Category: Washington – Western District

Vancouver, Washington ‘Investment Advisor’ pleads guilty to defrauding friends and family of more than $4 million in investment ‘Ponzi scheme’ | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – An unlicensed “investment advisor” from Vancouver, Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud investors, including…

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ID thief indicted for bank fraud, being sought after fleeing from law enforcement | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 48-year-old Des Moines, Washington, woman is being sought by law enforcement after fleeing from federal agents when they went to arrest her this morning.  Jennifer Suazo (aka…

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Seattle man convicted of distributing fentanyl in downtown Seattle while armed with a firearm | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 31-year-old Seattle man was convicted today in U.S. District Court in Seattle of three federal crimes related to his distribution of fentanyl pills in downtown Seattle, announced…

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Blind Rapper who goes by ‘Mac Wayne’ sentenced to six years in prison for drug distribution | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A legally blind rapper who was profiled in an Amazon Prime documentary, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to six years in prison, announced U.S….

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Co-owner of Puyallup steel fabrication business pleads guilty to tax fraud | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – The co-owner and financial manager of a Puyallup, Washington steel fabrication business pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to nine counts of failing to pay over…

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Seattle man sentenced to 11 years in prison for distribution of drugs and possession of firearms | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A West Seattle-man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 11 years in prison and 4 years of supervised release for four federal felonies involving drug distribution,…

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Lynnwood, Washington, man indicted for hate crime and interstate threats of racially motivated violence | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 37-year-old Lynnwood, Washington man indicted today by a federal grand jury for a hate crime and four counts of interstate threats, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown.  Joey…

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Two Marysville, Washington residents indicted for fentanyl distribution and gun possession | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – Two residents of Marysville, Washington, were indicted this week following their arrest last week at a makeshift fentanyl pill lab in their rental home garage, announced U.S. Attorney…

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DOJ grants fund mental health crisis response teams, and sexual assault awareness training in schools | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – Three locations in Western Washington will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for alternative policing methods and sexual assault education, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Bellevue,…

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Leader of international drug trafficking organization and his trusted lieutenant plead guilty to federal charges | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A top leader of a violent international drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine in the Puget Sound region, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District…

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