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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Amtrak and NCBYTRAIN Preparing for Busy Thanksgiving Travel Week
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) issued the following news release: * * * - Plan and avoid the rush * * * The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be underway and Amtrak and NC BY TRAIN are preparing to accommodate additional customers traveling on the Piedmont (https://www.amtrak.com/routes/carolinian-piedmont-train.html) and Carolinian (https://www.amtrak.com/routes/carolinian-piedmont-train.html). Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encour  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Nonfarm Employment Rises 9.4 Percent in Ocean City, New Jersey, Over the Year Ending September 2019
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 56 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in the remaining 333 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Ocean City, New Jersey (+9.4 percent), Ithaca, New York (+6.5 percent), and Wilmington, North Carolina (+6.4 percent). View chart at (https://www.bls.gov/opub/  more

From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of the Neuse River
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of the Neuse River. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina hosts their 244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in New Bern, North Carolina, Nov. 9, 2019. The birthday ball is a time-honored tradition, celebrating the history of the Marine Corps. Founded Nov. 10, 1775, in Tun Tavern, the Marine Corps continues to adapt to any adve  more

McCarthy Selects Seven as New Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news: The U.S. Army appointed seven new Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony Nov. 13 here in the Pentagon. The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the Army, selected the following to represent the following states or territory: Michael B. Brown, Oklahoma (South); Steven Castleton, New York (South); Dan Dederick, North Carolina (East); Landy Dunham, Florida (Central); Beresford F. Edwards, Virgi  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Attorney General Announces Launch of Project Guardian
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - A Nationwide Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Initiative Emphasizes Enforcing Gun Prohibitions Based on Domestic Violence Convictions and Mental Health Denials * * * Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms la  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Attorney General Announces Launch of Project Guardian - Nationwide Strategic Plan To Reduce Gun Violence
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - Initiative Emphasizes Enforcing Gun Prohibitions Based on Domestic Violence Convictions and Mental Health Denials * * * Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Attorney General Announces Launch of Project Guardian, Nationwide Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew G. T. Martin, issued the following news release: * * * - Initiative emphasizes enforcing gun prohibitions based on domestic violence convictions and mental health denials * * * Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guar  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Charlotte Private School Owner is Sentenced to Prison for Scheme Involving Student Visas
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: Evelyn P. Mack, the owner and principal of a Charlotte-area private school, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to harbor aliens, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. also ordered Mack, 65, of Charlotte, to serve one year under court   more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services is Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage and Abuse
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: An Orland Park, Illinois, resident was sentenced yesterday to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on one count of conspiracy to cause damage to internet-connected computers for his role in owning, administering and supporting illegal booter services that launched millions of illegal denial of service, or DDoS, attacks agains  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Wilmington Doctor and Medical Practice Settle Civil Fraud Claims for More Than $244,000
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- 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 today that Dr. Damien Brezinski and his practice group, Wilmington Health, agreed to pay more than $244,000 to settle civil claims under the False Claims Act for improper payments made under the Medicare and Tricare programs. According to documents filed with the Court, this investigatio  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Harris Power Reactor in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54378) involving the Harris power reactor in North Carolina: BOTH SOURCE RANGE INSTRUMENTS FOUND INOPERABLE "At November 9, 2019, at 0635 EST, it was discovered that both source range instrumentation channels were simultaneously inoperable; therefore, this condition is being reported as an eight-hour, non-emergency notification per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A). The neutron flux monitoring system w  more

Science Update: Positive Family Relationships in Adolescence May Reduce Depression Risk During Midlife, NIH-funded Study Suggests
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Nov. 13 -- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child's Health and Human Development issued the following science update: Adolescents who had a positive relationship with their families were less likely to have depressive symptoms not only in adolescence, but also in midlife, according to an analysis funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was conducted by  more

U.S. Department of Labor Finds North Carolina Restaurant Violated Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws
FUQUAY-VARINA, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), He's Group Inc. - operating as King Chinese Buffet in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - will pay $45,077 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees for violating the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD invest  more