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Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

...may have also included waste such as dissolved metals that posed a potential threat to aquatic life," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.Pate is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 2. He has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine...
Asia-bound cargo ship held in Dutch Harbor cleared to leave

ANCHORAGE - A cargo ship that has been held two weeks in Alaska amid a federal environmental crimes investigation has been cleared to leave port, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor amid inquiry

ANCHORAGE - A cargo ship picking up seafood to take back to Asia has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation, federal prosecutors said.The Coast Guard conducted an inspection of the 600-foot Lindavia when it stopped in Dutch Harbor, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis said Wednesday that the Coast Guard found deficiencies and other issues requiring further investigation. He said he could not provide further details as the investigation continues.
Wrangell doctor indicted for child porn

...that he had distributed an image depicting child pornography on June 5, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska.The release states that distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum...
Ex-Petersburg school employee sentenced for child porn

A former Petersburg school district employee has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography. U.S.
Haines guide sentenced for guiding violation

A big game guide from Haines was sentenced Wednesday to four years probation and fined $2,000 for breaking a federal conservation law.
My Turn: Setting the record straight on Sen. Begich

There are more than a few problems with Paulette Simpson's Sept. 15 My Turn blasting Sen. Mark Begich.
Wasilla man gets 90 months on heroin charge

ANCHORAGE - A 38-year-old Wasilla man will serve 90 months in a federal prison for trafficking heroin.The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that Baretta Faatafuga was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. He earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 1.6 kilograms of heroin in the Anchorage area.Officials say received an Express Mail package in October 2013 from California. There was a safe inside the package, and heroin had been hidden in the safe.
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...knew of these conflicts of interest chose to ignore them during the procurement process."The IG said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia had declined to prosecute the case but referred it back to the Interior...
Drug court: Hard cases, some success

Richard Pitts has been here - in a courtroom, before a judge, listening to a recitation of his recent actions - too many times to count. The 46-year-old Portland man's criminal record began in Alaska when he was 14 and had taken off with his parents' credit card.


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