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News and Press Releases

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Press Contact: Emily Langlie, (206) 553-4110

September 2014

September 12, 2014

KAHLER: Kenmore WA Financial Advisor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Mail Fraud and Social Security Number Fraud

September 10, 2014

DIRECTOR'S AWARD: Attorney General Recognizes Outstanding Work by SPD Reform Team

September 9, 2014

DOGGETT: Snohomish County Man Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Dsitributing Images of Child Rape

September 8, 2014

NAVARRO: Former Belfair, WA Resident Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Manufacturing, Possessing and Distributing Pictures of Child Rape

September 5, 2014

SCHESSO: Former Vancouver, WA Resident Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Distributing Pictures of Child Rape

Alaska Airlines Settles Civil FAA Investigation

September 3, 2014

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan, DOJ Leader on Cybercrime, to Step Down

Holder Statement on U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan Steping Down


August 2014

August 29, 2014

WARD: Makah Tribal Member Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Knife Attack

CARMONA-GONZALEZ: Vancouver, WA Gang Member Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

August 15, 2014

TESORO: DOJ Closes Investigation of 2010 Explosion at Tesoro Refinery with No Charges

SELEZNEV: Accused Russian Hacker Ordered Detained Pending Trial

DOOR: Offender with more than 30 Prior Convictions Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison as Armed Career Criminal

HARLAN: Battle Ground Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Making Images of Child Molestation

FRANKLIN: Pierce County Felon Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison as Armed Career Criminal

August 8, 2014

SELEZNEV: Russian National Arraigned on Indictment for Distributing Credit Card Data Belonging to Thousands of Cardholders

UNG: Florida Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Violent Crimes Linked to Debt Dispute

JORGENSON: Former Microsoft Financial Manager Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Insider Trading

August 7, 2014

SETTLEMENT: Ferndale Construction Company and US DOT Settle Claims Over Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contracting

August 5, 2014

MARKET MANIPULATION: Three Men Charged in Connection with Stock Manipulation Scheme

August 4, 2014

CARLSON: Tulalip Tribal Member Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Second Degree Murder in Death of Toddler

August 1, 2014

JEFFERSON: Two Lummi Tribal Members Charged with Distributing Heroin and Methamphetamine


July 2014

July 31, 2014

MASMARI: Man who set Fire to Neighbours Nightclub on New Years Eve Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

CYPRIAN: Auburn Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking Women in Western Washington and Oregon

July 25, 2014

AARON: Former Federal Employees Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

July 24, 2014

ANDERSON: Vancouver Washington Musician Sentenced to nearly Four Years in Prison for Soliciting Investments in Fraudulent Projects

July 22, 2014

OPERATION SHATTERED: Eight People Charged in Connection with Explosions during Dangerous Hash Oil Manufacturing

July 18, 2014

BROWN: Seattle Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

July 11, 2014

STAHLMAN: Pierce County Woman Sentenced to Three Years for Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

July 11, 2014

CONNECTZONE: Lynnwood Company and Owner Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

July 11, 2014

BAXTER: Olympia Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claims

July 8, 2014

GIBBS: Lummi Tribal Member Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

July 7, 2014

SELEZNEV: Russian Hacker Arrested for Computer Hacking Scheme that Victimized Thousands of Credit Card Customers

June 2014

June 20, 2014

EGLASH: San Juan Island Man Who Falsely Tried to Collect Disability Benefits Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy, Mail Fraud and False Statements

June 17, 2014

ORR: Bellevue Man with Huge Cache of Images of Children being Raped and Sexually Molested Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

HIRST: Auburn Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Rape

June 9, 2014

RISTICK: Tacoma Man Pleads Guilty to Falsely Claiming $1.8 Million in Income Tax Refunds

June 6, 2014

CLAY: Second Marijuana Grow Robber Sentenced to Long Prison Term

PARKS: Felon Facing 8 Year Prison Term Gets Additional 27 Month Sentence for Possessing 'Shanks' at Federal Prison

