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GAO Says Major Changes to Fiscal Policies are Critical

The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Major Changes to Fiscal Policies Are Critical to Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability - In Other Words, Slow
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GAO – US Government’s Financial Statement – Not Reliable

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Unable to Provide an Opinion on the U.S. Government's Financial Statements WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The Government
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Ohio-based LCA-Vision – LasikPlus Settlement

FTC Sends Almost 160,000 Claim Forms to Consumers Who Could Receive Money Under a Settlement with LasikPlus Providers Over Deceptive
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Monopolies and Monopolistic Practices Explained

What are monopolies, and how do we identify monopolistic practices?  To whom do you report this type of behavior? S.T.
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iPhone Defrauding Scheme – Apple Inc – $3 Million in Loss

Two Foreign Nationals Convicted of Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Defraud Apple Inc. Out of 5,000 iPhones Valued at more than $3
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Two Healthcare Companies to Pay Over $1M in Back Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor Investigations Recovers More Than $1M in Back Wages for 859 Home Healthcare Workers Employed by
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Izumi & Hibachi to Pay $159K in Back Wages

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $159,000 in Back Wages for Restaurant Workers After Employer Izumi Sushi & Hibachi Takes Their
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USPress.News Adds Valuable Directory Listings

USPress.News Adds Directory Listings to its News Blog. ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) USPress.News is a news blog owned by WebTech
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Business Scam Alert – Domain Networks

Business Scam Alert - Domain Networks Promotes Business Listings Via US Mail While Making it Appear Your Domain Name is
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Dao Tien Express Launches Online Ordering

Dao Tien Express in Florissant, Missouri, Launches Online Orders for Pickup or Delivery using eOrderSTL by St. Louis Restaurant Review.
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Kenardo Dudley Arrested for Murder

U.S. Marshals Arrest Store Clerk Murder Suspect Kenardo Dudley Atlanta, GA (STL.News) The United States Marshals Service (USMS) Southeast Regional
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DOJ Sues Emmanuel Antwi & Firms to Shut Down

Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Ohio Tax Return Preparer Emmanuel Antwi and his Manny Travel Agency & Business Services
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Six Men Sentenced in $20M COVID-19 Fraud Ring

Six Men Sentenced for Roles in $20M COVID-19 Relief Fraud Ring - Hamza Abbas - Ammas Uddin - Arham Uddin
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Historical Events on February 13th

What historical events have happened on February 13th? (STL.News) There have been multiple historical events that have taken place on
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COVID-19 Vaccines Refund Secured by New York AG

Attorney General James Secures Full Refunds for New Yorkers Wrongfully Charged for COVID-19 Vaccines. Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Refunded Nearly
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City of Joplin, MO to be Audited by the State

Missouri Auditor Fitzpatrick announces citizen-requested audit of the City of Joplin. Joplin, MO, residents gathered over 2,200 signatures to request
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What Are Ghost Kitchens?

What are Ghost Kitchens, and What is their Future? (STL.News) Ghost kitchens are virtual restaurants that rely on third-party delivery
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MO Nominees for Appellate Judicial Commission

Appellate Judicial Commission announces nominees for Gooch vacancy on Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) –
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Nationwide Fraud Top $10B in 2023 – FTC Steps Up

As Nationwide Fraud Losses Top $10 Billion in 2023, FTC Steps Up Efforts to Protect the Public. Investment scams lead
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Adrian Construction Group Face Up to $1M in Penalties

New Jersey Contractor's, Adrian Construction Group, Ongoing Disregard for Safety Laws Leads to $1M Penalty After Inspection Finds Workers Exposed
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Iranian-Owned Aircraft Returned to the U.S.

Former Iranian-Owned Boeing Aircraft Successfully Returned to the United States WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The Department of Justice today completed enforcement
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FTC Obtains $195M Judgement Against Simple Health Plans

FTC Obtains $195 Million Judgment, Permanent Ban on Telemarketing and Selling Healthcare Products Against Simple Health Plans LLC Over Charges
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US Bankruptcy Filings Rise 16.8 Percent in 2023

U.S. Bankruptcy Filings Rose 16.8 Percent in 2023, continuing to rebound after over a decade of sharply dropping totals. WASHINGTON,
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United Custom Homes – Oswego, IL – $238K in Penalties

United Custom Homes LLC of Oswego, IL, owes more than $238,000 in previous unpaid OSHA penalties. NAPERVILLE, IL (STL.News) An
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Culpeppers Grill in St. Charles Closes Forever

Culpeppers Grill in St. Charles, MO Closes its Doors Forever After 25 years. ST. CHARLES, MO (STL.News) According to St.
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Koda Group Inc. & Owner to Pay Back Wages & Damages

