking. Defense attorney John Pucci said the government has given immunity to serial killers, pointing to the trial of James J. "Whitey" Bulger Jr., and said they could do more for Rosa. Pucci said that Rosa had had no chance to grow up as a normal, balanced person despite his two-parent, middle-class upbringing, describing his father as a philandering "Frank Sinatra impersonator" who taught him to gamble at 11. Breslow said the requested two-year sentence balanced the need to reward Rosa and encourage others to inform, and the need to give weight to serious white-collar crime. Rosa, whose father founded the business, sold the photography school to Premier Education Group in 2009, at which time he was facing foreclosure by People's United Bank. Premier kept Rosa on as president and executive director until 2012, when he and the company officially parted ways.


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George Rosa III, Director
george@hallmark.edu Programs: Photography


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George J. Rosa, III, Founder & President


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In addition to facing $2.2 million in fraud charges, George J. Rosa III, president and former owner of the Hallmark Institute of Photography, has filed for bankruptcy in his latest attempt to clear $3.6 million in personal debt...


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