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December 2007

December 21, 2007

BOOKER: Former Mortgage Company Loan Officer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Her Role in ID Theft Ring

December 20, 2007

HERSEY: Vancouver Man Admits He Lied About Military Service and Medals to Get Benefits

DIAMOND: Oregon Bank Robber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

BRANDT: Mount Vernon Couple Indicted for Medical Device Fraud

December 19, 2007

O'CONNOR: Former National Guard Officer Sentenced for Procurement Fraud

ROLLOLAZO: Tax Preparer Sentenced for Assisting in the Preparation of False Tax Return

BINDER: Former Hells Angel Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for RICO

December 17, 2007

LYNCH: Assistant United States Attorney In Western Washington Named to Lead DOJ Rule of Law Office in Iraq

MCGLOVER: California Mother and Son Sentenced in Connection with Sex Trafficking of Juveniles

HAWKINS/SKEINS: Bellevue Man and Texas Attorney Convicted of Conspiracy, Wire Fraud

December 14, 2007

JEFFERSON: Tribal Member Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Voluntary Manslaughter in Death of Infant Son

PARA-BUSTAMONTE: Battleground Man Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking

FERRELL: FAA Contracting Officers Sentenced in Procurement Fraud Conspiracy

GRIFFIN: Leader of ID Theft Ring That Used Insiders at a Mortgage Company and Escrow Firm Sentenced to Long Prison Term

CRUZ: Former Madigan Army Medical Center Employee Sentenced for Accepting Bribes

MCKILLIP: Second Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Cheat Casino

NICKELS: Seattle Man Sentenced to Three Months in Prison for Conspiring to Cheat Casino

December 13, 2007

SHORB: Fort Lewis Civilian Employee Pleads Guilty in Connection with Procurement Fraud

JAMES: Principal Pharmacy Burglar and Drug Distributor Plead Guilty

BOPP: Longview Man Sentenced for Role in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

December 12, 2007

CASTILLO: Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Jewelry Courier

KALAMA: Quinault Tribal Member Pleads Guilty in Connection with Crash that Claimed Two Lives

December 10, 2007

MARLER: Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for Ecstasy Dealing

December 7, 2007

CADORETTE: Three Indicted for Efforts to Smuggle More than $1 Million of Ecstasy into U.S.

THOMPSON: Fort Lewis Soldier Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years in Prison for Armed Bank Robbery

GUDMUNDSON: Former Microsoft Employee Indicted for Fraudulent Billing Scheme

LELEA: Seattle Man Sentenced for Immigration Fraud Scheme

December 6, 2007

TORRELLA: Ten Indicted for Pretexting in "Operation Dialing for Dollars"

December 5, 2007

KAMERLING: Nine Charged in "Pump and Dump" Securities Fraud Scheme

November 2007

November 30, 2007

BAUER: California Woman Indicted for Assault Aboard an Aircraft and Interfering with a Flight Crew Member

MERRILL: Puyallup Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

KILEN: Lakewood Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud

KABACY: Olympia OB-GYN Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

NASH: Renton Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

SCOTT: Port Angeles Man Sentenced for Lying About Military Service and Medals to Get Benefits

SMITH: Tacoma Man Charged with Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft for Internet Credit Card Scam

November 27, 2007

TODD: Everett Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking and Interstate Transportation to Further Prostitution

November 26, 2007

MILMAN: Kirkland Man Sentenced to Longest Prison Term for Health Care Fraud Ever Handed Down in Western Washington

November 21, 2007

CHIU: Tennessee Physician Pleads Guilty to Calling in Bomb Threats to Delay Flight

MANNING: Spanaway Man Pleads Guilty to Shipment of Child Pornography

November 19, 2007

WAGEMAN: Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Drugs

November 16, 2007

REYES-RODRIGUEZ: Tacoma Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

MCPHIE: Tacoma Man Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

SILVA-CHAVEZ: Final Defendant Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in "Operation Dry Ice"

