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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 13 items )  

$19 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone North Carolina Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The State of North Carolina and FEMA are approving nearly $19 million to eliminate flood risks at certain repetitively damaged properties in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. "We are grateful for the support of our FEMA partners as we work together to make North Carolina more resilient in the wake of devastating storms," said Gov. Roy C  more

Coast Guard, Partner Agencies Conduct Maritime Law Enforcement Operation Covering More Than 500 Miles of Coastline
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Aug. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: The Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted a maritime law enforcement operation Friday and Saturday from Carteret County, North Carolina, to Brevard County, Florida covering more than 500 miles of coastline. Coast Guard crews conducted the operation in coordination with 104 partner agency units from several federal, state and local agencies. The operation fo  more

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado, died August 10, 2019, after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations. This incident is under investigation. Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operation  more

Fleet Readiness Center East Welcomes First Class of National Apprenticeship Program
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: With an eye on recruiting and retaining aircraft maintenance professionals, Fleet Readiness Center East welcomed its first round of participants in the National Apprenticeship Program Monday, August 12. More than 380 applicants competed for the program's 40 available slots, which offer participants the opportunity to work as full-time federal employees, receiv  more

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point: One Mind, Any Weapon
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: By Lance Cpl. Michael Neuenhoff According to Marine Corps Orders 1500.54, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is an integrated martial art designed for and executed by all Marines throughout their careers. Since 2001, MCMAP has combined hand-to-hand, close-quarters and unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques to train the b  more

Marine Corps: DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado, died August 10, 2019, in Iraq, after suffering fatal wounds while supporting Iraqi Security Forces. This incident is under investigation. Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, C  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Federal Gun Prosecutions Stemming From Western District's Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative Result For Five Repeat Offenders
STATESVILLE, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that federal gun prosecutions stemming from the Western District's Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative have resulted in prison terms for five repeat offenders, for illegally possessing firearms or ammunition despite having prior felony convictions. U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell senten  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Federal Jury Convicts New Bern Medical Doctor for Unlawfully Distributing Oxycodone, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion
NEW BERN, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- 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 today in federal court, SANJAY KUMAR, 53 of New Bern, North Carolina, was convicted after a 26-day jury trial before United States District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan. The jury found KUMAR, who was a licensed medical doctor at the time of the offenses, guilty of five (5) counts of U  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Gate City Transportation Sentenced For Health Care Fraud
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew G. T. Martin, issued the following news release: * * * - Over $5 Million in Restitution Ordered * * * A Greensboro-based medical transport company was sentenced today in federal court for health care fraud, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. GATE CITY TRANSPORTATION, INC. was   more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crabmeat Falsely Labeled As Blue Crab From USA
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued the following news release: Phillip R. Carawan of Columbia, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today in federal court in New Bern, North Carolina, on charges that his company, Capt. Neill's Seafood Inc., at Carawan's direction, falsely labeled millions of dollars' worth of foreign crabmeat as "Product of USA." "Today's plea helps to ensure that American fishermen and consumers are not defrauded  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Three Are Sentenced to Prison For Conspiring to Defraud SBA Through Loan Fraud Scheme
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - A Fourth Co-conspirator Was Previously Sentenced for His Role in the Fraudulent Scheme * * * Today, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced three men for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through a fraudulent loan scheme, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of N  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Flowserve Flow Control Division
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54215) involving Flowserve Flow Control Division, Raleigh, North Carolina: PART 21 - NON-DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENTS BY AN UNQUALIFIED EMPLOYEE The following is a summary of the information received from Flowserve via facsimile: Contrary to the requirements of ASME Section III & ASME NQA-1 Requirement 2, an employee of Flowserve was found to have performed Non-Destructiv  more

SoftPro to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Software Company Fired Employee for Perceived Disability, Federal Agency Charged * * * SoftPro, LLC, a Delaware software company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., will pay $80,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. According to the EE  more