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March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Feds: Man arrested in Blaine sought to join al-Qaida

Update at 2:55 p.m.:| The Associated Press SEATTLE — A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., an unincorporated area…

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March 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Owner of Kent apartments gets prison for mishandling asbestos

The owner of a Kent apartment complex was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by knowingly exposing residents and workers to airborne asbestos, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Stanley Xu, 53, pleaded guilty in October for failing to protect residents of the Avante Apartments in Kent from asbestos…

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March 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Ex-owner of crime-plagued Tukwila motel sentenced

The former owner of a crime-plagued Tukwila motel was sentenced today to one year in prison for allowing the property to become a haven for drug dealing and prostitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kulwinder “Chris” Saroya, of SeaTac, pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises. In his plea agreement, Saroya, 42, admitted he…

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March 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Ballard man sentenced for selling pot to middle and high school students

A Ballard man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for selling marijuana to high school and middle school students, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alejandro Castillo, 51, was charged last year with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Surveillance of…

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March 6, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Man found with firebombs near UW sentenced to 3 years in prison

A 22-year-old Nevada man arrested in July 2013 by University of Washington police in a stolen truck with stolen firearms, body armor and Molotov cocktails was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday. Justin Miles Jasper was arrested July 3, 2013, near the UW campus driving a pickup that had been reported stolen by the…

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March 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Ex-employee sentenced for embezzling $350K from Lake Forest Park Water District

The former office manager of the Lake Forest Park Water District was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for embezzling more that $350,000 and using it to purchase personal items and pay college tuition for her children, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. In addition to the prison time, Jackee Bormann-Zweekhorst, 41, was ordered to pay $404,000 in…

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February 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM

No death penalty in fatal Northwest crime-spree case

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Justice Department says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided against seeking the death penalty for two people accused in a 2011 Northwest crime spree that left four dead, including a couple in Everett. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed notice Friday in federal court and issued a statement, neither explaining the decision….

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February 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Murray: City making progress on police reforms

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and top federal officials, speaking this morning after a summit, said the city is making significant progress on police reforms, but that much work lies ahead, particularly on training and improving technology to measure the changes. Murray convened the rare meeting to discuss the 2012 settlement agreement in which the city agreed to…

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January 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM

7 years for man who killed 2 intruders at Puyallup pot-grow

A man who shot and killed two men who broke into his Puyallup marijuana-grow operation in December 2012 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison. Jeremy Capodanno, 36, pleaded guilty in October to manufacturing marijuana and being in possession of a firearm. As part of a plea agreement, Capodanno will forfeit…

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January 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Jury: Ex-owner of San Juan Island’s Criminal Coffee is a criminal

The former owner of a San Juan Island coffee shop called Criminal Coffee was found guilty today in U.S. District Court of filing false disability claims while continuing to work, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Jurors in Seattle deliberated for about two hours before convicting Cory Eglash, 52, of conspiracy to defraud the United States, mail…

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