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Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 7 items )  

$7.5 Million Funding Available for Research Infrastructure Improvement in 26 States
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The National Science Foundation announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the improvement of research infrastructure in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia and Wyoming. The estimated total program funding available was   more

Cattle Company and Veterinarian Indicted for False Health Certificates on Livestock
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A veterinarian and a cattle company were indicted today for using false interstate certificates of veterinary inspection, to ship tens of thousands of cattle interstate, in violation of federal law. Robert M. Duncan Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Karen Citizen-Wilcox, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department  more

Corps Cuts Ribbon on Olmsted Locks, Dam Project
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the Olmsted Locks and Dam, a project that will bring reliable navigation to the Ohio River offering millions of dollars of economic gains annually. Olmsted Locks and Dam and the Ohio River create a strategic region providing a connection between the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. A  more

Fleming County Farmer Indicted for Crop Insurance Fraud
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A Flemingsburg man was indicted today for engaging in crop insurance fraud. A federal grand jury in Lexington returned a ten-count indictment charging 45-year-old Christopher G. Hickerson with multiple counts of making false statements to influence the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation ("FCIC") and companies the FCIC reinsures, and two counts of comm  more

Frankfort Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obtain Drugs With Forged Prescriptions
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Tiffany Miller, 39, of Frankfort, Ky., pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to obtain controlled substances by fraud. In her guilty plea, Miller admitted that she agreed with others to use stolen prescriptions, which she had obtained from hospitals where she worked, to obtain the drugs. Miller forged the doctor's names on stolen prescription forms f  more

Miami, FL Resident Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud, Identity Theft and Money Laundering in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell M. Coleman, issued the following news release: A Miami, Florida, man, was found guilty last week in United States District Court of Health Care Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. Following a three-week trial, a federal jury deliberated approximately 4 hours before f  more

USDA to Implement Regulatory Reforms to Increase Access to Capital in Rural Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Kentucky office issued the following news release: Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is hosting listening sessions to solicit feedback on a plan to increase access to capital in rural areas by streamlining regulations for four Rural Development loan guarantee programs. A listening session will be held in Kentucky on September 10th, and comments can be su  more