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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Energy Secretary Brouillette Issues Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following statement by Secretary Dan Brouillette on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: "The well-funded, obstructionist environmental lobby has successfully killed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have lowered energy costs for consumers in North Carolina and Virginia by providing them with an affordable, abundant, and reliable natural gas supply from the Appalachian region. "This project also would have injected millions into the  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Berkeley County Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Documents, International Parental Kidnapping
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, July 7 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney William J. Powell for the Northern District of West Virginia announced. Shirley, 46, pled guilty to   more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Former Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced for Drug Charges
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, July 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: Former Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Rock, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 58 months and seven days for drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. "The rule of law will be applied no matter what position you hold. The defendant breached the trust bestowed upon him and broke the law. He is now being held accountable   more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Kanawha County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding FEMA of 2016 Disaster Relief Funds
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, July 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: A Kanawha County man pled guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of 2016 disaster relief funds, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Randall Butler, 46, of Charleston, pled guilty to one count of fraud in connection with major disaster or emergency benefits. At the time of the historic 2016 floods, Butler was l  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney: Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Roles in $4 Million Warranty Scheme
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, July 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, issued the following news release: Frank Russo, 69, of North Carolina, entered a guilty plea to wire fraud for his role in a scheme to defraud Toyota of more than $4 million, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Previously, Kevin Fluharty, 59, of West Virginia, entered a guilty plea in the same case to mail fraud concerning the same scheme to defraud. Russo and Fluharty face   more

West Virginia Field Office: USDA Reminds West Virginia Producers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, July 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds West Virginia producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Contact your FSA county office for a list of acreage reporting deadlines by crop. "To make sure you're eligible for many USDA programs, you need   more