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Peterson also challenges his sentence of 48 months’ imprisonment imposed for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The district court concluded that Peterson’s prior conviction for firstdegree robbery was a “crime of violence” as that term is defined by U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (“Sentencing Guidelines” or “U.S.S.G.”) section 4B1.2(a) which, along with ... More...   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)


In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Michael W. Bowden

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Former Monroe Prison Guard Sentenced for Smuggling Contraband into Facility
Corrections Department says Defendant Smuggled Drugs even after Inmate Died from Overdose

A former Washington State Correctional Officer from the Monroe Correctional Complex was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his scheme to smuggle contraband into the prison. MICHAEL W. BOWDEN, 31, of Everet... More...
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United States of America v. Brian Richard Farrell

Seattle, WA - Key Player in ‘Silk Road 2.0’ Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Bellevue Man was Key Administrator for ‘Dark Web’ Site Distributing Drugs and other Illegal Contraband

A former Bellevue, Washington resident who assisted in the management of the Silk Road 2.0 website was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to eight years in prison and four years of supe... More...
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King Mountain Tobacco Company, Inc. v. Robert McKenna

King Mountain Tobacco Company and the Confederated
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation (collectively
“Appellants”) sued the Attorney General of the State of
Washington for declaratory and injunctive relief from
Washington’s escrow statute, Wash. Rev. Code
§§ 70.157.005–70.157.030 (2013). The escrow statute
requires King Mountain to place money into escrow... More...
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United States of America v. John Christian Parks

Seattle, WA - A repeat felon was sentenced to an additional 27 months on top of an eight year sentence for possession of dangerous weapons at the Federal Detention Center, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. JOHN CHRISTIAN PARKS, 38, of Belfair, Washington was sentenced in January 2014 to eight years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. PARKS was found guilty of that charg... More...   $0 (06-06-2014 - WA)

State of Washington v. Larry Dean Tyler

An officer stopped the defendant for a traffic violation and pulled the car he was driving off a busy highway. When it turned out that the driver and his passenger both had suspended drivers' licenses and alternate arrangements could not be made, the officer arranged for a tow truck to move the car. In order to turn the vehicle over to the towing company, the officer conducted an inventory search ... More...   $0 (05-30-2013 - WA)

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