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $151K in Back Wages and Damages for 64 Guards from Koda Group Inc. at Northville,
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McLane Northeast to Pay $1.675M for Discrimination

Federal Agency Charged That Syracuse-Area Distribution Company McLane Northeast Refused to Interview and Hire a Qualified Deaf Applicant for Two
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Affordable Home Furnishings to Pay $105K to Settle

Federal Agency Charges That Furniture Retailer Affordable Home Furnishings Subjected African American Manager to a Hostile Work Environment and Fired
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U.S. Marshals – Operation Snow Miser – Targets Sex Offenders

U.S. Marshals Operation Targets Wisconsin Sex Offenders in Operation Called "Operation Snow Miser." Resulting in the arrest of Peter Jewell-Reigel
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Carl Stephen Smith Jr. Pleads Guilty – Sex Abused Children

Florida man Carl Stephen Smith Jr. pleads guilty to distributing videos of young sexually abused children online. JACKSONVILLE, FL (STL.News)
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Richard – Mary Donahue to Pay $500K as Landlords

Justice Department Secures Agreement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Landlords, Richard and Mary Donahue. Janesville, WI (STL.News) The Justice
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Bryan Sherbacow of SC Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Founder and Former Sustainable Fuel Company CEO Bryan Sherbacow Pleads Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement and Investor Fraud Scheme. (STL.News) The
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Department of Defense – Contracts Granted on Feb. 9th

The US Department of Defense Announces Contracts Awarded For February 9, 2024. WASHINGTON, February 9ws) The Department of Defense released
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Grants Available to Upgrade Data Collection Systems

NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces $350 Million for States to Upgrade Data Collection Systems. WASHINTON, DC (STL.News):
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Cape Girardeau, MO – Corner Wavis Jordan – Charged

Cape Girardeau Corner Wavis Jordan is charged on multiple accounts by the Missouri Attorney General. JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) On
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MO Governor – Super Bowl LVIII – Feb. 11 2024

Super Bowl LVIII - Sunday, February 11, 2024 - Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers. JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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Maine – Flooding – Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Those Affected by the Severe Storms and Flooding in Maine December 17 – 21, 2023.
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16 Firms to Pay More Than $81M to Settle Charges with SEC

Sixteen Firms to Pay More Than $81 Million Combined to Settle Charges for Widespread Recordkeeping Failures. The Huntington Investment Company
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GE Aerospace to Pay $443K to Settle with DOL

GE Aerospace Resolves Alleged Gender-Based Hiring Discrimination and Pays $443K in Back Wages to Affected Job Applicants After Compliance Review.
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Capt’n Hook’s Crane Service Cited by OSHA

OSHA cited Capt'n Hook's Crane Service for three serious violations for using an uncertified crane operator and operating a hydraulic
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SEC Amendments to Enhance Private Fund Reporting

SEC Adopts Amendments to Enhance Private Fund Reporting Expanding its Oversight. Washington D.C. (STL.News) Private Fund Reporting - The Securities
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TradeStation Crypto Charged by the SEC

SEC Charges TradeStation Crypto for Unregistered Offer and Sale of Crypto Asset Lending Product. Florida-based company, TradeStation Crypto, agrees to. 
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ERO Arrests 26 Noncitizens with Pending Charges

ERO San Francisco arrests 26 noncitizens with pending charges or convictions for murder, homicide, and assault against children during a
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American Business Water Coalition – Negative Report

ABWC Report: 10 Extreme Water Disasters in 10 Days Strain Economies Across the Nation and Expose Critical Federal Funding Gap
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Mirtza Ocana Arrested – Smuggling $100K in Cash

Tampa woman Mirtza Ocana, charged with smuggling over $100K into the U.S... from Cuba. TAMPA, FL (STL.News) A Homeland Security
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Christian Noel Medina Torres Pleads Guilty

Christian Noel Medina Torres Pleads Guilty for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine. ORLANDO, FL (STL.News) A Homeland Security
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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Shane’s Rib Shack Franchisee

Popular Restaurant Franchisee, Shane's Rib Shack, Subjected Teenage Employee to Sexually Hostile Work Environment Then Fired Her for Complaining, Federal
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Memphis, TN – 3 Gang Members Charged for Murder

Three Gang Members Charged in Connection with Murder - Edward Earl Allen Jr., Vincent Grant, and Deandre Rodgers Memphis, TN
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L & L Hawaiian Barbecue to Pay $134K in Tips – Overtime

The Department of Labor Recovered $134K in Tips, Overtime Wages, and Damages After Investigators Found that the owner of Hawaii
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Portland, OR – Pizzicato to Pay Over $540K in Back Wages

Pizzicato Inc. of Portland, Oregon, shall pay over $540K in back wages and damages to employees. WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The