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Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 10, 2009

MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2009


Medicaid fraud gets woman 2 1/2 years

A Spokane woman who defrauded the Idaho Medicaid program of more than $200,000 will spend 2 1/2 years in prison. Candace J. Elmer, 53, operated a psychosocial rehabilitation center, Behavioral Intervention Services, which illegally billed Medicaid for services Elmer didn’t provide or wasn’t authorized to…

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Two accused of bachelor party brawl released

The wedding will go on.A judge today ordered a groom released on his own recognizance after his bachelor party turned into a bar brawl early Sunday.Groom Brandon N. Peterson, 27, and Shad E. Armstead, 22, were released from Spokane County Jail this evening after appearing…

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Courthouse watch: 8.10.09

If it seems like just last week that Thomas Clouse was reporting on a former Spokesman-Review employee being sentenced for a sex-related crime, that's because it was.Here's Clouse's report on the sentencing of a former employee of The Spokesman-Review, who received a 12-month suspended sentence…

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Aryans move to Athol

Not that there's ever an appropriate place for the Aryan Nations, but if they're going to insist on calling a North Idaho town home, a place called Athol seems a bit fitting. (This is not an affront to the fine people of the tiny town…

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