Washington Criminal Law
 

United States of America v. Jae Y. Lee and Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL)

Seattle, WA: The United States of America claimed that Jae Lee and Northestern Physicians Laboratory violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a kick-back scheme.

Jae Lee, 50, of Bellevue, Washington, served as the CEO of Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL) from January 1, 2013, until July 30, 2015. Lee agreed to pay $500,000 within 30 days of the settlement agreement, with additi... More...
   $1100000 (10-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Seth Randles

Spokane, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with enticing women to travel to engage in human trafficking.


Seth Randles, age 38, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with federal sex trafficking violations. Randles used violence, threats, and manipulation to force women to engage in commercial sex acts with strangers of his choosing. He took the money his victims... More...
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United States of America v. Isaiah Thomas Willoughby

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit arson.

Isaiah Thomas Willoughby, 36, used a can of gasoline to set the fire just feet from where protestors were camped, putting them at risk. In the early morning hours of June 12, 2020, Willoughby was wearing distinctive clothing when he was captured on surveillance video near debris piled next... More...
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United States of America v. Orlando Raul Rodriguez, a/k/a “Toon”

Spokane, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with firearm felonies.

Orlando Raul Rodriguez, a/k/a “Toon,” age 31, of Yakima, Washington, was indicted for on June 22, 2021, brandishing a firearm while committing a crime of violence and for illegal possession of a firearm.

Rodriguez, a known member of the Sureños street gang, and three others lured the v... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua Henry Punt

Tacoma, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to entice and pressure a teenager to send him sexually explicit photographs and videos.

Joshua Henry Punt, age 39, from Ridgefield, Washington, was charged with multiple federal felonies for his scheme to entice and pressure young teens into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos, using the messagin... More...
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Bob Dawson, et al. v. Porch.com, Inc., et al.

Seattle, WA: Consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227) violations.

See: 47 U.S.C §227. Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
(a) Definitions

As used in this section—

(1) The term “automatic telephone dialing system” means equipment which has the capacity—

(A) to store or... More...
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United States of America v. Ivan Armenta

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of fentanyl.

Ivan Armenta, 21, was separated from the Navy and taken into federal custody August 7, 2020. Armenta provided pills tainted with fentanyl to another sailor who died of a drug overdose. Armenta had been warned the pills could be deadly, but still shared them with his friends.

“T... More...
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United States of America v. Muhammad Fahd

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer.

Muhammad Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, was indicted for his leadership role in a seven-year scheme to unlawfully unlock nearly 2 million phones to defraud AT&T Inc. (AT&T), inflicting more than $200 million in losses.

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United States of America v. Ellen Brennan Reiche

Seattle, WA: Violence against a railroad carrier criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant Ellen Brennan Reiche, age 28, who was arrested on the BNSF Railway tracks near Bellingham, near midnight on November 28, 2020. She was charged with placing a ‘shunt’ – a device that interferes with train signals – on the tracks.

On the night of November 28, 2020, Reiche and co-def... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Janet Sue Arnold

Spokane, WA: Drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dr. Janet Sue Arnold, age 63, who was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute opioid pain medications (specifically, fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone, hydromorphone, methylphenidate, and amphetamine mixture) and other controlled substances (carisoprodol and alprazolam), without a legitim... More...   $0 (09-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cova Campbell

Tacoma, WA: Wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Cova Campbell, a former Pierce County Housing Authority executive, who was indicted for sealing nearly $7 million from her employer.

Campbell pleaded guilty in January 2021, admitting that between March 2016 and July 2019, she used a variety of schemes to divert $6.9 million in public money to her own bank accounts. A... More...
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United States of America v. Kathleen Joy Yallup

Spokane, WA: Assault with a dangerous weapon criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kathleen Joy Yallup, age 45, of Parker, Washington, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Yallup stabbed the male victim multiple times in the face and chest during an argument inside his car on January 10, 2020, in Parker, Washington, which is within the external boundaries of the Yak... More...
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United States of America v. Mukund Mohan

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on March 15. According to court documents, Mohan sought more than $5.5 million through eight fraudulent disaster loan applications. In support of the fraudulent loan applications, Mohan submit... More...
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United States of America v. Al M. Talaga

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle.

