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December 2008

December 30, 2008

DAVIS: Former Arlington Employee Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

YANG: Captain of Korean Flagged Ship Sentenced for Dumping Hundreds of Pounds of Oil Contaminated Waste and Plastic into the Pacific Ocean

December 24, 2008

RHEE: Renton Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine Production Chemical

December 23, 2008

BONNAR: King County, Washington Sheriff's Deputy Acquitted on Federal Civil Rights Charge and Perjury

December 18, 2008

JASSAL: Indo-Canadian Convicted in Conspiracy to Smuggle Ecstasy and Marijuana

December 17, 2008

BENNEST: Sumner Man Pleads Guilty to False Claims of Military Medals

December 16, 2008

NAWABI: CORRECTION: Nawabi is Originally from Afghanistan
Defendant in Multistate Fraud Scheme Sentenced in Tacoma to 54 Months in Prison

PALMER: Second Defendant in Army Ranger Bank Robbery Case Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

THOMAS: Washougal Man Imprisoned for Scheming to Distribute Methamphetamine Chemical

December 12, 2008

SOMMER: Former Army Ranger Sentenced to 24 Years for Tacoma Bank Robbery

SAETERN: Admitted Gang Member Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

December 9, 2008

ALTON: Kelso Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

December 5, 2008

DIRECTORS AWARD: Hells Angels Trial Team Recognized for Outstanding Work on RICO Conviction

CALDWELL: Admitted Gang Member Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison for Drug and Weapons Crimes

December 3, 2008

RESSAM: Millennium Bomber Again Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

December 2, 2008

SHANNON: High Level Canadian Drug Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracy

December 1, 2008

MA: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

November 2008

November 26, 2008

POSPESCU: Hitler 18 CT Gold Bookmark Recovered in Stolen Artifact Sting

PRESLEY: Former Vancouver Man Captured After Fleeing Ahead of Child Porn Sentencing

November 25, 2008

RUSHING: Final Drug Defendant, On the Run for 15 Years, Arrested in Amsterdam

POTTER: Bremerton Man Convicted of Drug and Gun Crimes

November 21, 2008

STEELE: Bellevue Fish Broker Pleads Guilty to Falsely Labeling Fish Product

MERCULIEF: Tribal Member Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison and Lifetime Supervised Release for Sex Assault on Toddler

KILCUP: Leaders of Cocaine Distribution Ring Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

POINTS: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for Weapons Possession

SHAIN: Seattle "Mystery Man" Sentenced to 30 Months for Gun Possession and Aggravated Identity Theft

JANG-BRITT: Two King County Men Arrested in Connection with Online Fencing of Stolen Electronics

November 20, 2008

GOODRIDGE: Owners of "Blue Stilly" Smoke Shop Plead Guily to Trafficking in Millions of Contraband Cigarettes

QUAST: Canadian Car Dealer Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Money Laundering

November 19, 2008

BUNKER: Government Informant Sentenced to Four+ Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Activities

November 18, 2008

FREY-NGUYEN: King County Salon Operators Charged with Sex Offenses

November 17, 2008

PRESLEY: Former Vancouver Man Cuts GPS Bracelet, Flees Ahead of Child Porn Sentencing

November 14, 2008

GORE: Tacoma Felon Sentenced to Seven+ Years in Prison for Gun Possession

KNOX: Arizona Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

RANGELOFF: Businessman Sentenced for Stealing Rolls Royce from Customs Warehouse

SAIZ: Gang Member Gets Seven+ Years in Prison for Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute

NELSON: Tenino Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine Chemical

November 13, 2008

PERKINS: Kent Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Military Claims in Effort to Receive Compensation

BUSH: Kitsap County Man Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

COMBAT ONLINE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: Department of Justice Unveils New Public Service Annoucements to Combat Online Exploitation of Children

November 10, 2008

TIDMORE: Compton, California Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Distribution of Pharmaceutical Controlled Substances

November 7, 2008

GASPARD: Former Assistant Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

HOUSE: Burien Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Role in Drug Conspiracy

IISHIBA: Army Captain Sentenced for Conspiracy to Illegally Smuggle Firearms Parts to Japan

WASHINGTON: Tacoma Felon Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Gun Possession

