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Man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

...earlier said they would not seek the death penalty if Wells was convicted."Hopefully the families can go forward having received justice today," U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler said at a news conference after the sentencing.
Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial

...skull.Prosecutors successfully objected to calling Barnum in the murder trial of James Wells. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said there was no reason for him to appear "other than to frighten the jury."Wells, 62, is charged with two...
Jury convicts Alaska man in Coast Guard killings

...Wells was convicted. He faces life in prison, and his sentencing was set for July 8.U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler said justice prevailed after an arduous, circumstantial case. Asked if the quickness of the verdict surprised her...
Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

...government's theory "goes up in smoke," Offenbecher said.In a rebuttal to the defense Thursday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said that based on evidence, the killing occurred between when the blue car was caught on camera arriving and leaving...
Petersburg man arraigned for child porn charges

...before U. S. Magistrate Judge Leslie C. Longenbaugh and is being detained pending trial, said U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler in a news release. Petersen is facing one count each for distribution, receipt and possession.Assistant U. S...
Ketchikan man guilty of possessing firearm when prohibited

...years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a mandatory minimum of three years supervised probation.U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler credited the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
Alaska agencies get payout from drug investigation

...state and federal law enforcement agencies on Tuesday received oversized checks totaling more than $2 million from Karen Loeffler, the U.S. attorney for Alaska.The money came from the liquidation of homes and other property belonging to Thomas...
Juneau woman faces drug distribution charge

...federal government is moving to seize her commercial assets as the product of drug money, according to U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler. She is accused of conspiring in July to distribute the drug in Juneau.Thomas was arraigned in Federal District...
Former village president charged with theft in Southcentral native village count of the same charge. Directory assistance lists no number for James Kramer in Valdez.U.S. prosecutor Karen Loeffler said village residents voted Clum out of office in April 2008, but she refused to acknowledge the election and kept...
Supporters moving ahead with pot initiative

...marijuana to be a dangerous drug and that illegal sale and distribution is a serious crime.Alaska U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said due to limited resources her office already focuses on big trafficking cases and ignores small possession crimes...


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