June 4, 2014

KNUTSEN: Bellingham Man Arrested for Wire Fraud Involving Theft from Elderly Clients

ROBINETT: Convicted Bank Robber, On the Run for Nearly Five Years, Arrested in Oregon

FRAUDULENT SALES: Two Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Separate Schemes Involving Car Sales using the Internet

June 3, 2014

CYBER CONFERENCE: U.S. Attorney Hosts Law Enforcement Conference on Cyber Threats


May 2014

May 29, 2014

FRONTIER PHARMACY: Seven Involved with Online Pharmacy based in Florida are Indicted for Internet Pharmacy and Money Laundering Conspiracy

May 27, 2014

LOKEN: Marijuana Grower who Shot and Wounded Fleeing Robber and Witness Sentenced to Prison

VAN PUTTEN: Final Defendant in Snohomish County Gun Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Prison

May 22, 2014

SADLER: Bellevue Man Who Sold Drugs on 'Silk Road' Website Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Conspiracy

May 19, 2014

DOGGETT: Snohomish County Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

SPD CHIEF NOMINATION: Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

May 16, 2014

MILLER: Repeat Offender Found Guilty of Illegally Possessing a Firearm

MARTIN: Relatives Who Conspired to Traffick Oxycodone from California to Tacoma Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

WILLIAMS: King County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography and Illegal Firearms Possession

May 14, 2014

LAURSEN: Olympia Man Convicted of Production and Possession of Child Pornography

May 9, 2014

ELSHAUG: Snohomish County Men Indicted for Gun Trafficking

PELETI: Bainbridge Island Woman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Suquamish Tribe

May 7, 2014

CAMPS and HIDDLESTON: Seattle Police and ATF Seize Cache of Guns in Magnolia Neighborhood Home

May 2, 2014

MASMARI: Man who Set Fire to Neighbours Nightclub on New Year's Eve Pleads Guilty to Federal Arson Charge

MOSES: Tulalip Tribal Member Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor


April 2014

April 29, 2014

GILLETTE: Felon Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Store and Gas Stations as Diversion for Bank Robberies

April 25, 2014

SLAUGHTER: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Gun Battle Involving Marijuana Distribution

April 24, 2014

BRIKN: Federal Way Man Pleads Guilty to Using Firearm During Drug Trafficking Crime

NAVARRO: Former Belfair Resident Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing, Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

April 23, 2014

BURTON: Former JBLM Soldier Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography

April 21, 2014

DISASTER FRAUD: U.S. Attorney and Snohomish County Prosecutor Alert Public to Beware of Disaster Fraud in Aftermath of Oso Landslide

SK FOODS: Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against SK Food Group

KANDI: Former Pierce County Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 18, 2014

SCHESSO: Former Vancouver, Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

April 15, 2014

UNG: Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Violent Crime Linked to Debt Dispute

April 14, 2014

CALDWELL: Longview Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Sewage Dumping Scheme

JOHNSON: Organizers of Long-Running Marijuana Production and Distribution Ring Sentenced to Prison

April 11, 2014

STAHLMAN: Pierce County Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

YANN: PKent Tax Preparer Indicted for Wire Fraud, False Claims and Aggravated Identity Theft

April 10, 2014

DOJ INITIATIVE: U.S. Attorney Teams with Mariners and Macklemore to Combat Bullying

April 8, 2014

CARLSON: Tulalip Tribal Member Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder in Death of Toddler

BUTTERBAUGH: Arizona Doctor Sued for Prescribing Controlled Substances without DEA Registration in Washington State

April 3, 2014

LE: Anesthesiologist Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Unlawfully Distributing Oxycodone


March 2014

March 31, 2014

DRY: Kirkland Plastic Surgeon Pays $125,000 to Settle DEA Drug Diversion Claims

March 28, 2014

SINGH: Defendant who Fled During Drug Trafficking Trial Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