November 5, 2008

BURGE: Longview Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Arson

November 3, 2008

OPERATION PINK TIGER: Final Defendants Sentenced in First Phase of "Operation Pink Tiger"

October 2008

October 31, 2008

HAMMER: Everett Attorney Sentenced for Defrauding Clients

CEJA-GOMEZ: Violent Drug Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

LANMON: Fort Lewis Captain Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Illegal Gratuities While Serving in Iraq

SALAZAR: Former Bank Branch Manager Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Embezzling from Customer Accounts

ROBERTSON: Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion

BEASLEY: Seattle Repeat Offender Sentenced for Gun Possession

YAP-LIU: Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Transporting Women to Work at Brothel

CHEUNG: Edmonds Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Controlled Substances by Deception and to Misbranding Drugs

October 30, 2008

ELECTION: District Election Officer Appointed to Oversee Complaints on Election Day

October 27, 2008

BURCHETT: Chronic Offender Sentenced to Prison for Leaving Explosive Device on Clark County Man's Car

October 24, 2008

SMITH: Kelso Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

TARRER: Violent Felon Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

October 21, 2008

STEWART: Prolific Forger and Identity Thief Sentenced to Seventy Six Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

MITCHELL: Seattle Felon Convicted of Meth and Cocaine Distribution

October 17, 2008

SANTOS-MORALEZ: Mexican National Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Dealing Three Pounds of Methamphetamine

October 16, 2008

FALCO: Drug Defendant, On the Run for 15 Years, Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

October 15, 2008

WASHINGTON MUTUAL: Statement by United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan Regarding Washington Mutual

October 10, 2008

SILVA: Armed Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison

October 8, 2008

FRIEND: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Diversion of Pharmaceutical Controlled Substances

JOHNSTON/JONES: Former Software Executives Charged with Wire Fraud for Lying to Investors about Revenue

October 6, 2008

STEVENS: Internet Web Site Operator Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Drugs By Misrepresentation and Subterfuge

October 3, 2008

CARR: Federal Way Man Convicted of Cocaine Possession in Connection with Cross Border Smuggling

STX PAN OCEAN: Korean Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Dumping Hundreds of Pounds of Oil Contaminated Waste and Plastic into the Pacific Ocean

October 2, 2008

BROOKS: Former Renton Resident Indicted for Stealing Money from Disabled Social Security Recipients

September 2008

September 29, 2008

BECKER: Vancouver, Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

REDLIGHTNING:Bellingham Man Convicted of 1987 Murder on Lummi Indian Reservation

TODD: Everett Man Sentenced to 26 Year Prison Term for Sex Trafficking, and Interstate Transportation to Further Prostitution

September 26, 2008

SANTOS-ROJAS: Feds Seize 20 Kilos of Cocaine; Take Down Major Drug Distribution Ring

September 22, 2008

SARATE-MECINA: Tacoma Man Gets Ten Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

PIMPLETON: Seattle Repeat Offender Gets 10+ Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

TIMBER THEFT: Three Plead Guilty in Timber Theft from National Forest

September 19, 2008

TAKEUCHI: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Five Years for Possession of Child Pornography

September 14, 2008

KING: Former State Lawmaker Indicted for Mail Fraud in Connection with Employment Security Scheme

September 12, 2008

CAM: Feds Settle with Oregon Man Over Filling of Wetlands at SW Washington Resort

BLAND: Everett Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

September 11, 2008

AGUILAR-CANCHE: Kalama Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison in Connection with Drug Distribution Conspiracy

September 5, 2008

LOPEZ: Puyallup Pharmacy Robber Sentenced to Imprisonment

GIANIS: Canadian Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess Ephedrine with Intent to Distribute

RIVER PARK SQUARE: DOJ Closes River Park Square Investigation with No Criminal Charges

September 4, 2008

RIVARD: Kalama Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Obstructing Justice in Criminal Investigation

 

August 2008

August 29, 2008

ALDERMAN: Seattle Man Sentenced to Nearly Nine Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

LEYSTRA: Canadian Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Prison for Scheme to Smuggle Ecstasy in Altered Gas Tank of SUV

August 28, 2008

TURRELLA: Des Moines Man Indicted for Internet Threats of Violence and Identity Theft

MALDONADO: Lacey Flooring Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Smuggling of an Illegal Alien

