April 20, 2021

Scammers Are ‘Spoofing’ The Office Phone Number

U.S. Attorney’s Office warns scammers are ‘spoofing’ the office phone number to try to obtain money or personally identifying information Seattle (STL.News) The U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Washington has seen a recent increase in phone calls that “spoof,” or fake, the U.S. Attorney’s Office main phone number, so...

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March 30, 2021

Boeing – Alaska Airlines Finalize Order for 737 MAX Jets

SEATTLE, WA (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Alaska Airlines announced today the companies had completed an agreement for 23 737-9 airplanes and 15 options.  With this agreement, the carrier’s 737 MAX order book, including options and lease commitments, stands at 120 airplanes. This deal was first announced in December 2020...

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March 24, 2021

Brandon Charles Hatch sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

Member of Tulalip Tribes, Brandon Charles Hatch sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor 30-year-old sexually abused 14-year-old; gave teen heroin Seattle (STL.News) A 32-year-old enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribes was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 3 years in prison...

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March 15, 2021

Leslie Redd pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

California man, LESLIE REDD III pleads guilty to email compromise scheme that stole millions from Northwest maritime construction firms Boat builder and engine manufacturing firm targeted by cybercrime Seattle (STL.News) A 44-year-old Inglewood, California, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to an email compromise scheme that stole...

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March 4, 2021

Medical research company agrees to pay to settle allegation

Medical research company agrees to pay $1.1 million to settle allegation it received kickbacks from northwest medical testing company Seattle (STL.News) Heart Center Research, LLC, a Huntsville, Alabama, medical research company, entered into a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations that its member physicians referred patients...

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March 1, 2021

Tessa M. Gorman appointed Acting United States Attorney

Tessa M. Gorman appointed Acting United States Attorney Long-time leader takes over from Brian T. Moran Seattle (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Justice today appointed Tessa M. Gorman as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington. Ms. Gorman is a 24?year veteran of the Department of Justice, having...

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February 15, 2021

Peterman Dishion sentenced for shipping heroin and meth

Dark web drug dealer, Todd A. Peterman Dishion sentenced to four years in prison for shipping heroin and meth across the country More than 1,650 shipments over about a one-year period Seattle (STL.News) A 52-year-old Everett, Washington, man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to four years in...

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February 5, 2021

Four Seattle-area men indicted for sexually assault children

Four Seattle-area men indicted for seeking to sexually assault children during FBI online sting operation In each case defendants allegedly communicated with undercover agents about their interest in sexually molesting children or young teens Seattle (STL.News) A federal grand jury has indicted four Seattle-area men who were arrested and charged...

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January 22, 2021

‘Money Mule’ indicted for mail fraud in scheme

‘Money Mule’ indicted for mail fraud in scheme that stole more than $400,000 from elderly victims Co-conspirators impersonated government agents claiming Social Security numbers had been compromised Seattle (STL.News) A 30-year-old SeaTac, Washington, man was indicted yesterday by a grand jury for two counts of mail fraud related to his...

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January 11, 2021

Gene Wamsley sentenced for stealing and selling medical supplies

Veterans Affairs Respiratory Therapist, Gene Wamsley sentenced to prison for stealing and selling medical supplies Records show he sold five ventilators on eBay – more than $100,000 in equipment stolen from VA medical facilities Seattle (STL.News) A respiratory therapist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Seattle was sentenced...

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September 29, 2020

Nordstrom Bans Fur and Exotic Animal Skins

Leading fashion retailer, in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, committed to stop?the sale of?fur and exotic animal skin merchandise by?the end of?2021 WASHINGTON and SEATTLE (STL.News) Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced?the company will?stop?selling?products made using animal fur or exotic animal skin by the end of...

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September 22, 2020

Boeing Licenses Ultraviolet Wand to Healthe, Inc. to Counter COVID-19

Boeing-developed portable wand will inactivate viruses and bacteria on airplanes SEATTLE, WA (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] entered into a patent and technology license with Florida-based Healthe® Inc. today under which Healthe will manufacture an ultraviolet (UV) wand designed to sanitize airplane interiors.  Boeing designed and developed the UV wand as...

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