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District of Nebraska’s U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $3,978,627.98 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018

District of Nebraska’s U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $3,978,627.98 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018

NEBRASKA – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that the District of Nebraska collected $3,978,627.98 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018.  Of this amount, $1,836,812.43 was collected in criminal actions and $2,141,815.55 was collected in civil actions.  Additionally, The District of Nebraska worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of…Read more »

OP-ED: The First Line of Defense Against Higher Taxes

OP-ED: The First Line of Defense Against Higher Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a column written by Congressman Adrian Smith with taxes: “As you may know, I recently accepted the top Republican position on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, which writes tax policy for Congress. It’s quite an honor for me because my colleagues and I on this…Read more »

Ricketts, brewers join forces against proposed beer tax

Ricketts, brewers join forces against proposed beer tax

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Gov. Pete Ricketts is joining forces with Nebraska’s craft brewers to fight proposals that would raise taxes on craft beer in an effort to reduce property taxes. Ricketts announced simultaneous events dubbed “Raise Glasses, Not Taxes” on March 1 in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. The events are designed to draw…Read more »

Olympic gold medalist John Naber speaking March 5 at UNK

Olympic gold medalist John Naber speaking March 5 at UNK

KEARNEY, Neb. – Olympic gold medalist and television broadcaster John Naber will be the featured speaker March 5 during Ethics Day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Naber, who earned four gold medals and one silver during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, will present “Pursuing Victory with Honor” at 6:30 p.m. in the…Read more »

DEA Omaha Division Feels Effects of Sinaloa Cartel

DEA Omaha Division Feels Effects of Sinaloa Cartel

OMAHA, Neb. – The DEA Omaha Division released the following statement regarding conviction of El Chapo: :The February 12 conviction of Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman-Lorea serves as a reminder of the effect his organization has had on the five states that make up the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division.  Countless…Read more »