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News and Press Releases

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

December 2009

December 21, 2009

SIN: Canadian Ecstasy Trafficker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

December 18, 2009

RODRIQUEZ: Mexican National Who Repeatedly Returned After Deportation Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

BAYDOVSKIY: Leader of $47 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Prison

YONG: Cambodian National With Long Criminal History Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

BIELASKI: Bellevue Woman Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

BIN: Cambodian National wtih Gang History Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Drug and Gun Crimes

December 17, 2009

PRONGHORN: Former Operator of Bend, Oregon Golf Resort Resolves Case Involving Unathorized Removal of Native Plants

December 16, 2009

ROUECHE: Leader of B.C.'s UN Gang Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

December 14, 2009

STUBER: Former Cowlitz County Cigarette Distributor Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes

December 11, 2009

GILBERT: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Production and Receipt of Child Pornography

SMITH: Drug Counselor at Rainer Beach High School Indicted for Drug Dealing

December 10, 2009

KRANE: Los Angeles Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Passport Fraud and Tax Evasion in Connection with Kickback Scheme

December 9, 2009

BARRAGAN-ZEPEDA: Last Three Defendants in Large West Coast Methamphetamine Ring Plead Guilty

December 8, 2009

ANDRADE-TORRES: Mexican National Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Trafficking

December 7, 2009

HERNANDEZ: Vancouver Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

December 4, 2009

ALLEN: Seattle Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison in Connection with Shooting Incident Outside Skyway Nightclub

MOWER: Seattle Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for 35 Years of Identity Theft

PETERS: Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Child

HARRIS: Federal Way Felon Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

December 3, 2009

HOKE: Seattle Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

December 2, 2009

BLAKE: Felon who Fired Shots Over I-5 Freeway Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

DELEON: California Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

November 2009

November 30, 2009

NAGAN: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Cocaine Distribtuion Conspiracy

TORRES: Lummi Tribal Member Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Burglary

November 23, 2009

BLACK: Tumwater, Washington Man Indicted in Connection with Comcast Hacking

November 20, 2009

MENDEZ: Bank Robber Who Struck in Two States Gets 7+ Years in Prison

REYNOLDS: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Gun and Drug Crimes

LOPEZ-TIZNADO: Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced in Fraudulent Documents Scheme

WORLEY-PEPIN: Camano Island Man Indicted for Scheme to Steal and Sell Diabetic Supplies

November 19, 2009

MENDOZA: Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for BC Bud Importation Conspiracy

November 18, 2009

CERNA: Mexican National Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for 200K Bank Fraud Scheme

November 16, 2009

GILBERT: Bonney Lake Pilot Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography, Sex Traveling and Obstruction

November 13, 2009

LE-HO: Operators of Burien Salon Plead Guilty in Case Involving Bribe and Illegal Import of Cosmetic Equipment

BRITT: Renton Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Aggravated ID Theft

November 9, 2009

HAWKINS: Kitsap County Bank Robber Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

November 6, 2009

GIBSON: Health Care Professional Sentenced to Prison for Product Tampering

TURRELLA: Des Moines Man Convicted of Internet Threats of Violence, Possessing a Firearm During Threats of Violence and Identity Theft

BUITRON: Seattle Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Mail and Wire Fraud Scheme

October 2009

October 30, 2009

SOK: Seattle Man With Gang Ties, Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Gun Crime

HE: Bellevue Salon Owner Convicted in Connection with Unlicenced Cosmetic Treatments

KAINTH/SINGH: Two King County Men Convicted of Ecstasy Distribution Conspiracy

TRINH: Vancouver BC Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Ecstasy Smuggling

October 28, 2009

SANCHEZ ROMAN: Tacoma Resident Sentenced for Illegally Dumping Oily Waste into City Wastewater System

WAMBOLT: Aberdeen Man Sentenced for Marijuana Grow on Tribal Land

October 27, 2009

ALEXANDER: Tacoma Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

October 23, 2009

BRADFORD: Owner of Thai Ginger Restaurants Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud Scheme

ELECCION: Renton Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

CHILL: Former Longview Contractor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Bank Fraud and Money Laundering

MAHONEY: Kent Immigration Consultant Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud

October 22, 2009

LAFAMILIA: Sixteen Indicted in Western Washington For Drug Trafficking Tied to Notorious "La Familia" Cartel

October 20, 2009

FLORES: Five Arrested Following Lengthy Investigation of Drug Dealing from Indian Smoke Shops

