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2/26/10 YARBROUGH
FEDERAL WAY FELON SENTENCED TO 4+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR GUN POSSESSION
Defendant Dropped Firearm as He Ran From Police

2/26/10 GARNER
LEADER OF SCHEME TO STEAL EXCESS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY SENTENCED TO 54 MONTHS IN PRISON
Brother of FAA Employee Profited from Scheme to Steal Boats, Plane, Cars and Electronics

2/26/10 BARQUET
COCAINE TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERM
Man with Violent Criminal History Convicted in “Operation Clean Ride”

2/25/10 SHU
CLARK COUNTY MAN INDICTED FOR MAIL FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE SCHEME
Washington Man Sold Counterfeit Microsoft Products On-Line

2/19/10 KENNEDY
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Defendant’s Lap Top Computer Seized at Sea-Tac Airport Upon Return from Overseas

2/19/10 KENNELLY
FORMER BANK VICE PRESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO HIDING FACTS IN BANK AUDIT
Bank of Clark County Closed in January 2009 After FDIC Examination

2/19/10 BRADFORD
OWNER OF THAI GINGER RESTAURANTS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR IMMIGRATION FRAUD SCHEME
Arranged Sham Marriages to Obtain Citizenship for Workers and Relatives

2/19/10 ERIKSEN
OWNERS OF NOW DEFUNCT BALLARD ELECTRICAL FIRM SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT FROM EMPLOYEE 401(K) PLAN
Father and Son Sentenced to Probation and Fines for Taking Employee Retirement Contributions

2/19/10 APPLEBY
GRANITE FALLS STEEL FABRICATOR SENTENCED FOR PROVIDING FALSE DOCUMENTS TO SOUND TRANSIT
Company Lied About Strength of Steel Used as Casing for Light Rail Columns

2/18/10 PIERCE
SEX OFFENDER PLEADS GUILTY TO RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Man with Prior Conviction for Child Molestation Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison

2/17/10 SHELL
ADMITTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION
Felon Investigated for Drive-By Shooting

2/16/10 PERRY
SEATTLE GANG MEMBER GETS 6+ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEALING CRACK COCAINE
Defendant Prosecuted as part of Federal Crackdown on Gang Violence

2/12/10 WILBUR
SWINOMISH TRIBAL MEMBERS PLEAD GUILTY TO CONTRABAND CIGARETTE SCHEME
Failed to Pay more than $10 Million in State or Tribal Tax on Cigarettes

2/12/10 TURRELLA
DES MOINES MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR INTERNET THREATS OF VIOLENCE AND POSSESSING A FIREARM DURING THREATS OF VIOLENCE
Made Multiple Threats to Boeing Company and Anacortes Oil Refinery

2/11/10 GOLDFINCH
MEMBER OF VIOLENT VANCOUVER STREET GANG PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Defendant Sold Cocaine and Crack Cocaine

2/10/10 HAWKINS
DISBARRED LAWYER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD IN CREDIT CARD DEBT ELIMINATION SCHEME
Gig Harbor Man Defrauded Struggling Consumers Providing False “Credit Help”

2/5/10 SUN
EVERETT MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON
FOR GUN AND DRUG CRIMES
Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Meth and Two Firearms

2/5/10 JANG
LEADER OF $3 MILLION E-FENCING OPERATION AND ID THEFT RING GETS EIGHT AND A HALF YEAR PRISON TERM FOR BANK FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED ID THEFT
Decade-long Scheme Stealing Credit Cards From Gym Lockers to Purchase and Fence High-end Goods

2/4/10 BARAJAS GARCIA
DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO LEADING DRUG RING LINKED TO NOTORIOUS “LA FAMILIA” CARTEL
Renton Man Facing more than a Decade in Prison

2/3/10 PERALES-VENEGAS
BELLINGHAM COUPLE SENTENCED FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
Defendant Sent Wife to Drug Deal with Undercover Police Officer

2/2/10 RESSAM
APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS 22-YEAR SENTENCE FOR MILLENNIUM BOMBER
Court finds that the Trial Court Committed Procedural Errors Requiring New Sentencing