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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Labor Dept. Attorney Samantha Thomas Awarded Arthur S. Flemming Award for Legal Achievement
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Samantha Thomas, an Associate Regional Solicitor in its Office of the Solicitor, received an Arthur S. Flemming Award for Legal Achievement for her efforts to recover $5,867,536 in back wages for 1,562 coal miners and other mine employees in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Wyoming. Named in honor of Arthur S. Flemming, who served in government for more than si  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell Announces $145,513 Award to Address COVID-19 Pandemic in Wheeling
WHEELING, West Virginia, June 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Bill Powell of the Northern District of West Virginia announced that the city of Wheeling received $145,513 in Department of Justice grants to respond to the public safety challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The grant, awarded to the city of Wheeling is available under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, aut  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney Stuart Issues Statement on Protests, Riots
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, June 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following statement regarding protests and riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd: "The death of George Floyd is tragic. I pray for his family, the community of Minneapolis, and all those affected by his death. "This nation is grounded in the right to protest and in the rule of law. While peaceful protests are powerful, the violence, looting and property destructi  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, June 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: The Department of Justice today announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The Attorney General announced funding awards to 596 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 2,732 additional full-time   more

W.Va. U.S. Attorneys, FBI Warn Those Inciting Violence, Crime Will Face Federal Charges
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, June 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: Attorney General William P. Barr has directed federal law enforcement actions aimed at apprehending and charging the violent criminal agitators who have taken over peaceful protests and are engaging in violations of federal law. The U.S. Attorneys from the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigatio  more