McAllen hoping to enhance investment opportunities with Houston

The city of McAllen is partnering with the city of Houston in hopes of enhancing investment opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. The McAllen EB-5 Regional Center Hosting a ceremony at the Cambria Hotel making the partnership official. The EB-5 program was created by congress in 1990 and allows foreign investors who create new job opportunities in the U.S. … Read moreMcAllen hoping to enhance investment opportunities with Houston

Why is the US Economy so Prone to Crashes?

Since the mid-20th Century, every major recession in the United States has been preceded by an inversion of the bond “yield curve,” a key indicator of the health of the economy. In August, the curve inverted once again, leading to widespread alarm that a significant economic downturn is imminent.  This article appears courtesy of The Globe … Read moreWhy is the US Economy so Prone to Crashes?

A VTDigger Legal Fight Reveals That Key EB-5 Docs Are Missing

A protracted legal battle between a Vermont news outlet and the state attorney general has revealed gaps in the public record of how the state oversaw a fraudulent development project. According to a tech company hired to track down the missing emails of a state official, many appear to have been deleted years before the … Read moreA VTDigger Legal Fight Reveals That Key EB-5 Docs Are Missing

ASIC makes product intervention order banning short term lending model

ASIC has used its product intervention power to ban a model of lending in the short term credit industry which has been found to cause significant consumer detriment. In its first deployment of this power ASIC targeted a particular business model where a short term credit provider and its associate charged fees under separate contracts. … Read moreASIC makes product intervention order banning short term lending model

#ClearTheLists Puts Focus on Insufficient School Funding

As U.S. schoolchildren return to the classroom, teachers across the country are asking for help from the public to bridge the gap between funding and need through a new viral campaign that is putting renewed focus on the woefully insufficient funding of U.S. public schools.  This article appears courtesy of Common Dreams.   Please follow and … Read more#ClearTheLists Puts Focus on Insufficient School Funding

‘Adwise’ counselling: ‘Boss having affair with junior, and she has become bossy’

Are you dealing with a tough boss? Are your colleagues being mean to you? Is your workplace culture hindering your growth? Is there anything that’s bothering you at work, which you’re wary of discussing internally? Talk to us. Our panel of experts will assist you in resolving your workplace related matters. Please follow and like … Read more‘Adwise’ counselling: ‘Boss having affair with junior, and she has become bossy’

Two Kentucky Men Convicted for Concealing Corporate Contributions to U.S. Senate Campaign

A federal jury in Kentucky found two men guilty of conspiring to use more than $206,670 of corporate funds to make contributions to the campaign of a candidate for United States Senate and for causing the concealment of these contributions from the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Please follow and like us:

South Florida Health Care Facility Owner Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by The Department of Justice

A federal district judge sentenced a south Florida health care facility owner to 20 years in prison today after being found guilty in the largest health care fraud scheme charged by the U.S. Justice Department. The case involves a decades-long scheme of kickbacks and money laundering in connection with fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid … Read moreSouth Florida Health Care Facility Owner Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by The Department of Justice

Former Union Official Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

A former president of Local 2463 of the American Federation of Government Employees pleaded guilty today to Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, in connection with his theft of tens of thousands of dollars from the union, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and District Director Mark Wheeler of … Read moreFormer Union Official Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

Settlement with The Department of Justice and the EPA Prohibits Performance Diesel Inc. From Selling Diesel Engine Defeat Devices

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Performance Diesel Inc. (PDI) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) associated with the manufacture, sale and installation of aftermarket products that defeat the emissions control systems of heavy-duty diesel engines. As part of the settlement, … Read moreSettlement with The Department of Justice and the EPA Prohibits Performance Diesel Inc. From Selling Diesel Engine Defeat Devices

New Jersey Doctor Pleads Guilty to $13 Million Conspiracy to Defraud Medicare with Telemedicine Orders of Orthotic Braces

A Toms River, New Jersey physician pleaded guilty today for his role in a $13 million health care fraud scheme, which previously resulted in charges in April 2019 against 23 other defendants in one of the largest health care fraud cases investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office … Read moreNew Jersey Doctor Pleads Guilty to $13 Million Conspiracy to Defraud Medicare with Telemedicine Orders of Orthotic Braces