October 16, 2009

ERIKSEN: Owners of Now Defunct Ballard Electrical Firm Guilty of Embezzlement From Employee 401(K) Plan

MITCHELL: Lakewood Man Setenced to 30 Months in Prison for Pharmacy Robbery

October 9, 2009

ASATOORIANS: Seattle Area Man Found Guilty in "Lies for Loans" Scheme

GRAESSER: Guilty Plea in $2 Million Port Ludlow Arson

SCOTT: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

October 7, 2009

RAZO: Vancouver Washington Felon Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession

October 5, 2009

KOBAY: Final Guilty Plea in $47 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

JOHNSON: South Sound Doctor, Accused of Health Care Fraud, Returned to U.S. After Being Detained in Madagascar

October 2, 2009

MINIFIE: Woodinville Man Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

JONES: Lakewood Man Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Pharmacy Robbery

JASSAL: Indo-Canadian Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Smuggle Ecstasy and Marijuana

September 2009

September 30, 2009

SUDDERTH: Chehalis Woman, On Run for 13 Years, Returns to Face Parental Kidnaping Charge

September 29, 2009

GARCIA: Three Mexican Nationals Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Methamphetamine Trafficking

BEARD: Former CFO of Alaska Native Corporation Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud as Part of Embezzlement Scheme

WHITTECAR: Kent Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Weapons Charges

September 25, 2009

POLEE: Former Whidbey Island Resident Sentenced to 36 Months for Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

BIELASKI: Bellevue Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Withheld Tax

MIRACLE: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud and Tax Evasion

PETERSON: Canadian Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Marijuana Smuggling

September 23, 2009

LYNCH: Assistant United States Attorney Recognized for Exceptional Service

September 22, 2009

TRIGG: Longview Felon Returned to Prison for Possessing Firearm Months After Release

September 21, 2009

YAMATO: Bellingham Engine Company, Two Officers Sentenced for Felony Immigration Violations

HAWKINS: Disbarred Lawyer Indicted for Credit Card Debt Elimination Scheme

September 18, 2009

HILL: Former Youth Coach Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

September 17, 2009

FAIR, et al: Seven Residents of Special Commitment Center Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography

September 15, 2009

SCHULTZ: Three Southwest Washington Men Sentenced for Fishing Violations

September 11, 2009

BAUTISTA: Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison

GOLDFINCH: Member of Violent Vancouver Street Gang Arrested for Drug Sales

LOPEZ-TIZNADO/PEREZ-ZAMBRANO: Two Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty in Fraudulent Documents Scheme

September 9, 2009

HERNANDEZ: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

SILVERMAN: Cigarette Wholesalers Face Charges for Trafficking in Untaxed Cigarettes

September 4, 2009

HERNANDEZ-VARGAS: Mexican National Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

September 3, 2009

LOPEZ-TIZNADO/PEREZ-ZAMBRANO: Two Mexican Nationals Charged in Fraudulent Documents Scheme

SMITH: Southwest Washington Developer Indicted for Filling Wetlands

August 2009

August 31, 2009

SIM: Federal Way Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy, Visa Fraud, Money Laundering and Concealing an Illegal Alien

August 28, 2009

MILLER: Seattle Street Gang Member Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Possession of Drugs and Stolen Firearm

BROMLEY: Washougal Bank Robber Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

August 25, 2009

GILBERT: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Production and Receipt of Child Pornography

HOKE: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

HE-HO-LE: Three Indicted in Connection with Unlicenced Cosmetic Treatments

August 20, 2009

WHITE: Bellingham Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Illegally Claiming Benefits Belonging to His Son

WHITESIDE: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 9+ Years in Prison for Gun Crime

SANFORD: Avowed Gang Member Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

HARDY-GORDON: Three Seattle Area Women Sentenced for Bank Fraud Scheme in "Operation Honor Role"

August 19, 2009

ZHANG: Chinese National Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud United States over Honey Imports

August 18, 2009

DHANANI: Officers of Bellingham Engine Company Plead Guilty to Felony Immigration Violations

August 17, 2009

BURLESON: Snohomish County Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

August 14, 2009

GETTE: Woodland Man Sentenced to Prison for Manufacturing Explosive Devices (Fireworks)

TORRELLA: Three People Sentenced for Pretexting in "Operation Dialing for Dollars"

SHEARS: Repeat Drug Offender Sentenced to 15+ Years in Prison for Extensive Cocaine Distribution

STRUVE: Spokane Man Sentenced for Illegal Weapons Possession

GUTIERREZ-OROZCO: Members of Skagit County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

