Federal Grants. Legal news and articles for August 31 - 31, 2011

News in Brief: Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2Parmalat Judge Reaffirms Dismissal of Lawsuits Against Grant ThorntonStudy Finds Extensive Waste in War ContractingDisaster Relief Funding: Parties Spar Over FEMA AppropriationsHow to Get Federal Disaster AssistanceGrants to Boost Rail SafetyPentagon criticized for lax contractor oversightFederal grant gives troubled Woodlawn a 'second chance'US Panel: Up To $60 Billion Wasted In Afghanistan, IraqGrant bail to 2G accused and restore natural justiceFounders of Dayton: Henry William, Micajah, and Jessie P. MunsonFugitive Orlando business owner surrendersJudge grants Massey request to be released from jailRWC nursing program receives federal grantsLansing Community College aid payment change targets fraud

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Deceptive Government Grant Scheme Shut Down
Kansas City infoZineAugust 28, 2011

The complaint alleged that the defendants' false and deceptive claims that consumers are guaranteed or highly likely to receive grants violated federal law, state consumer protection laws, and the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule. ...more »

Federal funding will provide boost for job training in Bridgeport
Bridgeport NewsAugust 26, 2011

“This EPA Brownfield Job Training grant will help Bridgeport build a strong and sustainable economy.” Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said, “I'd like to thank President Obama, our Congressional delegation and all of the federal agencies that have ...more »

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News in Brief: Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2
AAFP News NowAugust 31, 2011

The Justice Department launched 903 new health care fraud prosecutions during the first eight months of fiscal year 2011, a number that already exceeds the level for the entire 2010 fiscal year, according to the Transactional Records Access ...more »

Parmalat Judge Reaffirms Dismissal of Lawsuits Against Grant Thornton
BloombergAugust 31, 2011

Enrico Bondi, who was appointed to oversee the Parmalat bankruptcy, sued Grant Thornton, claiming it aided in the fraud that led to Parmalat's collapse. Parmalat Capital also sued the firm. The case is In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, 04-cv- 1653, ...more »

Study Finds Extensive Waste in War Contracting
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

Michael Thibault, one of the bipartisan panel's co-chairs, said the commission found wasteful spending amounted to between 10% and 20% of total contract and grant spending. Fraud, he added, has ranged between 5% and 9% of contract totals. ...more »

Disaster Relief Funding: Parties Spar Over FEMA Appropriations
ABC News (blog)August 31, 2011

Despite preliminary damage estimates for Hurricane Irene ranking in the billions of dollars, additional funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency could get caught up in the gridlock of partisan budget battles. A Democratic leadership aide ...more »

How to Get Federal Disaster Assistance
Fox BusinessAugust 31, 2011

This is the only declaration that can activate a range of federal assistance programs for individuals and families. Assistance may include temporary housing, low-interest loans and grants, counseling for post-disaster trauma and other services. ...more »

Grants to Boost Rail Safety
San Clemente TimesAugust 31, 2011

Federal grants have boosted the cash on hand to $27 million for a rail-safety system that will monitor trains and even allow them to be controlled remotely to prevent crashes, officials announced Wednesday. Caltrans said the Federal Railroad ...more »

Pentagon criticized for lax contractor oversight
ReutersAugust 31, 2011

Michael Thibault, a former deputy director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency who served as the panel's other co-chair, said ineffective oversight led to waste, fraud and abuse. Between $31 billion and $60 billion of the $206 billion in contracted ...more »

Federal grant gives troubled Woodlawn a 'second chance'
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 31, 2011

... 2011 | John H. White~Sun-Times Hours after a drive-by shooting that left four teenagers wounded, Chicago's Woodlawn community on Wednesday got a “second chance” at re-birth: a $30.5 million federal grant expected to seed a sweeping redevelopment. ...more »

US Panel: Up To $60 Billion Wasted In Afghanistan, Iraq
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAugust 31, 2011

By RFE/RL WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan panel of auditors and former lawmakers says that the US government has squandered as much as $60 billion over the last decade in Afghanistan and Iraq due to waste and fraud involving contractors. ...more »

Grant bail to 2G accused and restore natural justice
Economic TimesAugust 31, 2011

If the government says that it suffered no loss and companies say that they simply followed existing policy to buy licences, where is the scam? The only case worth investigating is whether Raja allowed some players to jump the queue in return for ...more »

Founders of Dayton: Henry William, Micajah, and Jessie P. Munson
Liberty VindicatorAugust 31, 2011

As noted in part two, in 1826 Henry W. Munson helped enumerate the 1826 Atascosito District Census required by the Mexican government that was submitted July 31. While Henry William Munson was disappointed about his land grant that tended to flood and ...more »

Fugitive Orlando business owner surrenders
Orlando SentinelAugust 31, 2011

The owner of an Orlando grant writing business surrendered today at the Orange County Jail to face fraud charges involving more than 2000 victims, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Irma Jackson-Stewart had been a fugitive for a ...more »

Judge grants Massey request to be released from jail
Dothan EagleAugust 31, 2011

During a hearing Wednesday, Thompson said he determined that Massey met the conditions for pre-sentence release and that the law gave him no discretion once the determination is made. The law allows for those convicted of a felony to be released ...more »

RWC nursing program receives federal grants
Gates-Chili PostAugust 31, 2011

Roberts Wesleyan College recently received two federal grants for students in the Masters of Science in Nursing Education program. The Nursing Faculty Loan Program is a federal loan program that offers financial aid to eligible nursing ...more »

Lansing Community College aid payment change targets fraud
Lansing State JournalAugust 31, 2011

It's a strategy meant, in part, to cut down on the number of "Pell runners" - students who enroll and stick around just long enough to get their federal Pell Grants. "We had a significant number of students that were getting all zeros and W's ...more »

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