HOLSWORTH: Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Possession of Stolen Firearm

August 22, 2008

BRANDT: Mount Vernon Couple Sentenced in Connection With Using Unapproved Medical Devices in Treatment of Cancer

August 19, 2008

GAIN: Internet Prescription Web Site Employee Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Drugs by Subterfuge

August 13, 2008

GOTTFRIEDSON: Smoke Shop Owners Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes and Structuring $2.1 Million of Cash Transactions

August 7, 2008

GASPARD: Former Assistant Fire Chief Arrested on Fraud Charges

LARSON: Internet Entrepreneur Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

August 1, 2008

WILLIAMS: Inmate and Employee at Special Commitment Center Arrested for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

 

July 2008

July31, 2008

LEVITT/KERST: Seattle Physician and Dentist Plead Guilty to Unlawful Diversion of Controlled Substances

July 28, 2008

IISHIBA: Army Captain Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Illegally Smuggle Firearms Parts to Japan

July 24, 2008

KEY: Renton Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Ammunition

July 23, 2008

RANGELOFF: Businessman Convicted of Stealing Rolls Royce from Customs Warehouse

July 22, 2008

SOLOWAY: Seattle Spammer Sentenced to Forty-Seven Months in Prison for Mail Fraud, Spam and Tax Charges

July 18, 2008

WHITE: Fake ID Printer for Group That Used Insiders at a Mortgage Company and Escrow Firm Sentenced to Long Prison Term

SMITH: Washington Native Who Transported Child Pornography From Asia Sentenced to 32 Months in Custody

GUDMUNDSON: Former Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 22 Months for Fraudulent Billing Scheme

KOLAR: Seattle Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection With UW Arson

GODWIN: Repeat Identity thief Sentenced to 44 Months in Prison

July 11, 2008

EZELL: Violent Repeat Offender Sentenced to Nearly 22 Years in Prison

MOORE: Final Defendant in "Operation Joy Ride" Gets Four Year Prison Term

WIRSZ: Canadian Trucker Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

BERGER: Spanaway Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana

MENDEZ-MAYA: Tacoma Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison in Connection With Drug Distribution Conspiracy

BROOKS/MOSS: Bellevue Couple Indicted for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

July 8, 2008

HAYMOND: Pierce County Developer Sentenced for Illegal Currency Transactions

July 1, 2008

WHALE SENTENCING: Makah Tribal Members Sentenced for Violating Marine Mammal Protection Act

 

June 2008

June 27, 2008

CRUZ: Federal Way Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, ID Theft and Illegal Gun Possession

GOUIN: Des Moines Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 17+ Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

MCMULLEN: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Home Confinement for Lying to IRS Agent

June 25, 2008

FIEDLER: Olympia Woman Sentenced to Prison in Connection with "Nigerian Check Fraud" Scam

June 23, 2008

SANTAMARIA: Mexican National Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Jewelry Courier Robbery

June 20, 2008

JONES: Mount Vernon Man Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Explosives

LEFLER: Former Kitsap County Man Sentenced for Selling Guns to Felon

June 19, 2008

BLACKBURN: Port Angeles Man Sentenced to 15 Months for Possession of Child Pornography

DUDAS: Canadian Drug Importer Pleads guilty to Marijuana Trafficking

CHRISTENSEN: Quinault Tribal Member Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Rape

WATERS: Oakland woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for 2001 Arson at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

MALICIOUS MORTGAGE: Six Indicted for Mortgage Fraud in Operation "Malicious Mortgage"

June 18, 2008

PUCKETT: Cowlitz County Couple Pleads Guilty to Distributing Adulterated Milk

June 17, 2008

COURT APPEARANCES: Enhanced Response to Federal Crimes in Southwest Washington

June 13, 2008

SAMPYO: Former Federal Way Man Sentenced for Scheme to Steal and Sell Toner Cartridges

OVERTON: Orting Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Blowing up Police Cruiser with Pipe Bomb

MARTIN: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

NGUYEN: Matriarch of Pot Growing Conspiracy Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

DAVIS: Bellevue Gang Member Sentenced to 16+ Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

SALAZAR: Former Bank Branch Manager Indicted for Embezzling from Customer Accounts

