Stories tagged: Erick Hansen
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Blu-ray pitchman Erick Hansen receives 5-year prison sentence for wire fraud
Erick Hansen came to Spokane in 2007 with promises of building a digital media manufacturing plant in the downtown core. He left a federal courtroom Wednesday saying he had no …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 4:41 p.m.
Co-conspirator in Spokane Blu-ray scam pleads guilty to fraud
The man who raised money for Erick Hansen, a businessman who rode into Spokane in 2007 with promises of a state-of-the-art Blu-ray facility, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2015, midnight
BlueStar Technologies’ Hansen pleads not guilty to fraud charges
The man who once promised Spokane’s business leaders and elected officials he’d build a bustling Blu-ray factory downtown pleaded not guilty Monday to a 16-count federal fraud indictment. Clad in …
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
Hansen, CEO of Blu-ray company, indicted on fraud charges
Erick Hansen, who promised an economic revival for Spokane by locating a factory producing high-definition home media downtown, faces a 16-count federal criminal indictment alleging fraud.
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, midnight
Erick Hansen, DVD innovator, sees BlueStar offices raided by FBI
A California DVD mogul who promised to build a high-tech production facility in downtown Spokane, drawing the support of local business and political leaders, is being investigated by federal authorities …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
Fraud investigators targeting Spokane DVD mogul
A California DVD mogul who promised to build a high-tech production facility in downtown Spokane, drawing the endorsements and support of local business and political leaders, is being investigated by …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2011, midnight
Commercial Building shifts focus to student housing, education
Spokane’s downtown Commercial Building has been a gritty survivor, a refuge and a home to ambitious dreams. In the mid-1990s its former owners converted the three-story structure on a tough …
Thu., July 16, 2009, midnight
Disc maker teams with Joe Jackson
Spokane business owner Erick Hansen, who for two years has tried without success to make the city a hub for Blu-ray disc technology, has forged a partnership with Joe Jackson, …