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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Ala. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Announces More Than $163 Million Available to Fight Addiction Crisis
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 31 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announced that more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities address America's addiction crisis. "The opioid addiction in our communities, both urban and rural, is profound," Town said. "In Alabama, there is a need to fund programming and diversionary courts to address the crisis of addiction  more

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Former Co-Owner, COO of Pharmacy Pleads Guilty in Prescription Drug Billing Scheme
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 28 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release on March 27: Today an additional defendant pled guilty in a long-running investigation into a prescription drug-billing scheme involving a Haleyville, Ala.-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr., U.S. Department of Hea  more

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Makes $850 Million Available to Help Public Safety Agencies Address COVID-19 Pandemic
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: * * * - $14,483,147 Million Available to Alabama * * * U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announced that the Department of Justice announced that it is making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legis  more

Ala. U.S. Attorneys and Alabama Attorney General Partner to Protect Alabamians
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Louis V. Franklin Sr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. for the Middle District of Alabama, United States Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama, United States Attorney Richard W. Moore for the Southern District of Alabama, and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, announce they are joining forces to uncover, investigate, prosecute, and dism  more

Department of Commerce Invests $1.95 Million to Make Critical Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Businesses in Phenix City
WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on March 30: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.95 million grant to the city of Phenix City, Alabama, to upgrade the city's only wastewater treatment plant to accommodate new and expanding businesses. The EDA grant, to be located near a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone,  more

FEMA: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alabama
WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Alabama to supplement the state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain pr  more

Interior Disburses $353 Million in GOMESA Revenues for Gulf State Coastal Conservation and Hurricane Protection Projects
WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release on March 30: * * * - $138 million increase in payments demonstrates energy agenda success * * * Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced that the Department disbursed almost $353 million in FY 2019 energy revenues to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS) - an increase of  more

National Park Service: Russell Cave Closure
BRIDGEPORT, Alabama, April 4 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Russell Cave National Monument issued the following news release: * * * - Russell Cave National Monument Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance * * * Russell Cave National Monument is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from the State of Alabama Health Department. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority.   more

Officer Training School Has Plan in Place to Minimize Coronavirus, Maximize Safety
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 31 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Officer Training School at Air University will execute an aggressive plan at the start of its next class March 31, 2020, to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff, incoming officer trainees and the community. Officer Training School is one of Air Education and Training Command's education programs identified as mission essential in maintainin  more

President Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The White House issued the following news release on March 30: Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonpro  more

The Air Force Culture and Language Center's LEADing Data System Available on Commercial and Military Networks
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, April 4 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: As thousands of service members and Department of Defense employees telework amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Culture and Language Center is making one its site more accessible across all networks. Known as LEADeR or the Language Enabled Airman Development Resource, LEADeR stores language scores, immersion, in-region training, and education records for the Forei  more

Three Ala. U.S. Attorneys and Alabama Attorney General Partner to Protect Alabamians
MOBILE, Alabama, April 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Richard W. Moore, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Richard W. Moore for the Southern District of Alabama, United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin for the Middle District of Alabama, United States Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama, and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall join forces to uncover, investigate, prosecute, and dismantle any frauds, price gouging, o  more

Va. U.S. Attorney: U.S. Announces Civil Settlement to Collect All Debts Owed by Justice Entities for Violations
ROANOKE, Virginia, April 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, Thomas T. Cullen, issued the following news release on April 1: United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) David G. Zatezalo, announced today a settlement between the United States and a group of 24 coal companies operating in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky to satisfy more than $5 million in unpaid pen  more