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Bibi1581 Blog For 01/24/2018: Morning Edition

1…………> End To “Charade” Trade: Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said President Donald Trump was “determined to deal” with what he considered an unfair foreign competition, and that there is “more to come” on trade tariffs, following steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.

The tariffs, of up to 50% were levied on manufacturers from China and South Korea, the primary targets of the measure.

2…………> Medical Fraud:CA

Drs. Aytac Apaydin and Stephen Worsham, urologists based in Northern California, will pay $1.085 million to resolve allegations that they submitted and caused the submission of false claims to Medicare for image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) that was referred and billed in violation of the physician self-referral law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”) and the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Department of Justice announced.

“Health care laws prevent health care providers, and physicians in particular, from referring Medicare services in exchange for financial incentives,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice is committed to enforcing those laws and preventing physicians from improperly injecting profit motives into their decisions about patient care.”

The Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law are intended to ensure that a physician’s medical judgment is not compromised by improper financial incentives, hence prohibiting offering, paying, soliciting, or receiving remuneration to induce referrals of items or services covered by federal health care programs, including Medicare. The Stark Law forbids health care providers from billing Medicare for certain services referred by physicians who have a financial relationship with the entity performing the service, unless an exception applies.

3………….> Industrial Espionage: China

Federal authorities arrested electrical engineer  Yi-Chi Shih, 62, and Kiet Ahn Mai, 63, both naturalized U.S. citizens on federal charges of illegally obtaining technology and integrated circuits with military applications that were exported to a Chinese company without the required export license.

“According to the complaint, the defendants allegedly schemed to illegally export semiconductors having military and civilian applications to a Chinese company,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente. “Protecting this type of technology and preventing its illegal acquisition by our adversaries remains a key priority in preserving our national security.”

“This case outlines a scheme to secure proprietary technology, some of which was allegedly sent to China, where it could be used to provide companies there with significant advantages that would compromise U.S. business interests,” said U.S. Attorney Hanna. “The very sensitive information would also benefit foreign adversaries who could use the technology to further or develop military applications that would be detrimental to our national security.”

4…………>Mayon Erupts In Fire: Philippines

At least 56,217 people were taking shelter in 46 evacuation camps as army troops and police were helping move more villagers from their homes, officials said.

The alert for the volcano, in the province of Albay, was raised from level three to level four on Monday. The highest alert level is five.

5…………>Died Free: Alcatraz Trio

“My name is John Anglin,” letter  to CBS San Francisco  reads. 
“I escape (sic) from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes we all made it that night but barely.”

“If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke,” the letter  letter that claims to be written by a former inmate at Alcatraz who — along with two others — managed to escape the island prison only to vanish without a trace.

If still alive, Morris would be 90 and brothers John and Clarence, would be 86 and 87.

John Cantwell, National Park Service ranger, said that according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons the trio drowned “once they got off” the island and their bodies were swept out to the Pacific.

“End of story,” he said.

“Apparently not,” the letter is suggesting.

6…………> Surrounded By Idiots: Trump

President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Chuck “I cried tears for the Muslims” Schumer for agreeing, then backing-off a deal to support border wall funding in return for an immigration package that protects illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Donald J. Trump


Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!

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Bibi1581 Blog For 01/06/2018: Evening Edition

1………..> NY Bribery:Real Estate

“Bribery and corruption undermine fair competition and the rule of law. The fact that Joo Hyun Bahn’s intended scheme was thwarted by the greed and deception of one of his co-defendants does not change the fact that he sought to steer an $800 million real estate deal by paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. The Department is committed to prosecuting those like Bahn who seek to corruptly tilt the playing field to their advantage,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Cronan as New Jersey real estate broker Joo Hyun Bahn, aka Dennis Bahn, 39, of Tenafly, New Jersey pleaded guilty to his role in foreign bribery scheme involving $800 million international real estate deal to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and one count of violating the FCPA. 

Bahn was charged alongside his father, Ban Ki Sang (Ban), and Malcolm Harris in December 2016. Ban was a senior executive at Keangnam. Harris, an arts and fashion consultant and blogger, held himself out as an agent of a foreign official.

“As he has now admitted, Joo Hyun Bahn schemed to bribe a foreign official to close an $800 million real estate deal for a skyscraper in Vietnam — a deal that would have earned him a multimillion-dollar commission and much needed capital for his client, Keangnam Enterprises,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Berman. “As Bahn’s conviction demonstrates, federal law enforcement stands ready to root out commercial bribery wherever it is found.”

2…………> Unsung Heroes: UK Damn Busters

The last British survivor of the World War Two Dambusters raid has spoken of his devastation and shock on hearing of the deaths of his fellow crewmen in May 1943.

George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, now 96, also told HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur that the highlight of the mission was seeing – from his Lancaster Bomber – the breached Mohne dam which he described as an inland sea.

3………..>Medical Fraud: Texas

Michael Gluk, 59, the former chief financial officer of ArthroCare Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company based in Austin, Texas, was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a fraud scheme that resulted in shareholder losses of over $750 million.
Gluk admitted that he and his co-conspirators determined the type and amount of product to be shipped to distributors based on ArthroCare’s need to meet Wall Street analyst forecasts, rather than distributors’ actual orders. Gluk and others then caused ArthroCare to “park” millions of dollars’ worth of ArthroCare’s medical devices at its distributors at the end of each relevant quarter. ArthroCare reported these shipments as sales in its quarterly and annual filings at the time of the shipment, enabling the company to meet or exceed internal and external earnings forecasts.




4…………> DACA Doomed: Trump’s Demands

President Trump sent senators a lengthy set of demands that calls for a border wall, more immigration enforcement agents, punishment for so-called “sanctuary cities,” restrictions on citizens and legal residents sponsoring family members’ visas, and policies that make it easier to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. In addition, he is seeking nearly $18 billion to pay for a border wall, a demand that is almost certainly going to sink hopes for deal on the so called DACA aka Dreamers ― young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children ― and might risk a government funding agreement in the process.

The outrage of the Democrats and immigrant rights activists was immediate and irreversible: The “Trump demands list” could be enough to trigger a opposition party revolt on a government funding bill that needs to pass later this month, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), whose office shared the White House’s list with reporters, said in a statement.



5…………> CA Civil War

Economist Ben Stein said the state of California is flirting with “civil war” against the rest of the United States over its refusal to enforce federal immigration policies, a reaction to comments by acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made on “Your World” earlier in the week, in which Homan said citizens will die and Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) is likely violating federal law by enacting a “sanctuary state” policy. 

“I think that this is essentially a rebellion by the state of California,” Stein said. He said California’s posture looks “very much like the beginning of a civil war,” invoking the actions of April 12, 1861 when the Confederate military fired upon the Union installment at Fort Sumter.”



6…………> A Message Of Peace

Turn of the channel on people who have offended and demeaned the teachings of our beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Rabbi Emmanuel. Walk away, let them dry on the scorching sun. Listen to the sound of Christus Vincit, a message of peace and hope. 

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