Category: Utah District

Two Utahns Charged With Covid-Relief Fraud After Failing To Disclose Applicant Was Under Federal Indictment | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal complaint unsealed last week charges the owner of a Utah trucking company with submitting a fraudulent loan application to get a Paycheck Protection Program…

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Department Of Justice Awards $2.2 Million For Innovative Community Policing Projects | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – The Department of Justice is awarding $2.2 million in grant funding to law enforcement agencies and stakeholders through the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services…

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Defendant Charged In Connection With Fraudulent Silver Trading Program Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Denise Gunderson Rust, one of three individuals charged in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud investors by inducing them to purchase investments in a fraudulent…

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U.S. Attorney Appoints First Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator For Utah | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Attorney John W. Huber announced today the appointment of Brian Speelman as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) coordinator in Utah. As Utah’s first…

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Complaint Unsealed Charging Man With Distribution Of Heroin, Possession, Distribution Of Child Porngraphy | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal complaint unsealed recently charges Andrew T. Whitehouse, age 25, of Tooele with distribution of heroin in a case where a Tooele resident, identified as…

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Salt Lake City Man Arrested On Federal Arson Charges For Alleged Burning Of Salt Lake City Police Patrol Car | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal complaint filed in federal court Wednesday morning charges Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton of Salt Lake City with one count of arson for allegedly setting…

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Five Utah Agencies Get COPS Office Awards To Hire Full-Time Law Enforcement Professionals | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Five Utah agencies are receiving funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The Attorney General…

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Statement of U.S. Attorney John W. Huber | USAO-UT

“The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) model is exactly the right tool as we investigate potential violations of federal law during the riots in Salt Lake City this weekend, or…

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Lead Defendant in Elder Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison, Ordered to Pay $273,849.20 in Restitution | USAO-UT

ST. GEORGE, UT – Frank Gene Powell, age 51, of Hurricane, Utah, the lead defendant in a significant federal elder fraud case targeting an 80-year-old widow in Washington, Utah, will…

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Intersection Of Domestic Violence And Guns In Utah: Using Federal Toolbox To Target Domestic Violence In Utah | USAO-UT

SALT LAKE CITY – Federal prosecutors and their law enforcement partners, concerned about how domestic violence disproportionately impacts Utah’s homicide rate, are targeting offenders who attempt to buy guns illegally…

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