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Federal Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 50 items )  

Air Force Barksdale: Breaking the Cycle
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Louisiana, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force Barksdale Air Force Base issued the following news: By Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick He could've followed the destructive path of a young man who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida was a real test for Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson, 2nd Munitions Squadron first sergeant. From family issues and compromised home settings to a heavy presenc  more

Argh, Mateys! NPS Interns to Use Pirate Eyepatches in Watch Stander Alertness Study
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Naval Postgraduate School issued the following news: Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) interns are about to embark on a research study to find out why pirates wore eyepatches. Imani Murph, finishing her master's degree at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, and Katie Mortimore, an undergraduate in neuroscience at the University of Washington, set out to answer this question this summer as interns in the NPS' Human Systems Integration (HSI) lab. "These   more

Barksdale Air Force Base: Breaking the Cycle
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Louisiana, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news: By Tessa B. Corrick He could've followed the destructive path of a young man who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead. During his childhood, Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson, 2nd Munitions Squadron first sergeant, was faced with many challenges, from family issues and a compromised home setting to a heavy presence of drug use in his  more

Camp Blanding Sets Gold Standard for Natural Resource Conservation
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Army Environmental Command issued the following news: By Rita Hess Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) has a renowned natural resources conservation (NRC) program. Its staff fosters pristine habitats and remarkable biodiversity to ensure environmental conflicts never impede FLARNG's mission. The success of this premier training site for Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) earned a 2019 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for   more

Coast Guard Halts Illegal Charter Operation Near Fort Lauderdale
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 47-foot catamaran, Shared Adventure, with seven passengers aboard Sunday in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale for conducting an illegal charter. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft--Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding of the Shared Adventure and discovered the following violations: * Vio  more

Coast Guard Interdicts 146 Haitian Migrants 69 Miles North of Isla De Tortue
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: The Coast Guard interdicted 146 Haitian migrants Sunday approximately 69 miles north of Isla De Tortue, Haiti. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111) interdicted a 40-foot migrant sail freighter with 146 migrants aboard. The cutter crew safely embarked 120 males, 22 females and four minors. "These illegal ventures attempting to immigrate to the United   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

Corps Extends Comment Period on Proposed Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Deviation
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is extending the comment period for a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a proposed deviation to the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) 2008. The new deadline for comments is Sept. 5, 2019, providing the public an additional 15 days to review and comment on the proposed deviation  more

DEA: Two Colombian Nationals, One Belizean National Sentenced for Roles in International Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami Field Office issued the following news release: On Aug. 13, 2019, Rudolph Randolph Meighan, age 28, of Belize; Jorge Ramon Newball-May, age 49, of Colombia; and Calbot Reid-Dilbert, age 59, of Colombia were sentenced each to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for their roles in an international maritime cocaine trafficking conspiracy. In May 2019, a federal jury found Randolph Meighan, New  more

Defense Intelligence Agency: Largest Intelligence Community IT Conference Coming to Florida
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Intelligence Agency issued the following news: By Maj. Ange The intelligence community's largest information technology conference is coming to Tampa, Florida. The Defense Intelligence Agency will host its annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference at the Tampa Convention Center, Aug. 18-21, 2019. Hosted by DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. and DIA Chief Information Officer Jack Gumto  more

Department of Labor Cites Florida Armor Fabrication Company for Exposing Employees to Amputation and Other Safety Hazards
MIAMI LAKES, Florida, Aug. 14 -- 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 Point Blank Enterprises Inc. - operating as The Protective Group in Miami Lakes, Florida - for exposing employees to amputation and other safety hazards. The company faces $92,820 in penalties. OSHA inspectors determined that the armor plate fabrication compa  more

Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Company for Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Safety Hazards
PALMETTO, Florida, 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 Brad McDonald Roofing & Construction Inc. for exposing employees to fall and other safety hazards at two Florida construction sites in Lutz and Palmetto. The residential and commercial roofing work company faces $274,215 in penalties. OSHA inspectors initiated in  more

Department of Labor Investigation Results in Owner of Five Central Florida Hotels Paying $23,368 in Back Wages and Damages to Employees
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Aug. 14 -- 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), Michael Andoniades - the owner of five St. Petersburg, Florida, hotels - has paid $23,368 in back wages and liquidated damages to 30 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The five St. Petersburg hotels involved in the inve  more

