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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Acting Assistant Commerce Secretary Rinaldo Issues Remarks at Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education Summit
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued the following remarks on Nov. 15 by Diane Rinaldo, acting assistant secretary of Commerce for communications and information, at the Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education Summit: "It's an honor to be here, and welcome you to the 2019 CASE Summit. We are proud to be partnering with Johnson C. Smith University, and the White House Initiative on Historical  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Business Employment Dynamics in North Carolina for 1st Quarter 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Southeast Regional Information Office issued the following news release: From December 2018 to March 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in North Carolina totaled 237,488, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments numbered 188,107, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted  more

Contracting Teams Focused on Readiness, Lethality
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news: Contracting teams across Fort Bragg, North Carolina, gathered recently to focus on unit readiness and lethality by completing critical training on individual warrior task skills at Fort Bragg. 900th Contracting Battalion Soldiers took full advantage of a low operations tempo during first quarter to prioritize unit readiness and conduct its annual warrior week training, or WWT. To maximize  more

DLA: Employee Spotlight - Matthew Kidd
RICHMOND, Virginia, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139. Name: Matthew Kid  more

FDIC Board Member Gruenberg Issues Statement on Bank Merger Act Application
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following statement by Board Member Martin J. Gruenberg on the Bank Merger Act application: "Today the FDIC Board of Directors is considering an application for the merger of two large insured depository institutions, SunTrust and BB&T, under section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, commonly referred to as the Bank Merger Act./1 This is by far the largest bank merger ever to be considered b  more

Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by BB&T Corporation to Merge With SunTrust Banks
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday met and approved the application by BB&T Corporation of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to merge with SunTrust Banks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. The Board evaluated the application under the factors it is required to consider under the Bank Holding Company Act, including the financial and managerial resources of the companies, the convenience and needs of the communities to be serve  more

FTC Submits Comment in Favor of Amendments to North Carolina's Administrative Code That Would Promote Expanded Access to Preventive Dental Services
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/advocacy_documents/ftc-staff-comment-north-caroline-state-board-dental-examiners-regarding-proposed-rule-changes-21-nc/v200003ncdentalhygienistsadvocacyfiling.pdf) to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners expressing support for proposed changes to the North Carolina Administrative Code that coul  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney's Office Partners With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to Host Youth Summit for High School Students
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - Students Take Charge at Youth Summit to Promote Positive Climate in Schools * * * The United States Attorney's Office partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to host a youth engagement summit for high school students, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The one-day summit was co-spo  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Charlotte-Based Fraudulent Debt Collection Company Owners to Prison for Collecting More Than $5.7 Million From Victims
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: * * * - The Pair Were Convicted at Trial Earlier this Year * * * Laurence A. Sessum, 46, of Matthews, N.C., and Jacqueline Dianne Okomba, 51, of Salisbury, N.C., were sentenced to 135 months and 72 months in prison, respectively, for defrauding victims throughout the United States of at least $5.7 million through their fraudulent Charlotte-b  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Announces Probationary Re-Admission of Robeson County Sheriff's Office Into Equitable Sharing Program
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- 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. and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) announce the probationary re-admission of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) into the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury's Equitable Sharing Programs (Program). This proba  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Market Logistics Executives, Employees Sentenced for Their Roles in Scheme to Defraud BB&T Bank
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- 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 that yesterday in federal court, MICHAEL G. CALE, 60, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, MICHAEL J. LANDRY, 56, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, MICHAEL R. BRIGEVICH, 60, of Traveler's Rest, South Carolina, and EDWIN PENA, 61, of Fort Pierce, Florida, were sentenced for their involvement in  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: New Charges Filed Against Wake Forest Investment Adviser Including Securities Fraud, Money Laundering, Wire Fraud
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- 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 that a federal grand jury has returned an Indictment charging ANTHONY WAYNE MARCH, 48, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, with one count of Securities Fraud; three counts of Wire Fraud; one count of Bankruptcy Fraud; one count of Obstruction of Bankruptcy Case; three counts of False Oaths; a  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Announces Funding to Control Feral Swine in North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service North Carolina office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is awarding $600,000 to fund a pilot project to control feral swine in North Carolina and awarded pilot projects in nine other states across the country. These projects are part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) - a joint effort between U  more

North Carolina Governor Visits Fleet Readiness Center East
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 15 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: During his first official visit to Fleet Readiness Center East, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper focused his attention on FRCE's future capabilities and workforce development. The governor met with FRCE leadership Nov. 12 to discuss the depot's role in the evolution of Navy and Marine Corps aviation. While aboard the facility, he toured the depot to get a firsth  more

Raleigh Public Utilities Department Recognized by EPA for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water and 25 drinking water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs. These exemplary projects showcase water quality improvements and public health protections that can be achieved when the feder  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $14.9 Million to Two Airports in North Carolina
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 $14.9 million in airport infrastructure grants to two airports in the state of North Carolina. 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 s  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $485 Million to 108 Airports in 48 States
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 in Asheville, North Carolina that the Department of Transportation will award $485 million in airport infrastructure grants to 108 airports in 48 states and the U.S. Territories of Guam and Virgin Islands. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $10.8 billion to more than  more