A 33-year-old Kent, Washington man was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle. Al M. Talaga was arrested in September 2020, following an investigation... More...
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United States of America v. Al M. Talaga

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with for being a felon in possession of a firearm during civil unrest and looting in downtown Seattle.

Al M. Talaga, age 33, was arrested in September 2020, following an investigation of events that began June 1, 2020. At the sentencing hearing today U.S. District Judge James L. Robart told him, “You can’t have... More...
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United States of America v. Jaymes Arthur Gallagher and Brittany Nicole Chipman

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Jaymes Arthur Gallagher, 34, and Brittany Nicole Chipman, 28, were charged with possession of large quantities of methamphetamine.

Gallagher came to the attention of law enforcement as a significant distributor of methamphetamine in the Thurston County and Tacoma areas. After some und... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Carlos Sandoval-Guerrero

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with production of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2251.... More...   $0 (08-06-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jonny Shineflew

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Jonny Shineflew, age 48, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, one count of Mail Theft, and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft.

Bbetween March 15 and July 31, 2018, Shineflew entered into an agreement with co-defenda... More...
   $0 (08-06-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Bobbie Anson Pease

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bobbie Anson Pease, age 52, admited that in September 2018, he used a baseball bat and gun to murder a 34-year-old woman on federal land, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

According to the plea agreement, Pease was sharing a ho... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Andrew Wilke

Tacoma, Washington theft of maple wood public property charge criminal defense lawyer represented Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, who was charged with conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, and attempting to traffic in unlawfully harvested timber. U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle scheduled sentencing for October 18, 2021.More...   $0 (07-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jordan Everett Stevens

Yakima, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder in Indian County.

Jordan Everett Stevens, an Indian, of First Degree Murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111, 1153 and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii).

According to court documents and evidence presented at tri... More...
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United States of America v. Andrii Kolpakov

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged for involvement with hacking group FIN7.

Andrii Kolpakov, 33, who has used a number of different names, served as a high-level hacker, whom the group referred to as a “pen tester,” for FIN7. He was arrested in Lepe, Spain, on June 28, 2018, at the request of U.S. law enforcement and was extradited to the United ... More...
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State of Washington v. Sidney S. Hicklin Jr.

Port Angeles, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charge with four counts of second-rape by forcible compulsion, second-degree assault by strangulation, unlawful imprisonment and felony harassment involving the brutal 2020 sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman.

The victim duped Hicklin into letting her escape.... More...
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United States of America v. Arunkumar Singal

Seattle, Washington fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Arunkumar Singal, age 42, who, as a former manager of a Snoqualmie, Washington medical device company, defraud his employer of nearly $800,000 in used equipment sales. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told Singal, “You put everything at risk for one thing: to add to your wealth….. Yo... More...   $0 (06-09-2021 - WA)

Salina Savage, er al. United States of America v. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

Spokane, WA: CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), a prime contractor at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, has agreed to pay $3,038,270 million to resolve allegations that CHPRC violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and fraudulent small business subcontract reports.

In 2008, CHPRC, a Washington subsidiary of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., which is headquartered in... More...
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United States of America v. Silas James Enick

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assault and batter.

Silas James Enick, age 31, an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, was charged with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner in Indian Country.

This case arose in February 2020 when Enick struck his girlfriend’s face ... More...
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United States of America v. Gail Lynn Burnworth and Michael Kellar

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with distribution of child porn.

