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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: Recognizing Historic Preservation Volunteers on International Volunteer Day
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation issued the following news: Today is International Volunteer Day, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation applauds all those who give their time to preserve our nation's treasures. DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) of Michigan has utilized volunteers since 1998 to restore and operate a lighthouse located offshore at DeTour Reef at the northwestern head of Lake Huron. DRLPS was designated a Preserve Americ  more

Conn. U.S. Attorney: Michigan-Based Prison Consultant Admits Role in Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Bureau of Prisons
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John H. Durham, issued the following news release: John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TONY TUAN PHAM, also known as "Anh Nguyen," 50, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to conspiracy and wire fraud offenses for his role in defrauding the Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP"). The scheme involved  more

DSW Shoe Warehouse to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Nationwide Shoe Retailer Unfairly Disciplined and Terminated a Black Assistant Manager, Federal Agency Charged * * * DSW Shoe Warehouse Inc., a nationwide shoe retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, will pay $40,000 and furnish equitable relief throughout the stores in its Midwest Great Lakes Region (including Michigan and Ohio) to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit filed b  more

Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. Pays $93,000 to Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Suit
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 5 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Egg Producer Harassed, Retaliated Against, and Constructively Discharged a Disabled Employee, Federal Agency Charged * * * A Saranac, Michigan egg producer will pay $93,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that Herbruck Poultry Ranch  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Former UAW Vice President Pleads Guilty to Taking $250,000 in Bribes and Kickbacks
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Joseph Ashton, former Vice President of the UAW's General Motors Department, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with other UAW officials to engage in honest services fraud by taking $250,000 in bribes and kickbacks from a UAW vendor and to conspiring to launder the proceeds of the scheme announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider. Joining in the announcement  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Meeting of Faith Leaders
KALAMAZOO, Michigan, Dec. 4 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at a meeting of faith leaders at the Valley Family Church: THE VICE PRESIDENT: It is wonderful to be back in Michigan. It's great to be with all of you. Thank you all for coming out today. And before I go one step further, would you all just join me in thanking Jeff and Beth Jones for this incredible hospitality -- (applause) -- opening up. And I did apologize, when I arrived, to Jeff for b  more