CALVIN: Former Seattle Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina Fraud and for Defrauding Other Assistance Programs

BARRIENTES: Violent Gang Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

LANMON: Fort Lewis Captain Charged with Taking Bribes, Removing Artifact from Iraq

SANDOVAL: Pasadena Man Sentenced for Defrauding Renton On-Line Gaming Company

WATKINS: Lynnwood Deputy Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft

November 15, 2007

RUBIO-PEREZ: Pasco Resident Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

November 13, 2007

YOUNG: Former Tax Prep Employee Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

November 7, 2007

LANCASTER: Silverdale Woman Admits Stealing Narcotics From Bremerton Nursing Home

November 5, 2007

KOPILOFF: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with ID Theft Using Computer File Sharing Programs

November 2, 2007

LAVIN: Woodinville Man Pleads Guilty to $13 Million Fraud Scheme

October 2007

October 26, 2007

PRIEST: Oregon Man Who Posed As Fiance in Visa Fraud Scheme Sentenced

October 25, 2007

AUSTIN/WERLINK: Former Owners of Seattle Company Plead Guilty to Filing False Income Tax Returns

October 23, 2007

AWARDS: Two US Attorney's Office Employees Receive National Awards

October 22, 2007

ROBERTS: Former Whatcom County Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison in Connection with Conspiracy, Tax Fraud, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

October 19, 2007

DANIELS: Federal Way Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison As Leader of Cocaine Distribution Ring

October 16, 2007

KLASSEN: Edmonds Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

MCCONNELL: Three Snohomish County Men Sentenced for Participating in Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

October 12, 2007

YATES: Kitsap County Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Bank Robberies

BALDEROS-RAMOS: Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearm

SULLIVAN: Jeffrey C. Sullivan Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Western District of Washington

October 11, 2007

NIELSON: Skagit County Woman Pleads Guilty to Robbing Pharmacy

TRAN: First Two Defendants Plead Guilty in Kent Garden Shop Marijuana Conspiracy

October 10, 2007

CARTER: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking

October 5, 2007

EHLIS: Former Union Official Sentenced to Probation for Embezzlement and Theft of Union Assets

VINSON: Seattle Man Sentenced For Tax Fraud Scheme

October 4, 2007

BACUS: Stanwood Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

GRAY WHALE: Grand Jury Indicts Five Makah Tribal Members for Killing Gray Whale

MACALALAD: Kelso Woman Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

October 3, 2007

HATCH: Tulalip Tribal Member Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Tribal Casino

October 2, 2007

THOMAS: Longview Man Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

GRAY: Seattle Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

September 2007

September 28, 2007

HAYES: Former Pierce County Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Prison for Lying on Federal Firearms Application

BRYAN: Quinault Tribal Member Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison in Connection with Kidnapping and Assault

MURRAY: Everett Pair Sentenced to Prison for Participation in Pharmacy Burglary and Oxycodone Prescription Ring

September 26, 2007

SULLIVAN: Jeffrey C. Sullivan Appointed U.S. Attorney for Western District of Washington

MACDONALD: Pharmacy Burglar Sentenced to 65 Months Imprisonment in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

JAMES: Three Olympic Peninsula Men Indicted for Timber Theft

September 25, 2007

BOPP: Longview Man Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

PATTY: Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Pharmacy

LINDSTROM: Skagit County Men Plead Guilty to Aiding in Robbery of a Pharmacy

September 24, 2007

O'FLAHERTY: Seattle Man Sentenced for Falsifying Bank Records

September 21, 2007

FUGITT: Tacoma Sex Offender Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

FISHER: Kelso Man Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

HOUSER, ETC.: Three Pharmacy Burglars Sentenced to Prison Terms for Participating in Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

OPERATION STOLEN VALOR: Northwest Crackdown on Fake Veterans in "Operation Stolen Valor"

