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Old 04-05-2007, 03:44 PM
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Search warrant served at Bridgewater Place office

Updated: April 5, 2007 04:42 PM EDT






GRAND RAPIDS -- FBI and IRS officials served a search warrant Thursday morning at an office inside Bridgewater Place in Grand Rapids.

24 Hour News 8 received a tip that a raid was in progress at a security firm called Redline 22 LLC. People on the scene told us about 30 federal authorities have been seen scouring the building. We saw evidence being labeled and boxes taken out of the building.

Details were initially slow to come in, but 24 Hour News 8 made phone calls and pulled court documents. We traced the owner of the company to Michael Vorce, a man who has a long paper trail.

We spoke with Kline Kauramaki who has done marketing work for Vorce. Kauramaki says he has never had trouble with Redline 22 LLC, but Wednesday filed a legal complaint against another of Vorce's companies. Kauramaki claims Vorce owes him tens of thousands of dollars.

"He'd paid us before, I think things just tipped over. The house of cards tipped...fell...and now it's trying to piece what's happened," Kauramaki, the president of Marketing Tools, Inc., told us.

Stay tuned for a complete background check on Vorce, a man who 24 Hour News 8 has been investigating.

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Old 04-05-2007, 06:07 PM
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Wow i live in GR and didn't here about this
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Interesting, is Wharf still a stand up place to do business with?
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I don't think Vorce had anything to do with the Wharf.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:23 AM
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The Wharf is alive and well, and is a stand up palce to do business. Mike and his family ran the business last year, they have Nothing to do with it this year.
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Wow, I bet a bunch of you west Michigan guys know him. I wonder what the story behind the story is.

Why has the Wharf had so many different people running it the last few years?
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The Wharf's business part get's leased to people from time to time one of my customers own's the property, buildings and equipment. Mike was leasing it last season, it's the home of most of west michigans fastest offshore hot rods. It's in good hands for this season, and it should be a great summer.
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I saw the report on the news the other night....reeks of tax evasion dont you think.... The Warf really looked great last year someone spent alot of time and effert to make the place look great,so is it under the same management as last season? I dont know the players around there the only place that dosent change management like underwear is Great Lakes. I thinking about in/out this season but will more than likely end up in Muskegon.
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so is it under the same management as last season? .
No. The Wharf has new management. Should be better than ever with all of the improvements + new GM.
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Bill are you going back to GLakes or the Warf????
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