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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

The federal trial against the longtime Haines big game guide and three of his clients shifted away from illegal mountain goat hunts and toward allegations of illegally smuggling Dall sheep horns from Canada into the U.S.
Guide testifies in fed. wildlife trial

Prosecutors on Tuesday kicked off their federal case against a longtime Haines big game guide and three of his clients by calling their key witness to the stand: an assistant gaming guide who accompanied the group on the allegedly illegal mountain goat hunts in question.Stuart James DeWitt, a 35-year-old commercial fisherman from Haines who supplements his income as an assistant guide, rattled off wildlife violation after violation that occurred during the October 2010 hunt wherein DeWitt was contracted to assistant guide for John Katzeek of Katzeek Guiding Services in Haines.
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.
Ketchikan man charged with kicking Coast Guard officer

A Ketchikan man is facing a federal assault charge for allegedly kicking a U.S. Coast Guard officer in the face during a skirmish back in September.
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.
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.
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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