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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fraud convict gets nine years in prison despite terminal cancer diagnosis

In a wide-ranging fraud scheme that stole more than $2 million and once involved a planned visit to Coeur d’Alene by Los Angeles Lakers President Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a Los …


Lawyer, 76, accused of rape, false imprisonment

A 76-year-old Spokane lawyer was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Friday on charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment. Robert Caruso, who made a failed bid to be Spokane …


Scope of drug case causes court problems

A courtroom packed with attorneys and 21 of the 62 defendants tied to a massive Oxycontin distribution ring between Spokane and Los Angeles appeared in court today as a federal …


Judge vacates convictions in disputed robbery

Family members gasped with joy and wept Friday as a judge threw out the disputed robbery convictions of three Spokane men who have argued for years that they were framed …


Court upends fines put on prosecutors

The Washington Supreme Court has erased penalties levied against prosecutors who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was set for trial. The unanimous court …


State’s high court reverses prosecutor sanction

The Washington Supreme Court today reversed sanctions levied by a Spokane County judge against a prosecutor who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was …


Airway Heights man awarded $300,000 in suit over traffic stop

A jury awarded an Airway Heights man $300,000 in Federal Court after he sued a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy over a traffic stop that ended with the man being …


Controversial convictions upheld

In a split decision with a strongly worded dissent, local appellate judges decided 2-1 today to uphold the convictions of three men even after someone later confessed to helping frame …


Gunman at Hoopfest pleads guilty to assault

The Hoopfest gunman who opened fire on rival gang members last year, injuring three bystanders in the downtown Spokane crowd, pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault charges. Miguel C. Garcia, 19, …


Court upholds prosecutorial sanction

Appellate judges on Thursday upheld a $2,000 sanction levied against the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for how it handled the trial of three men convicted of robbery and drive-by shooting …


Defense lawyers claim overkill on Hoopfest charges

Defense attorneys told a judge today that prosecutors don’t have a legal basis for a long list of attempted murder charges levied against three of four men in connection with …


Federal court hears Zehm case beginning Monday

A trial that starts Monday in federal court is as much about the credibility of the Spokane Police Department as it is the officer charged with using excessive force and …


Attorney, client shed tears over sentence for armed robbery

Tears streamed down the face of defense attorney David Partovi as his client, 22-year-old Tyler W. Gassman, cried Tuesday and listened to his sister plead for justice. “I don’t know …