MACBETH: Tacoma Resident Sentenced for Making False Statements to Department of Veterans Affairs

September 20, 2007

PRESS CONFERENCE - OPERATION STOLEN VALOR: US Attorney Holds Press Conference on "Operation Stolen Valor"

BATES: Seattle Man Unlawfully Collected Veterans Benefits

September 18, 2007

MCGLOVER: California Mother and Son Plead Guilty in Connection with Sex Trafficking of Juveniles

CARR: Federal Way Man Arrested for Cross Border Smuggling Activities

September 17, 2007

LOHNER: Kelso Man Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse

NGUYEN: Leader of Marijuana and Ecstasy Distribution Ring Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

FABEL: Hells Angels President Sentenced to Long Prison Term

September 14, 2007

COMER: Kelso Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Beating Up a Federal Witness

REED: Southwest Washington Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

September 7, 2007

VANDEWERFHORST: Whidbey Island Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

ANDERSON: Camano Island Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

VANCE: Renton Couple Sentenced for Tax Fraud

DIAS: Seattle Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Mail Fraud in Connection with Online Auction Scam

September 6, 2007

WALMSLEY: Principal Distributor Pleads Guilty in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

MCKILLIP: Third Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Cheat Casino

KOPILOFF: Seattle Man Indicted for ID Theft Using Computer File Sharing Programs

August 2007

August 31, 2007

MENDOZA-AGUILAR: Key Figure in Pierce County Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

SCOTT: Port Angeles Man Admits He Lied About Military Service and Medals to Get Benefits

KHAN: Everett Man Sentenced for Role in Arson Disguised as a Hate Crime

August 30, 2007

NICKELS: Seattle man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Cheat Casino

LOTT: Seattle Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

August 29, 2007

CARSEN: Everett Woman Sentenced to 33 Months for Scheme Involving Aggravated Identity Theft

August 28, 2007

LOVE: West Seattle Mortgage Broker Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Money Laundering

STORM: University Professor Sentenced for Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste

August 27, 2007

MYSAENGSAY: Canadian Convicted of Distributing Large Quantities of Ecstasy

August 23, 2007

SCHOONOVER: First Defendant Pleads Guilty in SW Washington Prescription Drug Abuse Network

August 14, 2007

BUSTOS-CHAVEZ: Four More Indicted in Connection with "Operation Methopotamia

August 13, 2007

GEBAUER: Lake Sammamish Resident Convicted on Four Counts of Tax Evasion

August 10, 2007

PARK: Tacoma Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy, Visa Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

August 9, 2007

REGALADO: Sex Offender From Canada Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

MILMAN: Kirkland Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

August 8, 2007

COWLITZ: Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Join in Crackdown on Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Washington

August 3, 2007

GONZALEZ-CASTILLO: Repeat Drug Offender Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Dealing Crack Cocaine

August 2, 2007

COOK: Wade and Laura Cook Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion, Filing False Tax Returns and Obstructing Justice

WILSON: Seattle Woman Pleads Guilty to Selling Crack at Notorious Seattle Nightclub

August 1, 2007

ROLLOLAZO: Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Assisting in the Preparation of False Tax Returns

July 2007

July 30, 2007

CRUZ: Former Madigan Army Medical Center Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

BUDDLE: Puyallup Man Sentenced to Tend Graves in Military Cemetary for Posing as Marine Corps Captain and Chaplain

July 27, 2007

HOLST: Puyallup Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Evasion of Taxes

WILSON: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Lengthy Term for Assault on Federal Officers

KIKUCHI: Final Defendants Sentenced in "Gascaper" - Stole an Estimated $2.9 Million Worth of Fuel

July 26, 2007

JORDAN: Three More Defendants Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Kidnapping that Ended in Murder on Fort Lewis

July 24, 2007

GARRED: Spanaway Woman Sentenced in Connection with Armed Robberies

July 23, 2007

JEFFERSON: Tribal Member Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in Death of Infant Son

