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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Conn. U.S. Attorney: North Carolina Man Charged With Defrauding Employer's Charity Matching Gift Program
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John H. Durham, issued the following news release: John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that STEVEN KENT STRANGE, 49, of Bailey, North Carolina, was arrested yesterday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with defrauding his employer's charit  more

East Carolina University to Receive $25,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $25,000 cooperative agreement to the East Carolina University of Greenville, North Carolina, for King Rail population assessment and testing of infrared cameras ability to determine early brood rearing activity and success at the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. The agency description of the grant states: " A new technique using minimally-invasive infrared tr  more

EEOC Sues Sactacular Holdings, LLC D/b/a Adam & Eve for Sex Discrimination
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 12 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Company Did Not Hire Men for Sales Positions, Federal Agency Charges * * * Sactacular Holdings, LLC d/b/a Adam & Eve, a North Carolina limited liability company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., violated federal law when it refused to hire Christopher Kilby and other similarly situated male applicants based on their sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E  more

EPA Awards North Carolina State University $900,000 in Funding to Research Potential Environmental Impacts of PFAS Substances in Waste Streams
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 19 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced North Carolina State University as one of eight organizations to receive a share of $6 million in funding to expand the understanding of the environmental risks posed by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in waste streams and identify practical approaches to manage the potential impacts as PFAS enters the environment. "The  more

Full Circle: 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Returns to Where His Journey Began
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: "Wow," exclaims retired Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinley as he stares at an empty lot filled with dirt, where the old Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Medical Clinic once stood. "A lot of things have changed, some have stayed the same" he added. "However, for some reason it still feels like home." More than 40 years ago, then Airman Basic M  more

Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation to Receive $73,141 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $73,141 cooperative agreement to the Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation for the assessment of endangered Roanoke Logperch in Tinker Creek, Virginia. The agency description of the grant states: "The endangered Roanoke Logperch (RLP) is found in portions of the Roanoke River, Pigg, Smith, Chowan, and Nottoway River basins in Virginia and in the  more

Keep the Light Burning: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Honors Prisoners of War/Missing in Action
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: Heritage Park is a reminder of the 4th Fighter Wing legacy. Each aircraft from the F-4 Phantom II to the F-86 Sabre, respectively, points to the center of the park to pay homage to past, present and future operators. However, a landmark just as special, occupies space at the center of the park. Surrounded by the 4 FW legacy wall, which annotates every conflict the wing   more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Leader of Interstate Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering Conspiracy is Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Pierre Buissereth, 37, of Indian Land, South Carolina, to 14 years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for his leadership role in a cross-country drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western Distric  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: New York Man Is Sentenced For Investment Scheme That Defrauded Retired Victims of More Than $440,000
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - The Defendant Executed the Scheme while He Was Being Prosecuted for a Similar Scam in another State * * * U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Rudolph Carryl, 68, formerly of Oyster Bay, N.Y., was sentenced today to 74 months in prison and two years of supervised release for executing an investment scheme that defrauded   more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Raleigh Investment Advisor Sentenced 40 Years for Orchestrating Ponzi Scheme, Obstructing SEC, Committing Aggravated Identity Theft
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 16 -- 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 the United States District Court in Raleigh, Judge James C. Dever III sentenced STEPHEN CONDON PETERS, 45, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to serve a total term of 40 years in federal prison on charges of Investment Advisor Fraud, Fraud in the Sale of Unregistered Securities, W  more

National Science Foundation Names Third Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research Wireless Research Platform in North Carolina's Research Triangle
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following news release: The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of a new PAWR platform based in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina -- named Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wir  more

North Carolina Receives $3,682,900 Million Grant to Support Efforts to Improve and Protect Water Quality
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $3,682,900 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to support management of nonpoint sources of water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in priority watersheds across the state. "This grant provides another example of the effective partnership bet  more

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Reflects on Successes as Air Force Turns 72
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: It's the time of year where Team Seymour celebrates a special day that connects all those who have or currently call themselves Airmen. On September 18, 2019, the Air Force turns 72. On this date in 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act into law, establishing it as an independent service under the Department of Defense. As the youngest military s  more

Summer Ecosystem Monitoring Cruise Concludes Off the Northeastern U.S.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Sept. 12 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following story: * * * - Data collected during this cruise help researchers understand and predict changes in the Northeast ecosystem and its fisheries * * * Thanks to a combination of favorable weather and a well-run vessel, the 2019 Northeast summer ecosystem monitoring (EcoMon) survey aboard NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter sampled at 136 stations. Fewer days were available for the cruise than orig  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Environmental Review Involving Norfolk Southern Railway
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following environmental review (Docket No. AB 290) entitled "Norfolk Southern Railway Company Abandonment Exemption in the City of Greensboro, N.C.": In this proceeding, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed a notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. Part 1152, Subpart F to abandon approximately 3.1 miles of rail line extending from milepost CF-65.6 to milepost CF-68.7 in the City of Greens  more

TVA Boone Dam Project Earns Nation's Top Award for Geology in Engineering
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 18 -- The Tennessee Valley Authority issued the following news release: The Tennessee Valley Authority's Boone Dam project has been selected as the nation's most outstanding geological engineering project by the nation's premier professional association for scientists practicing in the fields of environmental and engineering geology. TVA's Boone Dam Internal Erosion Remediation Project was named the 2019 Outstanding Environmental and Engineering Geologic Projec  more