August 11, 2009

WOOD: Seattle Man Who Used Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Software to Steal Personal Info Sentenced to Prison

SOARES DE ALMEIDA: Brazilian Sentenced for Bringing Aliens into the United States

August 7, 2009

KAMERLING: Bellevue Woman Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for "Pump and Dump" Securities Scheme Involving More than 3,000 Victims

FLEMINGS: Repeat Offender Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison For Dealing Oxycontin

August 3, 2009

HICKMAN: Prior Sex Offender Sentenced to Over Eleven Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

July 2009

July 31, 2009

PHILLIPS: Former Chief Financial Officer Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

July 30, 2009

DONGIRD: Former Bellevue Resident Sentenced for Transporting Thai Nationals for Sex Trade at Massage Parlors

WILSON: Convicted Murderer Sent Back to Prison Following Stand-Off with Police

QUAST: Canadian Car Dealer Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison for Drug Conspiracy and Money Laundering

July 29, 2009

MOWER: Seattle Man Arrested for Aggravated Identity Theft

July 27, 2009

CURCIO: Former High School Star Athlete Sentenced to Prison for Armored Car Robbery

July 17, 2009

THOMPSON: Skagit County Felon Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

RAINEY & WILLIAMS: Two Associates of Self-Proclaimed "Prince of Pot" Sentenced in Marijuana Manufacturing Conspiracy

July 16, 2009

FULLER: Canadian Sentenced in Cattle Trailer Pot Smuggling Case

BERKEY: Four Members of Marijuana Growing Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

July 13, 2009

IBANEZ MARTINEZ: Tacoma Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison in Connection with Largest Ever Heroin Bust

MENDOZA-VIRRUETA: Mexican National With Multiple Firearms Sentenced to Nearly Nine Years in Prison for Meth Trafficking

July 10, 2009

ZIDAR: Leader of $73 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced Again to 30 Years in Prison

SOHN: Canadian Man Sentenced for Human Smuggling Scheme

TATUM: Former Bank Branch Assistant Manager Sentenced for Assisting Fraudulent Scheme

COX: Seattle Bank Robber Who Led Police on High Speed Chase that Ended in Shootout Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison

HAYES: Snohomish County Man who Robbed Banks and Espresso Stands Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

July 6, 2009

WELCH: Navy Enlisted Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

WILBUR: Swinomish Tribal Members Indicted for Contraband Cigarette Scheme

JET CITY-LE: Mortgage Company and Owner Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

July 2, 2009

PERALES-VENEGAS: Four Members of Burlington Family Indicted for Cocaine Trafficking

July 1, 2009

MATAN: Former Kingston, Washington Skate Shop Owner Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

MONTOUR: Tribal Cigarette Wholesaler Indicted for Lying to Court

June 2009

June 30, 2009

FURUSHO: Disbarred Bellevue Attorney Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison for Role in "Pump and Dump" Stock Scheme

COLACURCIO: Strip Club Mogul and Associates Indicted for RICO Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Mail Fraud

June 29, 2009

BARRAGAN MENDOZA: Leader of South Sound Drug Trafficking Ring Gets 7+ Years in Prison

GARNER: FAA Employee's Relative Convicted in Scheme to Steal Excess Government Property

June 26, 2009

POTTER: Bremerton Man Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

DUONG, et al: Five South King County Men Sentenced for Marijuana Grows

June 25, 2009

VALENCIA-REUVELTA: Mexican National Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

ALFORD: Repeat Offender Gets Ten Year Term for Drug and Gun Crimes

BURKETT: Grays Harbor Felon Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison as Armed Career Criminal

June 23, 2009

BLANCHARD: Aberdeen Man Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison for Role in Drug Conspiracy

June 22, 2009

WELLER: Ocean Shores Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

MINIFIE: Woodinville Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

June 19, 2009

MENDOZA: Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to BC Bud Importation Conspiracy

JIMICUM: Tulalip Tribal Member Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Sex Crimes

POPESCU: Kenmore Man Sentenced in Stolen Hitler Bookmark Case

June 16, 2009

ALLEN: Timber Management Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Cutting Down Eagle Nest Tree

June 15, 2009

LAI: Canadian Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

June 12, 2009

PARKIN: Granite Falls Man Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

June 10, 2009

WILLIAMS: Felon Who Fired Gun in Seattle Nightclub Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison for Illegal Gun Possession and Drug Crime

June 8, 2009

MARTINEZ: Vancouver Resident Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

