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Bank swindler accused of bilking pair of $170,000
Feb. 6, 2011 in City on Page B1 A convicted bank swindler who boldly walked out of a federal courtroom in Spokane three years ago to avoid arrest is back in jail, accused of another scheme. John Earl …
Spokane fugtive caught in Colorado
April 15, 2008 John Earl Petersen, a federal fugitive from Spokane, was arrested Sunday in a Boulder, Colo., motel by police who reported finding a blond wig and several books about changing identity.
Convict views court records and splits
Dec. 12, 2007 in City on Page B3 A convicted bank swindler, summoned to U.S. District Court Tuesday for a parole violation, didn’t stick around to see the judge and boldly walked out of a courtroom filled with …
Agent paints Petersen as loan-sharking mobster
Feb. 1, 1998 A Spokane businessman accused of swindling a Montana bank out of millions paid living expenses for two mistresses, supplied them with cocaine and gave them cash for sex, a federal …
Convicted bank chief to implicate local man
Dec. 17, 1997 The former president of a Montana bank, convicted Tuesday of participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, will help federal investigators develop charges against a Spokane businessman.