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...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.

SPOKANE, Wash. - The green-cross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is plowing ahead with licensing people to grow and sell recreational pot to adults.

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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Kenai dentist sentenced to 5 years for tax evasion

Kenai dentist Glenn Lockwood, 61, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison along with $52,000 in fines -- a $10,000 criminal fine and $42,000 for the cost of prosecution -- after being convicted on four counts of tax evasion.


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