Category: Utah District

Owner of Utah Trucking Companies Pleads Guilty to Role in FedEx Trucking Bribery Scheme Worth $24 Million and PPP Loan Fraud | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Hubert Ivan Ugarte, 52, of Draper, Utah, pleaded guilty for his role in two separate fraud schemes last week in federal court. Ugarte first pleaded guilty…

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Utah Attorney Charged with Conspiring to Launder Money Gained from Fraud Scheme | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Attorney Matthew Kober, 45, of Draper, Utah, was charged via criminal information on Monday with one count of conspiring to launder money obtained via wire fraud…

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Andrea T. Martinez Appointed Acting United States Attorney for the District of Utah | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Andrea T. Martinez is the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Utah, appointed on March 1, 2021, by virtue of the Vacancies Reform Act….

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Kurt Bauer Sentenced to 78 Months of Imprisonment for Advanced-Fee Scheme Targeting Elderly | USAO-UT

ST. GEORGE, UTAH – Kurt Bauer 57, of Kanab, Utah, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud and two counts…

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John Huber Leaves his Post as Longest-Serving United States Attorney in the Nation | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY– After six years of leadership as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah, America’s longest currently serving U.S. Attorney is moving on. John Huber’s last…

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United States Attorney’s Office Mourns the Loss of Officer Hugh B. Bennett | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY- The United States Attorney’s Office mourns the loss of retired Unified Police Department Officer Hugh B. Bennett, after his courageous battle with Covid-19.  Hugh was a loving…

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Barraza Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Heroin and Carrying a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime | USAO-UT

ST. GEORGE, UTAH – Richard Dimitri Barraza, 24, of St. George, Utah, has agreed to serve 150 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing heroin with the intent…

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Craig C. Garrick, Jr. Sentenced To A Year In Federal Prison For Securities Fraud | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Craig C. Garrick, Jr., 42, of Alpine, Utah, was ordered to serve 12 months and one day in federal prison at a hearing on February 10,…

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Salt Lake City Violent Crime Reduction Partnership Announces the Results of First Month of Action | USAO-UT

One month ago, Mayor Mendenhall of Salt Lake City, Chief Mike Brown of the Salt Lake City Police Department and Commissioner Jess Anderson of the Utah Department of Public Safety…

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Cornpeach Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and Assault on a Federal Officer | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Deland Cornpeach, 20, of the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Tribe, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of assault on a federal officer in…

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