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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in New York-Newark-Jersey City for July 2019
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - New York-New Jersey Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices unchanged over the month and up 1.7 percent over the year * * * Prices in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were flat in July, following a 0.3-percent rise in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Eco  more

Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Landscaper After Two Employees Succumb to Carbon Monoxide Exposure
CRESSKILL, New Jersey, Aug. 9 -- 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 AJR Landscaping Inc. - based in Cresskill, New Jersey - for exposing employees to carbon monoxide (CO) after two workers succumbed to the toxic gas. OSHA initiated an inspection after the Washington Township New Jersey Police Department notified the agency th  more

Department of Labor Investigation Finds South Jersey Wholesale Produce Supplier Failed to Correct Prior Workplace Hazards
PLEASANTVILLE, New Jersey, Aug. 8 -- 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 Paris Produce Inc. for failing to correct workplace hazards identified during an August 2017 investigation at the wholesale supplier's facility in Pleasantville, New Jersey. The company faces $236,089 in penalties. OSHA initiated a follow-up inspection in  more

DLA: Supporting Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Connie Braesch Defense Logistics Agency Energy Americas provided fuel operations support and expertise during the U.S. Army Reserve's 2019 Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise at Fort Dix, New Jersey, July 22-31. The Army Reserve 475th Quartermaster Group hosted the exercise that includes all facets of petroleum and water operations - tactical and technical - from command and con  more

EPA Finalizes Interim Plan to Clean Up Contamination at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site in East Rutherford, New Jersey
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an interim plan to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other contaminants in the waterways at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site, which is located next to Berry's Creek in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Universal Oil Products Superfund site was included on the Administrator  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Gang Member Charged in Connection With Two Attempted Murders As Part of RICO Conspiracy
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips appeared in court today on charges that include two attempted murders charged as part of a RICO conspiracy, as well as narcotics trafficking, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sean Hills, a/k/a "Half A Brain," a/k/a "Half," a/k/a "Rydaman," 28, of Newark, was charged in a two-count indictment with Racketeer Inf  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Three Men Arrested in 'SNAP' Food Stamp Benefits Theft Scheme
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: * * * - Conducted Hundreds of Fraudulent Transactions at National Superstores; Defendants also Used Fraudulent Electronic Benefits Transfer Machine * * * Three men were arrested today in connection with a scheme in which they allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funds using fraudulently procured electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Two Top-Level Managers Admit Roles in Camden Drug Trafficking Organization
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: Two top-level managers in a drug-trafficking organization today admitted their roles in distributing significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ronnie Lopez, 45, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Nelson Salcedo, 41, of Camden, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to their rol  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: United States Reaches Agreements With Ocean County, Union County Boards of Elections
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: The United States has reached agreements with the election boards for Ocean and Union counties to ensure people with disabilities can physically access polling locations, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. From 2015 to 2019, the federal government surveyed more than 100 polling places through four elections in Ocean and Union counties. The surveys fou  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Salem Power Reactor in New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54211) involving the Salem power reactor in New Jersey: MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE TO FEEDWATER REGULATING VALVE MALFUNCTION "At 0814 EDT on 8/11/19, with Unit 2 at 83 percent power during a planned load reduction, the reactor was manually tripped due to degraded feedwater flow control to the 23 Steam Generator caused by a malfunction of the associated Feedwater Regulating Valve, 23BF19. The trip  more

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Air Force One Departure
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 13 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before the Air Force One departure at the Morristown Municipal Airport: THE PRESIDENT: The stock market continues to do very well. We have very, very strong numbers. We have a lot of artificial numbers from other countries because they're all devaluing their currencies. They're really doing things that aren't very good for their countries, in my opinion. But, short term, it's very good for their countries. Long term  more

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Air Force One Departure
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 15 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before the Air Force One departure at the Morristown Municipal Airport: THE PRESIDENT: So, tremendous retail numbers were announced today, which really is a great indicator of how well our country is doing, how well our economy is doing. Those are real numbers. Walmart announced; others announced. We had some tremendous numbers come out today, which I'm sure you saw. So we're very happy about that. We're doing very   more

SEC Wins Jury Trial Against Broker Charged With Insider Trading
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release: Today, jurors in Atlanta federal court returned a verdict finding New Jersey securities broker Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr. liable for insider trading in advance of three merger and acquisition transactions. The SEC's evidence at trial showed that Pirrello received highly confidential nonpublic information about the impending acquisitions of Radiant Systems Inc., Midas Incorporated Inc., and BrightPoin  more

Securities and Exchange Commission V. Thomas W. Avent
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: Yesterday, jurors in Atlanta federal court returned a verdict finding New Jersey securities broker Raymond J. Pirrello, Jr., liable for insider trading in advance of three merger and acquisition transactions. The SEC's evidence at trial showed that Pirrello received highly confidential nonpublic information about the impending acquisitions of Radiant Systems, Inc., Midas, Inc., and BrightPoin  more

TSA at Newark Airport Sets Record for Passenger Throughput Thursday, Then Surpasses It Friday
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: If you think that it has been more congested than usual at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), you are not imagining things, according to Tansporation Security Administation (TSA) officials. TSA at EWR had its busiest day in history Thursday, and then immediately surpassed that record the very next day, on Friday. How busy was it? Friday's   more