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Arctic drill ship company pleading to eight felonies

...was an inspection of the Noble Discoverer by the Coast Guard in Seward in late 2012, said Kevin Feldis, first assistant U.S. attorney in Anchorage. The vessel had been towed to port after experiencing propulsion problems, court records state...
Months after drug bust, Juneau couple faces charges

...purpose of that was the codefendant in case, Benedict, is in custody and we didn't want him to tip her off," Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said in an interview Thursday. "It was sealed, so he didn't know about it."Schmidt did not...
Former Huslia postal worker to change plea

...Alaska Dispatch News reported Thursday ( plea agreement was filed Monday by assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh.It says Lestenkof was employed at the post office in Huslia, a village of about 300 people...
Drug court: Hard cases, some success

...But for Pitts, there's no going back, he said. He looked at one of the graduation gifts given to him by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Laing - a card with his mug shot from a previous arrest on the front - to show him how far he had come...
Jury acquits man in pipeline false-statement case

...charged him with lying to the FBI, which they said cost the agency time and money investigating the claims.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Bottini said by email that he was surprised by the verdict. He believed the evidence was strong, Bottini...
Anchorage store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

...also be required to make a restitution payment."That will be something the court ultimately decides," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephan Collins.Sims, 52, is one of eight defendants in the case. The other cases are pending, Collins...
Three charged with Las Vegas-to-Alaska drug smuggling conspiracy

...Bledsoe was arrested Tuesday and Blue on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where they were scheduled for arraignment.Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Russo said the indictment was handed down Aug. 19.Bledsoe was an employee of McCarran International...
Man arraigned for 'seal bombing' Ketchikan tunnel

...injured in the July 4 incident despite the fact that a taxi cab was driving through the tunnel at the time, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said."It didn't do any damage (to the tunnel), and it didn't hurt the person that was...
Store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

...make a restitution payment."That will be something the court ultimately decides," said Stephan Collins, assistant U.S. attorney.Sims, 52, is one of eight defendants in the case. The other cases are pending, Collins said.According...
Man who supplied fatal drug to teen changes plea

...makes a provision for distribution to a person under 21. Warner admitted doing both in the plea agreement, assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Sayers-Fay said by email.The maximum sentence for drug distribution is 20 years in prison and a $1 million...


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