NORWAY — Investigators from state, local and federal law-enforcement agencies raided a pair of Main Street businesses Tuesday, seizing what appeared to be boxes of records and other documents.

Agents from the Office of the Maine Attorney General, Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office were joined by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the U.S. Inspector General, Health and Human Services division, in executing a search warrant at the building, said Kate Simmons, a spokeswoman for the Maine Attorney General.

Simmons confirmed the raid was part of an ongoing investigation but would not say which business was the focus of the investigation, nor would she confirm the business address.

Agents were observed going in and out of businesses at 172 and 180 Main St., according to witnesses and news reporters on the scene Tuesday.

According to Michael Miller, director of the Attorney General’s Healthcare Crimes Unit, detectives from her office were involved in the investigation. She said the unit is financed by state and federals funds, and investigates allegations of MaineCare fraud, abuse or neglect and exploitation in any facility that provides health care and accepts federal funds.

Miller declined to say whether the businesses targeted by the investigation would be allowed to continue to operate while investigators pursued their work.

One address, 172 Main St., is home to Opal Consulting, New Horizon Capital Investments LLC and Mystic Tours and Travel, according to a sign in front of the building. The building is owned by New Horizon Capital Investment LLC, according to a clerk at the Norway Town Office.

According to the Maine Department of Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, Dawn Cummings Solomon of 144 Pikes Hill, Norway, is listed as the president, treasurer and sole director of Opal and New Horizon, and of two other companies that were part of the raid. Those companies are Living Independence Network Corp. and Infinite Horizons, both located at 180 Main St.

Messages left for Opal Consulting, New Horizon Capital Investment and Living Independence Network Corp. were not immediately returned Wednesday. The phone number for Mystic Tours and Travel was disconnected, according to an automated message. Cummings Solomon did not return a message left at her home.

The website for Opal Consulting lists Cummings Solomon as an “intuitive guide, energetic healer and creative consultant with a focus on uplifting, integrating and inspiring individuals, groups and businesses.”

The company advertises itself as an alternative care center, offering services such as Reiki and Pranic healing, and a four-week online program called “Solomon’s Keys to Prosperity.” The business includes a metaphysical boutique that sells books, DVDs, incense and jewelry.

Heather Fanjoy, another healer listed on Opal Consulting’s site, said she hadn’t practiced from the 172 Main St. building for several months. She said she previously leased space, much the way a beautician would at a beauty salon, for conferences and massages. She said she had been asked to staff the Living Independent Network Corp. office at 180 Main St., which is also owned by Dawn Cummings Solomon.

In May, Cummings Solomon sent a note to LINC employees alerting them to changes in their benefits packages, including elimination of medical insurance and a halt to the employer match to employee retirement savings accounts. In addition, the workweek was increased to 40 hours for all employees.

In her letter to employees, Cummings Solomon cited “regulatory changes and state-imposed funding cuts” forcing the shift in benefits.

Living Independence Network Corp., at 180 Main St., was incorporated in March 2002 as a case management company. It is described in its 2010 annual report as providing “support for independent living.”

Cummings Solomon’s New Horizon Capital Investment LLC was incorporated on Aug. 5, 2005, as a holding company.

Opal Consulting LLC and Infinite Horizons Inc. were incorporated on May 4, 2006, as case management companies. Infinite Horizons is listed as a “training and alternative healing” company in its 2010 annual report.

All four companies, incorporated using an online legal document service based in California, are listed in “good standing” with the secretary of state. All four do business as Infinite Horizons, according to state records.

Naples-based lawyer Robert Neault is listed as the clerk for all four companies. A man matching Neault’s description was seen consulting with Dawn Cummings Solomon and Harvey Solomon at 172 Main St. during the raid.

Neault declined comment on Wednesday when reached at his office.

A man seen with the Solomons on Tuesday said he was a lawyer but declined to identify himself to a reporter from the Norway-based weekly newspaper, the Advertiser-Democrat.

According to state records, attorney Bruce Rood of Norway is listed as the registered agent for each company. Rood declined comment Wednesday.

Cummings Solomon also operates the nonprofit Western Maine Enrichment Foundation, an educational organization that promotes cultural and ethnic awareness, at the 180 Main St. office.

The Solomons own a number of other properties in town, including the former Odd Fellows Building on Main Street, which had been undergoing renovations until the work was stopped earlier this year following concerns about the stability of the nearby Opera House. The couple has since put the building on the market.

They were recently among the chief donors to a fund drive for Beth’s House, a project to build a house for Beth Coffin of West Paris, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. The couple donated $5,000 to that cause.


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