Eglin Air Force Base: Free Program Gives Parents a Much-Needed Break
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base issued the following news: By Jennifer Vollmer Deployments, extended TDY's, and ongoing medical appointments increase stress on military families--especially those with young children. To offset some of these challenges, eligible active-duty parents can receive free childcare vouchers through the "Give Parents a Break" program. The program, sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society and the Airman and Family Readiness   more

Eglin Air Force Base: Simulator Teaches Large Vehicle, Manual Transmission Driving
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base issued the following news: By Jennifer Vollmer The 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently acquired a new innovation to increase Airmen safety and save the Air Force money. Dubbed the SimuRide, the $7,800 driving simulator puts Airmen into the "seat" of a semi-tractor trailer or 44-passenger bus without leaving the office. Most Airmen arriving from technical school and reporting to the base's ground transportat  more

Eglin Air Force Softball Team Seeks Gold
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base issued the following news: By Kevin Gaddie The U.S. Air Force Softball Team wrapped up two weeks of practice here last week in preparation for the Armed Forces Softball Tournament at Naval Air Station Pensacola Aug. 13-17. They will battle the other services teams three times each over five days in round-robin competition. The top two teams will receive gold and silver medals. The Air Force team last won the tourn  more

Eglin Helps Tyndall Children Find New Schools
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base issued the following news: By Kevin Gaddie Hundreds of Tyndall Air Force Base's military children impacted by Hurricane Michael were forced to attend new schools after the Category Five storm ravaged the area. "The families and their children went through a roller coaster ride," said Elaine LaJeunesse, Team Eglin school liaison. "Their sense of normalcy was disrupted." Many Tyndall military members with school-age  more

Eglin Users Now Have Cloud-Based Storage
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base issued the following news: Team Eglin moves one step closer to the Cloud. As of August 7, Eglin users can store their individual official files via unclassified cloud storage through the Air Force's OneDrive offering. The software is part of Microsoft Office 365. The application allows users to back up and store folders and files (up to 15GB) from their computers and share files with other Air Force networked users  more

Entomology Keeps Tyndall Air Force Base Clear of Pests
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (325th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: By Kevin Tanenbaum Everywhere has critters and crawlers that go bump in the night, and Tyndall Air Force Base is no exception. Whether it be ants, roaches, spiders, snakes, rodents, bats, snakes or even the occasional alligator on the flight-line, the base Entomology office is here to help. The three-man base Entomology shop ensures working areas are free of numerous types of nuisan  more

EPA Announces $3.2 Million in Water Quality Cooperative Agreements in Mississippi and Florida
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it anticipates awarding three Gulf of Mexico Division cooperative agreements totaling more than $3.2 million to fund projects that improve water quality, habitat, and environmental education in Mississippi and Florida. Since 2018, approximately $9.5 million has been awarded to support novel or innovative agricultural techniques  more

Faces of Pendleton: Lance Cpl. Kareem Hitt
CAMP PENDLETON, California, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton issued the following news: By Andrew Cortez Marines are expected to put out their best and never give up. Motivation is what drives people to do great things, and it is motivation that leads U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Hitt, an air traffic controller with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, to excel in the Marine Corps and his job. Hitt was born and raised in Orlando  more

Faces of Tyndall Air Force Base
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force (325th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: By Dylan Auger Senior Airman Kevin Morgan, 325th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, has been at Tyndall Air Force Base since May, 2019. Bioenvironmental engineers specialize in reducing health hazards in the workplace and surrounding areas. "Our job includes performing health risk assessments for industrial shops, as well as tracking and assessing h  more

FEMA Awards City of Coral Springs More Than $1.8 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $1,808,889 for the State of Florida to help the City of Coral Springs defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of overtime worked by police, firefighters, and other city employees to open and staff an emergency operations center, assist with  more

FEMA Awards City of Dania Beach More Than $1.8 Million To Harden City Hall Building Against Storms
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The City of Dania Beach will receive a more than $1.8 million federal grant to make its city hall building - which also houses the city's emergency operations center - more resistant to wind damage and to install a back-up generator. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has approved $1,804,125 to retrofit the   more

