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Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

...Anchorage District Court Friday to enter a plea and decide on representation. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline has been assigned to the case for trial, according to the release.Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion...
Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

...possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.Two of the consecutive life sentences imposed by U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline on Tuesday were for each man's murder and the other two were for the firearm violence. The judge also imposed life...
Soldotna slope worker convicted of tax evasion

...Office in 1990 and served 21 months in prison, according to federal court records.Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline described Back as "unrepentant" and his crimes as "flagrant.""Using schemes and tactics intended to willfully...
Dec. 2, 2001 The Voice of the Times on a judicial appointment holdup

...Perhaps we were overly optimistic -- maybe even a bit naive -- in suggesting last week that state Superior Court Judge Ralph Beistline would have a quick and easy time en route to confirmation as a new member of the U.S. District Court in Alaska...
Fairbanks man gets eight years for molesting young girl

...the child's family has moved out of the Interior because of what Carpentino did. Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Ralph Beistline also sentenced Carpentino to more than four years of suspended prison time.
Legislators hear report on 'indecency' law rejection

...someone under 16, with indecent material. The new law, though, was overturned by U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline, who said the law went well beyond what was allowed and would have also barred consenting adults from obtaining materials...
Shell looks for silver linings in decision to cancel 2014 drill season

...said.Unfortunately, that can't be done in time for Shell to drill this summer.The issue is now back in Judge Ralph Beistline's U.S. District Court in Alaska. Slaiby wouldn't speculate on the options before Beistline, but he said the...
Federal judge ends BP's probation

...BP subsidiary violated its probation after an oil spill because of another spill on Alaska's North Slope. Judge Ralph Beistline also lifted BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.'s probation altogether. BP had been convicted of negligent discharge...


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