News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

2012: Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

December 2012

December 20, 2012

Federal Firearms Charges Filed in Connection with 11-Year Old Who Used a Firearm in an Attempted Robbery Earlier this Month

Heroin-Trafficking Mother Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison

December 18, 2012

Two Chinese Individuals Charged in Scheme to Obtain Controlled Dual-Use American Technology

December 12, 2012

Southern Oregon Gun Dealer Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges

Colombian Fugitive Receives 60 Months for Theft Convictions

December 11, 2012

Portland Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Marijuana and Mortgage Fraud

U.S. Attorney's Office Collects $4,453,723 in Civil & Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2012

December 6, 2012

Former U.S. Army Reservist Pleads Guilty to Falsely Receiving More Than $400,000 in Unearned Pay and Benefits


November 2012

November 29, 2012

Canadian Fugitive Surrenders at Border in Nation's Largest Eco-Terrorism Case

November 28, 2012

Josephine County Man Sentenced for Stealing More than $280,000 From Federal Government

November 20, 2012

Former Marine Sergeant Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison in Child Pornography Case

November 19, 2012

Key Bank Robber Sentenced

November 14, 2012

Former Bend Area Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Mortgage Fraud

November 9, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office and Civil Rights Division Sign Agreement. Moves Forward on State-Wide Community Mental Health Reform

November 8, 2012

Portland Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

November 5, 2012

Medford Man Sentenced to More than Three Years in Prison on Federal Marijuana Charges

Child Abuse Intervention Center Opens on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

California Man in Federal Custody for 2008 Arson of Salem Convenience Store

October 2012

October 31, 2012

Former Gold Coin Dealer Sentenced to 51 Months

Cottage Grove man Pleads Guilty to $879,000 Tax Fraud

Daniel Desler Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Probation for Releasing Asbestos in Sweet Home, Oregon

October 29, 2012

Grants Pass Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on Federal Marijuana and Gun Charges

Graphic Designer Sentenced for Creating False Identification Documents for Prolific Team of Thieves

October 22, 2012

Clatsop County Man, Serving a Sentence for Child Sexual Abuse, Sentenced in Federal Child Pornography Case

October 18, 2012

Protecting the Right to Vote and Prosecuting Ballot Fraud

October 17, 2012

Miner Sentenced to Jail for Unlawful Occupancy on Forest Lands

October 16, 2012

Repeat Felon Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing a Stolen Pistol

Defendant Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Identity Theft Scheme

October 13, 2012

Three Defendants Charged in Two Separate Murders on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Joint Statement from U.S. Department of Justice and City of Portland

October 9, 2012

Investor Fraud Summit in Walnut Creek Arms Consumers with Information to Protect Retirement Funds and Life Savings

October 5, 2012

Amanda Marshall Announces Appointment of Special Assistant United States Attorney for Indian Country

October 4, 2012

Portland Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Possessing One Image of Child Sexual Abuse

October 1, 2012

Eugene Man Sentenced for Trafficking a 15 Year Old


September 2012

September 27, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office and Civil Rights Division Solicit Community Input on Portland Police Bureau Policy Reforms to Improve use of Force, Crisis Intervention, and Officer Accountability

Salem Couple Who were Subject of National Manhunt Charged with Production of Child Pornography

U.S. Justice Department Awards $101 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety

September 24, 2012

Former Whidbey Island Lawyer Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison

September 21, 2012

Jon Harder, Former CEO of Sunwest Management, Indicted on Federal Fraud Offenses

September 17, 2012

Investigators, Prosecutors Combat Financial Fraud

September 14, 2012

Josephine County Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $280,000 from the Federal Government

September 13, 2012

Justice Department and the City of Portland, ORE., Reach Preliminary Agreement on Reforms Regarding Portland Police Bureau's Use of Force Against Persons with Mental Illness

September 7, 2012

Colombian Fugitive Convicted of Stealing from Program that Provides Food to Under-Privileged Children

September 5, 2012

Last Defendant Sentenced to International Ephedrine Smuggling Conspiracy

National Manhunt Results in Federal Charges and Arrest of Salem Couple for Production of Child Pornography

September 4, 2012

Drug Trafficking Co-Conspirator Sentenced to Federal Prison


August 2012

August 30, 2012

Former Portland City Manager Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

August 29, 2012

Portland Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography

August 28, 2012

Portland Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Child Pornography Case

August 23, 2012

Federal Charges Filed in 22 Pound Methamphetamine Seizure

August 22, 2012

Metro Gang Task Force Seizes Guns and Drugs

August 21, 2012

Former Bank Manager Sentenced for Identity Theft/Bank Fraud

August 20, 2012

Man Known as the Bicycle Robber Sentenced

Man Sentenced for Making False Report of Consumer Product Tampering

August 17, 2012

Federal Indictment Charges Couple with RICO and Other Capital Crimes in Furtherance of a White Supremacist Movement


