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Sirens & Gavels money archive

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

6 lbs. of meth, $60k seized from trailer 

Police seized more than six pounds of methamphetamine and $60,000 from a trailer near the Fairchild Airforce Base on Thursday. Gerardo S. Miramontes, 35, and Rigoberto Ayala, 32, face drug and gun charges after a search warrant was served at 15610 W. Highway 2. A...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

Home remodeling turns up fake cash

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a home remodeling project in suburban Detroit has turned up a stash of counterfeit cash. The Detroit Free Press reports that police in Troy received a call Monday from the homeowner, who had lived in the house for more...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

Lawyers question new court fee system

A decision by Spokane County District Court to privatize the collection of all fines and fees, using the same company that handles its bad debts, is raising conflict-of-interest questions within the legal community. Defense lawyers and advocates for the poor worry that PAR Acceptance Corp.,...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Drug robbery targets chronic DUI suspect

A violent home-invasion robbery in Spokane Valley last month targeted a former sheriff's deputy with a history of DUI crashes. James L. Crabtree, 49, was struck in the head with a claw hammer early Jan. 21 by a man who demanded "dope and money," according...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

Man to forfeit $1.4 mil in cash, cars

A Spokane Valley businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to several counts of hiding financial transactions concerning the sale of stolen metals and agreed to forfeit about $1.4 million in cash, property and vehicles purchased with proceeds of the illegal transactions. Craig A. Dickson entered a plea...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

Gambling man owes mother $137,000

A Spokane man was ordered this week to repay his mother nearly $140,000 after bilking her out of the cash to fund his gambling addiction.Mark B. English, 52, also was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, three times as long as a plea agreement...

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

A Canadian man arrested while crossing the border with $520,000 in cash remains in Spokane County Jail after appearing in U.S. District Court today.
Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., told federal agents he'd been transporting cash into the United States for a fee after he was arrested Friday at the border crossing in  (United States Customs and Border Patrol)

Man gets 1 year for smuggling $520,000

A Canadian man arrested who tried to smuggle $520,000 into the United States will spend a year in federal prison. Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., was sentenced last week to 12 months in prison and three years probation. He also forfeited the cash...

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