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.�
NATIONAL MUSIC EDUCATOR PASSES Mr. Ernest Harold Lampkins,
Dr. Lampkins with Mr.
Grover Washington, Jr.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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Development - Office of Inspector General
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
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
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...
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
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau
California Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Hazardous Materials
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.
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
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 (Sam.gov) should be
consulted to find out whether a company is currently
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.