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Doctor gets prison for Medicaid fraud

...and tampering with evidence. He had pleaded guilty to both crimes in December, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland said he believed that a penalty including only probation and restitution would not be sufficient...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/doctor-gets-prison-medicaid-fraud
State
Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case

...hoping happens," said Susan Orlansky, who represented Augustine in his appeal.The judges ruled that Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy failed to fulfill his role as "evidentiary gatekeeper" and sent the case back to him for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-28/court-orders-review-video-testimony-sex
State
Jury balks at big felony

...window washer, remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail. Court records show he was arraigned Friday in Juneau Superior Court.He is also facing three misdemeanor charges for breaking the court's earlier orders by contacting the woman and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-26/jury-balks-big-felony
Local
Appeals Court: Judge improperly nixed assault plea

ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge erred when he rejected a plea agreement for a man who injured...the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Friday.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland incorrectly rejected the plea agreement as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/appeals-court-judge-improperly-nixed-as
State
Appeals Court: Judge improperly nixed assault plea deal

ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge erred when he rejected a plea agreement for a man who injured...the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Friday.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland incorrectly rejected the plea agreement as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/appeals-court-judge-improperly-nixed-as
State
Comedian stops sex assault

...woman. That level of felony assault can be punishable by up to five years in prison.He was arraigned in Juneau Superior Court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Tim Ayer. He is scheduled to stand...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/comedian-stops-sex-assault
Local
Rapist hopes to outlive sentence

...reality," the 44-year-old inmate, dressed in orange prison garb, said from the defendant's table in Juneau Superior Court. "Now, if this life extension research should prove, you know, fruitful, and radical advances are made, would...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/rapist-hopes-outlive-sentence
Local
Can KKK 'adopt highway'? Court considers matter

...the KKK group in September 2012, arguing that the state violated the group's right to free speech.Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua agreed and ruled in the group's favor in November, saying the KKK group's application...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/can-kkk-adopt-highway-court-considers
Not For Web
Anchorage man gets 52 years for violent crime spree

...repeatedly hit her with the gun he had taken from Pettit. Upton said the beating "felt like a personal attack."Superior Court Judge Philip Volland said Aulman's unprovoked, violent actions warranted such a lengthy sentence."From an outside...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/anchorage-man-gets-52-years-violent-cri
State
Eight years later, gun shop trial to begin

...firearms off the books will finally take place in Juneau Superior Court this week, eight years after the case was brought...and it almost never made it to trial at all.Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, who will be presiding over...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-31/eight-years-later-gun-shop-trial-begin
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