June 5, 2009

MINIFIE: Woodinville Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

June 4, 2009

JONES: Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

QUELLOS: Former Investment Firm CEO and Two Attorneys Indicted in Offshore Tax Fraud and Kickback Scheme

June 3, 2009

REYES-RODRIGUEZ: Five Accused in Mortgage Fraud Scheme that Cheated Banks and Property Sellers

June 2, 2009

HOWARD: Tenino Man Indicted for Hiding a Fugitive and Lying to Investigators

June 1, 2009

HERNANDEZ-VARGAS: Mexican National with Three Prior State Drug Convictions Found Guilty in Federal Court

HOSPEDALES: Army Sergeant Charged Federally for Sex Trafficking Juveniles

May 2009

May 29, 2009

KAPANJIE: Osteopath Pleads Guilty to Failure to Maintain Records Relating to Distribution of Controlled Substances

FULLER: Leader of Bank Fraud Ring Sentenced to 6+ Years in Prison

May 28, 2009

GIBSON: Health Care Professional Pleads Guilty to Product Tampering

May 26, 2009

ARMSTEAD: Leader of ID Theft Ring Re-Sentenced - Gets 14+ Year Prison Term

BARRAZA-VIDAL: Leader of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

May 22, 2009

EDWARDS: Tribal Member Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse

May 19, 2009

SHELL: Admitted Gang Member Faces Federal Charges in Connection with Central Area Shooting

May 18, 2009

KNOX: Repeat Bank Robber Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison as Career Offender

May 15, 2009

JAMES: Three Grays Harbor County Men Ordered to Pay Nearly $340,000 in Restitution for Illegally Cutting Old Growth Timber

LANDAU: Bellevue Lawyer Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion, Making False Statements and Obsructing Justice in Tax Audit

BINNING: Canadian Couple Sentenced for Human Smuggling Scheme

NEZAT: Swedish Hospital Nurse Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Theft and Diversion of Controlled Substances

May 12, 2009

BARQUET/BAUTISTA: Two Convicted of Cocaine Trafficking in Intersecting Conspiracies

May 11, 2009

MAGNUSSON: Renton Attorney Ordered to Remove Dock and Boat Lift on Lake Washington for Violating Federal Rivers and Harbors Act

May 8, 2009

HARDY, et. al.: Four Seattle Area Women Plead Guilty to Bank Fraud Scheme in "Operation Honor Role"

GASPARD: Former Assistant Fire Chief Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Mail Fraud

DYE: Spanaway Woman Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud

PARSONS: Auburn Man Gets 4+ Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

STURGIS: Los Angeles Man Who Traveled to Northwest for Bank Fraud Sentenced to Prison

MA: Seattle Man Sentenced to Community Service and Probation for Making False Statements

May 7, 2009

DOUGLAS: Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

May 6, 2009

ALEXANDER: Tacoma Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

LIU-ZHANG: Bellevue Man and Chinese National Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud United States over Honey Imports

May 4, 2009

GUTIERREZ-OROZCO: Lead Defendants Plead Guilty in Skagit County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

PRESLEY: Vancouver Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Porn and Fleeing Ahead of Sentencing

MENDOZA: Alleged Drug Trafficker Extradited from Spain for Flying Multiple Loads of BC Bud into U.S.

May 1, 2009

MOSES: Tulalip Tribal Member Charged with Theft for Raiding Customer's "Points" Accounts

GREEN: Last Pharmacy Burglar Sentenced in Extensive Burglary Scheme

BURRAGE: ID Theft Ring Indicted for Using Stolen Identities to Run up More than $125,000 in "Instant Credit" Charges

OBEE: Mukilteo Senior Citizen Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

April 2009

April 30, 2009

SAMAL: Bellevue Web Development Company and CEO Sentenced for Computer Intrusion

SOARES DE ALMEIDA: Brazilian Pleads Guilty to Bringing Aliens into the United States

April 28, 2009

MAHONEY: Kent Immigration Consultant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud

ROUECHE: Alleged Head of B.C.'s UN Gang Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

April 24, 2009

RAINEY & WILLIAMS: Two Associates of Self-Proclaimed "Prince of Pot" Plead Guilty to Marijuana Manufacturing Conspiracy

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

GILBERT: Lake Tapps Pilot Pleads Guilty to 35 Counts of Production of Child Pornography, Sex Traveling and Obstruction

April 17, 2009

CHAVEZ: Admitted Gang Member with Lengthy Criminal History Gets Nearly Ten Years Behind Bars

LE: Mortgage Company and Owner Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