Former District of Columbia Attorney Sentenced to Prison for $2 Million Investment Fraud Scheme and Failure to File Tax Return

A former District of Columbia attorney was sentenced to prison today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia for operating a fraudulent trading program for investors and failing to file a tax return announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Please follow and like us:

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Corey F. Ellis as Acting Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General William P. Barr today announced that Corey F. Ellis has been named Acting Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA). Ellis is filling the position that has been held since December 2017 by James A. Crowell IV, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Announces Corey F. Ellis as Acting Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys

Former Chattanooga Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Desmond Logan, 38, formerly an officer with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Tennessee to two counts of violating the civil rights of victims while performing his duties as a law enforcement officer. Specifically, the defendant sexually assaulted one woman and, in a separate incident, … Read moreFormer Chattanooga Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Katharine T. Sullivan Delivers Remarks at the Kentucky Statewide Law Enforcement Victims’ Coordinator Program

Thank you. Governor Bevin, it’s an honor to join you in announcing the roll-out of this fantastic new program. I bring greetings from our Attorney General, Bill Barr, who sends his congratulations, and his thanks to the brave men and women of the Kentucky State Police who work so hard to protect the citizens of … Read morePrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Katharine T. Sullivan Delivers Remarks at the Kentucky Statewide Law Enforcement Victims’ Coordinator Program

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew S. Miner Delivers Remarks at the 6th Annual Government Enforcement Institute

Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to speak at this year’s Government Enforcement Institute. The University of Texas holds a warm place in my heart. My mother is an alumna, having received her Masters of Social Work nearly 40 years ago, and I was allowed a free-range existence across on campus in Austin … Read moreDeputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew S. Miner Delivers Remarks at the 6th Annual Government Enforcement Institute

GST relief for auto cos may raise burden on few goods

Amid intense lobbying for a reduction in goods and services tax (GST), the government is expected to send a message that a tax cut is only possible if the compensation cess on luxury and sin goods such as tobacco, soft drinks and cars is increased or its coverage is expanded to include more products. Please … Read moreGST relief for auto cos may raise burden on few goods

Broker remuneration at “lowest levels ever observed”

The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has released a report examining the broker channel’s performance over the past six months; via AustralianBroker. The eighth edition of the Industry Intelligence Service Report (IISR) drew on data supplied by 12 major aggregators from October 2018 to March 2019.  While the the broker channel achieved a … Read moreBroker remuneration at “lowest levels ever observed”

Realty check: Current rates, unit sizes in Rs 30 lakh-50 lakh price range

If you are looking at buying real estate, an idea about prevailing rates would come in handy Business Standard brings you a snapshot of average current rates and unit sizes in localities that offer property in the price range of Rs 30 lakh and Rs 50 lakh. If you are looking at buying real estate, … Read moreRealty check: Current rates, unit sizes in Rs 30 lakh-50 lakh price range

Chancellor’s Foot syndrome

A former Supreme Court judge calls out the collegium A respected high court chief justice resigns in protest over a humiliating transfer to a much smaller court. Advocates’ associations in two states go on strike over the transfer of others. The sixth senior-most Supreme Court judge has written requesting the collegium to respect seniority in … Read moreChancellor’s Foot syndrome

On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About ‘Premature’ End to Afghan War

by Joshua Cho On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the illegal US occupation of Afghanistan continues as the longest overseas war in American history. Although President Donald Trump recently declared that peace negotiations over the withdrawal of US troops with the Taliban are “dead,” reportedly because of the death of a US … Read moreOn 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About ‘Premature’ End to Afghan War

Sneha Talika: A multi-faceted trailblazer

By Mahadev Desai Sneha Talika is a multi-faceted trailblazer, a renaissance woman equally gifted in the arts and the IT field. Sneha moved to the U.S.in 2006 following her childhood dreams. A full time IT professional, she started Hamsa Productions, and Hamsa4U YouTube Channel along with Hanu Krothapalli. The team has produced more than 80 … Read moreSneha Talika: A multi-faceted trailblazer

