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Anchorage man gets 10 years on drug charge

...24-year-old Anchorage man will spend 10 years in a federal prison after being convicted of trafficking drugs.The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that Albert Diaz Gumataotao III was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage.Prosecutors...
Feds: Carry-on held improvised explosive device

...possession of an unregistered destructive device, Graham said.The ATF plans to present its findings to the U.S. attorney's office in about a week, and prosecutors will decide whether to file charges. The man's name was being withheld...
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Wildlife trial turns focus to sheep horn smuggling

...investigation led to 17 other people in Canada being charged in unrelated but similar cases, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska.On Thursday, Katzeek's attorney Collins told the Empire he believes the government...
Guide testifies in fed. wildlife trial

...amazing," one of the defense attorneys, Tom Collins, told the Empire in disbelief.Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska, meanwhile, insist the case is worthwhile, saying in opening statements last week...
Fairbanks men plead to trafficking charge

FAIRBANKS - Two Fairbanks men have pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine.The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that 51-year-old Andrew Paul Newman and 36-year-old Jason Carl Heim entered their pleas Friday in U...
Heli-ski operator signs plea deal in land-use case

...ANCHORAGE - A Haines helicopter ski operation has agreed to plead guilty to unauthorized use of federal land.The U.S. attorney's office, in a bill of information filed Monday, said Southeast Backcountry Adventures used land it knew was closed...
Ketchikan man charged with kicking Coast Guard officer

...of the Coast Guard boat for his own safety and the safety of others, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Anchorage. Some time during the incident, the kick took place, injuring the Coast Guard officer, prosecutors...
Man gets 9 years for false tax returns

...ANCHORAGE - An inmate already serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison has had nine years tacked on.The U.S. attorney's office says 49-year-old John Richard Koesterman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage for...
Ketchikan man charged with assaulting officer

ANCHORAGE - A 55-year-old Ketchikan resident has been charged with assaulting a federal officer.The U.S Attorney's Office says John William Munhoven is charged with kicking a Coast Guard officer in the face.He was arrested Saturday...
Haines big game guide sentenced for multiple violations of the Lacey Act

...importation of wildlife and false labeling.The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska announced that, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Anchorage. As part of that conviction, Martin...


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