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KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A former Ketchikan resident and business owner has pleaded guilty to purchasing nearly 1,000 pounds of halibut that was caught for subsistence and sport purposes.

...19-year-old Shannon Conley of Denver pleaded guilty to charges that she conspired to help militants in Syria.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver declined to comment on the latest cases.

...marijuana group Americans for Safe Access.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Harrington, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, said he could not discuss the upcoming trial or the office's general approach to pot crimes...
Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

A Soldotna man was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns and failing to file a return from 2006 to 2012, according to a release from the office of U.S. District Attorney Karen Loeffler. James R.

WASHINGTON - Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
Kenai woman sentenced for money laundering

...Gattenby, of Kenai, received six months of home detention and 60 months of probation for what the state's U.S. Attorney's office described as a conspiracy to launder profits from oxycodone distribution. The eight defendants were indicted...
Nevada man pleads guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy, 19 Alaska residents involved

...Monday to conspiracy, as well as drug and money laundering charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Nevada. Nicholas Ghafouria, 28, agreed to serve 15 years in federal prison. He laundered more than...
Credit union supervisor pleads guilty to credit car thefts

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former supervisor for Alaskan Federal Credit has pleaded guilty to stealing more than a half-million dollars over six years.
Federal judge ends BP's probation

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed prosecutors' argument that a 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 of oil in 2007 for a 200,000-gallon spill on the North Slope a year earlier. There was another spill of 13,500 gallons in 2009.
Sterling woman is not a crook: Case of mistaken identity resolved with authorities

Kathleen Haley wants everyone to know that she's not a suspect in an illegal drug ring anymore.


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