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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Carrying the Names: Army Reserve Officer Runs to Honor Father's Vietnam Generation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: Surrounded by thousands of racers, Lt. Col. Frederick Moss stood out at the Army Ten Miler. "I always get the question, 'Why is this dummy running with this binder? He must be some staff guy that is all about his work.' You know?" Moss joked, while discussing the annual race. Indeed, Moss is a staff officer. He works for senior leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ye  more

DLA: Employees Share Knowledge Learned During Rotation With Their Co-Workers
RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Have you ever wanted to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? Well, John Horton and Justin Wills just did - for six months. Horton, a sustainment specialist with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation - Cherry Point, North Carolina, and Wills, a logistics management specialist/analyst at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, completed an intense job rotation program and   more

FEMA Issues Public Notice for 26 North Carolina Counties
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: A public notice has been posted to the FEMA and North Carolina Department of Public Safety websites describing available FEMA assistance and proposed FEMA-funded actions, including activities that may affect historic properties, threatened and endangered species, critical habitat, or wetlands and floodplains in North Carolina. FEMA is required by law to prov  more

FEMA: Hurricane Dorian Proof of Loss Deadline Approaches for Policyholders
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in North Carolina who had Hurricane Dorian damage have 60 days from their date of loss to file a Proof of Loss. FEMA remains committed to ensure policyholders receive every dollar their NFIP policy entitles them. "Policyholders should do everything they can to submit any remaining requests for payme  more

FEMA: Twelve Counties Added to Hurricane Dorian Disaster Declaration
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Twelve more North Carolina counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts. FEMA Public Assistance funding is now available to local governments, state agencies and certain private nonprofits in the following counties if they were affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning   more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Another Tech Support Fraudster Sentenced to Prison
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois, Oct. 16 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois issued the following news release: An American citizen who spent over a year running the day-to-day operations of a fraudulent tech support call center in Costa Rica is heading to prison. Michael Cary Lawing, 34, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, has been sentenced to serve 18 months behind bars for his role as the CEO of ABC Repair Tech (ABC) from 2015 to 2016. Lawing pleaded guilty in Oct  more

Marine Corps: Energy Action Month
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: Energy conservation is more than just switching the light off when you leave a room. No matter the clime or place, energy conservation is the responsibility of all. For Energy Action Month, the energy team at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point is focusing on the three pillars of energy security implemented by the Department of the Navy: Resiliency, Reliability and Effici  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Asheville Man is Indicted for $13.5 Million Ponzi Scheme
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - The Defendant Allegedly Defrauded More Than 23 Victims, Including Some at, or Near, Retirement Age * * * A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte has returned a criminal indictment against Hal H. Brown Jr., 69, of Asheville, N.C., charging him with securities fraud, wire fraud and transactional money laundering, for orchestrating a   more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Medicaid Biller Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
NEW BERN, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that today in federal court, PAMELA GRACE FAULKNER, 58, of Greensboro, North Carolina, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Fraud. According to the Criminal Information to which FAULKNER pled guilty, FAULKNER conspired with Renee Christine Borund  more

National Park Service Awards $4.3 Million to Protect More Than 782 Acres of Battlefield Land Across Seven States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service today announced $4,313,407.02 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 782.86 acres of significant battlefields in Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia threatened with damage or destruction by suburban development. "Through public-private partnerships, local c  more

New Parachute System Tested at Ft. Bragg for Faster Low Altitude Airdrops
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers tested a parachute system that delivers military equipment and mass supply loads at lower altitudes during tactical airdrop operations. Soldiers from 151st Quartermaster Company, 11th Quartermaster Company and 82nd Financial Management Support Unit, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division worked with the new Advanced Low Velocity Airdrop System-Du  more

NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Matthew Thomas as the new resident inspector at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Port Gibson, Miss. Thomas joined the agency in 2014 in the Office of New Reactors at NRC headquarters in Rockville, Md. He transferred to the NRC's Region II office in Atlanta, Ga., in 2018, where he served as an acting resident inspector at several nuclear plants. He ho  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Dresser-Rand
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54102) involving Dresser-Rand, Rocky Mount, North Carolina: EN Revision Imported Date : 10/14/2019 EN Revision Text: PART 21 INTERIM NOTIFICATION - FAILURE OF A SIGNAL CONVERTER SUPPLIED TO COOPER NUCLEAR PLANT The following is a summary of the information received from Engine Systems, Inc. via facsimile: ESI was notified on April 6, 2019 that a signal converter (also called a signal conditi  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54319) involving Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas, Wilmington, North Carolina: CONCURRENT NOTIFICATION DUE TO PLANNED MAINTENANCE ON FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM "At 1300 (EDT) on October 9th, 2019, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per State code requirements that the electric fire pump supporting the Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) was being taken offline for maintenance. A  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Harris Power Reactor in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54333) involving the Harris power reactor in North Carolina: OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO THE TRANSPORT OF A POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED PERSON OFFSITE "On October 16, 2019, at 0829 [EDT], an individual was transported for treatment to an offsite facility to address a personal medical issue. Due to the nature of the medical condition, only a partial survey could be completed prior to transport. Fo  more

Va. U.S. Attorney: Jury Convicts Businessman of $1.4 Million Fraud Conspiracy
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, G. Zachary Terwilliger, issued the following news release: A federal jury convicted a North Carolina man late yesterday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud for his role in orchestrating a scheme that caused over $1.4 million in losses to multiple victims. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Anthony Eric Mitchell, 52, of Charlotte, was one of the two managing  more