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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 13 items )  

EPA Celebrates 20 Years of Superfund Redevelopment in Cinnaminson, New Jersey
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative at the Cinnaminson Solar Farm, located on a portion of a former Superfund site and successfully redeveloped into an alternate energy source for the Cinnaminson Township in New Jersey. The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative launched in 1999 with the goal of returning forme  more

Inspector General Announces $10,000 Penalty for Company Using Social Security's Emblem to Mislead Consumers
PHOENIX, Arizona, Aug. 8 -- The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General issued the following news release: The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, Gail S. Ennis, announced today that the New Jersey-based software company, Sawhney Systems, Inc., has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty for its misleading use of the Social Security Administration's official emblem. Sawhney Systems, Inc. entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the Government's clai  more

Microcap Attorney Settles Charges Related to Shell Factory Scheme
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: * * * - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Imran Husain, et al., Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-03250-ODW-E (C.D. Cal.) * * * The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the entry of a final judgment against New Jersey lawyer Gregg E. Jaclin for running a fraudulent shell factory scheme through which sham companies were taken public and sold for a profit. Jaclin has also been permane  more

Musconetcong Watershed Association to Receive $118,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $118,000 cooperative agreement to the Musconetcong Watershed Association Inc. of Asbury, New Jersey, for the implementation of Musconetcong River comprehensive management plan. The funding opportunity number is NPS-19-NERO-0095 (CFDA 15.962). For more information, contact Craig McKaige, 215/597-8863.  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney Carpenito to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito will join members of law enforcement, community leaders and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at West Side Park in Newark to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is a community-building and crime prevention campaign that promotes collaborative law enforcement-community partner  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Bergen County Man Admits Embezzlement From Employee Benefit Plan
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he embezzled funds from an employee benefit plan, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Howard Preschel, 63, of Teaneck, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to one count of an indictment charging him with embezzling funds from the CMG Vending I  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Defense Contractor to Pay $4.02 Million For Alleged Improper Billing
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Virginia-based military contractor doing business in New Jersey will pay $4.02 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed the United States for extra payments to employees, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, District of New Jersey, announced. Mission1st Group Inc. (Mission First), a Virginia Corporation which provided program management, systems engine  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Former Postal Workers Union Officer Admits Embezzlement
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A former secretary-treasurer of a U.S. Postal Workers Union today admitted embezzling $34,500 of union funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Peter, 58, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of embezzling funds from the operating acco  more

NAVAIR Sustainment Group Honors 'Father of Logistics' During Annual Awards Ceremony
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Sustainment Group recognized members of its workforce during a ceremony on the Lakehurst side of base July 31 for their innovation and dedication to supporting the fleet. The 19th Annual Michael G. Simodejka Awards continued the tradition of honoring Michael G. Simodejka, the father of the NAVAIR logistics community and first civil  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Hope Creek Power Reactor in New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54198) involving the Hope Creek power reactor in New Jersey: MANUAL REACTOR TRIP AND MANUAL ACTUATION OF REACTOR CORE ISOLATION COOLING "At 1947 [EDT] on 8/3/19, with Hope Creek in Mode 1 at 37 percent power, the reactor was manually scrammed due to loss of condenser vacuum. All control rods fully inserted into the core. All safety systems responded as designed and expected. Reactor level was s  more

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Air Force One Departure
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 4 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before the Air Force One departure at the Morristown Municipal Airport: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. I want to extend our condolences to the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. They're incredible people and they've been through a lot. I just want to also thank the law enforcement in both places. The job they've done is incredible. I also want to congratulate them. I mean, nobody could have done what t  more

SEC Charges Two Former Executives for Fraudulent Corporate Expense Abuses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two former executives of SITO Mobile, Ltd., a mobile advertising provider based in Jersey City, New Jersey, with fraudulently using corporate funds to pay for personal expenses. The SEC's complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleges that SITO's former CEO, Gerard F. Hug, and SITO's former CEO, Kurt W. S  more

Stony Brook University to Receive $55,945 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $55,945 cooperative agreement to the Stony Brook University for spatial water quality monitoring for Fire Island National Seashore and Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. The agency description of the grant states: "This project will entail conducting seagrass condition monitoring at permanent monitoring transects at the Fire Island National Seashore (F  more