Category: Washington – Western District

Leader of prolific fentanyl trafficking ring sentenced to 20 years in prison | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – Three men who were convicted at trial in August 2021, of multiple federal felonies for distributing fentanyl pills in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties, were sentenced to lengthy…

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Seattle woman sentenced to prison for embezzling from high-end mountain bike company | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A Seattle woman who was employed as a contract bookkeeper and accountant for a high-end mountain bike company was sentenced November 19, 2021, in U.S. District Court in…

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Seattle Doctor Found Guilty of Fraudulently Obtaining Millions of Dollars from COVID-19 Relief Programs | USAO-WDWA

WASHINGTON – A federal jury convicted a Seattle doctor yesterday of fraudulently seeking over $3.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds….

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Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribal Member Charged With Sexual Abuse of Minors | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – A 68-year-old member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe was indicted this week on multiple counts of sexual abuse of minors, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Joseph Anthony…

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Tacoma woman charged with wire fraud for stealing more than $550,000 from friends and acquaintances | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – a 40-year-old Tacoma woman appeared today in U.S. District Court in Seattle on a criminal complaint charging four counts of wire fraud for her scheme to defraud various…

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Sedro-Woolley, Washington, man charged with arson at Capitol Hill nightclub | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A Sedro-Woolley area man will make his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Seattle, charged with the February 24, 2020 arson at Queer/Bar, a nightclub and…

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Pair indicted for defrauding COVID-19 benefit programs | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A Seattle area pair was indicted today in the Western District of Washington, for more than $1 million in fraud on COVID-19 relief programs, announced U.S. Attorney Nick…

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Leader of tree poaching ring that started massive Olympic Peninsula forest fire sentenced to 20 months in prison | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma — The lead defendant in a scheme to unlawfully harvest maple trees from the Olympic National Forest that resulted in a massive 2018 forest fire was sentenced late yesterday…

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Upper Skagit tribal member sentenced to 15 years in prison for assault | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 44–year-old member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 15 years in prison for three federal felonies in…

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Former metallurgist lab director pleads guilty to major fraud on USA | USAO-WDWA

Tacoma – The former Director of Metallurgy at Bradken Inc. pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to defrauding the United States by falsifying test results that measure…

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