FEMA Awards City of Fort Myers Nearly $3.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $3,193,581 for the State of Florida to help the City of Fort Myers defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of overtime worked by police, firefighters, and other city employees to open and staff an emergency operations center, assist with th  more

FEMA Awards City of Tallahassee Nearly $1.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $1,252,632 for the State of Florida to help the City of Tallahassee defray the costs of restoring electrical service following Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of contractors, other utilities' workers, and city employees to repair damage to the city's electrical grid  more

FEMA Awards City of Tampa Nearly $4.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $4,485,900 for the State of Florida to help the City of Tampa defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of overtime worked by police, firefighters, and other city employees to prepare for the storm's arrival, assist with the evacuation of res  more

FEMA Awards Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection More Than $6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will receive a $6,016,902 grant to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the state for the costs of removing and disposing of submerged debris from waterways statewide. Contractors working for the state removed 13,82  more

FEMA Awards Florida Dept. of Transportation More Than $1.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $1,128,905 for the State of Florida to help defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma from Highway District 2 under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the Florida Department of Transportation for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Col  more

FEMA Awards Florida Division of Emergency Management More Than $16 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will receive a $16,047,024 grant to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the state for the costs of contracting to provide such services as base camps, temporary staffing, supplies, and other items needed for performing   more

FEMA Awards Lake County More Than $3.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $3,111,147 for the State of Florida to help Lake County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Lake County between Oct. 18 and Dec. 16, 2017 following the September 201  more

FEMA Awards Marion County Nearly $1.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $1,280,705 for the State of Florida to help Marion County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the cost of overtime worked by firefighters, road crews, and other city employees to prepare for the storm's arrival, set up and operate an emergency  more

FEMA Awards Nassau County More Than $2.4 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $2,444,226 for the State of Florida to help Nassau County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Nassau County between Oct. 18 and Dec. 3, 2017 following the September   more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Former Chief Financial Officer of 1 Global Capital Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ariana Fajardo Orshan, issued the following news release: A former Chief Financial Officer of 1 Global Capital, LLC has been charged in connection with a $330 million securities fraud scheme, related to a commercial payday loan business that operated from early 2014 through July 2018, that impacted more than 3,600 investors in 42 different states. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of  more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Former Executive Director of Non-Profit Charged With Embezzlement
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ariana Fajardo Orshan, issued the following news release: Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Teri Donaldson, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG), Nadine Gurley, Special Agent in Charge of the Southeast Caribbean Region, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General (HUD-OIG), and Scott McInerney,  more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Jacksonville Contractor Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Settle False Claims Act Liability
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, Maria Chapa Lopez, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Sunrise Systems of Brevard, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $500,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for government funds in violations of Small Business Administration regulations. The settlement relates to a Small Business Administration (SBA)   more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Members of 69ers Motorcycle Club Convicted of Murdering Chapter President of Rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, Maria Chapa Lopez, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that a federal jury today found Christopher Brian Cosimano, a/k/a "Durty," (31, Gibsonton) and Michael Dominick Mencher, a/k/a "Pumpkin," (52, Tarpon Springs) guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, and related firearms offenses. Cosimano and Mencher face a ma  more

Fla. U.S. Attorney: Two Colombian Nationals, One Belizean National Sentenced For Roles in International Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued the following news release: U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Rudolph Randolph Meighan (28, Belize), Jorge Ramon Newball-May (49, Colombia), and Calbot Reid-Dilbert (59, Colombia) each to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for their roles in an international maritime cocaine trafficking conspiracy. In May 2019, a federal jury found Randolph Meighan, Newball-May, and Reid-Di  more

Justice Department: Federal Court Shuts Down Palm Beach County, Florida Tax Return Preparers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, has issued an order permanently barring Jeffrey Cadet, Kersh Tax Service, LLC, and Kersha Lewis from preparing federal tax returns for others, or owning or operating a tax preparation business, the Justice Department announced today. The court also ordered the defendants to mail copies of the court order and complaint to all persons or entities for whom they pre  more