April 15, 2009

FULLER: Canadian Pleads Guilty in Cattle Trailer Pot Smuggling Case

HOKE: Seattle Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

April 10, 2009

SANFORD: Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

NGUYEN: Renton Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Leading Marijuana Grow Conspiracy

JAMES: Aberdeen Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Timber Theft from National Forest

SMITH: Puyallup Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for $2.4 Million Embezzlement from Lumber Mill

April 7, 2009

BARRERA: LaCenter Man Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

OWINGS: Medical Receptionist at American Lake Hospital Pleads Guilty to Acquiring Controlled Substances by Deception

April 6, 2009

BERKEY: Leader of Marijuana Growing Conspiracy Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

April 3, 2009

JOZIN: Three Portland Men Sentenced to Prison for Vancouver Restaurant Arson

BEDI: Fraudster's Girlfriend Gets 6 Months in Prison for Lying to the FBI

STUBBLEFIELD: Former Issaquah Resident Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

RHEE: Renton Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distributing Red Phosphorus to Make Methamphetamine

ALVAREZ: Kelso Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

NGUYEN: Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing Marijuana

March 2009

March 31, 2009

MIN: Tacoma Man Indicted for Wire Fraud in Failed Investment Scheme

SMITH: Former Work Study Participant Pleads Guilty in False Timecard Scheme

March 30, 2009

HAWKINS: Bank Robbery Suspect, Identified by DNA, Appears in Federal Court

March 27, 2009

JOHNSTON & JONES: Former Software Executives Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud for Lying to Investors about Revenue

SATTERWHITE: Mid-Level Leader of Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

DAVIS: Former Arlington Employee Sentenced for Mail Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

CRUM: Burien Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

FALCO: Drug Defendant, On the Run for 15 Years, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Money Laundering and Drug Distribution

JOHL: Tacoma Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Ecstasy Trafficking Scheme

March 26, 2009

MOLINA: Marysville Pharmacy Technician Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Theft and Diversion of Controlled Substances

$47 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME: Six Arrested in $47 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2009

OPERATION BLADE RUNNER: Cross Border Smuggling Ring Taken Down in "Operation Blade Runner"

PRESS CONFERENCE - OPERATION BLADE RUNNER: Press Conference on Interdiction of Cross Border Smuggling Ring

March 23, 2009

REDLIGHTNING: Bellingham Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 1987 Murder on Lummi Indian Reservation

March 20, 2009

BUSH: Former Kitsap County Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for $35 Million "Ponzi" Scheme

DUNMALL: Final Canadian Gets Ten Year Sentence in Army Ranger Bank Robbery Case

PARTRIDGE: Willful Failure to File Tax Returns Results in Prison Time

March 19, 2009

APPLEBY: Granite Falls Steel Fabricator Pleads Guilty to Providing False Documents to Sound Transit

March 18, 2009

LANDAU: Bellevue Lawyer Convicted of Tax Evasion, Making False Statements and Obstructing Justice in Tax Audit

March 17, 2009

BENNEST: Sumner Man Ordered to Participate in Moral Reconation Therapy for Making False Claims of Military Medals

HAYES: Man Who Robbed Banks and Espresso Stands Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

March 16, 2009

LAI: Canadian Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

GOODRIDGE: Operators of "Blue Stilly" Smoke Shop Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Millions of Contraband Cigarettes

BECKER: Vancouver, Washington Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

March 13, 2009

ALTON: Kelso Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

SHANNON: Leader of Canadian Drug Smuggling Organization Gets 20 Year Prison Term

March 12, 2009

WELLER: Ocean Shores Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

STRUVE: Spokane Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Weapons Possession

POPESCU: Kenmore Man Pleads Guilty in Stolen Hitler Bookmark Case

March 10, 2009

GUTIERREZ-BARAJAS: Kelso Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

March 9, 2009

PACHECO: Tulalip Tribal Members Charged with Conspiracy and Assault of Canadian Tribal Member

March 6, 2009

FRANCIS: Kenmore Man Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison for Child Porn Charges

MARTINEZ: Tacoma Man Convicted in Largest Ever Heroin Bust

KING: Former State Lawmaker Sentenced to Prison for Mail Fraud in Connection with Employment Security Scheme

March 5, 2009

WOOD: Second Man Charged with Scheme to Steal and Use Personal Info with Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software

March 3, 2009

GUTIERREZ-BARAJAS: Kalama Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

GOTTFRIEDSON: Former Puyallup Tribal Council Member and Smoke Shop Owner Sentenced for Contraband Cigarette Scheme

