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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 11 items )  

Federal Reserve Board Announces Termination of Enforcement Action With OSB Community Bank
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement action listed below: OSB Community Bank, Brooklyn, Michigan Written Agreement dated July 30, 2015 (https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/files/enf20150806a1.pdf) Terminated August 30, 2018 Additional enforcement actions can be searched for here. (https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/enforcementactions/search.aspx)  more

Former State Senator Sentenced on Conspiracy and Theft Charges
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Former state senator Bertram C. Johnson, 44, of Highland Park, was sentenced today to 90 days in prison, followed by two years of supervised release with 90 days of home confinement and 480 hours of community service, and over $23,000 in restitution, after having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft from a federally funded program, announced United   more

Michigan Man Admits Role in Worldwide Trading Account Simulator Scheme; Another Conspirator Indicted
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Michigan man today admitted participating in a scheme to defraud hundreds of investors worldwide of $1.4 million through a purported online day-trading firm, and a co-defendant from Michigan was arrested this morning in connection with the conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Christopher D. Eikenberry, 49, of Birmingham, Michigan, pleaded guilty  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan July Agricultural Prices
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Prices received by Michigan farmers for the full month of July 2018 are listed in the table below. Some Michigan highlights were: July corn, at $3.71 per bushel, decreased $0.03 from June and increased $0.09 from last year; July soybeans, at $9.56 per bushel, decreased $0.28 from last month and decreased $0.05 fr  more

NRCS and Ozaukee County Launch New Demonstration Farm Network
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Ozaukee County Land & Water Management Department have entered an agreement to launch a new demonstration farm network in Ozaukee county. This is the third demonstration farm network in Wisconsin that NRCS has collaborated with conservation partners   more

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Jonathan Mitchell
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Peace Corps issued the following news release: Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Jonathan Mitchell of Iron Mountain, Michigan. Jonathan, 25, died from an automobile accident in Togo on September 4, 2018. "Jon was a wonderful Peace Corps volunteer," Director Olsen said. "He was passionate about the projects he led, helping to protect the environment and improve food security, and he was dedicated to building stro  more

SEC Charges Two Men With Fraud in Fake Trading Accounts Scheme
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Michigan men with fraud for their roles in a fake accounts scheme perpetrated by a phony day-trading firm, Nonko Trading. The SEC alleges that Jeffrey Goldman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Christopher Eikenberry of Birmingham, Michigan, participated in and profited from a scheme to defraud Nonko's customers out of at least $1.4 million. W  more

SEC Charges Two Men With Fraud in Fake Trading Accounts Scheme
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Michigan men with fraud for their roles in a fake accounts scheme perpetrated by a phony day-trading firm, Nonko Trading. The SEC alleges that Jeffrey Goldman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Christopher Eikenberry of Birmingham, Michigan, participated in and profited from a scheme to defraud Nonko's customers out of at least $1.4 million. W  more

Stamp Sands Project Contract Award
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Detroit District issued the following news release: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces a contract award for dredging of the stamp sands in the Keweenaw Peninsula between Gay, Michigan and the Grand Traverse Harbor. Petersen Companies, Inc., of Minocqua, Wisconsin, will dredge approximately 27,500 cubic yards of stamp sands from in and around the Grand Traverse Harbor, and an additional 80,000 cubic yards of s  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $13 Million in Investments to Support Manufacturers Damaged by Imports
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $13 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants will be issued to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) that help American manufacturers hurt by imports adjust to increasing global competition. The TAACs are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachussetts, Michig  more

West Point's New First Captain Wants to Develop 'Leaders of Character'
WEST POINT, New York, Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command issued the following news: By Kathy Eastwood Public Affairs U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 Cadet David Bindon, Company H-1 from Canton, Michigan, was selected First Captain, or Brigade Commander, on Aug. 8 for the 2018-19 academic year. Bindon, a mechanical engineering major, is responsible for roughly 4,400 members of the U.S. Corps of Cadets. Bindon recently completed commanding 1,408 cadets as commander of C  more