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The natural, inalienable rights and legal rights of the citizenry to be accurately informed must not, by corruption, be perverted, lest that citizenry, acting on such perversion in their daily judgments, certainly suffer to their physical and spiritual detriment.

©2014 Edgar Rogers-Chairman             

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Mr. Ernest Harold Lampkins, Ph.D. 1928-2018

"Dr. Lampkins with Mr. Grover Washington, Jr.             

Dr. Lampkins with Mr. Grover Washington, Jr.

 Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord".

When I decided to place BTW High School on the National Register of Historic Places and produce the only motion picture in film history to aid in that goal "BTW The History" I was blessed to add two outstanding components to that film.

1. When I Found and was the first to place on film the actual 1963 tear-gassing of the BTW students and actions against J.S. Clark both by then Commissioner of Public Safety George D'Artois and

2. The other important component to that motion picture was one of the most dedicated teachers at BTW, Mr. Ernest Lampkins. Having spoken with Mr. Lampkins at length, one of his proudest achievements was his statewide championship for BTW's band and his continued impact on music education in Louisiana and in his association with talented musicians both locally and nationally.

As the one person who officially and was asked by Mr. Lampkins to do his biography on film, a current work in progress, I will never forget his most prized achievements, his family and his music legacy. As he has done his job for the citizens in Caddo and Louisiana, the only question remains is how will they (you) expand on the gifts that God gives you for the betterment of man in the knowledge that only God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (not man) commands and controls talent and vision for the future on this planet.

Mr. Lampkins received his Master's in Music at Columbia University and his Ph.D. at the Univesity of Pittsburg and had the opportunity to study under the Internationally acclaimed Band Director Mr. William D. Revelli (U-Mich/Ann Arbor 1935-1971 Director of Bands). 


Highest Regards to Mr. Ernest Harold Lampkins,... a legacy never forgotten. And to his family.

With regards:

Edgar Rogers-Chairman Human Utilities Whole Armour®

President-HGN News®

Executive Producer-North American Editor®

Executive Producer- BTW The History®

BTW Band Class of 1974

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Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty To Aiming a Laser Pointing Device at an Aircraft
On December 13, 2017, Travis Allen Jones of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Oklahoma City, to one count of aiming a laser pointing device at an aircraft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, section 39A. Jones was indicted on September 20, 2017.
The investigation disclosed that on July 29, 2017, Jones aimed a laser pointer at an American Airlines regional jet operating as Envoy Air, while it was on approach to land at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Jones later aimed the laser pointer at an Oklahoma City Police Department helicopter.


 Distributed by US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General

01/03/2018 03:08 PM EST

We audited the Municipality of San Juan’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.  We selected the Municipality for review as part of our strategic plan based on the large amount of ESG funds approved and because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) classified the Municipality as a high-risk grantee in its 2016 risk assessment.  Our main objective was to determine whether the Municipality administered its ESG program in accordance with HUD requirements.

The Municipality did not always administer its ESG program in accordance with HUD requirements.  Specifically, it did not properly support more than $47,000 in required matching contributions and did not report accurate information to HUD.  As a result, HUD lacked assurance that matching requirements were sufficiently met and program accomplishments were accurately reported.

We recommend that HUD require the Municipality to submit all supporting documentation showing the eligibility and propriety of the $47,720 in unsupported matching contributions, and reconcile the data included in its consolidated annual performance and evaluation report with the data in its financial management system.




| Distributed by US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Inspector General

01/08/2018 06:56 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. – The former Jersey City Chief of Police today admitted defrauding the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) by obtaining compensation for off-duty work that he did not perform, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 

Philip D. Zacche, 61, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of embezzling, stealing, obtaining by fraud, misapplying, and without authority knowingly converting money belonging to the JCHA.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Zacche was a member of the Jersey City Police Department who was available to perform off-duty work. The JCHA was responsible for the administration of certain housing units in Jersey City. Between 2010 and 2014, the JCHA hired and paid Jersey City police officers to provide security at some of their housing sites.

