Press Releases

Additional Arrests in the Occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

In the early morning hours of January 27, 2016, the FBI and Oregon State Police (OSP) established a series of checkpoints at major roads in and out of the refuge.

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Statement by FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing on the Situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

This morning the FBI took into custody the four remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge without incident and without shots fired.

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Additional Federal Charges Brought in Nationwide Identity Theft and IRS Tax Refund Scheme

MEDFORD, Ore. - Federal law enforcement agents arrested Michael Oluwasegun Kazeem, 22, in Georgia based on an Oregon federal grand jury indictment unsealed today.

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FBI Surrounds Occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

At approximately 4:30 p. m. (Pacific) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Suspect in Custody After a Double Shooting on the Warm Springs Reservation

At approximately 8:45 a. m. on Wednesday, March 16, the Warm Springs Police Department received a report of a double shooting at a residence on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation.

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Former Eugene Property Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. Eugene property manager, Terry Shockley, 63, pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Ann Aiken today for engaging in a scheme to defraud clients and investors through his now-defunct property management company, TS Property Management (TSPM).

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FBI Arrests All Remaining Occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

At approximately 9:40 a. m. (Pacific) on Thursday, February 11, 2016, the FBI brought three of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers into custody without incident.

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Remarks by SAC Greg Bretzing at a Press Conference to Address the Ongoing Situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Good evening. My name is Greg Bretzing, and I am the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.

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Owner of Axis Benefits Administrators Pleads Guilty to Theft of $3 Million from Health Care Reimbursement Trust Account Funds

Portland, Ore. Darrin Bottinelli, 45, of Portland, Oregon, pled guilty Thursday, March 17, 2016, before U. S. District Judge Robert E.

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Joint Statement by the FBI and Oregon State Police on Law Enforcement Activity Near Burns, Oregon

At approximately 6:30 p. m. (PST), the FBI arrested Peter Santilli, age 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in Burns, Oregon. He faces the same federal felony charge as the individuals listed below.

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FBI Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting

The following statement was issued by FBI Portland Special Agent in Charge Gregory T.

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Facebook Threats

Timothy Loren McCoy Fleming, a transient with no permanent residence, was sentenced for transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

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Additional Arrest Made in Arizona Related to the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

At 8:30 p. m. (PST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation s (FBI) Phoenix Division made a probable cause arrest of Jon Eric Ritzheimer, age 32, on a federal charge related to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon.

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Don’t be Fooled by Scammers

PORTLAND, Ore. - This April Fool t get fooled by scammers pretending to be from the FBI, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.

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Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Captain Indicted for Stealing $200,000

EUGENE, Ore s Office. Scott Raymond Beard, 45, of Bend, Oregon, was charged with various offenses related to allegations that he used his position to embezzle and steal more than $200,000 in taxpayer funds.

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Former Youth Counselor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

EUGENE, OROn November 5, 2014, Michael Shane Olson, 46 years, of Lebanon, Oregon, was sentenced by U.

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FBI Task Force Arrests Morgan Brice Williams, aka “Short Stack Bandit”

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Morgan Brice Williams late in the evening on Saturday, August 9.

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Former Carson Helicopter Vice President Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States Forest Service

MEDFORD, ORSteven Metheny, 44, of Medford, Oregon pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud and the Making of False Statements in defrauding the United States Forest Service in procuring helicopter firefighting contracts in 2008.

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Updates Concerning Shooting at Reynolds High School

The following statements were given on June 11, 2014, </ at an 11 a.

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D&R Car Lot Owners Sentenced to Federal Prison in Flooring Loan Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, OR U. S. District Court Judge Michael Simon sentenced the former owners of D R Ford/Mercury to federal prison for conspiring to defraud KeyBank in a car flooring loan scheme.

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Coos Bay Company, Its Owner, and Four Employees Plead Guilty to Fraud on Defense Contracts

PORTLAND, ORA Coos Bay business, its owner, and four employees pled guilty before the Honorable Michael J.

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Former Board Member of National Charity Charged in $4 Million Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

PORTLAND, OR Amanda Marshall, U. S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, today announced that William R. Peters, 63, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, a former member of the Board of Directors of National Relief Charities (NRC), has been charged with conspiring to defraud NRC of $4 million and conspiring to commit money laundering violations with the proceeds of the fraud scheme.

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Anthony James Martinis Sought on Bank Robbery Warrant

Updated November 5, 2014: </ On Monday, November 3, the U.

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Coos Bay Company, Its Owner, and Four Employees Plead Guilty to Fraud on Defense Contracts

PORTLAND, ORA Coos Bay business, its owner, and four employees were sentenced by the Honorable Michael J.