BINDER: Former Hells Angel Pleads Guilty to RICO

July 13, 2007

SIMMONS: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Guns

MACKE: Bellevue Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

July 12, 2007

BRAND: Distributor Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

July 11, 2007

MCCONNELL: Twelfth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

July 6, 2007

MERRILL: Puyallup Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

FORD: Seattle Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Tax Fraud Scheme

GRAHAM: Burglar Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Role in Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

June 2007

June 29, 2007

AKRAM: Everett Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Grocery Store Arson

KILGORE: Burien Felon Sentenced to 13 Year Prison Term for Dealing Crack Cocaine

URGA: Repeat Offender Sentenced to More than 12 Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Firearms

REAN: Vancouver Bank Robber Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

VU: Kent Woman Sentenced to Prison for Laundering Drug Money

June 26, 2007

CALYPSO: Greek Shipping Company Pleads Guilty in "Magic Pipe" Pollution Scheme

June 22, 2007

MCNEW: Elma Man Sentenced to Prison for Manufacturing Explosive Devices

DUNIGAN: Pierce County Man Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Kidnapping that Ended in Murder

GRESHAM: Lakewood Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

June 21, 2007

KWAN: Bellevue Man Convicted of Illegal Firearms Possession

June 11, 2007

HELLS ANGELS: Current and Former Hells Angels Members Found Guilty of RICO

June 8, 2007

MOORE: Forger Linked to Multiple Identity Thieves Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison

GOMEZ-RAMIREZ: Members of Pierce County Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to Prison

ROOT: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SMITH:Stanwood Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Smuggling Guns and Marijuana

June 7, 2007

MACBETH: Phony War Veteran Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

MURRAY: Everett Woman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary and Oxycodone Prescription Ring

June 6, 2007

NGUYEN: Two Sentenced in Connection with Sale of Stolen Medical Devices

June 4, 2007

TIFFIN: Longview Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms and Body Armor

VANCE: Renton Couple Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

June 1, 2007

COLOSIO-DUSSAN: Leaders of Drug Ring Get Lengthy Prison Sentences

MURRAY: Everett Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary and Oxycodone Prescription Ring

MOORE: Lakewood Man Sentenced to Nearly 30 Years in Prison for Murder, Gun and Drug Charges

May 2007

May 30, 2007

SOLOWAY: Seattle Spammer Indicted for Mail and Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Money Laundering

May 29, 2007

GRAY: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

May 25, 2007

SHREVE/HAUG: Snohomish County Men Sentenced to Prison for Arson of Edmonds Condo Project and Attempted Arson of Bothell Biotech

YOUNG: Tax Prep Employee Indicted for Bank Fraud, Social Security Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

May 24, 2007

CASINOS: Dozens Indicted in Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Illegal Gambling, Money Laundering, and Related Offenses

May 23, 2007

PAUL: Seattle Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty in Connection with Preparation of False Tax Returns

May 22, 2007

BRYAN: Quinault Tribal Member Pleads Guilty in Connection with Kidnapping and Assault

O'FLAHERTY: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Bank Records

May 18, 2007

THOMPSON: Fort Lewis Soldier Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

SANDOVAL: Pasadena Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Renton On-Line Gaming Company

BAER: Bothell Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud

SHERMAN: "Hockey Dad" Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud and Securities Fraud

May 17, 2007

CALVIN: Former Seattle Woman Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud and to Defrauding Other Assistance Programs

DIAS: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud in Connection with Online Auction Scam

COSTELLO: Vancouver Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Social Security

May 16, 2007

COOK: Laura Cook Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Justice

May 14, 2007

LEE: Kent Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Being an Armed Career Criminal, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Obstruction of Justice

May 4, 2007

WILLIAMS: Four Year Prison Sentence for Identity Thief who Stole Information From Patient Files at Medical Clinic

GILBERT: North Seattle Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Gun Crimes

