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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Army Closer to Delivering New Infantry Squad Vehicle
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Army News Service issued the following news: By Thomas Brading The Army is one step closer to fielding a new infantry squad vehicle after naming three industry leaders to develop prototypes, Aug. 23, 2019. The $1 million mock-up contract makes strides toward the Army's goal of producing new ISVs in 2020. "The modernized vehicles will provide enhanced tactical mobility for an infantry brigade combat team to move quickly around the battlefield," said Stev  more

Corps of Engineers: Great Lakes to Continue High Water Level Trend Into the Fall
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that based on preliminary August data, Lake Superior tied its record high for the month while Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie established new record high monthly mean water levels in August. Water levels on Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake Ontario were slightly below record highs, but still very high compared to average. The Detroit District m  more

Corps of Engineers: Visitor Center Hours to Change After Labor Day
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the fall hours for the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is located in the historic Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It offers world class viewing of shipping vessels entering and leaving the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The Corps of Engineers team at the vis  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Marine Accounted For From World War II (Likens, K.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens, 20, of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 31, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 1, 2019.) In November 1943, Likens was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division,  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Former Albion Pharmacists Sentenced to Prison For Federal Drug Trafficking, Healthcare Fraud Charges
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Andrew Byerly Birge, issued the following news release: * * * - John Shedd and Terry Tooley Filled Controlled Substance Prescriptions They Knew Were Written For No Legitimate Medical Purpose and Fraudulently Billed Health Insurers * * * U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that John Shedd, 71, of Albion, Michigan, and Terry Tooley, 64, of Spring Arbor, Michigan, were each sentenced to 15 months i  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Former Senior UAW Official Pleads Guilty to Taking Over $1.5 Million in Bribes and Kickbacks
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Michael Grimes, a former high-level official in the UAW's General Motors Department, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with other UAW officials to engage in honest services fraud by taking over $1.5 million in bribes and kickbacks from UAW vendors and contractors and to conspiring to launder the proceeds of the scheme announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schnei  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan July Agricultural Prices
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Prices received by Michigan farmers for the full month of July 2019 are listed in the table below. Some Michigan highlights were: July corn, at $4.49 per bushel, increased $0.19 from June and increased $0.78 from last year; July soybeans, at $8.48 per bushel, increased $0.07 from last month but decreased $1.08 fr  more

Secretary DeVos Levies Largest-Ever Clery Fine Against Michigan State University, Requires Major Corrective Action Following Systemic Failure to Address Sexual Abuse
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will fine Michigan State University (MSU) a record $4.5 million and require the University to make major changes to its Title IX procedures following its systemic failure to protect students from sexual abuse. The fine and required corrective action come after two separate investigations, one by the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) and the other by t  more