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Alaska News: Anchorage Hip-Hop Impresario, Rico Paris Gillespie Sentenced to 87 Months

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Rico Paris Gillespie, a/k/a “Rico G The Mayor,” 31, of Anchorage, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason, to serve 87 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for his conviction of distribution of methamphetamine. According to court documents, on … Continue reading Alaska News: Anchorage Hip-Hop Impresario, Rico Paris Gillespie Sentenced to 87 Months

Alaska News: Anchorage Woman, Mi Ran Yu Who Defrauded Alaska Medicaid Program Sentenced to Federal Prison

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Anchorage woman was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess to serve eight months in federal prison for defrauding the state of Alaska Medicaid Program out of $90,000. Mi Ran Yu, 41, of Anchorage, acted as a personal care assistant for her parents, … Continue reading Alaska News: Anchorage Woman, Mi Ran Yu Who Defrauded Alaska Medicaid Program Sentenced to Federal Prison

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | 3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three young computer hackers whose “botnet” known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, were sentenced … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | 3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Florida News: Alaska Resident, Esteban Santiago-Ruiz Sentenced to Life in Prison in Connection with Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

MIAMI, FL – Esteban Santiago-Ruiz (Santiago) was sentenced today to life in prison by United States District Judge Beth Bloom, after previously pleading guilty to charges of committing acts of violence at an international airport resulting in five deaths and serious injuries, in connection with the mass-shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, … Continue reading Florida News: Alaska Resident, Esteban Santiago-Ruiz Sentenced to Life in Prison in Connection with Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Ginny Hacker Eiseman had spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in southeast Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday on a … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

Alaska News: Anchorage, Group Sentenced for Roles in Anchorage Mail Theft Ring

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that six Anchorage residents have been sentenced for their roles in a local mail theft ring.  The two lead defendants were sentenced this week, and were the last of six defendants to be sentenced in this case. Sara James, 31, was sentenced yesterday to serve 42 months … Continue reading Alaska News: Anchorage, Group Sentenced for Roles in Anchorage Mail Theft Ring

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US says no softening in stand as envoy heads to North Korea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The State Department pushed back Thursday against suggestions the Trump administration has softened its stance on North Korea as the top U.S. diplomat traveled to Pyongyang for crucial nuclear talks and the president reiterated his belief that Kim Jong Un is sincere about changing his country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | US says no softening in stand as envoy heads to North Korea