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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Advanced Arresting Gear Achieves Significant Milestone
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: The Navy's newest aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), successfully completed the system's most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system's ability to remove  more

Air Mobility Command Civic Leaders Visit Joint Base MDL
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Air Mobility Command civic leaders visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to meet Airmen and experience the mission set Nov. 5-7. This tour was the second stop of a three-part series to emerge the civic leaders into a mobility Airman's world. The group started in March at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they witnessed nearly 800 civilians become Airme  more

Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs Shares Innovation in New Position
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Brig. Gen. Richard W. Gibbs, Air Mobility Command Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection director, visited multiple units at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. After joining the AMC team in the summer of 2019, Gibbs set out to learn the roots of how the programs he oversees support accomplishing the Rapid Global Mobility mission. Th  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Expenditures for New York Metropolitan Area: 2017-18
NEW YORK, Nov. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - New York-New Jersey Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Households in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, metropolitan area spent an average of $70,875 per year in 2017-18, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that this figure was significantly higher than the $60,580 average expenditure level for households in the United S  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index for New York-Newark-Jersey City for October 2019
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - New York-New Jersey Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices unchanged over the month and up 1.5 percent over the year * * * Prices in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were flat in October, for the third time in the past four months, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Reg  more

Goodwill Industries to Pay $65,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Nonprofit Refused to Provide Accommodations for Janitor with Cognitive Disability, Federal Agency Charged * * * Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., which provides job opportunities to people with disabilities, will pay $65,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Former Paraguayan Congresswoman, Two Others Charged in International Money Laundering Conspiracy
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A former member of Paraguay's Congress, her husband and another senior member of a Paraguayan money exchange business are charged by complaint for their participation in an international money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Cynthia Elizabeth Tarrago Diaz, 40; Raimundo Va, 44; and Rodrigo Alvarenga Paredes, 33, are charged i  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Newark Parking Authority Employee Charged With Narcotics Offenses and Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: B A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged today with selling heroin and crack cocaine and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Aughkay L. Green, a/k/a "K-Boogie," 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribu  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Real Estate Developer, Property Manager Charged in Ponzi Scheme to Defraud Investors Out of Millions of Dollars
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A property developer and manager has been arrested on charges stemming from a scheme to defraud real estate investors, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Herbert Whalen a/k/a "Bert Whalen," 45, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 20, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of wire f  more

New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin Products on Sale Nov. 21
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following news release: The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated American Innovation(TM) $1 Coins honoring New Jersey on November 21 at noon EST. The coins are from the Mint's Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options are as follows: View table at https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-releases/new-jersey-american-innovation-1-coin-products-on-sale-nov  more

TSA Precheck Benefits Offered at Trenton and Atlantic City Airports With 'Blended Lanes'
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now offering the use of "blended lanes" at Trenton-Mercer Airport and Atlantic City International Airport. Blended lanes provides TSA Precheck(R) (https://www.tsa.gov/precheck) screening to confirmed TSA Precheck(R) individuals and their accessible property at smaller airports that do not have a d  more

U.S. Atorney's Office Reaches ADA Settlement With Owner of Historic Paramount Theater to Ensure Physical Access for People With Disabilities
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: The U.S. Attorney's Office has reached an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlement with Madison Asbury Convention Hall LLC, the owner of the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to ensure physical accessibility for people with disabilities, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. "This agreement begins a new era for the historic Paramou  more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Judge Ordering New Jersey Farm to Pay $556,745 in Back Wages and Penalties
SWEDESBORO, New Jersey, Nov. 21 -- 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), a U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered Sun Valley Orchards, LLC - a farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey - to pay $344,945 in back wages and $211,800 in civil money penalties. Sun Valley Orchards, LLC will pay the back wages to 147 farmworkers, including 96 tempo  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5.5 Million to Two Airports in New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Department of Transportation will award $5.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to two airports in the state of New Jersey. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $10.8 billion in more than two thousand American airports across the United States for safety  more