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A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). For more information on FLEOA, visit our partner page.

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Title Published Date Author
HUD-OIG Leaves Special Agents Unarmed During Furlough 21 November 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Secret Service and Capitol Police Officers Respond to Lethal Threat 11 October 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
The Senate Aims to Punish Federal Officers on Worker's Compensation 22 August 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
VA Police: The Guardians of Our Wounded Warriors 26 July 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
A Year Without ATF 23 May 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Opposes TSA Policy Permitting Passengers to Carry Knives on Planes 28 March 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Protect Your Family and Loved Ones With an Annual PSOB Beneficiary Declaration 08 March 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Supports Rep. Fitzpatrick's Reintroduction of the SHIELD Act 31 January 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Passage of the Officer Safety Act of 2012 11 January 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Legislation Places Heroically Injured Federal Officers at Risk 04 January 2013 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Please Help our Federal Officer Heroes Victimized by Hurricane Sandy 15 November 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
F.L.E.O.A. Honors our 9/11 Heroes 13 September 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Opposes Legislation that Seeks to Impede Law Enforcement’s Ability to Obtain Cell Phone Records 29 August 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Convicted in the Media: A Federal Agent is on Trial for Murder in Hawaii, and it may not be a Fair Trial 26 July 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
House Panel Approves Pension Increase for Feds 03 May 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA’s Letter to Representative Roby 23 February 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Mourns Loss of Five Feds 12 January 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Congress' Super Failure 01 December 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Supports the Combined Federal Campaign 27 October 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
The Federal Law Enforcement SHIELD Act Protects Against Furloughs 22 September 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Commends ICE Director Morton for Signing Overtime Waivers 30 June 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Are Not Exempt From Congressional Proposals 26 May 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Testifies Before House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management 07 April 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
House and Senate Pass Short-Term Extension of Patriot Act Provisions 24 February 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
FLEOA Mourns Loss of American Heroes 27 January 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

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Takedowns

Three Charged with Allegedly Defrauding FCC of $32 Million

The Justice Department announced last week that three individuals have been charged for alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides discounted telephone services to low-income customers.

The indictment charged three defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and fifteen substantive counts of wire fraud, false claims, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, the defendants engaged in a scheme to submit false claims with the federal Lifeline Program, which provides affordable, nationwide telephone service to Americans through discounted rates for qualifying low-income customers. The Lifeline Program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, a not-for-profit designated and authorized by the FCC.

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GEICO's Good Stuff

Tell Us: Why Do You Heart Public Service?

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

The Public Employees Roundtable (PER) is collecting testimonials from government employees and members of the public in support of an I “Heart” Public Service whiteboard photo campaign. Images will be posted on the PER on Facebook and Instagram pages.

The group behind Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which takes place this year from May 4-10, launched the whiteboard campaign in support of this year’s theme: Proud to Serve.

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Case Law Update

Eleventh Circuit Held Fourth Amendment Violated Where Police Recorded Attorney-Client Conversation Between A Non-incarcerated Suspect and His Attorney

While investigating an alleged misdemeanor violation of a domestic violence injunction, Detective Thomas Marmo and Sergeant Brian Canova monitored, intercepted, and listened to privileged conversations between their non-incarcerated suspect, Joel Studivant, and his attorney, Anne Marie Gennusa, who were in an interview room at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The police did so without any notice to Studivant and Gennusa, and without a warrant. Det. Marmo also seized (without a warrant) from Gennusa, on Sgt. Canova’s order, a statement written by Studivant. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the surreptitious recording and monitoring of those attorney-client conversations, without notice to Studivant and his attorney, and without a warrant, violated the Fourth Amendment.

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