May 2, 2007

NELLES: Ninth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

ACOBA: Felon Sentenced to Prison for Gun Possession

May 1, 2007

FUGITT: Tacoma Sex Offender Convicted of Possessing Firearm

April 2007

April 27, 2007

HOUSER: Eighth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty to Participating in Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

April 24, 2007

TAM: Seattle Woman Pleads Guilty to Forging Prescriptions for Narcotic Painkillers

April 20, 2007

TRAN: Marijuana Distributor Pleads Guilty

BOOKER: Tacoma Repeat Offender Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

April 19, 2007

WILKES: Katrina Fraud Defendant Pleads Guilty

April 17, 2007

CTI: Cell Therapeutics, Inc. to Pay United States $10.5 Million to Resolve Claims for Illegal Marketing of Cancer Drug

April 16, 2007

PORTER: Navy Veteran Sentenced to Prison for Mail Fraud in Connection with Flase Claim of PTSD

April 11, 2007

KENT GARDEN SHOP: Kent Garden Shop Owners Indicted in Marijuana Manufacturing Conspiracy

April 9, 2007

SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ: Wiretap Investigation Takes Down Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Ring

April 6, 2007

FUHR: Leader of Cocaine and Oxycodone Distribution Ring Sentenced to Long Prison Term

CELIO: Seattle Psychologist Sentenced to Prison for Falsely Billing Military Medical Insurance Program

MCCOMB: Prolific Identity Thief Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison

April 5, 2007

VAZQUEZ-LOPEZ: Vancouver Resident Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy

BUDDLE: Puyallup Man Pleads Guilty to Posing as Marine Corps Captain and Chaplain Wearing Unearned Medals of Valor

March 2007

March 30, 2007

HAMPTON: Longview Man Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison for Bank Robbery, Drug and Gun Crimes

FRIEND: California Man Sentenced to 19 Year Term for Armed Robberies of Credit Union

March 23, 2007

CALDWELL: Seattle man Sentenced to 15 Years and 8 Months in Prison for Eleven Bank Robberies

HULET: Former School Employee Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Possession of Explosives and Weapons

March 22, 2007

HURRICANE KATRINA FRAUD: Four More Indicted in Connection with Hurricane Katrina Fraud

MACDONALD: Seventh Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

March 21, 2007

SHAFFER: Tacoma Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

DIEHL: Aberdeen Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Traveling to Have Sex with a Minor

March 20, 2007

PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD: Media Opportunity

March 16, 2007

RHODES: Castle Rock Man Who Stole More than 900 Pieces of Mail Gets Three Year Prison Term

VU: Kent Woman Pleads Guilty to Laundering Drug Money

STREICH: Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Molesting Child on Fort Lewis Military Base

GUITARD: Olympia Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Leading Conspiracy that Stole $2.9 Million Worth of Fuel

March 14, 2007

ROBERTS: Former Whatcom County Woman Pleads Guilty in Connection with Conspiracy, Tax Fraud, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

March 12, 2007

MORED: South King County Man Sentenced to Prison for ID Theft/Bank Fraud Scheme

MOORE: State Department of Licensing Employee Sentenced to Prison for Selling Drivers Licenses

March 9, 2007

BLUM/BYRNE: Two Defendants in Army Ranger Bank Robbery Case Plead Guilty

DALE: Seattle Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Steal and Sell Cellular Phones

March 8, 2007

HURRICANE KATRINA: Seven Indicted in Connection with Hurricane Katrina Fraud

March 7, 2007

VINSON/FORD: Two Seattle Men Indicted for Separate Tax Fraud Schemes

STORM: University Professor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste

March 2, 2007

BERGMAN: Repeat Identity Thief Sentenced to Four Year Prison Term

FERRELL/OLSON: FAA Contracting Officer Indicted in Procurement Fraud Conspiracy

February 2007

February 26, 2007

COSTELLO: Vancouver Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Social Security

