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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine 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

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to Receive $55,600 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $55,600 cooperative agreement to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for the preservation and protection of natural and cultural resources along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and West Virg  more

Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Federal Drug Conspiracy
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew E. Lelling, issued the following news release: A Connecticut woman was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for her role in a federal drug conspiracy. Melissa Rock, 40, of Woodstock, Conn., formerly of Pemaquid, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. In May 2018, Rock pleaded guilty to consp  more

Florida Residents Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud Offenses
PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Alejandro Caal, 46, of Tampa, Florida; Adrian Teruel, 26, of Orlando, Florida; and Olga Valido, 52, of Kissimmee, Florida, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen for access device fraud and conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Caal was sentenced to 10 months in prison, Teruel was  more

Maine Man Sentenced to 27 Months for Distribution of Heroin
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, Scott Murray, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Timothy G. Zani, 39, of Berwick, Maine was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for distribution of heroin. According to court documents and statements made in court, in spring 2015, law enforcement officers received information that Zani was distributing heroin in the Berwick, Maine, and Somersworth,   more

South Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Conspiracy
PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 7 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Waddah Siedahmed, 23, of South Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit bank robbery. According to court records, on November 17, 2017, the defendant and another person agreed to rob a Key Bank branch in Portland. That afternoon, the other person entered the Key Bank bra  more

Star Party Will Highlight 10th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
BAR HARBOR, Maine, Sept. 8 -- The National Park Service's Acadia National Park issued the following news release: The Cadillac Mountain Star Party will take place from 8 to 11 pm on Saturday, September 8. Participants must reserve parking at Mount Desert Island High School for the event and ride a shuttle to Cadillac Mountain. Participants are invited to drop in at any time during the ongoing program to visit with more than 50 volunteer astronomers and park rangers who will describe constellat  more