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  • Missouri Businessman Arrested on Antitrust Charge for Rigging Bids at Online Government Auctions

    02/05/2020 5:41:02 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | February 5, 2020 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 5, 2020 A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Alan Gaines, a Missouri resident, with participating in a conspiracy to rig bids submitted to the General Services Administration (GSA) at online auctions for surplus government equipment, the Department of Justice announced.According to the indictment filed in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Gaines conspired to rig bids at public online GSA auctions of surplus government equipment from about July 2012 until as late as May 2018.  Gaines is the third individual charged in this investigation.  Two...
  • Not just Party City: Why helium shortages worry scientists and researchers

    05/18/2019 12:23:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mary Pflum
    This months announcement from Party City that its closing more than 40 stores as it grapples with new challenges, including diminishing helium supplies, likely came as unwelcome news to customers who count on the store for their balloon and event planning needs. But for scientists like Mark Elsesser, the announcement was something of a relief, inflating hopes that the public, and the government, might start paying closer attention. When it comes to helium, were at a tipping point, said Elsesser, who is the associate director of government affairs at the American Physical Society, a nonprofit association of physicists. Party City...
  • Judge: Mistakenly Sold Apollo 11 Moon Mission Bag Is Buyer's

    12/18/2016 12:40:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman
    A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge J. Thomas Marten, of the U.S. District Court in Wichita, said he doesn't have the authority to reverse the sale of the bag used during the Apollo 11 moon mission in July 1969, even though it shouldn't have gone up for auction. The white bag, which has lunar material embedded in its fabric and which the government considers "a rare...
  • US Government sells Flight Simulators on-line.

    01/29/2010 6:09:41 AM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 415+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | January 28,2010 | Ellie Velinska just released fresh statistics about what people are most looking for at their thousands of web-pages. No, it is not jobs, not even passport and visa information. The most popular are the Governments Auctions pages: You can buy all kind of goodies there including FLIGHT SIMULATOR, MFR:RYAN INTERNATIONAL MDL:PC-ATD (Condition used, repairs may be needed). So far there are 9 bids and the price is at $335. Sounds reasonable I guess if you want to learn to fly airplanes while sitting in your basement. Read the rest of the post here