Stories tagged: U.S. District Court
Tue., May 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Girlfriend of man convicted of triple murder gets 1 year
The girlfriend of a man convicted of killing three people has been sentenced to one year in prison for purchasing guns for him.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
Criminal charge dismissed in case involving forged judge’s signature
A felony forgery charge has been dismissed against the former spokesman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in a case in which someone forged the signature of Spokane County Superior Court …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane settles federal lawsuit with family of man killed by police in 2013
The family of Danny Jones, a 40-year-old man shot and killed inside his truck outside the Salvation Army housing complex on Indiana Avenue following a road rage incident in August …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stings
Dueling experts deployed statistics to make their case Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
He brought Skittles and condoms. The ‘teen girl’ brought a badge.
An Idaho man has been indicted for allegedly traveling to the Tri-Cities to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Nancy Goodspeed settles discrimination lawsuit prompted by City Hall shuffling during Frank Straub scandal
The city of Spokane will pay $165,000 to former parks employee Nancy Goodspeed as the city attempted to manage a sexual harassment scandal involving former police chief Frank Straub.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Police detention of immigrant leads to civil rights lawsuit against Spokane
A man who claims he was the victim of civil immigration enforcement at the hands of a Spokane police officer is suing the officer and the city of Spokane alleging …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline, feds say
Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Lawsuit seeking coal and oil train ban in downtown Spokane gets hearing
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice expressed skepticism Wednesday about the legal argument used by climate activists seeking to push a ban on coal and oil trains through downtown.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Senate confirms Nye; Idaho finally back up to two federal district judges
The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of Judge David Nye to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court judge, bringing to a close a more than …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Trump renominates Idaho Judge Nye for long-vacant federal judgeship
President Trump on Monday re-nominated Judge David Nye to fill Idaho’s long-vacant second U.S. District judge position.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
White House agrees to renominate Nye for long-vacant Idaho judgeship
The White House has signed off on the renomination of Idaho Judge David Nye to fill Idaho’s long-vacant federal district judgeship, Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Judge exonerates veteran taken down for bringing service dog into VA
Shadow, the service dog, got her day in court. Her handler, 60-year-old veteran Danny Ralph, was found not guilty Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his takedown …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Service dog dispute with VA police leaves veteran with injured shoulder, a bleeding dog and federal charge
Former Marine Danny Ralph didn’t get an apology from Veterans Affairs after a federal officer slammed him and his 8-pound service dog to the ground last summer during a visit …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Spokane police move away from assigning investigators exclusively to fraud cases
Fraud cases are now being assigned at the precinct level, rather than to a dedicated fraud unit of detectives, in the Spokane Police Department, a gradual shift that began five …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
A federal judge gave a hard deadline Monday for U.S. government attorneys to decide whether they will keep some records secret about the relationship between the CIA and two psychologists …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Oil, coal train protesters in Spokane file federal lawsuit claiming climate change protections
Citing the climate-damaging effects of coal and oil, a group of protesters who were arrested protesting in Spokane last year have filed a federal lawsuit declaring federal control of rail …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Spokane businessman pleads guilty to stealing $1 million in lottery winnings from Oregon woman
Scott K. Brett, 55, pleaded guilty on Friday in Richland to a single count of wire fraud after soliciting $1 million in lottery winnings from an Oregon woman. He faces …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Carl Tobias: Senate must vote on Idaho judge
Because David Nye is an experienced, consensus nominee and the district desperately needs this judicial vacancy filled, the Senate must promptly conduct his final debate and vote.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Idaho could be down to just one federal judge for another six months
Despite the best efforts of Idaho’s two senators, the lame-duck session of Congress is wrapping up without any confirmation votes on judges – including U.S. District judge nominee David Nye …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Feds get first guilty plea in Idaho drug trafficking ring
Federal prosecutors have their first guilty plea in a multi-state drug trafficking ring involving at least 20 people, including a Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist, his wife and her children.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Federal ‘sextortion’ case sends child abuser to prison
A man has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for blackmailing a 9-year-old girl into sending him naked pictures.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Former trooper accuses Washington State Patrol of wrongfully firing him over brain tumor
A former state trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that impacted his motor abilities.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Final co-conspirator in James Henrikson murder-for-hire schemes gets 8 years in prison
Todd Bates, 43, solicited the services of a would-be hitman in Chicago to kill Jed McClure, at the direction of James Henrikson, according to investigators. His sentencing was delayed by …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Spokane’s ex-police Chief Frank Straub resigned, wasn’t fired, judge rules
An appeal of Judge Thomas O. Rice’s ruling from the bench Wednesday morning is likely, Straub’s attorney Mary Schultz said.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Frequent felon ‘Strollin’ Nolan’ receives 4-year sentence for 2013 mail theft
Fred Nolan has already served more than three years of the four year federal prison sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko. Nolan pleaded guilty to …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Spokane City Council approves funds for lawyers in Straub case
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart approved payments to the firm defending the city in a lawsuit against former Police Chief Frank Straub through mid-July, but asked that Mayor David …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Ferry County man who dealt meth and heroin at mountain compound will serve 20 years in prison
Jason C. Youker, 47, was arrested in September 2014 on charges tied to the sale of drugs on his property. Investigators said he was planning on constructing a compound in …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Henrikson receives life sentence in Carlile contract killing, speaks about abortion and drugs at hearing
James Henrikson, 37, was sentenced to at least two life prison terms for his involvement in ordering the murders of Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke and Doug Carlile. Henrikson did not apologize …