June 12, 2008

WELLER: Ocean Shores Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

ROBERTSON: Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

June 10, 2008

SMITH: Puyallup Man Indicted for $2.5 Million Embezzlement from Lumber Mill

HARDY: Five Seattle Area Women Indicted for Bank Fraud in "Operation Honor Roll"

June 6, 2008

PHATHANASACK: Vancouver, Washington Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Dealing

SHANNON: Leaders of Canadian Drug Ring Arrested Following Undercover Investigation

June 4, 2008

BONNAR: King County, Washington Sheriff's Deputy Indicted for Federal Civil Rights Violation and Perjury

June 2, 2008

JONES: Seattle Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Selling Crack at Notorious Seattle Nightclub

BOYD: Monroe Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

COLACURCIO: Restraining Order Filed Against Colacurcio Owned Properties

SULLIVAN: U.S. Attorney Press Conference on Restraining Order Filed Today

 

May 2008

May 30, 2008

KNIGHT: Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to a Dozen Years in Prison, Lifetime Supervision for Possession of Child Porn

May 29, 2008

SMITH: Tacoma Identity Thief Sentenced to 75 Months of Imprisonment

PARRIS: Physicians Plead Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances

May 28, 2008

SOMMER: Former Army Ranger Pleads Guilty to Tacoma Bank Robbery

May 23, 2008

SOMMER: Former Army Ranger Agrees to Extradition from Canada; Arraignment Scheduled for Tacoma Bank Robbery

TUITA: Burien Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for ID Theft Spree Across the West

PEREZ-HERNANDEZ: Mexican National Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Methamphetamine and Heroin Trafficking

May 21, 2008

TODD: Everett Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Money Laundering and Interstate Transportation to Further Prostitution

TORRELLA: Two Plead Guilty to Pretexting in "Operation Dialing for Dollars"

May 16, 2008

DENT: Serial Pharmacy Robber Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

CALKINS: Marysville Man Sentenced for Participating in Pharmacy Burglary Ring

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

May 15, 2008

LOPEZ: Sumner Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robberies

May 13, 2008

BECKER: Vancouver, Washington Man Charged with Receipt of Child Pornography

May 9, 2008

BARNETT: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Five Year Prison Term for Dealing Crack Cocaine

OPERATION PINK TIGER: "Operation Pink Tiger" Nets Sixteen Arrests, 18+ Kilos Cocaine, and $240,000+ Cash

May 8, 2008

BOSCHEE: Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

SEIFERT: Puyallup Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

May 7, 2008

GARRETT: Lake Forest Park Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Crime

May 6, 2008

HOLSWORTH: Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Possession of Stolen Firearm

May 5, 2008

MEAD: Snohomish Woman Indicted for Failing to Pay - Withheld Employee Employment and Income Taxes

May 2, 2008

ISABEL: Seattle Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

THOMAS: Federal Way Man with Alleged Gang ties Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Dealing Crack Cocaine

MULLINS: Former Seattle Police Officer's Guild Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

CARTER: Longview Woman Sentenced to Five Years' Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Trafficking

May 1, 2008

COOLEY: Tribal Member with Lengthy Criminal History Sentenced to Prison for Assault on Reservation

 

April 2008

April 29, 2008

THOMPSON: Skagit County Father and Son Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

KABACY: Olympia OB-Gyn Sentenced to 6 + Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

NNC: Egyptian Corporation Pleads Guilty to Illegal Ocean Dumping

April 28, 2008

SEXTON: Three Cowlitz county Men Indicted in Connection with Phone Wire Thefts

April 25, 2008

GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ: Prolific Meth Distributor Gets Seven Year Prison Term

HAWKINS: Bellevue Man and Texas Attorney Each Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Conspiracy, Wire Fraud

NELSON: Tokeland Man Sentenced for Making Explosive Devices

SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ: Former Community College Student Sentenced to 13+ Years in Prison for Leading Drug Distribution Ring

THOMAS: Washougal Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking in Connection With Southwest Washington Investigation

April 24, 2008

MILLER: Repeat Offenders Get Lengthy Prison Terms for Gun Burglary

DAY: State Licensed Pharmacy Technician Sentenced to Prison for Prescription Drug Abuse

April 23, 2008

OPERATION GREEN REAPER: Feds Target Suppliers and Financiers of Bourgeoning Indoor Marijuana Grows

