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Seattle Field Division - 2009 Releases

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Cambodian National With Long Criminal History Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years in Prison For Gun and Drug Crimes

December 18, 2009

HOEUN SAUN YONG, 34, of Renton, Washington was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 140 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for two counts of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. YONG was arrested most recently in February 2008, after he ran from police during a drug deal he scheduled for the parking lot of a Fred Meyer store in Renton, Washington. More »

Cambodian National With Gang History Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Drug and Gun Crimes

December 18, 2009

PEY BIN, 37, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition. BIN is a Cambodian National who has prior felony convictions for Robbery and Rendering Criminal Assistance. More »

Former Cowlitz County Cigarette Distributor Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes

December 15, 2009

ROBERT STUBER, 60, of Reno, Nevada, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to nine months in prison, two years of supervised release and $20,664,813 in restitution for Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes and Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments. More »

Federal Way Felon Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison For Drug and Gun Crimes

December 4, 2009

GARY DELAND HARRIS, 30, of Federal Way, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 9 years in prison and five years of supervised release for Distribution of Oxycodone, Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. More »

Cigarette Wholesalers Face Charges for Trafficking in Untaxed Cigarettes

September 9, 2009

A grand jury in Seattle, Washington, has indicted seven people in connection with the sale of contraband cigarettes. In two different indictments returned by the grand jury, the suppliers of cigarettes to the Blue Stilly Smoke Shop in Arlington, Washington are charged with federal crimes. More »

ATF Increases Reward to $25K for Theft of Explosives in Walla Walla

August 20, 2009

Robert R. Champion, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Seattle Field Division, announces that he is increasing the reward for information leading to the prosecution of anyone involved in the theft of explosives last month in Walla Walla, Washington. More »

Theft Of Explosives In Walla Walla

July 31, 2009

On July 27, 2009, while conducting their routine inspection, Washington State Patrol troopers discovered a theft of explosives from the Port of Walla Walla’s airport industrial park explosive magazine. It has been determined the explosives were stolen between July 23 – 27, 2009. More »

Old Stemilt Warehouse Fire Investigation Concluded

June 26, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Seattle Field Division, along with the Wenatchee Police and Fire Departments, have concluded the fire investigation at the Old Stemilt Warehouse in Wenatchee. More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Wenatchee

June 22, 2009

The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with ATF special agents from Yakima and Seattle, have entered the investigation of a large commercial fire that occurred on June 20, 2009, at the old Stemilt fruit packing warehouse, at the request of Wenatchee Fire and Police Departments. More »

Operators of “Blue Stilly” Smoke Shop Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Millions of Contraband Cigarettes

March 16, 2009

Three members of the Stilliguamish Tribe will go to prison for their scheme to profit by selling contraband cigarettes without paying the applicable Washington State tax. EDWARD LEVERNE GOODRIDGE, Sr., 60, and EDWARD GOODRIDGE, Jr., 33 both of Arlington, Washington and SARA LEE SCHROEDL, 40, now of Prescott, Arizona pleaded guilty in November 2008, to Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes and Engaging in Monetary Transactions involving criminal proceeds. More »

Former Puyallup Tribal Council Member and Smoke Shop Owner Sentenced for Contraband Cigarette Scheme

March 3, 2009

HENRY GOTTFRIEDSON and ALLISON GOTTFRIEDSON, operators of Frank’s Landing Indian Discount Tobacco, were sentenced late yesterday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years of probation, 240 hours of community service, and more than $9 million in restitution for Conspiring to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes and Structuring Currency Transactions. More »

Alfredo Esparza, Sr., Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison

February 4, 2009

Alfredo Esparza, Sr., 59, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison following his guilty pleas to federal drug and gun offenses, U.S. Attorney Tom Moss announced. More »

Caldwell Gang Leader Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentence

January 22, 2009

Edwardo Nino Alfaro, 26, a leader of the East Side Loco criminal street gang, will serve 150 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Tom Moss announced yesterday. More »