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Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced for Firearm Possession
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Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced for Firearm Possession

Gang Member, Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm Possession Prosser, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court Spokane (STL.News) William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Lukes Lorenzo Herrera, age 23, of Prosser, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on November 4, 2020, to Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Herrera to a 2-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 3-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, on April 10, 2020, patrol deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collisio...
Spokane: James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced For Methamphetamine and Heroin Charges
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Spokane: James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced For Methamphetamine and Heroin Charges

Local Spokane Large Scale Prolific Drug Trafficker, James Matthew Ethrington Sentenced to 19.5 Years in Federal Prison Following Seizure of Multiple Pounds of Methamphetamine and Heroin Spokane Resident Sentenced in Federal Court Spokane (STL.News) William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that James Matthew Ethrington, age 33, a resident of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on September 3, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Ethrington to a 235 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to infor...
Washington: Lonnie Lee Bisbee Jr. Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison
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Washington: Lonnie Lee Bisbee Jr. Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

Washington: Lonnie Lee Bisbee Jr. Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting Woman on Nez Perce Indian Reservation (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Lonnie Lee Bisbee, Jr., 35, of Lenore, Idaho, and an enrolled member of the Umatilla Tribe, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on June 10, 2020, to Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury in Indian Country.  Chief United States District Judge for the District of Idaho David C. Nye sentenced Bisbee to a two-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Bisbee assaulted the mother of his child while they ...
Spokane; Illegal Alien Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison
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Spokane; Illegal Alien Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison

Spokane; Illegal Alien Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Role in $4.7 Million Mail/Wire/Healthcare Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Misael Reyes-Tajimaroa, age 36, of Michoacan, Mexico, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to one count of healthcare fraud conspiracy, one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy, eight counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of money laundering.  United States District Judge Thomas O.  Rice sentenced Reyes-Tajimaroa to a 60-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 3- year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.  Ju...
Spokane; Robert S. Tillman and Brandon C. Campbell Human Traffickers Ordered to Serve Significant Federal Prison
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Spokane; Robert S. Tillman and Brandon C. Campbell Human Traffickers Ordered to Serve Significant Federal Prison

Spokane; Robert S. Tillman and Brandon C. Campbell Human Traffickers Ordered to Serve Significant Federal Prison Sentences and Pay $183,600 in Restitution | USAO-EDWA (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Robert S. Tillman, age 30, of Sacramento, California, and Brandon C. Campbell, age 23, of Troy, New York, have been sentenced to significant terms of custody after their convictions on federal sex trafficking charges.  Following their guilty pleas earlier this summer, United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., sentenced Tillman to 15 years and Campbell to 7.5 years in federal prison, to be followed by lengthy terms of court supervision after they are released.  Judge Mendoza also ordered Tillman and Campbell ...
Washington; Sureno Gang Member Raymond Zack Guerrero-Garcia Sentenced to 10 Years
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Washington; Sureno Gang Member Raymond Zack Guerrero-Garcia Sentenced to 10 Years

Washington; Sureno Gang Member Raymond Zack Guerrero-Garcia Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence | USAO-EDWA (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Raymond Zack Guerrero-Garcia, age 29, of Toppenish, Washington, a Sureno Gang Member, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on July 7, 2020, to Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.  Senior United States District Judge Lonny Suko sentenced Guerrero-Garcia to a 10-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 5-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to information disclos...
Spokane; United States Attorney William D. Hyslop Announces $657,699 in Awards
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Spokane; United States Attorney William D. Hyslop Announces $657,699 in Awards

Spokane; United States Attorney William D. Hyslop Announces $657,699 in Awards to Improve School Safety in the Eastern District Of Washington | USAO-EDWA (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announces that a total of $657,699 in school safety grant funding is being awarded to the Mattawa Police Department, East Valley School District and Consolidated School District #116 in Prosser, Washington.  The funding was awarded by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).  Nationally, the COPS Office SVPP awarded nearly $50 million in school safety funding.  SVPP provides up to 75% funding for school safety measures in and around primary and secondary s...
Harrah Man Edward Charles Robinson, Jr. Indicted for Two Murders
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Harrah Man Edward Charles Robinson, Jr. Indicted for Two Murders

Harrah Man Edward Charles Robinson, Jr. Indicted for Two Murders That Occurred Within the External Boundaries of the Yakama Nation (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that a Federal grand jury returned an Indictment on July 21, 2020, charging Edward Charles Robinson, Jr. with two counts of first degree murder, and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.  FBI agents arrested Robinson today and the United States will seek his detention pending a trial. According to allegations in the Indictment, Robinson stabbed two people to death, and attacked a third person with a knife.  The crimes occurred within the external boundaries of the Yakama Nation.  As to each count of first degree murder, if convicted, Robinson faces ...
Fair Housing Act Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owner of Pullman, Washington Apartment
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Fair Housing Act Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owner of Pullman, Washington Apartment

Fair Housing Act Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owner of Pullman, Washington Apartment Complex Results in Consent Decree (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that the United States has reached a resolution of a housing discrimination lawsuit in Pullman, Washington concerning discrimination against a mother with a disability and her son. Under the terms of the consent decree approved by the Federal Court in Spokane, Ed L. Christensen is required to pay $13,000 in monetary relief to a mother and son who were threatened with fines and eviction for having an assistance animal in the apartment they rented from Christensen.  The consent decree also requires Christensen to take numerous corrective measures, including training, a...
Drug Trafficker Randall Curtis Gross Sentenced to Federal Prison
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Drug Trafficker Randall Curtis Gross Sentenced to Federal Prison

(STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Randall Curtis Gross, age 27, of Grand Coulee, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on February 11, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine as well as heroin.  Senior District Court Judge Wm.  Fremming Nielsen sentenced Gross to a 10-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 5-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, Gross primarily distributed methamphetamine and heroin to individuals residing on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Gross was identified as a drug trafficker as a result of an extensive, long-term joint investigation l...
U.S. Attorney William D. Hyslop Issues Statement on Grant County’s HIDTA Designation
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U.S. Attorney William D. Hyslop Issues Statement on Grant County’s HIDTA Designation

U.S. Attorney William D. Hyslop Issues Statement on Grant County’s HIDTA Designation to Combat Illegal Drug Trafficking and Reduce Supply of Illegal Drugs (STL.News) – William D. Hyslop, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, congratulated Grant County today on being officially designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). U.S. Attorney Hyslop said, “This is great news for the citizens of Grant County.  The Sheriff’s Office has achieved this national designation for law enforcement.  It will bring greater information sharing and intelligence within the HIDTA network of law enforcement agencies to attack the ever-present drug problem.  It will enable the County to be eligible to apply for gre...
Homebuyers Flock to Spokane for Affordable Land and Growing Salaries
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Homebuyers Flock to Spokane for Affordable Land and Growing Salaries

SEATTLE (STL.News) - (NASDAQ: RDFN) -- Spokane, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando are the metros most primed for growth over the next decade, according to a new analysis from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. As expensive coastal metros struggle to find solutions to rising housing costs, the four metros are already attracting out-of-town homebuyers and, thanks to the low cost of acquiring and developing land for new home construction, each is poised to attract homebuyers for years to come. Spokane, Washington Sales of new homes increased 37% in Spokane from Q4 of 2018 to Q4 of 2019 compared to only 5% growth in existing homes. The city is currently the most competitive housing market in the country with a Compete Score™ of 89. That's in part thanks to si...