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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Garnett James Lloyd, Jr. Sentenced to Five Years on Charge of Cyberstalking
MOBILE, Alabama, Aug. 6 -- 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 Garnett James Lloyd, Jr. age 48, of Morganton, North Carolina, was sentenced today after earlier pleading guilty to a count charging violation of 18 USC Section 2261A(2)(b), Cyberstalking. As part of his plea agreement, Lloyd admitted that he posed on Facebook as a young  more

Department of Labor Finds North Carolina Peanut Manufacturer Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws
SEVERN, North Carolina, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Severn Peanut Co. Inc. - a peanut manufacturer based in Severn, North Carolina - has paid $82,820 in back wages and liquidated damages to 100 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a civil penalty of $3,  more

FCC Fines North Carolinian for Impersonating Local Fire Department Personnel in Unauthorized Radio Communications
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release: The Federal Communications Commission today issued a $39,278 fine against Mr. Ocean Hinson of Surry County, North Carolina, for intentional misuse of a local public safety radio communications network in violation of section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Hinson impersonated first responders in unauthorized radio communications on Surry County's licensed public safety frequency  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. to Take Part in 36th Annual National Night Out
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. will join law enforcement, community leaders and residents on Tuesday, August 6th at the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina's celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out crime and d  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Lawsuit Against Warren County Board of Education Brought to Enforce Employment Rights
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Warren County, North Carolina, Board of Education (Warren County) that resolves a federal lawsuit brought under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) on behalf of Dwayne Coffer, a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) in the Army Reserve. I  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Raleigh Business Owner Charged With Defrauding Protein Powder Consumers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned a 41-count Indictment, charging ABHISHEK KRISHNAN, owner of American Pure Whey, LLC, of mail fraud, introducing adulterated and misbranded foods into interstate commerce, and money laundering. The Indictment seeks forfeiture of approximately six milli  more

North Carolina Geological Survey to Receive $125,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey announced that it intends to award a $125,000 cooperative agreement to the North Carolina Geological Survey, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, for geologic mapping of placer deposits. The funding opportunity number is USGS-19-FA-0301 (CFDA 15.808). For more information, contact Desiree T. Santa, 703/648-7382.  more

Par Ventures, Owner of Seven Mcdonald's, Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Aug. 7 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Teenage Employee Harassed by Male Supervisor, Federal Agency Charges * * * Par Ventures, Inc., a North Carolina corporation which operates a chain of seven McDonald's fast food restaurants, violated federal law when it subjected a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed  more