On Monday, January 12, 2009, First Americans Insurance Service, Inc. of Grand Island filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. First Americans is registered with the Department of Insurance as an insurance agency. The bankruptcy filing indicates more than 200 creditors and over $100 million dollars in liabilities. Many of the creditors appear to be investors who purchased notes from First Americans. The Nebraska Attorney General's office has authorized a criminal investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. All of the state agencies are working closely regarding the investigation to determine possible violations of state laws. Any investors that have questions or complaints can contact the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance at 402-471-2171 or its toll-free consumer number at 1- 877-471-3445. Any insurance customers that have questions should contact the Nebraska Department of Insurance at its toll-free consumer hotline at 1-877-564-7323.