LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 30, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 30, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 30, 2019

A former Rite Aid vice-president has been sentenced to two years in prison on kick-back and tax evasion charges.  James W. Pilsner of Harrisburg was sentenced October 23rd in U.S. District Court. Pilsner perpetrated a kick-back scheme with the owner of Nuvision, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company, between 1995 and 2017. Nuvision provided $45 million of pre-press advertising services to Rite Aid under contracts granted by Pilsner during that time period.  Pilsner also received more than $5-million in kick-backs from Nuvision, and distributed another $634,300 to some of his Rite Aid employees.

 

The PA House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs. The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.  The legislation addresses multiple issues, including tax relief for fire companies and first responder family members, modern recruitment expansions, and providing education and loan assistance for volunteers.

 

You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Mifflin County.  The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Community Hall on Walnut Street in Belleville from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

 

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