Friday - October 20, 2017
Federal - Executive Branch

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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Springfield Sex Offender Sentenced for Illegal Firearm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tom Larson, issued the following news release:

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., sex offender was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Robbie R. Robinson, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to seven years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Robinson to a three-year term of supervised release following incarceration, with ... Show Full Article

Six Previously Deported Aliens Charged With Illegal Re-Entry
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Bruce D. Brandler, issued the following news release:

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that six previously deported aliens were indicted separately on October 18, 2017, by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United States by a previously deported alien.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Gustavo Reyes-Bejarano, age 33, of Honduras, is alleged to have illegally re-entered the United States sometime after June 2011, ... Show Full Article

No Matter How FAR You Go...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The General Services Administration issued the following news:

Last October, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) made history (https://gsablogs.gsa.gov/gsablog/2016/10/04/near-far-wherever-you-are/) by releasing the first ever free iBook version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Now a free Kindle version of the FAR is available too, making it simpler than ever for acquisition professionals and business owners to always have access to the complex rules governing the federal government's purchasing process - even when mobile service is knocked out by ... Show Full Article

Federal Jury Convicts Apopka Felon of Cocaine, Firearm Offenses
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, W. Stephen Muldrow, issued the following news release:

Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that a federal jury has found Joshua Otis Gordon Carter (26, Apopka) guilty of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 2018.

Carter was indicted on October 26, 2016.

According to evidence presented ... Show Full Article

FLEX Program Announces the 2017 Competition
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan issued the following news release:

High School Students Will Again Have the Opportunity to Live in the U.S. Free of Charge.

Testing for the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) scholarship exchange program will begin this Saturday, October 21. The scholarship offers competitively selected high school students the opportunity to study in the United States for free. Beginning on Saturday, recruiting teams will travel to nine cities across Tajikistan to conduct the first two rounds of testing for the FLEX Program.

American Council Deputy ... Show Full Article

Brookfield Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Producing Child Pornography
CONCORD, N.H., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, John J. Farley, issued the following news release:

Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Andrew McKenzie, 28, of Brookfield, New Hampshire was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

On July 5, 2017, McKenzie pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography production. According to court documents and statements made in court, in October of 2016, McKenzie began an instant messenger conversation through Kik with an undercover agent of the Federal Bureau of ... Show Full Article

Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Issues Statement on FTC Nominations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen commission nominations:

"I congratulate Joseph Simons on his nomination to be FTC Chairman and Rohit Chopra on his nomination to serve as a Commissioner. I wish them well in their confirmation process.

"I am honored that the President asked me to serve as the Acting Chairman of the FTC, which has allowed me to lay the groundwork for the Commission's efforts to protect economic liberty, support small businesses and military consumers, fight fraud, promote vigorous competition, ... Show Full Article