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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 20 items )  

DLA Distribution Commanding Officer's Labor Day Message
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Teammates, As we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend, I'd like to take the time to thank you all for what you do every day. In the United States, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school season for our children. The annual holiday was initiated as a celebration of the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, a  more

DLA Distribution Expeditionary on the Ground at Fort Bragg in Support of FEMA
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Dawn Bonsell The Defense Logistics Agency Expeditionary team arrived at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, over the weekend to help establish the Incident Staging Base for U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's preparation efforts for Hurricane Dorian- a Category 3 storm. DLA is closely aligned with U.S. Northern Command,  more

DLA Distribution Susquehanna's Leadership Program is Key to Personal Growth
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Diana Dawa Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania's leadership development program is focused on military officers, noncommissioned officers and civilian leaders alike, and it's informed by, and nested with, DLA Director, Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams' focus on people and culture. "We want to invest in our leaders by providing them with   more

DLA Troop Support Celebrates Two Civilian Retirees
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Nancy Benecki The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support said farewell to two civilian employees during a retirement ceremony August 29. Linda Gruber and Stanley Williams retired from the Construction and Equipment supply chain after 38 and 32 years of service respectively at DLA Troop Support. DLA Troop Support Deputy Commander Richard Ellis presided over the ceremo  more

DLA: Expanded Operations and Plans Capability Supports Dorian Relief Efforts of FEMA, Government Partners
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By John Dwyer III In March 2018, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support officially expanded its joint Operations and Plans Directorate, or J3/5, providing a more robust structure by adding increased customer support and coordination to whole of government partners, and dedicated planning teams to prepare for contingencies. And as Hurricane Dorian continues its course  more

EPA Completes Clean Up and Removes Strasburg Landfill Site From National Superfund List
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed the 302-acre Strasburg Landfill Superfund Site in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania from the National Priorities List (NPL). The site was once contaminated with hazardous chemicals due to past disposal practices. Since then, an extensive cleanup, continuous operations and maintenance, and regular sampling activities   more

Jamie Davidson Named Forest Supervisor for the Allegheny National Forest
WARREN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Allegheny National Forest - issued the following news release: The USDA Forest Service - Acting Eastern Regional Forester Bob Lueckel has selected Jamie Davidson to be the new Allegheny National Forest Supervisor. Davidson has been the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest Deputy Forest Supervisor for the past 2 years. She replaces Sherry Tune who retired in December 2018. "We are pleased to have Jam  more

McConville: National Guard Paving Way in Talent Management
DENVER, Colorado, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Army News Service issued the following news: By Sean Kimmons In his first trip as the Army's chief of staff, Gen. James McConville touted the work of National Guard Soldiers, adding the Army plans to take advantage of the skillsets many citizen Soldiers possess. Earlier this year, Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers first implemented the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army that will consolidate three separate systems currently run by each Army c  more

PA 16097 - SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Pennsylvania Affected by Flash Flooding in Berks County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release: Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by flash flooding on July 11-12, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. Acting Administrator Pilkerton made the loans available in response to a letter from Pennsylvania's Gov. Tom Wolf on Aug. 28, requesting a dis  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney McSwain Announces Arrest of Former Catholic Priest on False Statement Charges
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Robert Brennan, 81, of Perryville, MD, was arrested and charged by Indictment with four counts of making materially false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the United States government. The Indictment alleges that on or about April 25, 2019, Brenn  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Connoquenessing Woman Pleads Guilty in $61K Social Security Fraud Scheme
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A resident of Butler County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Pattie Lou Smith, 56, of Connoquenessing, pleaded guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that wh  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Agrees to Pay $15.4M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt ARD LLC (formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD, Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Questcor")), has agreed to pay $15.4 million to resolve claims that Questcor paid illegal kickbacks to doctors from 2009 through 2013 in the form of  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Former Lackawanna County Prison Contract Employee Guilty of Providing Drugs to Inmates
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Brenda Cruise, age 48, of Dunmore, pleaded guilty on September 3, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, to conspiracy to provide contraband to inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Cruise ad  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Nursing Assistant Receives Jail Sentence for Stealing From Wheelchair-Bound Veteran
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jacoya Brazzle, 31, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to eight months' incarceration, five years supervised release and full restitution by United States Timothy J. Savage for stealing money from a veteran patient in her care. The defendant was a nursing assistant at the VA Me  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Pike County Physician Indicted For Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances Resulting in Death
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Martin Evers, age 61, a Pike County, Pennsylvania, physician, was indicted on August 28, 2019, by a federal grand jury for unlawfully distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose resulting in death. According to United States Attorney   more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Second Haverford College Student Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Access President Trump's Tax Information
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Andrew Harris, 23, of Philadelphia, entered a plea of guilty before United States Judge Cynthia M. Rufe on the charges related to violations of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1030 for using a school computer and someone else's username without that person's permission in an attempt to illegally obtain P  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Stock Promoter Who Caused Tens of Millions in Losses Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud Charges
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Dino Paolucci, 41, of Mississauga, Ontario, entered a plea of guilty to four counts of securities fraud before United States District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno. The charges resulted from the defendant's participation in a scheme to manipulate the price and trading volume of the stocks of  more

Raystown Lake Extends Advance Camping Reservations to Include Spring and Fall Seasons
RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake will begin to offer advance campsite reservations at Seven Points for spring and fall starting with the spring 2020 camping season. The maximum booking window of six months prior to arrival still applies, which means reservations for spring 2020 can begin as early as Nov. 3, 2019, for the April 3, 2020, opening spring season date. In the   more

Steamtown National Historic Site NER Hartzog Award Recipients
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The 2019 National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Region's George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service were recently announced, with Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) volunteer Walter Elvidge receiving the award in the Enduring Service category, while the site's Education Team volunteers received Honorable Mention in the Group category. The NP  more

TSA to Assist Travelers With Autism, Their Families With Practice Run at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will participate in a "Wings for All" event at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) this month to help travelers with autism and their families become familiar with passenger procedures at the security checkpoint prior to their taking an actual flight. Participants are also encour  more