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The CBP Officer of the Future

By Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com At the recent U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) west coast trade symposium, a panel titled “Global Innovation,” which included representatives from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Science and Technology, CBP’s National Targeting Center discussed innovations in software applications and data usage that

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Trade remedies by the numbers

By Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Recently, President Trump sent a memo directing Secretary of Commerce, Wilber Ross, to initiate an investigation of steel and aluminum products. The rarely used investigative authority found under section 232(b)(1)(A) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862(b)(1) determines any detrimental trade activity

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Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Economic Espionage And Theft Of A Trade Secret From U.S. Company

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 19, 2017 Xu Jiaqiang Stole Valuable Source Code from Former Employer with Intent To Benefit the Chinese Government Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of

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Czech Republic and Slovak Republic Nationals Charged with Violating U.S. Export Laws

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent in Charge of the DCIS Northeast Field Office, and Matthew Etre, Special Agent of HSI Boston, today

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Fake News and Trade

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Over the last few months the fake news dilemma has featured prominently in the media. Day in and day out we receive bits and bytes of information through social media and other electronic sources that many read and take to be the truth, the whole

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Missouri Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, False Tax Return

  Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Missouri FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court today to

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Former Credit Union Employee Indicted

GALVESTON, Texas – Authorities have arrested the former manager of Electrical Workers 527 Federal Credit Union on charges of bank fraud, theft and misapplication, and making false statements in the books and records of a financial institution, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. A federal grand jury

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In Customs’ (CBP’s) Shoes

Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Last week, President Trump signed two Executive Orders (EO) that will affect the use of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trade resources. The first is a direct call to step up enforcement of trade laws with a special emphasis given to anti-dumping and countervailing duty

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Green Grants and Grantees are now in #GFPFE crosshairs and there is no bag limit

The Economist’s handy graph showing the breakdown of the Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget shows in stark budgetary terms what US government agencies are facing.  I have reviewed the proposed budget and have concluded that it is the strongest indicator yet that the Trump Administration intends to reinvigorate Grant Fraud and Procurement

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People for People, DOJ-OIG and #GFPFE

By Bradford.Geyer@FormerFedsGroup.Com Changes in enforcement priorities dictate when grant irregularities are referred to enforcement agencies.  This case involving People for People (PFP) provides a good example of that principal.  In reviewing the reports and correspondence, it appears that the matter remained bottled up in DOJ OIG-Audit.  Had

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