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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...
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...
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...
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...
Convicted sex offender fails to register

...age. He received 36 months of probation and was required to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said Juneau police contacted Reef at his camp at Echo Cove on April 26, found that he was not in...
18 months for Wash. heroin dealer supplying Ketchikan

...barge services and through the mail. Co-conspirators also received drugs from Sherman directly in Washington.Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said Sherman sent about 410 grams of heroin to co-conspirators in Ketchikan in May 2012, and received...
Man who disrupted flight to Oregon gets probation

...on his medication, volunteered to help Portland's homeless population and found, lost and regained work.Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Holman Kerin and public defender Ruben Iniguez both told the judge that Herrera has been a success story...


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