WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2015
MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
Tue., March 10, 2015, 12:53 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice rules Tuesday Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg may remain out of jail ahead of a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 10.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
Wed., March 4, 2015, 3:21 p.m.
Making good on a promise delivered yesterday in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin Baunsgard filed a motion today requesting Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg be jailed pending their sentencing on drug charges.
THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015, 10:01 a.m.
A federal judge accepted a deal between prosecutors and Larry Harvey to drop charges against the 71-year-old lead defendant in a controversial medical marijuana case out of Stevens County.
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
Tue., May 20, 2014, 9:23 a.m.
A recently filed U.S. Supreme Court opinion has federal prosecutors asking for about $2 million more in restitution from jailed Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, who pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud in a series of real estate schemes. Sentencing documents filed ahead of a...
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
Mon., May 5, 2014, 4:22 p.m.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named the man who pleaded guilty Monday. The story has been updated to correct the error. A Spokane man caught by the Secret Service engaging in online trading of child pornography faces a five-year prison sentence...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
Wed., April 9, 2014, 10:08 a.m.
The owner of a houseboat charged with assaulting a National Park Service ranger during a dispute about loud music before another opened fire, injuring a guest, says he was recorded secretly after the shooting. Michael Sublie has been charged with assault and obstruction of justice...
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
Tue., March 18, 2014, 9:02 a.m.
A judge has ordered the sentencing for married couple Greg and Kimberly Jeffreys, both of whom pleaded guilty to defrauding development investors in Spokane and elsewhere, pushed to the summer. For Greg Jeffreys, the accused mastermind of schemes ranging from leasing property at inflated rices...
MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014
Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 10:09 a.m.
The woman who lived with jailed Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys and was implicated in his schemes to defraud real estate investors was sentenced to seven months in prison last week after pleading guilty to concealing plots through ignorance and conspiracy. Shannon Stiltner was also ordered...
FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014, 3:44 p.m.
The sentencing of jailed developer Greg Jeffreys, who pleaded guilty to fraud and contempt charges in November, will take a little longer than planned, in part to accommodate the dozens of witnesses the former Ridpath Hotel investor plans to call on his behalf. A U.S....
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 1:12 p.m.
The Spokane man accused of sending threatening letters to a tribal police officer that included allusions to his belief he was the "Archangel of Death" remains in custody pending trial after a federal judge shot down his contention the mailings were protected by the First...
TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 3:27 p.m.
A conman who went to prison for duping people out of $124,000 for a fraudulent cattle farm investment is likely headed back here after pleading guilty to a similar scheme in North Idaho. James Andrew Harris, 44, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Monday and faces...
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, 2 p.m.
Judy Reisner wants her son, Kevin Ellison, to get mental health treatment, but he sits in the Spokane County Jail. (SRPhoto/Dan Pelle) A former pro football player arrested for arson in June remains in solitary confinement at the Spokane County Jail, and his mother says...
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, noon
A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge ruled Thursday. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of marijuana on his property when federal...
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 12:38 p.m.
A convicted killer who left prison in 2008 is headed back there after a jury in southwest Idaho convicted him of assaulting a family member with a large knife. Donald Leonard Houser, 39, was living in Plummer in 1995 when he shot his former girlfriend,...
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 8 a.m.
New documents released Thursday show that the only person who raised issues about juror misconduct in the trial that convicted former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. was an alternate juror who was not privy to the final deliberations. U.S. District Court Judge Fred...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 6 a.m.
The forewoman of the jury that convicted former Spokane Police officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. of excessive force said in a letter to a federal judge that defense attorneys have twisted her words in their effort to force a new trial for the decorated officer....
MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012
Mon., Aug. 6, 2012, 10 a.m.
A Whitman County man who bragged about being involved with racist taco-truck protests in Kootenai County has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for unlawful gun possession. Jeremiah Daniel "J.D." Hop's lawyer, Roger Peven, asked for him to receive between 15 and 21...
FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
A Spokane methamphetamine dealer ordered to spend 15 years in federal prison is trying to get his sentence overturned, in part because it was investigated by a now-fired Spokane police officer. David Brian Hill’s request is the latest twist in an investigation into potentially questionable...
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 7 a.m.
Gypsy Lawson stands on her porch and talks in March 2008 about her federal indictment after authorities accused her of smuggling a rhesus macacque into the U.S. following a trip to Asia. (SRphoto/Jesse Tinsley) A woman who smuggled a monkey from Thailand to Spokane in...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012
Wed., Aug. 1, 2012, noon
A Canadian man suspected of sending United States defense materials to China is in jail in Spokane. Kevin Zhang, alias Zhao Wei Zhang, 41, was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol near Metaline Falls on Monday. He’d been wanted since January 2011 on a sealed...
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
Mon., July 30, 2012, 6 a.m.
A Wenatchee man who sexually abused a 6-year-old girl and broadcasted it live on the Internet has been sentenced in Spokane to 15 years in federal prison. Scott J. Martin, 49, abused the girl at the direction of Christian Webb, a former Minot, North Dakota,...
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
Fri., July 27, 2012, 1:03 p.m.
A federal jury convicted a Spokane man of 20 felonies Thursday for a scheme that cost a Coeur d'Alene woman her high-end riverside home. Samuel Thomas Geren Jones, 31, faces up to 20 years in prison for each of 19 wire fraud counts when he's...
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