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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Announces Next Steps for Proposed New York - New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued the following news release: * * * - Includes Opportunity for Expressions of Competitive Interest and Public Comments * * * Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the publication of a 'Request for Competitive Interest' for the development of the New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line, an offshore transmission system that would deliver offshore wind energy  more

Connecticut U.S. Attorney: Waterbury Grocery Store Worker Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Federal Food Stamp Program
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, June 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John H. Durham, issued the following news release: John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on June 14, 2019, MUHAMMAD SHAHBAZ, 50, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to food stamp fraud. The federal Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program ("SNAP") is administered by the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and utilizes   more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS West Virginia Sailor Accounted for From World War II (Costill, H.)
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill, 18, of Clayton, New Jersey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 19, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Costill was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island  more

Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Framing Contractor for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey, June 11 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Navy Contractors Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a work site in Lakewood, New Jersey. The company faces $84,183 in penalties for repeat and serious safety violations. OSHA conducted an investigation in January 2019 after an inspector observed N  more

Michigan U.S. Attorney: Kentwood Man Sentenced For Interstate Threat to Injure U.S. Senator
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, June 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Andrew Byerly Birge, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Rick Lynn Simmons, 52, of Kentwood, Michigan was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff for making an interstate telephone call to the Camden, New Jersey office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and leaving a voicemail message with a threat to injure Senator Booker. Simmons will serve 15 months of con  more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Certified Dental Assistant Sentenced to 19 Months in Prison for Unlawful Prescription Opioid Pain Pills Distribution
CAMDEN, New Jersey, June 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Pennsylvania woman was sentenced today to 19 months in prison for unlawfully distributing prescription opioid pain medication in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nancy Ayres, 44, a/k/a "Nancy Esslinger," of Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to an  more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Employee at Mortgage Company Admits Illegally Accessing Computer to Steal $2 Million
CAMDEN, New Jersey, June 21 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Camden woman today admitted accessing a protected computer without authorization to steal money from her employer and then laundering the proceeds of her theft, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dilcia Mercedes 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to an information charging her with one count of unauthorized access of a computer   more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Gloucester County Man Charged With Using Fraudulent Invoices to Steal From Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors' Offices
CAMDEN, New Jersey, June 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Gloucester County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for allegedly mailing more than 10,000 fraudulent invoices for non-existent medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert S. Armstrong, 48, of Turnersville, is charged by complaint with three counts of mail fraud. He   more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Twenty-Seven Defendants Charged in Takedown of Newark Open-Air Drug Market
NEWARK, New Jersey, June 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: Twenty-seven people have been charged for their roles as members, associates, and suppliers of a Newark-based drug-trafficking organization that distributed heroin and crack cocaine and used firearms to protect their illegal operation, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. The charges and arrests resulted from a long-running wiretap investigation led by   more

President Names PBGC Advisory Committee Members
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. issued the following news release: President Donald J. Trump has appointed the following members to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Henry Charles Eickelberg of Florida, Jeanmarie Grisi of New Jersey, Babette Ann Ceccotti of New Jersey, Guy Pinkman of Nebraska, Donald J. Butt of Colorado, Regina T. Jefferson of the District of Columbia and Jackson Miller of Florida. "These are excellent appoi  more

SEC Charges New Jersey Investor With Insider Trading
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: * * * - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Raymond Starker, No. 3:19-cv-13939 (D.N.J. filed June 18, 2019) * * * The Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled insider trading charges against Raymond Starker for selling shares of Energy Focus, Inc. while allegedly in possession of material, nonpublic information about a planned secondary offering of Energy Focus securities. Th  more