Category: Washington – Western District

Three drug traffickers convicted of drug and money laundering conspiracies, as well as illegal gun possession, following a two-week jury trial | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – Three men were convicted late yesterday of multiple federal felonies for distributing fentanyl disguised as oxycodone pills in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa…

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Former President and CEO of now bankrupt precious metals firm convicted of mail and wire fraud for Ponzi-type scheme | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – The former President & CEO of Northwest Territorial Mint, a now-bankrupt company dealing in precious metals, was convicted today in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 14 federal…

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Tacoma man pleads guilty to murder on wooded JBLM property | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – A 52-year-old Tacoma man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to second degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting…

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Army National Guard recruiter indicted for molesting child while living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – A former Air Force Special Agent was arrested today on a grand jury indictment charging him with five counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age…

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DOJ and Clark County Jail resolve alleged violations of Americans with Disabilities Act | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – The Clark County Jail in Vancouver, Washington and the U.S. Department of Justice today reached a settlement agreement to ensure equal access to services at the jail for…

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Pennsylvania man who mailed deadly fentanyl to Seattle area woman sentenced to more than 4 years in prison | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 35-year-old Pennsylvania man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle t0 54 months in prison for distributing fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl in the Western District…

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Timber thief convicted following 6-day trial | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma — The lead defendant in a scheme to steal maple wood that resulted in a massive 2018 forest fire on the Olympic Peninsula was convicted July 8, 2021, in…

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Identity thief who used bitcoin, ‘burner phones,’ and digital wallets to steal more than $500,000 sentenced to prison | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A prolific identity thief who traveled the country using fraud to buy luxury goods and items he could convert to cash and bitcoin, was sentenced today in U.S….

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Southwest Washington registered sex offender sentenced to 20+ years in prison for producing images of child rape and abuse | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – A registered sex offender from Skamania County was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 251 months in prison for production of child pornography, announced Acting U.S….

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Former juvenile facility guard pleads guilty in scheme to smuggle contraband into residence for young offenders | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – A former guard at the Green Hill School, a juvenile rehabilitation facility in Chehalis, Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to extortion under the…

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