SURYAN: Operator of Mobile ID Theft Lab Sentenced to Prison

PHAM: Member of Bank Fraud Ring Sentenced to Prison for Using Firearm to try to Collect Debts

March 27, 2014

STALKFLEET: Stanwood, Washington Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Disability Fraud

March 20, 2014

THOMAS: Former Credit Union President Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Embezzlement Scheme

March 14, 2014

NGUYEN: University Place Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Plotting to Hire 'Hit Man' to Assassinate People in Vietnam

March 13, 2014

SPANGLER: Former Seattle Investment Advisor Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Investment Advisor Fraud

XU: Apartment Owner and Company Sentenced for Clean Air Act Violations

March 11, 2014

SAROYA: Owner and Operator of Crime Infested Tukwila Motel Sentenced to Prison

March 10, 2014

CASTILLO: Ballard Resident who Repeatedly Sold Marijuana to Minors Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

March 6, 2014

JASPER: Nevada Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Stolen Truck, Weapons and Homemade Explosives

DAHLQUIST: Auburn Woman Sentenced to Prison for Fraud - Claimed Cancer Diagnosis to Steal $400,000 from Elderly Neighbor

March 4, 2014

BORMAN-ZWEEKHORST: Former Lake Forest Park Water District Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement


February 2014

February 28, 2014

LEE: Kelso Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

SMITH: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Firearms

BANK ROBBERY CREW: Last Member of Violent Take-Over Robbery Crew Sentenced

February 25, 2014

HERNANDEZ: Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Meth and Heroin Distribution Ring

SMITH: Sequim Drug Trafficker Arrested Following High Speed Chase

February 19, 2014

FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT: Two Cases Highlight DOJ Priority Focus

February 14, 2014

STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY DURKAN: DOJ Guidance Regarding Marijuana Related Financial Crimes

February 13, 2014

OPERATION SAFE HARBORS: Law Enforcement Teams Locate Wanted Felons and Sex Offenders in SW Washington

February 11, 2014

SPD REFORM: DOJ and City Hail Federal Judge's Approval of New Crisis Intervention Policy

CHIN: Chinese Citizen Arrested for Attempting to Violate the Arms Control Export Act

February 3, 2014

CHANCEY: Marysville Woman Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Gun Trafficking


January 2014

January 31, 2014

ZENO: Vancouver Gang Member Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Gun Possession

CAPODANNO: Pierce County Man Wo Killed Two while Protecting his Marijuana Grow Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

January 30, 2014

EGLASH: Former San Juan Island Coffee Shop Owner Convicted of Social Security Fraud Scheme

PARKS: Mason County Repeat Offender Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

January 29, 2014

MANAGO: Seattle Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking

SPD LEADERSHIP: Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

January 24, 2014

LEKHAKUL: Brothers Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Illegally Export Firearms Parts to Thailand

January 17, 2014

SPD: Justice Department and City Hail Approval of New Seattle Police Department Bias and Stops Policy

SWANSON: Snohomish County Man Who Smuggled Protected Reptiles Sentenced to Prison

NGUYEN: Former Seattle Resident Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Identity Theft and Bank Fraud

January 13, 2014

O'DELL: Former Bellevue Resident Sentenced to Prison and Home Detention for Defrauding Social Security

TAX ID THEFT: U.S. Attorney Warns of Growing Threat of Taxpayer ID Theft

January 10, 2014

SIDHU: Former RCMP Member Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Leadership Role in International Drug Trafficking Ring

January 9, 2014

COLLECTIONS REPORT 2013: U.S. Attorney's Office Work Leads to Collection of more than $800 Million for Victims and Taxpayers

January 8, 2014

U.S. Attorney Statement on SPD Leadership

ROSS and BRIKN: Two Men Charged Federally for Marijuana Deal that Turned Deadly

January 3, 2014

BOLDEN: California Man Who Defrauded 'Computers for Schools' Program Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Tax Crime


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