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Oregon News: Madras Man, Dat Quoc Do Found Guilty of Discharging Firearm During Road Rage Altercation on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

PORTLAND, Ore. (STL.News) — On Friday, March 15, 2019, a federal jury found Dat Quoc Do, 28, of Madras, Oregon, guilty of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon for discharging a firearm during a road rage altercation on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in September 2017. “There is simply no excuse for this … Continue reading Oregon News: Madras Man, Dat Quoc Do Found Guilty of Discharging Firearm During Road Rage Altercation on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Oregon News: U.S. Attorney Statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)

Oregon – The decision to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the Joint Terrorism Task Force is a mistake that defies logic. It’s disappointing that in spite of the overwhelming evidence presented of JTTF successes in Oregon and across the nation, a majority of the city council chose a politically-expedient broadside against the federal government … Continue reading Oregon News: U.S. Attorney Statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)

Oregon News: Portland Nurse, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn Charged with Drug Tafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. – On November 29, 2018, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, made an initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo. A one-count indictment alleges Nunn conspired to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The indictment also alleges that, between September 2017 and January 2018, Nunn … Continue reading Oregon News: Portland Nurse, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn Charged with Drug Tafficking

Oregon News: PORTLAND, Opiod Prosecutions Lead to Seizure of Three Million User Doses of Heroin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl Across Oregon

Narcotic seizures are among the largest in District of Oregon history PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that since the beginning of May 2018, federal law enforcement authorities and their task force partners have seized 158 pounds of heroin, 600 grams of oxycodone, and half a pound of fentanyl. Combined, the … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, Opiod Prosecutions Lead to Seizure of Three Million User Doses of Heroin, Oxycodone and Fentanyl Across Oregon

Oregon News: Talent, Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Distribute Cocaine and Trading Cocaine for Firearms

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Monday, October 29, 2018, Jonathan Alan Ochoa, 31, of Talent, Oregon, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. According to court documents, between July and August 2017, Ochoa agreed … Continue reading Oregon News: Talent, Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Distribute Cocaine and Trading Cocaine for Firearms

Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Williams Announces November 2018 Election Day Program and Appoints Distrcit Election Officer

PORTLAND, Ore.—United States Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Adrian L. Brown will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018 election. AUSA Brown has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Williams Announces November 2018 Election Day Program and Appoints Distrcit Election Officer

Oregon News: Seattle Man, Martin J. Shain Given Federal Prison Sentence for Fraud Involving Former Oregon Department of Energy Employee

PORTLAND, Ore. – Martin J. Shain, 61, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for engaging in a fraud scheme with a former Oregon Department of Energy Employee. Shain was also ordered to pay more than $520,000 in restitution. “At the expense of taxpayers, small … Continue reading Oregon News: Seattle Man, Martin J. Shain Given Federal Prison Sentence for Fraud Involving Former Oregon Department of Energy Employee

Oregon News: Pendleton Man, Shane Britton Found Guilty of Abusive Sexual Contact on the Umatilla Indian Reservation

PORTLAND, Ore. – On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, a federal jury in Portland found Shane Britton, 43, of Pendleton, Oregon, guilty of abusive sexual contact. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, in June 2016, Britton was staying at a residence shared by the victim and her mother on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. … Continue reading Oregon News: Pendleton Man, Shane Britton Found Guilty of Abusive Sexual Contact on the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Oregon News: Harrisburg Man, Shawn Sherman Wilson Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Dealing Heroin and Illegally Possessing a Firearm

EUGENE, Ore. – Shawn Sherman Wilson, Jr., 27, of Harrisburg, Oregon, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for dealing heroin and illegally possessing a firearm. According to court documents, law enforcement began investigating Wilson in July 2017 after receiving a tip from a confidential source that he … Continue reading Oregon News: Harrisburg Man, Shawn Sherman Wilson Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Dealing Heroin and Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Oregon News: Clark County Man, Isaac Benjamin Voss Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme Involving False Clean Energy Company

PORTLAND, Ore. – Isaac Benjamin Voss, 41, of Clark County, Washington, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison and three years’ supervised release for defrauding domestic and foreign investors who believed they were investing in a viable clean energy company. According to court documents, in 2007, Voss made a deal with a Canadian scientist … Continue reading Oregon News: Clark County Man, Isaac Benjamin Voss Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme Involving False Clean Energy Company

Oregon News: PORTLAND, “Froggy Robber” Indicted n Federal Court on Five Charges

PORTLAND, Ore. – Diego Sanchez-Lopez, 23, of Clark County, Washington, known locally as the “Froggy Robber,” made an initial appearance today in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman. The court previously unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Sanchez-Lopez robbed five Portland-area banks between November 2017 and April 2018. Sanchez-Lopez faces federal bank robbery … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, “Froggy Robber” Indicted n Federal Court on Five Charges

Oregon News: PORTLAND, Two Gresham Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors of $2.5 Million

