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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Antitrust Division: Second Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Price Fixing, Resolves Related False Claims Act Violations
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - Rising Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay Over $3 Million in Criminal Penalty, Restitution, and Civil Damages * * * Rising Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Rising), a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey, was charged for conspiring to fix prices and allocate customers for a generic hypertension drug, the Department of Justice announced today. According to a one-count f  more

DLA Director Reviews DLA Distribution Dynamic Operating Plan With Eye on Modernization Efforts Designed to Drive the Agency Into the 21st Century
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams, Defense Logistics Agency director, spent the day at DLA Distribution in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Nov. 20 with a key focus on reviewing the agency's dynamic operating plan. Williams was joined by DLA J3 Director, Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan Day, DLA Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Command Master Chief Shaun Brahmsteadt and members of his sta  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Advances Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Research in 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL's world-class work in materials engineering and manufacturing designs, develops and deploys advanced materials for use in energy applications and extreme service environments. In 2019, a number of significant developments yielded promising results that support NETL's mission of creating technologies that secure and enhance the nation's energy foundation for f  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54413) involving Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection, Morgantown, West Virginia: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOSS OF A NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE The following report was received from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection via email: "On November 26, 2019 a lawyer representing the licensee reported the event via telephone. The licensee is Larson Design Group, USNRC Radioactive Materi  more

Pa. U.S. Attorney Brady Announces the Appointment of District's Law Enforcement Coordinator
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today the appointment of Mike Warfield, previously of the Pennsylvania State Police, as the new Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Western District of Pennsylvania. "Mike brings extensive law enforcement knowledge and experience to this critical position," said U.S. Attorney Brady. "His work with the   more

Pa. U.S. Attorney: Second NJ-Based Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Price Fixing, Resolves Related False Claims Act Violations
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: * * * - Rising Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay Over $3 Million in Criminal Penalty, Restitution, and Civil Damages Related to Hypertension Drug * * * United States Attorney William M. McSwain and the Department of Justice announced that Rising Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Rising), a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey, was crim  more

Producers in Pennsylvania Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Pennsylvania Field Office issued the following news release: USDA today reminded producers in Pennsylvania that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. "Farmers have had a tough year due to unfair trade retaliation and natural  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Railcar Service Company After Investigation of Employee Fatality at Pennsylvania Worksite
PITTSTON, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dana Railcare - based in Wilmington, Delaware - for confined space hazards after an employee fatality in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The railcar service provider faces $551,226 in proposed penalties. An employee asphyxiated in May 2019, while servicing a rail ca  more

White House: Eight Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The White House issued the following news release: NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice William H. Pauley III, retired. William Scott Hardy, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, vice Nora Barry Fischer, retired. John F. Heil III, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Wes  more