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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Air University Elective Broadens Squadron Officer School Students' Research Experience
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: By Phil Berube A new elective at Squadron Officer School is connecting some of the school's innovative students with Air University's vast body of research topics, extensive academic and military networks and expansive repository of information. The Air University Advanced Research Elective was first introduced to students in 2018 as a vehicle to foster collaboration be  more

Air University Elective Broadens Squadron Officer School Students' Research Experience
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 17 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Phil Berube A new elective at Squadron Officer School is connecting some of the school's innovative students with Air University's vast body of research topics, extensive academic and military networks and expansive repository of information. The Air University Advanced Research Elective was first introduced to students in 2018 as a vehicle to foster collaboration between SOS and the rest of the unive  more

Air University Faculty Address Improvements to Public K-12 Education at Association of Defense Communities Summit
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 19 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Within the military, members are in a constant state of flux. Transitioning from one assignment to the next is hard enough, but adding school-age children into the mix creates additional challenges. Military and civic leaders addressed this issue recently at the Association of Defense Communities National Summit, in Washington, D.C. They discussed how military leaders are working with  more

Alabama U.S. Attorney: Father and Son Sentenced to Prison in Multimillion-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: A father and son who ran a complex investment fraud scheme by which they stole more than $10 million over the course of seven years were sentenced today to 60 months and 27 months in prison, respectively. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town of the Northern District of Alabama and Speci  more

Alabama U.S. Attorney: Federal Jury Convicts Birmingham Doctor, Nurse for $7.8M Health Care Fraud, Unlawful Drug Distribution, Money Laundering
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: A federal jury today convicted Dr. PATRICK EMEKA IFEDIBA, 60, of Shelby County and Patrick Ifediba's sister, NGOZI JUSTINA OZULIGBO, 49, of Trussville of numerous crimes stemming from their involvement with Care Complete Medical Clinic, located in Birmingham, Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr., and Drug E  more

Alabama U.S. Attorney: Former Tallassee Police Investigator Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Handcuffed Arrestee
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Louis V. Franklin Sr., issued the following news release: Former Tallassee Police investigator Brandan Smirnoff, 27, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for assaulting a handcuffed, 24-year-old man, announced U.S Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Jewell. There is no parole in the  more

Alabama U.S. Attorney: Jury Convicts Four Drug Smugglers Attempting to Smuggle 182 Kilograms of Cocaine Into United States Territory
MOBILE, Alabama, July 16 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama issued the following news release: On June 28, 2019, a jury in the Southern District of Alabama convicted four men, Angel Castro Garcia, Pedro Dino Cedado Nunez, Manely Enriquez, and Mike Castro Martinez, all Dominican Republic nationals, for attempting to smuggle 182 kilograms of cocaine from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. All four defendants will be sentenced on October 7, 2019 by United S  more

Alabama U.S. Attorney: Mobile County Mail Carrier Receives 60 Months for Co-Conspirators Use of Firearm in Furtherance of Marijuana Distribution
MOBILE, Alabama, July 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Richard W. Moore, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Unterria Rogers, a 33 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced to 60 months in prison as a result of his conviction for use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On March 29, 2019, Rogers entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement a  more

Army Security Assistance Command: Security Enterprise Delivers Excess Vehicles to Egypt
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 19 -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command issued the following news: By Debra Valine A final shipment of 101 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles has completed a foreign military sales case to transfer 930 MRAP vehicles to Egypt using the Excess Defense Articles Grant Program. Under the grant program, the MRAP vehicles are transferred at no cost to the Egyptian government. Egypt is responsible for arranging shipment of the EDA MRAPs from Sierra Army D  more

FCC Media Bureau Issues Letter on Shelby Broadcast Associates
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following letter by Chief Albert Shuldiner: To: Lee J. Peltzman, Esq., Shainis & Peltzman, Chartered, 1850 M Street, N.W., Suite 240, Washington, DC 20036 In re: DW243AP, Mooresville, AL, Facility ID No. 157069, File Nos. BSTA-20180702AAH, BLSTA-20180710AAR, Shelby Broadcast Associates, LLC, Petition for Reconsideration Dear Counsel: We have before us the Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) of Shelby B  more

Forum Sets Course for Army Materiel Command Leaders
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 15 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: By Kimberly Hanson With a resolute focus on strengthening current readiness, building the capability to surge, and modernizing for the future, the Army Materiel Command enterprise will provide the foundation for the Army's continued ability to fight and win the nation's wars, said the command's top officer. During a forum with the leadership of AMC's 10 subordinate commands, July 9-10, Gen. Gus   more

Groundwork USA to Receive $686,601 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 20 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $686,601 cooperative agreement to the Groundwork USA of Yonkers, New York, for the painting of the Bath House and the Maintenance Shop at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. The agency description of the grant states: "The two historic buildings needs an extensive amount of exterior painting to protect this important cultural resource. This opportunity will b  more

Maxwell Air Force Base: American Naval Aviation Paved Way for Advances in Pacific Theater of Operations
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 17 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Although the war in the Pacific and East Asia had gone badly for the Allies during the six months after the Japanese attack on Allied possessions in early December 1941, the tide of war had turned in favor of the Allies over the first six months of 1942. Following the American naval victories at Coral Sea (May 4-8) and Midway (June 4-7), both achieved by U.S. naval aviation, the Ameri  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Browns Ferry Power Reactor in Alabama
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54162) involving the Browns Ferry power reactor in Alabama: INVALID AUTO ISOLATION SIGNAL OF HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION "At 1640 CDT on 7/12/19, Unit 1 High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) received an invalid auto isolation signal which closed the HPCI steam supply valves rendering HPCI inoperable. This condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR   more

U.S. Air Force: Sullivan Takes Command of LeMay Center, Vice Commander Position of Air University
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Francisco Melendez-Espinosa Maj. Gen. Brad M. Sullivan took command of the Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education and vice commander position for Air University from Maj. Gen. Michael Rothstein during a change of command ceremony, July 15, 2019, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Sullivan, an Air Force Academy graduate, previously served as the deputy director  more