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January 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Bellevue man accused of managing illegal Internet drug market

Federal agents have arrested a Bellevue man accused of assisting in the management of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0” website, an illicit Internet market for drugs and other black-market goods. Prosecutors have charged 26-year-old Brian Richard Farrell — who they say went by the name “DoctorClu” — with conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. He will appear Tuesday in U.S….

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January 16, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Sea Mar clinics settle overbilling case for $3.6 million

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, which provides health services to mostly poor and many minority residents in 10 counties, has agreed to pay $3.65 million to settle an investigation by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office into improper Medicaid billings. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the two-and-a-half-year investigation revealed the health-care provider overbilled Medicaid for thousands…

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January 14, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Accused Russian hacker to get federal public defender

A Russian man accused of trafficking in millions of stolen credit-card numbers will be represented by the Seattle Federal Public Defender’s Office, a judge ruled Wednesday following a closed hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The two private lawyers representing accused international hacker Roman Seleznev were allowed to withdraw their representation following the hearing…

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December 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Bothell man killed in freeway accident, says WSP

The passenger in a pickup truck that had stopped on southbound Interstate 5 in Snohomish County to secure a loose load was killed Saturday when a car swerved onto the shoulder to avoid a collision and struck him, according to the Washington State Patrol. The victim was identified as Gerald Olmstead, 51, of Bothell. The patrol said…

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December 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Patient at Harborview being tested for possible Ebola

A 52-year-old King County man is in isolation at Harborview Medical Center, being monitored for possible Ebola infection after developing a fever following a trip to Mali in West Africa. Officials at a news conference Saturday afternoon said the measures are precautionary and that it is “very unlikely” the man has the disease. Dr. Jeff Duchin, the…

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December 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Prosecutors charge violent felon with break-in and gun thefts from sporting good store

King County prosecutors charged a 43-year-old felon on Friday in connection with an alleged attempt to steal firearms from the Big 5 sporting-goods store in Burien early Tuesday. Ricky Arntsen, who is also known as Ricky Nelson, remains jailed in lieu of $750,000 bail. According to the state Department of Corrections, Arntsen, of Burien, served 11 years…

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December 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

No felony charges for SPD cop’s bone-breaking punch of handcuffed woman

King County prosecutors will not file felony charges against a Seattle Police officer seen on video punching and seriously injuring a handcuffed, intoxicated woman after arresting her for investigation of  domestic violence. The decision, which has been pending since September, comes as a public outcry grows over incidents in Missouri and New York, where police officers have…

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December 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Kirkland man charged in threats to kill Ferguson cop, family

Federal prosecutors have charged a Kirkland man with making interstate threats against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and his family. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, is identified as a convicted felon with drug and firearms-related convictions who is accused to trying to purchase a firearm over Facebook, telling the seller that he was “going to…

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October 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Reward offered for handguns stolen from Lakewood shop

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the theft of 30 semi-automatic handguns and other firearm parts from a Lakewood gun shop. ATF said it was joining with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. ATF Special Agent Brian Bennett…

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October 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Sen. Patrick Leahy voices concern over FBI creating fake news story

Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday wrote Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns over revelations that the Seattle office of the FBI created a fake news story to trap a teenage bomb-threat suspect. Leahy, D-Vermont,  in a letter sent Thursday, said that “when law enforcement appropriates the identity of legitimate media…

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