Lexington Treatment / Treatment Centers LLC to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit

Treatment Centers, LLC, doing business as Lexington Treatment Associates, a Delaware-based limited liability company that owns and operates methadone clinics in North Carolina, will pay a total of $110,000 and provide other relief to settle a racial harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC … Read moreLexington Treatment / Treatment Centers LLC to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit

INA played paramount role in obtaining Indian independence: Maj. Gen. Bakshi

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, September 11, 2019: “Rituals tie us to our origins. Every time we celebrate Independence Day we go back into history, to re-establish for ourselves who we are. Where we are going depends a lot on where we came from,” quoted Kargil war hero, ex Major-General G.D. Bakshi during his interview … Read moreINA played paramount role in obtaining Indian independence: Maj. Gen. Bakshi

Consulate celebrates Independence Day & Raksha Bandhan

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA: Thursday, 15 August 2019, a week day, attracted well over 300 people to the Flag Hoisting Ceremony, marking the 73rd Independence Day Celebrations, hosted by the Office of Consulate General of India, Atlanta in Sandy Springs. A happy coincidence of Raksha Bandhan on the same day added an interesting dimension … Read moreConsulate celebrates Independence Day & Raksha Bandhan

The End of Israel, by Gilad Atzmon

The lesson to be drawn from the current Israeli political stalemate is that Israel is imploding, breaking into the elements it has never managed to integrate into one. The schism is no longer the more quotidian dichotomy of Ashkenazi vs. Arab Jews (aka Sephardim); this divide is ideological, religious, spiritual, political, ethnic and cultural. Nor… … Read moreThe End of Israel, by Gilad Atzmon

Breaking Up the Democratic Party, by Michael Hudson

Thursday’s debate on Walt Disney’s ABC channel is shaping up as yet another shameless charade. The pretense is that we are to select who the Democratic presidential candidate will be. But most Americans, as the Irish say, vote with their backsides, belonging to the informal but dominant party of non-voters who choose not to be… … Read moreBreaking Up the Democratic Party, by Michael Hudson

Western Media Portrays Hong Kong Hooligans as Heroes. But Are They?, by Andre Vltchek

Whenever Hong Kong protesters are destroying public property, there are no cameras of Western media outlets in sight. But when police decide to intervene, protecting their city, Western media crusaders emerge in full force. On September 15, 2019, huge US flags were waving in the air. A massive demonstration, consisting of mainly young people, was… … Read moreWestern Media Portrays Hong Kong Hooligans as Heroes. But Are They?, by Andre Vltchek

IACA Festival of India showcases country at its cultural best

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, September 11, 2019: Festival of India, an IACA signature celebration of India’s Independence Day, now into its 23rd year, attracted well over 3000 people to its festivities at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. The FOI Flag March marshaled a huge group with representations from diverse community organizations of various states … Read moreIACA Festival of India showcases country at its cultural best

Prosecution norms eased for TDS, I-T return filing defaults

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has relaxed some norms relating to prosecution of income tax defaulters for delay in depositing TDS (tax deducted at source), under-reporting of income in the tax return or non-filing of I-T return. CBDT’s circular, issued on September 9, sets the limit and time period for proceeding with prosecution … Read moreProsecution norms eased for TDS, I-T return filing defaults

“18 YEARS AFTER 9/11 THE THREAT OF TERROR ATTACKS CONTINUES: Looking back to 1998, the dots were connected — and then ignored.”

Hi Gang: On September 11, 2019 FrontPage published my latest article: 18 YEARS AFTER 9/11 THE THREAT OF TERROR ATTACKS CONTINUES: Looking back to 1998, the dots were connected — and then ignored. Kindly forward this e-mail to your senators and congressional representatives and to as many folks as you can and then ask that … Read more“18 YEARS AFTER 9/11 THE THREAT OF TERROR ATTACKS CONTINUES: Looking back to 1998, the dots were connected — and then ignored.”

Trump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die, by Philip Giraldi

Certainly, there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the highly emotional but ultimately irrational “Trump derangement syndrome (TDS).” TDS means that even the most ridiculous claims about Trump behavior can… … Read moreTrump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die, by Philip Giraldi