UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. REGINALD GRACIE JR
Watson is one of golf’s living legends with eight major championship victories, including five Open Championships. The 64-year-old previously skippered his country to victory at The Belfry in the 1993 Ryder Cup and has been brought back for a second stint in charge at Gleneagles next year as the United States look to turn around their recent poor form at the biennial event. Tom Watson has one year until the start of his captaincy of the American Ryder Cup side with dreams of ending the losing streak. The Americans have won just two of the last nine Ryder Cups and suffered a final-day meltdown at Medinah in 2012 when they managed to lose despite leading 10-6 going into the singles. Bishop, who was involved in the appointment, cited Watson’s ability to handle the media and his rapport with the Scottish public – he won four of his Opens north of the border – as positives for the United States. He told Sky Sports: “When we were going through the interview process I talked to players that played for Tom on the ’93 team at The Belfry. “They talked about the leadership role that he took as a captain. He had the players’ backs the entire week, there were a few things that came up that could have been distractions to the players, Tom took care of that. “I think he’ll divert a lot of media attention to himself, away from our team. “And the other things is: he’s revered in Scotland. We’re going to be the opponents and the Europeans will have the home-crowd advantage but there’s a dynamic there that that will be a little bit favourable for our team.” Europe defend the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from September 26-28 next year.
United States Steel Corporation Announces Management Changes In Raw Materials And Procurement Organization
Delahanty II, United States Attorney, on brief for appellee. Reginald Gracie appeals his sentence, arguing that the district court should have sentenced him for accepting an illegal gratuity rather than for demanding a bribe. We affirm. I. Background Reginald Gracie, Jr., was a pharmacist. In 2005, he became Director of Operations 1 for the short-lived PIN Rx, a mail-order pharmacy that was wholly owned and operated by the Penobscot Indian Nation and which did a substantial amount of questionable business filling prescriptions for online pharmacies. When PIN Rx’s Pharmacist in Charge resigned from that role over concerns that these transactions threatened her license, Gracie took over that position. Thereafter, Gracie admits that he began accepting payments from Internet pharmacy sites for whose customers PIN Rx filled orders. Gracie was eventually indicted on charges relating to these payments. On February 17, 2012, Gracie pled guilty to three counts: two tax-related counts not at issue here, and Count 22, which charged him with soliciting and accepting kickbacks [in violation of] 18 U.S.C. 666(a)(1)(B). Specifically, Count 22 alleged that Gracie corruptly solicit[ed], demand[ed], accept[ed] and agree[d] to accept a thing of value, namely [$8,760] deposited into his personal bank account from representatives of [Company F] intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with the filling of drug orders by PIN RX for the customers of [Company F], which transactions were valued at $5,000 or more. At sentencing, the parties disputed which guideline the district court should use to determine Gracie’s base offense level. The dispute arose because the guidelines implicitly presume that section 666(a)(1)(B) criminalizes both the receipt of bribes and the receipt of gratuities. The Guidelines’ index manifests this presumption by directing a court sentencing for a violation of section 666(a)(1)(B) to two different guidelines: section 2C1.1 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Bribe ) and section 2C1.2 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Gratuity). U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual (U.S.S.G.) 2C1.1; 2C1.2.
Scott Conley began his U. S. Steel career in 1987 as an associate programmer at our Pittsburgh Service Center. In 1993 he transitioned to the purchasing organization and held roles the both the corporate headquarters and in Minnesota. In 2003 Conley was named general manager raw materials purchasing for U. S. Steel Kosice in Slovakia. In 2009, Conley returned to Pittsburgh upon his appointment to director blast furnace raw materials. Conley is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in computer science (1988), and a master’s in business administration (1996). Miroslav Kiralvarga relocated to the United States in 2011 in his role as general manager global materials management and procurement support. He will return to his native Slovakia, where he will report to Senior Vice President European Operations and Global Safety and President U. S. Steel Kosice, George Babcoke. Prior to coming to the United States, Kiralvarga, held a series of leadership positions in U. S. Steel Kosice including vice president human resources and most recently, vice president management services and administration.