MacDill Air Force Base: 6th Communications Squadron Hosts Family Day
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force (6th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news: By Rito Smith The 6th Communications Squadron hosted an open house August 9, 2019 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida where they invited families to take a behind the scenes look at what it takes to keep communications on a base running. Senior Master Sgt. Felipe Perez, flight chief of plans and resources and MSgt Brandon McCall, section chief client systems, worked through coordi  more

Mote Marine Laboratory to Receive $508,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $508,000 cooperative agreement to the Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota, Florida, for the testing of coral disease treatments across multiple species in U.S. Virgin Islands parks. The agency description of the grant states: "This research is specifically designed to create methods to respond to coral disease at all NPS coral reef parks in the Southeast Region by using parks w  more

NASA Awards Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program Services
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corporation in Burlingame, California, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cost-plus fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract begins Oct. 1 with a one-year base period, followed by a two-year option and four one-year options that, if exercised, will extend to Sept. 30, 2026. The t  more

Navy Announces FY-20 General Military Training Requirements
PENSACOLA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: The Navy announced fiscal year (FY) 2020 General Military Training (GMT) requirements via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/19, released Aug. 13. The number of mandatory topics has been reduced to empower commanders with a greater ability to decide what training their personnel should receive. As part of Sailor 2025's initiatives, reducing administrative distractions continues to be a focus, as well as encouragi  more

Resilience Tactical Pause Set for Eglin Air Force Base
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Scott Cain FROM THE COMMANDER: On Sept. 3, the 96th Test Wing and many of our Team Eglin partners will participate in the Air Force's resilience tactical pause. We will take this day to listen, connect, share feedback, encourage seeking help, and engage with each other about one of the Air Force's most significant challenges: Suicide. The purpose of the resilience tactical pause is for Airmen to connect wit  more

SEC Charges Former CFO of Cash Advance Company With Defrauding Retail Investors
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 1 Global Capital LLC's former chief financial officer, Alan G. Heide, with defrauding retail investors. The now bankrupt Florida-based cash advance company allegedly fraudulently raised more than $322 million from 3,600 investors between 2014 and last year. The SEC previously charged 1 Global and former CEO Carl Ruderman with fraud and charged Hen  more

Securities and Exchange Commission V. Alan G. Heide
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 1 Global Capital LLC's former chief financial officer, Alan G. Heide, with defrauding retail investors. The now bankrupt Florida-based cash advance company allegedly fraudulently raised more than $322 million from 3,600 investors between 2014 and last year. The SEC previously charged 1 Global and former CEO Carl Ruderman with fraud and charg  more

U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing: Never Stop Looking - Retired Airman Celebrates His Father's Life, Legacy
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing issued the following news: By Zoe Thacker "I was 12 and sitting in the living room when there was a knock at the door. I answered it, and there was a lieutenant colonel, a man with a lot of stripes, I think a senior master sergeant, and a chaplain. And I knew right away something was wrong." Richard Kibbey, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and 45th Space Wing Antiterrorism Program Manager, grew up in a self-d  more

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Issues Opinion, Order Involving Union Telecom
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued the following opinion and order (Case No. 16-1409T): (Filed: August 16, 2019) UNION TELECOM, LLC, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant. 26 U.S.C. Sec. 4521; Federal Excise Tax; Tax Refund; Prepaid Telephone Cards; Telecommunications Carrier; Transferee; Telecommunications Carrier Affiliate; Alter Ego. Andrew P. Kawel, with whom was Edward A. Maldonado, Law Offices of Edward A. Maldonado PA, Coral Gables, Florida, for Plaintif  more

University of Central Florida to Receive $241,010 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $241,010 cooperative agreement to the University of Central Florida for the protection of historic sites at the Canaveral National Seashore by planting vegetation and creating artificial oyster reef along shoreline. The funding opportunity number is NPS-NOI-19-1125- (CFDA 15.946). For more information, contact Rose M. McClelland, 504/589-3882, rose_mcclelland@nps.gov.  more

Wildlife Foundation of Florida to Receive $228,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $228,000 cooperative agreement to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida for recovery actions for grasshopper sparrow. The funding opportunity number is F19AS00333 (CFDA 15.657). For more information, contact Kerri Heywood, 404/679-4066, kerri_heywood@fws.gov.  more