City Council Meeting July 22,2019

first_imgIII.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS D.ORDINANCE R-2019-11 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 5.01 Acres Directly West of 1603 S. Tekoppel Petitioner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Owner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Requested Change: A.ORDINANCE R-2019-16 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2809 Broadway Avenue Petitioner: Robby Pennell Owner: Robby Pennell Requested Change: C2 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Steve Bohleber, Bohleber Law II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET XI.ADJOURNMENT IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS C.ORDINANCE R-2019-18 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1603 S. Tekoppel Avenue, Evansville, IN Petitioner: David Properties, LLC Owner: David Properties, LLC Requested Change: C4 w/UDC to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law B.ORDINANCE R-2019-17 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1700 E. Morgan Avenue, Evansville, IN Petitioner: Robert Scott Stodgill and Julia A. Stodgill Owner: Julia A. Stodgill & Robert Scott Stodgill Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Steve Bohleber, Bohleber Law VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS C.RESOLUTION C-2019-11 A Resolution of the Common Council Approving Extension of Interlocal Agreement with Knight Township Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: Brinkmeyer Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS Memo Attachment: R-2019-13 Attachment: R-2019-11 Attachment: R-2019-15 Amended Attachment: R-2019-18 Attachment: C-2019-10 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-05 An Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.40 (Unsolicited Materials) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): McGinn, Mosby, Weaver Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 5/13/2019 Agenda Attachment: F-2019-13 Attachment: B.ORDINANCE F-2019-12 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 E.ORDINANCE R-2019-12 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Part of 2800 Colonial Garden Road Petitioner: ANB Investments, LLC Owner: ANB Investments, LLC Requested Change: B.TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS:  Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance C-2019-11 Attachment: A.RESOLUTION C-2019-09 A Preliminary Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for Redevelopment located at 606 and 607 East Iowa Street, Evansville, Indiana Carpenter Court, L.P. (c/o Pioneer Development Services, Inc.) Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 F.ORDINANCE R-2019-13 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 706 Wessel Lane, Evansville, IN  47712 Petitioner: Chad Sander Owner: Grimm Property Holdings LLC Requested Change: R1 to R2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Chad Sander, Real Property Management Results R-1to C-4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law G.ORDINANCE R-2019-15 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 313 S New York Ave Petitioner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Owner: Harvey Baker & Shirley Baker Requested Change: R4 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Tanisha Carothers, Carothers Law I.INTRODUCTION C.ORDINANCE F-2019-13 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Repeals, Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 G-2019-05 Attachment: C-2019-09 Attachment: X.COMMITTEE REPORTS F-2019-12 Attachment: R-2019-17 Attachment: R-2019-16 Attachment: R-1to M-1 w/UDC Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2019-12 Attachment: TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2019-10 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana, Authorizing Affordable Housing Funds for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. New Construction Single-Family Projects in the City of Evansville, Indiana in an Amount Not to Exceed One-Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 7/22/2019 City Council MeetingJuly 22,20191 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. ROOM 3015:30 P.M.AGENDA FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Money mules moving illicit proceeds from COVID-19-related crimes

first_imgFrom economic stimulus payments to unemployment benefits, criminals are thriving on unparalleled opportunities for fraud during the COVID-19 crisis. With over 189M stolen through COVID-19-related fraud as of November 2020, criminals deploy a variety of tactics to disguise their illicit activity, including the use of money mules to launder funds from fraudulent schemes.Money mules are individuals who transfer the profits of financial crimes on a fraudster’s behalf. The movement of these illicit funds, occurring through bank transfers and cash transactions, complicate and disguise the money trail, impeding law enforcement investigations. While some mules are complicit and financially desperate, others are unknowingly recruited through romance or employment scams and believe their actions are work-related or helping a loved one in need. Once a money mule is recruited, the illicit funds are deposited into their bank account and instructions are provided on how the money should be moved. This often involves wiring the funds to a third account owned by another mule or under criminal control, where they are withdrawn or further circulated. By intersecting fraud schemes and money laundering activities, money mule activity complicates financial crime management.Criminals Recruit Potential Mules Through Fraud ScamsAs unemployment soars amidst the COVID-19 crisis, criminals are using work-from-home scams to target the growing number of Americans searching for income to recruit mules. These schemes are similar to employment scams — fraudsters advertise phony jobs, such as processing donations for COVID-19 relief, that actually involve laundering stolen funds.Other criminals are capitalizing on loneliness during the pandemic, using romance scams to trick well-meaning victims into mule activities. While these interactions start innocently, they become financially and emotionally devastating as criminals escalate requests to open bank accounts and transfer funds.Money Mules are a Tool for Criminal NetworksMoney mules can be the bridge between seemingly isolated instances of COVID-19-related fraud and networks responsible for crime on a global scale. Transnational criminal organizations can use mules to move money across borders to obscure the source of funds. The U.S. Secret Service has identified a crime ring coordinating a massive scheme to defraud U.S. unemployment benefits programs with a substantial network of mules likely recruited through romance or employment scams.Considerations for Financial InstitutionsWith COVID-19 creating historic opportunities for criminals to steal and launder funds through sophisticated mule schemes, financial institutions must have controls in place to protect themselves and their customers from the financial and reputational risks of illicit activity.The Verafin Financial Crime Management platform offers a suite of solutions to efficiently and effectively fight financial crime. Verafin combats COVID-19-related fraud and money mule schemes with real-time fraud detection for mobile deposit scams and unusual incoming wires, performs targeted AML analysis to alert investigators to potential structuring activities, and facilitates collaborative investigations and information sharing to provide insight into mule activity spanning multiple institutions. Complicit or deceived, money mules are laundering funds for organized COVID-19-related crime. As the pandemic enhances opportunities for fraud and money laundering, financial institutions must act now to improve investigations and prevent losses.Visit our Resource Center for the latest information on financial crime, including schemes exploiting the COVID-19 crisis, or register for an upcoming demo or webinar to learn how Verafin is responding to the unprecedented challenges facing the industry today. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text center_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Peddle Over several years at Verafin, Scott has excelled in a wide range of roles, from Customer Support to Training, Sales, and Product Management. This includes time as the leader of … Web: https://wwww.verafin.com Detailslast_img read more

COVID-19: Minister, NFF leadership meet over League season

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has engaged the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation via video conference to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on football in Nigeria and firm up strategies to mitigate the effect of the disruptions and protect the domestic football industry.The Minister informed the NFF team that in view of the Coronavirus pandemic that has practically paralysed the sports industry, it is imperative to assess its impact on the domestic sports industry, including football, and consider strategies for charting a new course for football in the post-COVID-19 era.He reiterated the need for the NFF to keep stakeholders, including the Government and private sector, duly informed on the steps being taken so they can consider interventions to protect the industry.It was also agreed that the current football season will be concluded within six to eight weeks of the re-opening of the country and a clear go-ahead by the relevant authorities is obtained to commence football activities.The format to be adopted upon the resumption of football activities regarding the completion of the various Leagues and Cup competitions will be determined by the time available, health and security guidelines, as well as decisions by global football authorities on football calendar and international competitions (CAF and FIFA).NFF will constantly review the football calendar as the issues develop and periodically keep stakeholders informed on proposals and plans, Dare said.The Minister was said to be working on many channels including but not limited to the setting-up of an Athletes Protection Fund and sourcing for intervention/support funding that could be utilised to support athletes and sports, including the football industry, affected by this pandemic.Tags: Nigeria Football FederationSunday Darelast_img read more