PORTLAND, Ore. – Theodore B. Holbrook, 37, and George J. Arauz, Jr., 45, both of Gresham, Oregon, were sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for defrauding 50 investors of nearly $2.5 million using a sham energy technology start-up company. Holbrook and Arauz were also ordered to pay more than $2.3 million each in … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, Two Gresham Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors of $2.5 Million

PORTLAND, Ore | Courage face the Thorns in Portland for NWSL title

PORTLAND, Ore — Crystal Dunn says the North Carolina Courage just need to stick with what’s worked all season when the team faces the Portland Thorns for the National Women’s Soccer League championship on Saturday. The Courage (18-1-6) won the league’s Supporters’ Shield for best record and never dropped a game on the road, something … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Courage face the Thorns in Portland for NWSL title

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

PORTLAND, Ore | Oregon pot growers now must notify officials about harvests

PORTLAND, Ore  — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he’ll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. The new harvest notification policy, which takes effect Saturday, is … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Oregon pot growers now must notify officials about harvests

PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND, Ore — An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita was charged with making false statements and obstruction of justice after telling … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Oregon | US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.  — An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can’t be required to contribute to labor groups, the employee’s lawyers said … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon

SALEM, Oregon | Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

SALEM, Ore.  — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump‘s numerous efforts to shred Obama’s legacy, U.S. Justice Department lawyers are in Obama’s corner as … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

SALEM, Oregon | In twist, Trump administration backs Obama’s monument decree

SALEM, Ore.  — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump’s numerous efforts to shred Obama’s legacy, U.S. Justice Department lawyers are in Obama’s corner as … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | In twist, Trump administration backs Obama’s monument decree

SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.  — Father and son ranchers who were pardoned by President Trump after becoming the focus of a battle about public lands flew home Wednesday to Oregon and were greeted by family members and riders on horseback carrying American flags. “We’re going to do a lot of decompressing and get back to our families,” … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon | Groups mobilize against threat to Oregon’s ‘sanctuary’ law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation’s oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot. Oregon’s sanctuary law is the oldest in the nation and … Continue reading PORTLAND, Oregon | Groups mobilize against threat to Oregon’s ‘sanctuary’ law

CLACKAMAS, Oregon | Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — A black Oregon lawmaker says one of her constituents called police as she canvassed a Portland-area neighborhood that she represents. State Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is running for re-election this fall, said she was knocking on doors, talking to residents and taking notes on her cellphone in Clackamas on Tuesday when a … Continue reading CLACKAMAS, Oregon | Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors

Oregon News: PORTLAND, Notice to Vacate Federal Property Issued to “Occupy ICE PDX” Demonstrators in SW Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – At approximately 10:30am today, law enforcement officers from the Federal Protective Service (FPS) began distributing notices to vacate federal property to individuals participating in the “Occupy ICE PDX” demonstration at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue, in Southwest Portland. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working with FPS and ICE to reopen the federal building … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, Notice to Vacate Federal Property Issued to “Occupy ICE PDX” Demonstrators in SW Portland

Oregon News: Nigerian Leader, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 35, of Bowie, Maryland and Nigeria, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for leading a vast conspiracy to steal identities and file fraudulent tax returns.  He was ordered to pay more than $12 million in restitution and will be subject to deportation when … Continue reading Oregon News: Nigerian Leader, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison

Oregon News: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Looking for Information from Oregonians on Children Separated from Families at the Border

SALEM, OR – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today encouraged Oregonians who believe they may have family impacted by the Trump administration’s decision to separate families at the border, or know of children who have been separated and may have been placed in Oregon, to contact the Oregon Attorney General’s office. “Right now, we have … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Looking for Information from Oregonians on Children Separated from Families at the Border

Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that a joint stipulation of dismissal has been reached with Springfield, Oregon veteran Michael Williamson. Mr. Williamson is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with a 100% disability rating due to his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”). The … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

Oregon News: EUGENE, Anthony Ballard Jones, Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession

EUGENE, Ore – Anthony Ballard Jones, 36, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison for the interstate transport of individuals for prostitution and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Jones will serve a five year term of supervised release upon the conclusion of his prison sentence. According to court documents, Jones … Continue reading Oregon News: EUGENE, Anthony Ballard Jones, Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession

Oregon News: Oregon Man, Nicholas James Cantrell Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Assault and Firearms Charges

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nicholas James Cantrell, 28, was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and assaulting a Multnomah County Sheriff deputy while being held on a federal detainer at the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC). According to court documents, Cantrell was arrested and booked into MCDC after fleeing … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon Man, Nicholas James Cantrell Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Assault and Firearms Charges

Oregon News: Oregon Governor Kate Brown Announces Housing Pilot Projects to Support Oregon Families, Communities & Employers

Future Ready Oregon initiative brings focus to making homes more attainable for Oregonians Salem, OR – Oregon Governor Kate Brown Friday announced five housing pilot projects across the state as part of her Future Ready Oregon initiative.  The Workforce Housing Initiative, led by the Governor’s Regional Solutions Cabinet, was designed to form partnerships between local … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon Governor Kate Brown Announces Housing Pilot Projects to Support Oregon Families, Communities & Employers