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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Corps of Engineers: Rathbun Lake to Implement New Reservation Policy
CENTERVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Island View, Bridge View and Prairie Ridge Parks will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Corps of Engineers managed parks at Rathbun Lake. * Island View, Bridge View and Prairie Ridge: 100% of the sites at th  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney: $3.1 Million Judgment Entered Against Five Rural Home Health Providers in Iowa, South Dakota
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - United States Alleged That Providers Violated the False Claims Act * * * On October 16, 2019, a federal court in Cedar Rapids entered a consent judgment for a total of $3,133,282.95 against five home health providers located in Iowa and South Dakota. The providers - Sergeant Bluff Healthcare, LLC (Iowa); Red Oak Healthcare, LLC (Iowa); Logan Heal  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards Over $273.4 Million to Serve Crime Victims in American Indian, Alaska Native Communities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa in the Northern District of Iowa Awarded $380,608 in Funding * * * United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr., joined the Department of Justice today in announcing the award of over $273.4 million in grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth progr  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney: Northwest Iowa Otolaryngologist Agrees to Pay $1,000,000 to Resolve Medicaid False Claims Allegations
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Peter E. Deegan Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - Allegations Relate To As Many As 115 Procedures Performed on Iowa Medicaid Beneficiaries * * * Dr. Tracey Wellendorf, an otolaryngologist with a clinic in Carroll, Iowa, agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to as many as 115 procedures performed on Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries between October 13, 2014, and Nove  more

Ollinger Recognized for Years of Selfless Service by Rathbun Lake Leaders
CENTERVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: A concerned and hardworking volunteer at Rathbun Lake near Centerville, Iowa, received recognition for his years of service Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Krazy Connie's Landing during the Rathbun Lake Association's annual meeting. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders at Rathbun Lake presented the Recognition of Volunteer Service to Mr. Frank Ollinger for his years of dedicated service at Rathbun   more

Stakeholder Notification: USDA Conservation Reserve Program Payments Headed to Producers
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Iowa Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has started issuing 2019 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments to over 350,000 American farmers and ranchers to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. There were more than 250,000 acres of land enrolled in CRP this past year for certain water-quality practices, with ove  more

USAID Administrator Green Issues Remarks at World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following remarks by Administrator Mark Green at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium: "As Ken mentioned, I grew up just up the road in Wisconsin. I know that people from America's two coasts like to think of all of this, Wisconsin, Iowa as flyover country. But even they have to admit that every year around this time, the eyes of the world are upon us. "So the brief time that I have w  more

USAID Administrator Mark Green Announces New Feed The Future Partnerships and an Open Call for Co-Creation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release: Today in keynote remarks in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced three new Feed the Future partnerships with John Deere, Mastercard, and Cornell University to reduce global hunger and poverty. Speaking at the annual World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue symposium, the Administrator also announced a forthcoming call for co-creation  more