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White House Forms Panel To Deal With Colonial Pipeline Shutdown PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 08:55
Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese convened the inter-agency principals leading the administration’s whole of government response to the Colonial Pipeline incident. The group discussed the latest updates on fuel supply in the affected region, and steps that agencies have taken and are considering to further alleviate the supply shortages. 
 
The Department of Transportation announced last night that they are allowing Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to use Interstate highways in their State to transport overweight loads of gasoline and other fuels, under existing disaster declarations. And, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a second emergency fuel waiver expanding on a waiver that EPA issued yesterday morning for the District of Columbia and areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The second waiver waives the requirements for low volatility conventional gasoline and Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) for the District of Columbia and areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and also includes Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Specific Counties of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
 
DOT’s Maritime Administration concluded their assessment of what assets are available in the Jones Act fleet to carry petroleum products within the Gulf, and from the Gulf up the Eastern Seaboard. The Department of Homeland Security stands ready to review any temporary Jones Act waiver requests from companies that demonstrate there is not sufficient capacity on Jones Act-qualified vessels to carry fuel to the affected region.
 
 
65-Year Old Rocky Mount Woman Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Federal Tax Fraud PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 08:48
A Rocky Mount woman was sentenced yesterday to twenty-four (24) months imprisonment and ordered to pay $229,000 in restitution for committing conspiracy to prepare and file false tax returns.
 
According to court documents, Priscilla Evans, 65 years old, conspired with others to file false tax returns for the 2011 through 2016 tax years for clients of Community Tax Services LLC located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Evans and her co-conspirators filed tax returns that claimed false education credits, among other illegitimate items, in order to fraudulently generate clients’ tax refunds.  According to the IRS, the three-year scam resulted in a loss of more than $2 million in tax dollars.  On July 14, 2020, Evans pled guilty to the charge. 
 
G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) assisted in this investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Ontjes is prosecuting the case.
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 10:32
 
Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19
 
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