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12/30/08 DAVIS
FORMER ARLINGTON EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD AND FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN
Former Employee Embezzled More than $1.3 Million

12/30/08 YANG
CAPTAIN OF KOREAN FLAGGED SHIP SENTENCED FOR DUMPING HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF OIL CONTAMINATED WASTE AND PLASTIC INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN
First Prosecution in Washington for Dumping of Plastics and Garbage from Marine Cargo Vessel

12/24/08 RHEE
RENTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DISTRIBUTING METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION CHEMICAL

12/23/08 BONNAR
KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, SHERIFF’S DEPUTY ACQUITTED
ON FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGE AND PERJURY

12/18/08 JASSAL
INDO-CANADIAN CONVICTED IN CONSPIRACY TO SMUGGLE ECSTACY AND MARIJUANA
Jury Deliberates for Two Hours following Two Day Trial

12/17/08 BENNEST
SUMNER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSE CLAIMS OF MILITARY MEDALS Claimed to be Decorated War Veteran Who Received Purple Heart and Bronze Star

12/16/08 NAWABI
CORRECTION: NAWABI IS ORIGINALLY FROM AFGHANISTAN
DEFENDANT IN MULTISTATE FRAUD SCHEME SENTENCED IN TACOMA TO 54 MONTHS IN PRISON
New Zealand Native Duped Investors Out of More than $300,000

12/16/08 PALMER
SECOND DEFENDANT IN ARMY RANGER BANK ROBBERY CASE
SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON
Group Used Automatic Weapons, Military Precision in August 2006 Tacoma Bank Robbery

12/16/08 THOMAS
WASHOUGAL MAN IMPRISONED FOR SCHEMING TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE CHEMICAL
Defendant Distributed Chemical Shipped by Korean Pharmacy

12/12/08 SOMMER
FORMER ARMY RANGER SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS FOR TACOMA BANK ROBBERY
Canadian Planned to Use Robbery Proceeds to Start “Crime Family”

12/12/08 SAETERN
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND GUN CRIMES
Felon with Lengthy Criminal History had Stolen Firearm While Distributing Crack Cocaine

12/9/08 ALTON
KELSO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Defendant Hid Camera to Videotape Young Female Relative in Bathroom

12/5/08 DIRECTORS AWARD
HELLS ANGELS TRIAL TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK ON RICO CONVICTION
First RICO Jury Verdicts Against Notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Twenty Years

12/5/08 CALDWELL
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 11+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG AND WEAPONS CRIMES
Everett Man has Lengthy Criminal History

12/3/08 RESSAM
MILLENNIUM BOMBER AGAIN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutors Will Seek to Appeal Sentence as Unreasonably Short for Al Qaida Trained Terrorist

12/2/08 SHANNON
HIGH LEVEL CANADIAN DRUG SMUGGLER PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY
Defendant Allegedly Arranged Distribution for the Hells Angels

12/1/08 MA
SEATTLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
Defendant Falsified Audit Submitted to National Institutes of Health