Wednesday - April 24, 2019
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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United States Attorney Encourages Participation in Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
TULSA, Oklahoma, April 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Trent Shores, issued the following news release:

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores encourages the public to take part in the DEA's 17th semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 14 collection sites throughout the Northern District of Oklahoma. The event is an effort to rid homes of unused and expired opioids and other medicines, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and friends.

"Prescription drug abuse can devastate families and communities. ... Show Full Article

Tampa Woman Indicted for Immigration Fraud Scheme Stretching From Tampa to Chicago
TAMPA, Florida, April 23 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the following news release:

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Erika Paola Intriago (44, Tampa) with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of wrongfully using government seals. If convicted, Intriago faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each count of wire fraud and up to five years in federal prison for each count of wrongfully using government seals.

According to the indictment, Intriago portrayed ... Show Full Article

President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Bring Iran's Oil Exports to Zero
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The White House issued the following fact sheet:

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- "Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond."

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CUTTING OFF IRAN'S OIL EXPORTS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero and deny the regime its principal source of revenue.

* The Trump Administration has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May.

* This move aims to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal ... Show Full Article

Marine Corps Police Department Celebrates National 9-1-1 Education Month
ALBANY, Georgia, April 23 -- The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following news:

By Re-Essa Buckels

Public Affairs

Marine Corps Police Department aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany celebrates National 9-1-1 Education Month to prepare active-duty, civilian-Marines and military families for emergencies. The theme for April's campaign is "don't stall, make the call." The goal of this month-long campaign is to educate base personnel about how and when to dial 9-1-1.

"When you need help call for help, don't hesitate. We have an expression that we use in dispatch ... when in doubt, send them ... Show Full Article

ITC Receives Complaint From Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission received the following complaint (Docket No. 3381):

Commodity: Dried Tart Cherries

Investigation Number: 701-TA-622 and 731-TA-1448

Filed By: Elizabeth Drake

Firm/Organization: Schagrin Associates

Behalf Of: Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee

Confidential: Yes

Country: Turkey

Description: Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under sections 701 & 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930 regarding the Imposition of Countervailing and Antidumping Duties on Dried Tart Cherries ... Show Full Article

Gang Member Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy and Attempted Murders
NORFOLK, Virginia, April 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, G. Zachary Terwilliger, issued the following news release:

A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for RICO conspiracy and multiple attempted murders on behalf of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a violent Bloods street gang.

According to court documents, Malek Lassiter, aka Leeko, 23, joined other gang members on a mission, ordered by co-defendant Antonio Simmons, to kill high-ranking members of a rival "line" of the Nine Trey Gangsters. When Lassiter and the other men were unable to locate the ... Show Full Article

'Rake the Lake' at Sutton Lake on May 18
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, April 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release:

Every spring, dozens of volunteers come to Sutton Lake in Sutton, W.Va., and pick up trash and debris as part of the annual "Rake the Lake" event. This year's clean-up campaign is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register, but anyone may register the day of the event at the launch ramp in Bee Run Day Use Area, or in Gerald Freeman or Bakers Run Campground.

Some take their boat to their favorite cove and pick up trash; others will ... Show Full Article