U.S. investigating potential criminal activity in Puerto Rico hurricane rebuilding efforts

first_imgU.S. investigating potential criminal activity in Puerto Rico hurricane rebuilding efforts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Oklahoman:Mammoth Energy Services’ subsidiary Cobra Acquisitions, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency are targets of an ongoing criminal investigation examining how the company obtained contracts worth more than $1.8 billion to help restore the island’s energy grid, filings in a related case show.In those filings, investigators state they have made findings of probable cause related to conduct they assert violates criminal statues involving the defrauding of the United States, conspiracy and bribery of public officials.The findings came to light in June when the subsidiary’s ex-CEO, Donald Keith Ellison, filed a suit in a northern California federal court seeking to recover millions of dollars in funds, securities and property belonging to him that were seized in late April by the U.S. government. Ellison demanded those assets be returned to him, arguing that affidavits and other supporting documentation for those seizures sealed by federal judge in Puerto Rico prevented him from challenging what happened.U.S. attorneys are working to have Ellison’s case moved to federal court in Puerto Rico.Ellison, a decorated Army Ranger who served in Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, was CEO of Cobra from January 2017 until June. Under his leadership, Mammoth’s Cobra secured a series of contracts in 2017 and 2018 worth more than $1.8 billion with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to repair storm damage caused by Hurricane Maria to the island’s electrical infrastructure.Mammoth Energy Services officials confirmed Tuesday they are aware of an investigation into Ellison, adding they are “cooperating fully” with authorities. That differs from their reaction in June, when they declined to confirm whether Ellison was being investigated after a story broke that federal investigators were examining contracts the island’s power authority had issued to companies involved in rebuilding the grid.More: Federal investigation into Mammoth subsidiary Cobra Acquisitions’ work on Puerto Rico continues, filings showlast_img read more

Suarez to undergo another knee surgery say Barcelona

first_imgIt will not be his first knee operation.Last May, Suarez missed the last two league games and the Spanish cup final, which Barcelona lost to Valencia, so he could have an operation on his right knee and recover in time to play for Uruguay in the Copa America in Brazil.Suarez also underwent knee surgery in May 2014, returning in time to score twice against England at the end of June in the World Cup.Suarez played on Thursday as Barcelona lost the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup to Atletico Madrid in Jeddah.The 32-year-old has made 23 appearances for Barcelona this season, scoring 14 goals (11 in the league and three in the Champions League). He also leads La Liga with seven assists.Barcelona forward Luis Suarez to have surgery on right knee https://t.co/uR8ZAeXjXO @BBCSport pic.twitter.com/mspmy5Bor0— MyAmigo #LetsGoWTO (@my_amigouk) January 11, 2020Read Also: Spanish Super Cup: Messi blames Barca teammates of childish mistakes in semi-final defeatBarcelona top La Liga and face Napoli in the round of 16 of the Champions League.“Once the intervention is over the club will make a new medical statement,” Barcelona’s statement said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will undergo another knee operation on Sunday, Barcelona have announced.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… The club issued a press release Saturday saying the surgery was for an “injury to the external meniscus of the right knee”.last_img read more

Dave Laudick

first_imgWith the recent death of Dave Laudick, Batesville lost a great ambassador for not only the high school sports programs, but for the town as well.  Dave played both basketball and baseball at BHS.  I had the pleasure of sharing playing time in baseball with Dave.  After high school Dave continued to be a big part of the town’s sports programs.  He not only played baseball and softball for many years in the local leagues but also coached these sports as well.  The Knights of Columbus softball team was a big part of Dave’s adult life.Dave also spent a lot of time coaching basketball in the St. Louis school system.  He was well respected and his teams were highly competitive.  Had it not been for Dave’s regular job, I am sure he would have been a good candidate for a lay coach for the high school program.In his later years, Dave turned his sports energy toward golf and was enjoying his retirement by playing not only at the local courses but taking trips with his buddies to warm-climate courses.  He will be missed.last_img read more