February 2009

February 27, 2009

PERKINS: Kent Man Sentenced for Making False Military Claims in Effort to Receive Compensation

LUNA-LARA: Yakima Resident Indicted in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

BROOKS: Bellevue Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CHEUNG: Edmonds Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Drug Diversion Scheme

MENDOZA-VIRRUETA: Mexican National With Multiple Firearms Pleads Guilty to Drug Crime

February 24, 2009

BURGE: Longview Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Arson

February 23, 2009

COPADO-NIETO: Mexican National Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

February 20, 2009

ROBERTSON: Third Defendant in Army Ranger Bank Robbery Case Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison

February 19, 2009

REYES: High-Level Meth Dealer Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

February 18, 2009

TRAN: Federal Jury Convicts Supplier of Indoor Marijuana Grows

HERNANDEZ: Vancouver Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Trafficking

POLEE: Former Whidbey Island Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

STUBER: Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes

KNOX: Six Time Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

February 17, 2009

MAGNUSSON: Renton Resident Found Guilty of Violating Federal Law by Building and Maintaining Illegal Dock and Boatlift on Lake Washington

February 13, 2009

EDWARDS: Tribal Member Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

CRAFT: Tacoma Man who Legally Changed Name Multiple Times to Commit Bank Fraud Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

LAMONS: Tacoma Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Ecstasy Importing Conspiracy

February 12, 2009

VALENCIA-REUVELTA: Mexican National Found Guilty of Drug and Gun Crimes

COSTCO: Costco Stock Option Backdating Investigation Closed

February 11, 2009

TURCAT-MERY: Antique French Roadster to be Shipped Home to Settle Seizure Case

February 6, 2009

VALMONTE: Snohomish County Man Sentenced for Identity Theft Scheme

FJERSTAD: Mukilteo Man Convicted of Dealing Methamphetamine

February 5, 2009

BROOKS: Former Renton Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Money From Disabled Social Security Recipients

MIRACLE: Three Men Charged with Operating $65 Million Ponzi Scheme

February 26, 2009

PEYNADO: Members of Roulette Cheating Team Charged in Federal Court for Theft from Tribal Casinos

January 2009

January 30, 2009

STURGIS: Los Angeles Man Who Traveled to Northwest for Bank Fraud Pleads Guilty

January 28, 2009

RENO: Mercer Island Man Named 'Trial Lawyer of the Year' By Department of Homeland Security

January 27, 2009

SANABRIA: Tacoma Felon Gets Nearly Six Years in Prison for Gun Possession

January 23, 2009

FARMER: Woodinville Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

BROWN: Humptulips Man Gets Prison Time for Timber Theft From National Forest

MEAD: Snohomish Woman Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Withheld Employee Employment and Income Taxes

JENSEN: Man Who Defrauded Banks Across Two States Sentenced to Ten Year Prison Term

SIM: Federal Way Woman Convicted of Conspiracy, Visa Fraud, Money Laundering and Concealing an Illegal Alien

SMITH: Kelso Man Sentenced to Ninety-Nine Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

MILES: Repeat Offender Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Gun Possession

ZAMORA: Marysville Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

January 16, 2009

ASLANYAN: Owner of Redmond Tobacco Store Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

CARR: Federal Way Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Cocaine Possession in Connection with Cross Border Smuggling

January 15, 2009

GUTIERREZ-OROZCO: Sixteen Arrested for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Skagit County

January 14, 2009

WILLIAMS: Tacoma Man Who Posed as Fiance in Visa Fraud Sentenced to Prison Time

January 12, 2009

GASTELUM-INZUNZA: Auburn Resident Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Managing Drug Distribution Ring

STITH: Career Offender Sentenced to 24 Year Prison Term for Dealing Crack Cocaine

January 9, 2009

ULUKITA: SeaTac Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Crimes

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

CHILES: Auburn Felon Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Gun Crime

January 8, 2009

JANSEN: Canadian Trucker Pleads Guilty for Role in Drug Trafficking Scheme

SAMAL: Bellevue Web Development Company, CEO and Programmer Plead Guilty to Computer Intrusion

January 7, 2009

BARRERA: LaCenter Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy

January 6, 2009

SEXTON: Cowlitz County Man Sentenced for Phone Wire Thefts

GREEN: Last Snohomish County Burglar Pleads Guilty in Pharmacy Burglary Scheme

January 5, 2009

SMITH: Puyallup Man Pleads Guilty to $2.5 Million Embezzlement from Lumber Mill

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