Zacche admitted defrauding the JCHA by filling out and submitting time sheets representing that he completed certain security shifts even though he was not present at the JCHA site. As such, Zacche was paid a total of $31,713 for work that he did not perform...


Investigations by the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Transportation
Former Illinois Transit Executive Director Sentenced for Defrauding Illinois Transportation Program
On December 15, 2017, Kami Miller, former executive director of East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD), Paris, Illinois, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Urbana, Illinois, to 36 months’ probation and 4 months’ home confinement, and ordered to pay $20,489.67 in restitution for her role in defrauding the ECIMTD Transportation Program. Miller previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges in August 2017.
Miller admitted that between January 2009 and March 2012, she fraudulently used an ECIMTD credit card for personal purchases and caused the ECIMTD to make multiple disbursements to an individual retirement account (IRA) in her name. The personal purchases and IRA contributions were in excess of $20,000. Miller caused materially false and fraudulent representations to be made to the ECIMTD, and she concealed her actions by authorizing monthly payments on the credit card, thereby representing that expenditures made or authorized by her were solely work related. She also concealed the disbursements made to her IRA.
ECIMTD—which serves the transportation needs of senior citizens, medical patients, and other underserved populations in Edgar County, and surrounding areas—received grants provided through and administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Investigations by the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Transportation
Owner of California Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Hazardous Materials Violations
On December 20, 2017, Peiwen Zhou, the owner of AK Scientific, Inc. (AK) located in Union City, California, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, San Francisco, to illegally transporting hazardous materials and failing to properly declare imports of toxic substances.
Zhou admitted he failed to adequately train employees at his company on the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) and, as a result, he caused AK employees to ship hazardous materials on a number of occasions without properly labeling, marking, and identifying the packages.
Zhou also admitted that he caused AK employees to fail to comply with the rules and regulations set forth in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Specifically, he admitted that he caused AK employees to fail to file TSCA import certifications on a number of occasions when the company imported chemical substances into the United States, including on one occasion when a substance was shipped to AK under a different name.
Zhou agreed to step down as chief executive officer of AK and to play no role in the company’s shipping or regulatory functions. AK entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in which it agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and retain an independent monitor to oversee compliance. Pursuant to the agreement, the charges against AK will be dismissed if the company abides by the terms of the agreement for 3 years and complies with safety and labeling requirements.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division and FAA.

Investigations by the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Transportation
FAA Contractor and CEO Suspended
On December 18,2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended and proposed to debar Calnet, Inc. (Calnet), a Reston, Virginia-based FAA contractor, and its chief executive officer, Kaleem Shah. The suspension was based on the contents of a settlement agreement between Calnet, Shah, and the United States to settle False Claims Act allegations.
On September 13, 2017, Calnet, Inc. and Shah, agreed to pay $300,000 to the U.S. Government. The payment settled allegations that Calnet and Shah submitted false information by misrepresenting its past experience in its 2009 proposal to provide FAA’s Aviation Safety Office with technology support services, including help desk and desk-side services, in North America and at several international sites. FAA subsequently awarded the contract to Calnet.
The settlement agreement represents neither an admission of liability by Calnet or Shah nor a concession by the United States that its claims were not well founded.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Note: Exclusion actions (suspensions and debarments) are frequently for a specific period of time and the System for Award Management ( should be consulted to find out whether a company is currently excluded.

01/09/2018 12:00 AM ESTOn January 5, Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey entered an order revoking the naturalized U.S. citizenship of Baljinder Singh aka Davinder Singh, and canceling his Certificate of Naturalization, the Justice Department announced.




Attorney Clarke Balcom Educates Consumers on Dealing with Abusive Debt Collectors Attorney Clarke Balcom Educates Consumers on Dealing with Abusive Debt Collectors
Portland bankruptcy and consumer law attorney Clarke Balcom, of Clarke Balcom Law, lists the top two tips on how to handle debt collector harassment.


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