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  • MoneyGram Agrees to Pay 125 Million Dollars to Settle Allegations that the Company Violated the FTC’s 2009 Order and Breached a 2012 DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    MoneyGram Agrees to Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations that the Company Violated the FTC’s 2009 Order and Breached a 2012 DOJ Deferred Prosecution Agreement



    (November 8, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission published the following information:

    MoneyGram International, Inc. has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that the company failed to take steps required under a 2009 Federal Trade Commission order to crack down on fraudulent money transfers that cost U.S. consumers millions of dollars.

    The $125 million payment is part of a global settlement that resolves allegations that MoneyGram also violated
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  • Citibank to Pay More Than 38 Million Dollars for Improper Handling of American Depositary Receipts

    Citibank to Pay More Than $38 Million for Improper Handling of American Depositary Receipts



    Washington, DC - - (November 7, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Citibank N.A. has agreed to pay $38.7 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). ADRs – U.S. securities that represent foreign shares of a foreign company – require a corresponding number of foreign shares to be held in custody at a depositary bank. The practice of “pre-release” allows ADRs...
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  • U.S. Department of Justice Announces 35 Million Dollars to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another 35 Million Dollars to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

    U.S. Department of Justice Announces $35 Million to Battle the Distribution of Methamphetamine and Another $35 Million to Assist Children Impacted by the Opioid Crisis



    (October 25, 2018) - - Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced $35 million in funding to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids, and another $35 million to establish new programs to provide services to children victims of the opioid crisis. The announcement was made at the Department’s National Opioid Summit, whi...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than 130 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants




    Washington, DC - - (October 1, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The award funds the 75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections components...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 2.6 Million Dollars in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $2.6 Million in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX




    (September 28, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed $2,265,000 in prize money for “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis,” a prize competition that challenges the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure. This prize competition is the first in a planned series of Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) prize competitions...
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  • More Than 50 Million Dollars in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects

    More Than $50 Million in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects



    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced over $50 million in funding to states through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program. The funds will support state conservation efforts of non-game fish and wildlife.

    The SWG Program is the only federal program with the explicit goal of preventing endangered species listings.

    “Collaborative conservation is a joint effort,” said Secretary Zinke. “When the federal and
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  • Department of Energy Announces 30 Million Dollars for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies

    Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies



    Washington, DC - - (September 27, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) under the second closing of the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement. Selected projects will support the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces 47 Million Dollars for Congestion Relief on Interstate 5

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $47 Million for Congestion Relief on Interstate 5




    Washington, DC - - (October 2, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was today joined by Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) at a formal grant announcement marking the award of $47,000,000 to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program. The funding is provided through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commisssion Awards Almost 4 Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commisssion Awards Almost $4 Million to Overseas Whistleblower



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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards 125 Million Dollars to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $125 Million to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement




    (August 15, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities...
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  • Federal Reserve Board fines Citigroup 8.6 Million Dollars for the Improper Execution of Residential Mortgage-related Documents and Announces Termination of 2011 Enforcement Action

    Federal Reserve Board fines Citigroup $8.6 Million for the Improper Execution of Residential Mortgage-related Documents and Announces Termination of 2011 Enforcement Action




    (August 10, 2018) - - The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced an $8.6 million fine against Citigroup for the improper execution of residential mortgage-related documents. The $8.6 million penalty addresses the deficient execution and notarization of certain mortgage-related affidavits prepared by a subsidiary, CitiFinancial. The imprope...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Renews Commitment to U.S. Infrastructure with 45 Million Dollars INFRA Grant for the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Renews Commitment to U.S. Infrastructure with $45 Million INFRA Grant for the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement




    Washington, DC - - (August 8, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today joined Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) at a formal grant announcement marking the award of $45,000,000 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project. The funding is provided through the Infrastructure...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards 43 Million Dollars to Help end Youth Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $43 Million to Help end Youth Homelessness


    Grants to support innovative housing programs in 11 communities


    July 24, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (July 13, 2018) - - To help end youth homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $43 million to 11 local communities, including five rural areas, through its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). This program supports a wide range of housing interventions including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes. "Young people who are victims of abuse, family conflict, or aging out of foster care are especially vulnerable to homelessness," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "We're working with our local partners to
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  • Deutsche Bank to Pay Nearly 75 Million Dollars for Improper Handling of ADRs

    Deutsche Bank to Pay Nearly $75 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs





    Washington, DC - - (July 20, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two U.S.-based subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG will pay nearly $75 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The case stems from a continuing SEC investigation into abuses involving pre-released ADRs. In proceedings against Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas (DBTCA), a depositary bank, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (DBSI), a registere...
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  • U.S. DOT Announces 7.7 million Dollars for First Round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $7.7 Million for First Round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants



    Washington, DC - - (June 12, 2018) - - As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the University of Maine, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University for regional grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act for fiscal years 2016-2020. All three...
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