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Stories tagged: U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Ron Wells pleads not guilty to federal charges stemming from insurance claims

Spokane developer Ron Wells appeared in federal court this week and pleaded not guilty to charges that he was involved in a $6 million scheme to defraud insurance companies through …

Convicted of fraud, Derrick Fincher tries to make deal with judge but gets prison instead

Derrick J. Fincher had one more deal to close. The man convicted of helping swindle more than $2 million from three investors tried to convince a federal judge Thursday to …

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Spokane Valley man gets 15 years for child pornography blackmail scheme

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced this week to serve 15 years in federal prison after he previously pleaded guilty to posing as a teenager to convince other teens to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Obermiller faces lengthy prison term despite being found innocent of child killing

Having been acquitted last year for the beating death of a 2-year-old girl, Jason J. Obermiller still faces several years in prison before the convicted felon can call himself a …

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Florida man gets 18 years for throwing Molotov cocktail at Spokane home

A man has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail in 2016 at the Spokane home of his former girlfriend.

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Federal judge dismisses malpractice suit against the VA over man’s 2014 death

A federal judge this week dismissed a medical malpractice suit filed by the children of a Navy veteran who died in 2014 from bleeding on the brain after he was …

Spokane drug dealer “Filthy” gets 30 years for trafficking and intimidating police witness

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and intimidating a law enforcement officer.