April 21, 2008

BUNKER: Government Informant Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking in Connection With Southwest Washington Investigation

April 16, 2008

WIRSZ: Canadian Trucker convicted of conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

April 14, 2008

TERRY: Puyallup Chiropractor Sentenced to Ten Months Incarceration for Failing to file Federal Income Tax Returns

April 11, 2008

AYALA-CRUZ: Mexican National Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Highly Pure Methamphetamine

THORN: Tacoma Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

LARSON: Software Developer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

HARDESTY: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Possession of Unregistered Firearm

GAMEZ: Pair Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Overdraw Debit Cards

April 9, 2008

KING: Oregon man Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Drugs by Subterfuge

April 8, 2008

MAKAH: Two Makah Tribal Members Found Guilty of Violating Marine Mammal Protection Act by Killing Gray Whale

April 7, 2008

BASTIAN: Former Border Officer Sentenced to Prison for Trading Sex for Access to the U.S.

April 4, 2008

CHIU: Tennessee Physician Sentenced for Calling in Bomb Threats to Delay Flight

April 3, 2008

MENDOZA: Arrests Target Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring

March 2008

March 28, 2008

MCMULLEN: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Lying to IRS Agent

FARIAS MENDOZA: Hoquiam Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Meth Dealing

RIVARD: Kalama Woman Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing Justice in Investigation of Drug Dealing Network

MAKAH TRIBE: Three Makah Tribal Members Plead Guilty to Killing Gray Whale

March 27, 2008

REED: Mount Vernon Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Drugs by Misrepresentation & Subterfuge

JAMES: Principal Pharmacy Burglar Sentenced to Six Years Imprisonment for Role in Pharmacy Burglary Network

WATERS: Oakland Woman Will Not Face New Trial on Additional Counts Related to 2001 Arson at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

March 26, 2008

BONNEVILLE HOT SPRINGS: Oregon Man Sued Over Filling of Wetlands at SW Washington Resort

NGUYEN: Seattle Woman Sentenced to Prison for Running Web of Marijuana Grows

LEWIS: Seattle Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison for Dealing Crack Cocaine in Seattle

March 25, 2008

LAI: Major Canadian Drug Trafficker Arrested on Indictment for Drug and Gun Smuggling

SOVAN: Former Card Dealer Pleads Guilty in Casino Cheat Case

March 24, 2008

GEBAUER: Bellevue Resident Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Tax Evasion

NOVELLO: Seattle man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for ID Theft Scheme

March 21, 2008

WATKINS: Lynnwood Deputy Police Chief Sentenced to Prison for Theft

LAVIN: Woodinville Man Sentenced to 54 Months inPrison for $13 Million Fraud

March 20, 2008

FIEDLER: Olympia Woman Pleads Guilty in Connection with "Nigerian Check" SCAM

FIFTEEN INDICTED: Fifteen Indicted on Gun and Drug Crimes

March 19, 2008

GOUIN: Des Moines Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography

March 14, 2008

LANDAU: Bellevue Lawyer Indicted for Making False Statements and Obstructing Justice in Tax Audit

WILLIAMS: Felon Who Fired Gun in Seattle nightclub Convicted of Illegal Gun Possession

KOPILOFF: Seattle Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for ID Theft Scheme That Used Computer File Sharing Programs

SOLOWAY: Seattle Spammer Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Spam and Tax Charges

March 12, 2008

OVERTON: Man Pleads Guilty to Blowing Up Police Cruiser with Pipe Bomb

March 7, 2008

KALAMA: Quinault Tribal Member Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Crash That Claimed Two Lives

ROBERTSON: Restaurant Owner Indicted for Tax Evasion and Willful Failure to Pay Taxes

RIVARD: Kalama Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Justice in Federal Criminal Investigation

March 6, 2008

WATERS: Oakland Woman Found Guilty of 2001 Arson at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

March 5, 2008

PRESLEY: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

March 3, 2008

MILMAN: Kirkland woman Sentenced to 18 Months for Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy

JONES: Seattle Man Convicted for Selling Crack at Notorious Seattle Nightclub

February 2008

February 29, 2008

HWANG: Korean National Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Human Smuggling

February 20, 2008

AUSTIN-WERLINK: Former Owners of Seattle Company Sentenced for Filing False Income Tax Returns