July 2012

July 24, 2012

Former Coos Bay/North Bend Water Treatment Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Water Testing Results

July 11, 2012

Winston Man Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

July 9, 2012

Clackamas County Career Offender Sentenced to 21 Years in Federal Prison

July 2, 2012

Sheldon Harmon Charged with Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and False Statements to a Bank


June 2012

June 29, 2012

Woodburn Man Sentenced to Prison for Making False Claims for Federal Tax Refunds

Federal Indictment Charges Three Defendants with Fraud of $1.1 Million Dollars

June 26, 2012

Portland Man Sentenced in Connection with Gun Trafficking Case

June 22, 2012

Eastern Oregon Ranchers Convicted of Arson on Federal Lands

June 20, 2012

Federal Grand Jury Indicts David William Chilton for Armed Bank Robbery, Car-Jacking, and Violation of the Armed Career Criminal Act

June 12, 2012

Grants Pass Man Found Guilty of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possessing Machineguns and Silencers

June 11, 2012

Tax Protestor Convicted of Evasion, Failure to File and Witness Tampering

June 8, 2012

Commercial Collections Scammer Sentenced to 8 Years

June 6, 2012

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison in Child Pornography Case


May 2012

May 31, 2012

Gales Creek Residents who Diverted Stream and Destroyed Steelhead Habitat Sentenced

May 30, 2012

U.S. Attorney Files Charges on Another Sham Medical Marijuana Grow in Southern Oregon

May 23, 2012

Lebanon Woman Pleads Guilty to $848,000 Wire Fraud

May 22, 2012

U.S. Attorney Articulates District Policy on Enforcement of Violations of Federal Drug Laws

May 21, 2012

Final Defendant in International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison

Portland Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Schemes

Cave Junction Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Manufacturing and Possession with Intent to Distribute over 100 Kilograms of Marijuana

May 18, 2012

Federal Indictment Charges Four in an International Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Designer Drugs - Synthetic Cannabinoids and Cathinones

Woman Linked to Man's Death Indicted for Fraud

May 17, 2012

Federal Indictment Charges Defendant with Sex Trafficking of a Child

May 14, 2012

Repeat Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term

May 10, 2012

Warm Springs Man Found Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges

May 9, 2012

Six Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Manufacturing Marijuana in Rural Lane County

Reedsport Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Transporting and Possessing Child Pornography

May 8, 2012

Former Bank Manager Guilty of Identity Theft/Bank Fraud

Bend CPA Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Defrauding Clients of Summit Accomodators

May 4, 2012

Federal Indictment Charges Five Conspirators with Distribution of Heroin Resulting in the Death of 21 Year Old Laurin Putnam

May 1, 2012

Federal Charges Announced in Medical Marijuana Grows


April 2012

April 30, 2012

Former Adidas Senior Marketing Manager Sentenced to Prison

Federal Indictment Charges Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

Bend Businessman Pleads Guilty to $6 Million Bank Fraud

April 24, 2012

Spouse of Willamette Development Services Executive Indicted for Fraud with Witham Investments

April 17, 2012

Career Offender Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Crack in Old Town

Tacoma Man Sentenced for Trafficking a 17 Year Old in Portland

April 9, 2012

Portland Woman Sentenced in Connection with Portland Bank Robbery

Warm Springs Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting his Infant Son

April 6, 2012

Two Women Appear in Federal Court for Separate Vehicular Assaults in Warm Springs

April 5, 2012

Bank Robber Sentenced to Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty

April 4, 2012

Springfield Man Sentenced for Selling Corn Falsely Labeled as Organic


March 2012

March 26, 2012

Former Whidbey Island Lawyer Convicted of Mail Fraud

March 21, 2012

Federal Indictment Charges Defendants with Sex Trafficking of a Child and Witness Tampering

March 16, 2012

President and Owner of ESA International Charged with Tax Evasion, Obstructing Internal Revenue Laws and Other Tax Crimes

March 15, 2012

Eugene Man Sentenced for Trafficking Minors

March 12, 2012

Professional Shoplifter Sentenced to Federal Prison

Warm Springs Woman Sentenced to Over Three Years in Federal Prison for Assaulting Victim with Knife

Warm Springs Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter

March 9, 2012

Indictment Filed Against Portland-Area Resident in Connection with Mass Mailing of Letters Containing White Powder

March 2, 2012

Vessel Master Pleads Guilty to Operating Commercial Vessel Under the Influence of Alcohol


February 2012

February 23, 2012

Federal Defendant from Ashland Pleads Guilty to Distributing Images of Abuse of Children

February 22, 2012

Former Bend Area Developer Pleads Guilty to $20 Million Bank Fraud

February 16, 2012

Prominent Roseburg Businessman Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for $19 Million Check-Kiting Scheme

February 10, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office and Civil Rights Division Announce Town Hall Meeting Regarding Portland Police Bureau Investigation

February 6, 2012

Southern Oregon Miner Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Unlawful Mining


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