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Pasco man, alleged cartel organizer, gets 26-year federal prison sentence on drug charges

Reynaldo P. Munoz pleaded guilty in August 2019 to four criminal counts, including conspiracy to distribute the drugs and multiple money laundering charges. At a sentencing hearing in a Richland courtroom Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea found that Munoz was the leader of a cell of the Sinaloa cartel, a drug trafficking organization based in Mexico. Munoz disputed that finding.

Ethics complaint targets Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement of Pasco marijuana business

The complaint filed Friday alleges Stratton violated several portions of the city’s ethical code prohibiting city officials from using public resources to further their own financial interests. The councilwoman said the timing of the complaint, after a letter she wrote last summer had been shared publicly in conservative circles online, indicates it is politically motivated and that she hasn’t benefited financially from the action.