LEVINE: Seattle doctor Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Illegal Steroid Distribution

February 15, 2008

VILLARREAL: Burien Meth Dealer Sentenced to Six and a Half Years in Prison

NELSON: Prolific Name Changer Sentenced to Prison in Bank Fraud Scheme

CURRY: Graham Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trafficking in Prescription Narcotics

MYSAENGSAY: Canadian Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Distributing Large Quantities of Ecstasy

February 14, 2008

DENT: Shoreline Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

FULLER: Feds Nab King County Man Wanted for Bank Fraud

February 13, 2008

BOSCHEE: Marijuana Trafficker Forfeits $3.3 Million as Part of Guilty Plea

February 8, 2008

NGUYEN: Kent Garden Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Manufacturing Conspiracy and Money Laundering

HARUN: Renton man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Ecstasy Dealing

MANNING: Spanaway Man Sentenced To Five Years in Prison for Shipment of Child Pornography

CALDWELL: Three More Members of ID Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison for Scheme That Abused Legal Name Change System

MENDEZ-SANCHEZ: Leader of Large Skagit County Drug ring Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison

February 6, 2008

LEYSTRA: Canadian Convicted in Scheme to Smuggle Ecstasy in Altered Gas Tank of SUV

February 5, 2008

SMITH: Identity and Internet Thief Pleads Guilty

SAMPAYO: Former Federal Way Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud in Scheme to Steal and Sell Toner Cartridges

February 1, 2008

CALDWELL: Five Members of ID Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison for Scheme That Abused Legal Name Change System

LANCASTER: Silverdale Woman Sentenced for Diverting Narcotics from Bremerton Nursing Home

January 2008

January 31, 2008

CARTER: Longview Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

DAY: State Licensed Pharmacy Technician Pleads Guilty to Prescription Abuse

HOMER AIRPORT SHOOTING: U.S. Attorney Finds No Basis for Federal Criminal Charges in Homer Airport Shooting

January 29, 2008

BUSH: Former Kitsap County Man Extradited from Poland Held Pending Trial

January 28, 2008

CASTRO-OCHOA: High Level Member ofSkagit County Drug Ring Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

HATCH: Tulalip Tribal Member Sentenced for Stealing From Tribal Casino

January 25, 2008

FRANKLIN: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Gun Possession

SORTO: Convicted Killer Gets Additional Prison Time for Shooting at Federal Agents

SANCHEZ-VASQUEZ: Drug Dealer Who Once Called Himself "Untouchable" Pleads Guilty

January 24, 2008

BASTIAN: Former Border Agent Convicted of Trading Sex for Access to the U.S.

January 22, 2008

JAMES: Seattle man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Leading Multi-State Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Ring

January 18, 2008

KLASSEN: Edmonds Man Sentenced for Pharmacy Robbery

January 17, 2008

MENDEZ-SANCHEZ: Mexican National Convicted as Leader of Large Skagit County Drug Ring

January 15, 2008

LEE: Seattle Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term for Repeated Drug Trafficking

MULLINS: Former Seattle Police Guild Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

January 14, 2008

WILSON: Seattle Woman Sentenced to Five Years For Selling Crack at Notorious Seattle Nightclub

KALINA: Renton Man Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

January 11, 2008

MAYFIELD: Third Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Cheat Casino

DUNN: California Man Sentenced to Prison for Interstate Stalking While Armed with a Firearm

BACUS: Stanwood Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

WALMSLEY: Principal Distributor Sentenced in Connection with Pharmacy Burglary

STEWART-JONES: Three Men Sentenced to Long Prison Terms for Open Air Drug Market in Central Seattle

January 8, 2008

FOSTER: Arlington Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Role in Hells Angels Murder

January 7, 2008

GOLIDY: Seattle Man Sentenced for Selling Crack at Notorious Seattle Nightclub

MASON: Everett Felon Sentenced to 7 Months in Prison for Gun Possession

LINDSTROM-GILFILLAN: Skagit County Men Sentenced for Pharmacy Robbery

January 4, 2008

BLACKBURN: Port Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

CARTER: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

January 3, 2008

POSEY: Tacoma Repeat Offender Sentenced for Drug Distribution

January 2, 2008

TAKEUCHI: Vancouver Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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