February 23, 2007

MAXFIELD: Montana Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Traveling to Seattle to Have Sex with a Minor

PEREZ PEREZ: Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison for Role in Selling Five Pounds of Meth

KANG: Leaders of Conspiracy to Transport Women for Prostitution Sentenced to Prison

PATEL: Spokane Area Woman who Purchased House as Part of Drug Tunnel Scheme Sentenced to Prison

February 21, 2007

AKRAM: Everett Man Convicted of Arson Conspiracy

PALFREY: Sixth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

COOK: Wade Cook Convicetd of Tax Evasion, Filing False Tax Returns and Obstructing Justice

February 16, 2007

GRAHAM: Fifth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

February 9, 2007

HENDERSON: Brazen Identity Thief Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison

WOOLLEY: Everett Man Sentenced to 29 Months in Prison for Embezzling More than $300,000 from Bank

WILSON: Stevenson Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

COSTELLO: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Social Security

February 8, 2007

EDWARDS: Repeat Identity Thief Sentenced to Three and a Half Years in Prison

February 7, 2007

PHILLIPS: Fourth Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

GRIFFIN: Grand Jury Indicts ID Theft Ring That Used Insiders at a Mortgage Company and Escrow Firm to Steal Personal Information

February 1, 2007

CRUZ: Former Madigan Army Medical Center Employee Charged in Connection with Bribery and False Billing Scheme

NORTENO: Grand Jury Indicts Drug Dealing Members of Violent Street Gang

January 2007

January 30, 2007

SINGH: Indian National Convicted of Human Smuggling

MOORE: Forger Linked to Multiple Identity Thieves Pleads Guilty

January 26, 2007

SULLIVAN: Justice Department Announces Appointment of Jeffrey C. Sullivan As Interim United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington

HENNINGS: Seattle Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Info From Emergency Room Patients

PLOWMAN: Lawyer Sentenced to Prison for Financial Reporting Crime

WILSON: Tacoma Man Gets 10 Year Prison Term for Drug and Gun Crimes

January 25, 2007

YOUNG: Whidbey Island Man Sentenced for Using the Internet to Entice a Minor to Travel for Illegal Sexual Activity

MCKAY: United States Attorney John McKay Joins Seattle University Law School

January 24, 2007

REAN: Vancouver Bank Robber Convicted Following Two Day Trial

CAO: Marijuana Manufacturing and Distribution Conspiracy Shut Down

January 23, 2007

IRIKA: Shipping Line Pays $750,000 in Fines and Assessments for Illegal Ocean Dumping

January 19, 2007

BLAND: Tacoma Woman Sentenced to Ten Months in Prison for Social Security Fraud

LEWIS: Lakewood Men Sentenced to Long Prison Terms for Gun and Drug Trafficking

LEE: Korean National Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud Scheme

January 18, 2007

CZINEGE: Canadian Man Convicted of Cocaine Trafficking

SWANSON: Third Pharmacy Burglar Pleads Guilty In Connection With Pharmacy Burglary and Drug Distribution Scheme

January 17, 2007

MCKAY: US Attorney Presented with Distinguished Public Service Award

January 12, 2007

COATES: Vancouver Man Who was Paid $10,000 to Pose as Groom in Visa Fraud Scheme Sentenced

COMA: Scuba-Suited Bank Robber Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

January 5, 2007

FELDMAN: Vancouver Man Who Entered into Sham Marriage as Part of Visa Fraud Scheme Sentenced

MOLINA: Mexican National Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Role in Dealing Five lbs. of Meth

LOFTUS: Graham Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Conspiracy Involving Stolen Military Goods

JOSS: Snohomish County Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Dealing Pounds of Methamphetamine

BROWN: Two Seattle Area Men Get Ten Year Prison Terms for Methamphetamine Trafficking

January 4, 2007

AKRAM: Everett Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Wire and Food Stamp Fraud

SHAFFER: Tacoma Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

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