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October 15, 2013

BROEK: Former Army Officer Sentenced for Criminal Conflict of Interest

August 14, 2013

WEAVER: Border Patrol Officer and Wife Charged with Fraud over Education Reimbursement Claims

July 30, 2013

HALL and DANIELS: Former VA Employees Sentenced to Prison for Travel Fraud Scheme

September 28, 2012

GRASSI: Former Caseworker at Corrections Half-Way House Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

June 19, 2012

HALL and DANIELS: Two VA Employees Charged in Fraud Scheme

October 7, 2011

DAVIS: Military Cardiologist Sentenced for Illegally Accepting Benefits from Medical Device Company

September 1, 2011

JOHNSON: Former Department of Licensing Employee Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Taking Bribes

July 18, 2011

PLOM: Former DSHS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Selling Personal Information from State Database

May 26, 2011

YANG: Former Federal Employee Sentenced for Lying on Disability Forms

May 6, 2011

MINHAS: Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Fraudulently Claiming Injured Worker Benefits

April 1, 2011

ALLEN-WILLIAMS: Former DSHS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Stealing From Child Care Program

March 29, 2011

PLOM: Former DSHS Financial Worker Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Accessing a Protected Computer

March 4, 2011

JONES: Former Department of Licsening Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes

February 8, 2011

SCHROCK: Army Officer Previously Stationed at Fort Lewis Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering of Funds Stolen From Iraq Rebuilding

January 21, 2011

ALLEN: Former Camas, WA Paramedic Sentenced to Prison for Product Tampering

January 12, 2011

DAVIS: Army Doctor Pleads Guilty to Accepting Illegal Salary

1/12/11 DAVIS
ARMY DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO ACCEPTING ILLEGAL SALARY
Doctor Took Payments from Medical Device Company that Settled Civil Lawsuit

12/17/10 MOURA
FORMER DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING EMPLOYEE, CURRENT EMPLOYEE AND CO-CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED FOR SCHEME TO SELL DRIVERS LICENSES
Bellevue DOL Workers and Recruiter Took Cash to Provide Identity Documents

11/22/10 OPERATION FINAL PAYMENT
FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS UNVEIL “OPERATION FINAL PAYMENT” TARGETING VETERANS BENEFIT FRAUD
Investigators Save Nearly $1.5 Million by Stopping Payments to Unqualified Recipients

8/16/10 PEPPER
FORMER TSA SUPERVISOR PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING FROM CHECKED LUGGAGE AT SEA-TAC
Defendant Admits to Stealing More Than $20,000 Worth of Items from Checked Bags;
Jewelry Stolen, Pawned

6/18/10 JONES
SECOND CASE UNSEALED INVOLVING SCHEME TO SELL DRIVERS LICENSES
Former DOL Employee Arrested – Defendant Allegedly Sold Identification Documents to Unqualified Applicants

6/18/10 YODER
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING EMPLOYEE CHARGED IN SCHEME TO SELL DRIVERS LICENSES
Bellevue DOL Worker and Recruiter Took Cash to Provide Identity Documents

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

6/29/09 GARNER
FAA EMPLOYEE’S RELATIVE CONVICTED IN SCHEME TO STEAL EXCESS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
Relative Profited from Scheme to Illegally take Government Boats, Plane, Cars and Electronics

5/8/09 GASPARD
FORMER ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON FOR MAIL FRAUD Defendant Operated Elaborate Scheme to Defraud South King Fire and Rescue

3/27/09 DAVIS
FORMER ARLINGTON EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR MAIL FRAUD AND FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN
Former Employee Embezzled More than $1.3 Million

3/19/09 APPLEBY
GRANITE FALLS STEEL FABRICATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO PROVIDING FALSE DOCUMENTS TO SOUND TRANSIT
Company Lied About Strength of Steel Used as Casing for Light Rail Columns

11/7/08 GASPARD
FORMER ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD Defendant Operated Elaborate Scheme to Defraud South King Fire and Rescue

10/31/08 LANMON
FORT LEWIS CAPTAIN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ACCEPTING ILLEGAL GRATUITIES WHILE SERVING IN IRAQ
Contracting Officer Took Thousands for Steering Work in Iraq

8/7/08 GASPARD
FORMER ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED ON FRAUD CHARGES Defendant Charged with Operating Elaborate Scheme to Defraud South King Fire and Rescue

3/21/08 WATKINS
LYNNWOOD DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR THEFT - Deputy Chief Pocketed Thousands of Dollars Instead of Returning it to Rightful Owners

12/19/07 O'CONNOR
FORMER NATIONAL GUARD OFFICER SENTENCED FOR PROCUREMENT FRAUD - Reserve Officer Steered Contracts to Companies in Which he had a Financial Interest

12/14/07 FERRELL
FAA CONTRACTING OFFICERS SENTENCED IN PROCUREMENT FRAUD CONSPIRACY - Judge Says "Culture" at FAA Disturbing, Criticizes Cozy Relationship with Contractors

12/14/07 CRUZ
FORMER MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBES - Civilian Employee Conspired with Upholstery Shop Owner Splitting More than $50,000 from Fake Billings

12/13/07 SHORB
FORT LEWIS CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH PROCUREMENT FRAUD - Defendant Accepted Truck From Contractor During Contract Negotiations

11/16/07 WATKINS
LYNNWOOD DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT - Deputy Chief Pocketed Thousands of Dollars Instead of Returning it to Rightful Owners

7/30/07 CRUZ
FORMER MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO ACCEPTING BRIBES - Civilian Em,ployee Conspired with Upholstery Shop Owner Splitting More than $50,000 from Fake Billings

3/12/07 MOORE
STATE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING EMPLOYEE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR SELLING DRIVERS LICENSES - Federal Way Employee Conspired with Others to Sell Licenses to Brazilian Nationals Who Failed Driving Tests

3/2/07 FERRELL/OLSON
FAA CONTRACTING OFFICER INDICTED IN PROCUREMENT FRAUD CONSPIRACY - Official Joined in Plan to Provide Inside Info, Steer $4.3 Million Job to Favored Company

2/1/07 CRUZ
FORMER MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH BRIBERY AND FALSE BILLING SCHEME - Civilian Employee Conspired with Upholstery Shop Owner, Splitting More than $50,000 from Fake Billings

1/5/07 LOFTUS
GRAHAM MAN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY INVOLVING STOLEN MILITARY GOODS - Defendant Purchased More than a Million Dollars Worth of Stolen Army Equipment from Active Duty Soldiers

9/19/06 MOORE
STATE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR SELLING DRIVERS LICENSES - Federal Way Employee Conspired with Others to Sell Licenses to Brazilian National Who Failed Drivinig Tests

6/15/06 MITTEN
FORMER FEDERAL MANAGER SENTENCED TO HOME DETENTION FOR CRIMINAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Vancouver Man Took Cash, Gifts and Negotiated Future Employment During Business Dealings with Supplier

2/16/06 WEST
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO FORMER SPOKANE MAYOR JIM WEST CONCLUDES WITHOUT CRIMINAL CHARGES

6/3/05 JONES
Former Tulalip Tribal Housing Chairman Sentenced for Embezzling Tribal Funds

4/1/05 DIXON
Former Friday Harbor Postmaster Sentenced to Prison for Misappropriating $129,000 in Postal Funds

2/4/05 WHITFIELD
Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Importing "B.C. Bud" Into the United States

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