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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...
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.
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...
Man sentenced for cocaine trafficking

...Anchorage man convicted of trafficking cocaine has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Tuesday that 41-year-old Stacy Hunt fled following his 2004 arrest and remained a fugitive until December...
Alaska Digest

...federal grand jury in Anchorage on charges of violating federal fisheries protection laws, acting U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced. The three-count indictment named Becker, 35, as the sole defendant. Between November 2004 and January...
Man sentenced to 10 years in crack cocaine case

...ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man convicted of possessing crack cocaine was sentenced to 10 years in prison. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler says 32-year-old Cassero Lenell Washington of Anchorage was sentenced Thursday by District Court Judge John Sedwick...
Regional News
Man indicted on child pornography count

...75-year-old Wasilla man has been indicted on a charge of possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler said Wednesday that Neil Cary Applequist was indicted on one count by a federal grand jury Nov. 19. He is accused...
Ketchikan man convicted of drug trafficking

...deliberated for almost four hours before convicting a 53-year-old Ketchikan man of drug trafficking. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Friday that Eulogio Seludo faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at his Nov. 9 sentencing before U.S. District...
Man indicted in picture-ID robbery

...accused of robbing an Anchorage credit union after presenting his account number and picture ID. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Thursday the indictment charges 34-year-old Jarell Paul Arnold with one count of bank robbery. Arnold has...


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