Gail Lynn Burnworth, 53, and her boyfriend Michael Kellar, 59, were arrested in August 2017, after an alert passenger on a July 31, 2017, flight to San Jose, California, noticed disturbing texts between Kellar, who was on the plane, and Burnworth, who was in Tacoma. The investigati... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory David Werber

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Gregory David Werber, 58, of Manhattan Beach, California, was charged with laundered drug proceeds for a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Western Washington.

“Drug traffickers are in it for the money–and those who co... More...
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United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant who was charged with conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

Mr. Ruiz was a member of a drug trafficking orga... More...
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United States of America v. Eusebio Olvera Ruiz

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Eusebio Olvera Ruiz, age 27, of Quincy, Washington, was charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 Grams or More of Actual (Pure) Methamphetamine.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Mr. Ruiz was a member... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua Henry Punt

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production and possession of child porn.

A Ridgefield, Washington, man was charged with multiple federal felonies for his scheme to entice and pressure young teens into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos. Joshua Henry Punt, 39, was accused of using the messaging apps ‘Kik’ and ‘Snapchat’ to... More...
   $0 (04-29-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. James Lee Crooker

Spokane, Washington attempted child porn production charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, James Lee Crooker, age 36, who was charged with three counts of attempted production of child pornography, each involving a different victim, on June 17, 2020.

Crooker had previously entered a guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography pertaining to one minor aged v... More...
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United States of America v. Fedir Hladyr

Seattle, Washington conspiracy charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Fedir Hladyr, 35, a Ukranian national, served as a high-level manager and systems administrator for FIN7 was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking.

Defendant was arrested in Dresden, Germany, in 2018 at the request of U.S. law enforcement a... More...
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United States of America v. Cameron Shea

Seattle, Washington hate crime charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Cameron Shea, 25, a leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, pled guilty to federal conspiracy and hate crime charges for threatening journalists and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism.

Shea pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit three offenses against the United States: i... More...
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State of Oregon v. Luke Anton Wirkkala

Bend, Oregon murder charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Luke Anton Wirkkala, age 40, who charged with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter for killing David Andrew Ryder, who was a house guest of Wirkkala, who was shot at close range with a pump-action shotgun in 2013.

Defendant asserted self defense.... More...
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United States of America v. Cody Allen Easterday

Spokane, Washington fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendent, Cody Allen Easterday, of Mesa, used his company, Easterday Ranches Inc., to enter into a series of agreements with Tyson and Company 1 under which Easterday Ranches agreed to purchase and feed cattle on behalf of Tyson and Company 1. Per the agreements, Tyson and Company 1 would advance Easterday Ranches the costs of b... More...   $0 (04-01-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Hasham Zeyar Al-Ani

Tacoma, Washington felony possession of a firearm and heroin charge criminal defense lawyer represented Hasham Zeyar Al-Ani, age 31, who was charged with e for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin and oxycodone with intent to distribute.

Defendant was arrested in October 2019, following an undercover law enforcement operation where AL-ANI, who goes by the nam... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Charles Hatch

Seattle, Washington sexual abuse of a minor charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brandon Charles Hatch, age 32, who was charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old female tribal member in 2018.

The minor’s guardian spoke eloquently about how Hatch’s actions harmed a member of the next generation of his Tribal community. The guardian directed her comments to Hatch sta... More...
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United States of America v. Thomas Raymond Bradley Day

Seattle, Washington sexual abuse of a child charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Thomas Day, age 24, who was charged with engaging in sexual acts with a 14‑year-old child. Day repeatedly violated a no contact order issued by the Tulalip Tribal Court when he pursued sex acts with the 14-year-old. At the sentencing hearing, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo S. Martinez sai... More...   $0 (04-01-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Kelly Thomas Jackson

Seattle, Washington "Molotov Cocktail" possession charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kelly Thomas Jackson, age 21, who was charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device in violation of 26 U.S.C. 2561 and 5845.

Jackson was arrested in September 2020 when he was identified as the person who used Molotov cocktails to burn two Seattle Police vehicles in downtown ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2021 - WA)

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