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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 13 items )  

$10 Million Funding Available for Sport Fish Restoration in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the restoration of sport fish populations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The Sport  more

$10 Million Funding Available for Wildlife Restoration, Basic Hunter Education in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for wildlife restoration and basic hunter education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

$16.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Michigan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for Head Start services in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, Michigan. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $16,462,745. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent  more

$30 Million Funding Available for Hunter Education, Safety in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for hunter education and safety in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $30 million. The agency said the grant was associated with a) education and b) natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

Conn. U.S. Attorney: Prison Consultant Pleads Guilty to Role in Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Bureau of Prisons
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Oct. 10 -- 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, announced that SAMUEL COPENHAVER, 48, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to conspiracy and wire fraud offenses for his role in defrauding the Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP"). The scheme involved coaching prospective an  more

DLA Disposition Services Contracting Officer Receives Commission
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Oct. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: In early 2019, Jacob Curtiss, a contracting officer who began his career with Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services last October, started his pursuit of the Navy Reserve Direct Commission Officer program for a chance to commission as a Supply Corps Officer. With a 13% selection rate, Curtiss was officially informed in July that he was one of only 23 candidates chosen   more

FHLBank Indianapolis Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis ("Bank") today announced the results of the district-wide election of two independent directors to its Board of Directors ("Board"). The following individuals were elected to the Board and will each serve four-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. * Robert D. Long, retired Certified Publ  more

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Issues Order on Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the following order (MDL No. 2918): In Re: Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation Transfer Order Before the Panel: Plaintiff in one action in the Eastern District of Michigan moves under 28 U.S.C. Section 1407 to centralize this litigation in that district or, alternatively, the Southern District of New York. This litigation currently consists of four actions pending in two districts, as listed on   more

Justice Department: Michigan Attorney Indicted for Tax Fraud
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Allegedly Used His Attorney Trust Account to Conceal Income * * * A grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, returned an indictment yesterday charging Carl L. Collins III, a Michigan attorney, with tax evasion, filing two false tax returns and seven counts of willfully failing to file individual and corporate tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the J  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Traverse City Practice Pays Over $600,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Anesthesia Billing
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Andrew Byerly Birge, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Traverse Anesthesia Associates, P.C. ("TAA"), and six of its anesthesiologists, agreed to pay the United States $607,966 to resolve allegations, under the federal False Claims Act, that they falsely submitted certain anesthesia claims to Medicare. TAA is a medical professional corporation that provides   more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan October Crop Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Highly variable crops have Michigan farmers bracing for a potentially rough harvest, according to Marlo Johnson, Director, USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The October Crop Production Report is based on conditions as of October 1, 2019. Some highlights of the report follow: * Michigan corn production is fo  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory-Developed Tool Used in Carbon Storage Study for Northern Michigan Basin
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: A team of researchers from government, academia and industry used NETL's advanced carbon storage estimation tool called CO2-SCREEN to assess the feasibility of a commercial-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) storage complex in the Northern Michigan Basin (NMB) that could safely and cost-effectively store carbon emissions from industrial operations in the region. Use of th  more

President Trump Issues Remarks at Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- President Trump issued the following remarks at the signing of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement: THE PRESIDENT: As you know, in addition to what we're talking about today, they're building -- Japan -- many car plants in the United States, which they weren't doing for a long time. And they're building in Michigan, Ohio, lots of different states. And we just appreciate it very much. Been a tremendous investment. But we're here to talk ab  more