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FBI Youth Leadership Academy

The FBIs Portland Division is hosting more than 50 high school students from across the region at its fifth annual Youth Leadership Academy.

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FBI Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Suspected Two-Time Bank Robber

The FBI is asking for the publics help identifying and locating a man believed responsible for two separate bank robberies just this week.

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Specially Designated Global Terrorist al Haramain Islamic Foundation Inc. Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

EUGENE, ORAmanda Marshall, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced that on July 29, 2014, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (AHIF), Inc.

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Convicted Bomb Plotter Sentenced to 30 Years

PORTLAND, ORMohamed Osman Mohamud, 23, who was convicted in 2013 of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, was sentenced today to serve 30 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.

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Albany Woman Sentenced for Calling in a Bomb Threat

EUGENE, ORJenelle Robyn Pinkston, age 47, of Albany, Oregon was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison after earlier pleading guilty to calling in a bomb threat.

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‘John’ Who Purchased 14-Year-Old for Commercial Sex Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison

PORTLAND, OR Senior U. S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones yesterday sentenced Ben Allen Riggs, 64, of Oregon City, to serve 24 months in federal prison.

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International Fugitive for 15 Years Caught by FBI and Sentenced for 1997 Methamphetamine Offense

EUGENE, ORJoseph Floyde DeArmond, 51, previously of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.

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Albany Woman Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Bomb School

EUGENE, ORJenelle Robyn Pinkston, 47 of Albany, Oregon, faces up to ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty to making a telephonic threat to blow up an Albany elementary school.

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FBI and Local Partners Host Threat Response Exercise

The FBIs Portland Division, the Tigard Police Department, and Washington Square Mall hosted a major field exercise overnight to test the response and capabilities of law enforcement to a simulated terrorist attack.

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FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and Local Partners Recover Minor Victim in Sex Trafficking Sting

The FBI, local law enforcement partners, and victim service agencies from throughout the region joined forces to launch multi-day undercover operations targeting child sex trafficking operations in the Portland metro and Eugene areas.

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Federal Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Drug Charges

PORTLAND, ORLawrence Orlando Lee, 36, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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FBI Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Salem Bank Robber

The FBI is asking for the publics help identifying and locating a man who robbed the U.

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Police Utilize Additional Resources in Search for Endangered Missing Juvenile

class="x_MsoNormal"> ***UPDATE: Ariel Luddington and Alex Pequignot were found Tuesday night, August 12, in Kelso, Washington.

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Bombing of District Attorney’s Office Results in Federal Prison Sentence

MEDFORD, ORAlan Leroy McVay, 47, of Medford, Oregon was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison by Senior U.

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Public’s Help Needed Identifying Bank Robber Who Hit Two Times Today

The FBI, the Marion County Sheriffs help in identifying and locating the man responsible for two robberies today.

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Eugene Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm

EUGENE, OROn June 18, 2014, Dean Allen Fleury, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced by U.

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Former Federal Express Employee Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Stealing Suspected Drug-Related Cash

MEDFORD, ORVictor Manuel Chavez, 40, of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced Monday to forty-one months in federal prison by Senior U.

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FBI Offers Up to a $10,000 Reward in Bank Robbery

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Teddy Stivahtis, Jr.

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FBI Searches for Missing Woman Charged with Sex Trafficking

The FBI is asking for the publics help in locating Julia Lynn Haner, age 19.

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Vancouver Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Minor for Sex

PORTLAND, OR U. S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones sentenced Laura Lambden, 60, of Vancouver, Washington, to 48 months in federal prison, for transporting a young girl from Vancouver, Washington, to Oregon City, Oregon, for the purpose of prostitution.

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Endangered Missing Juvenile Ariel Luddington

class="x_MsoNormal"> ***UPDATE: Ariel Luddington and Alex Pequignot were found Tuesday night, August 12, in Kelso, Washington.

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U.S. Bank Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 for Arrest and Conviction in May 2nd Robbery

U. S. Bank is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing any bank robberies at any U.

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Update on Portland Man Sentenced Earlier This Month for Defrauding His Own Company of $1.4 Million

PORTLAND, ORDavid Schrader, 47, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced October 1 by U.

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Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

EUGENE, OROn Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Chief U.

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Public’s Help Needed Identifying Suspected Three-Time Bank Robber

A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday, October 16, 2014, is now suspected in a third robberythis time in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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Statements by Troutdale Police Department Chief and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant on Reynolds High School Shooting

Additional information released June 11, 2014: <a class="internal-link" href="resolveuid/310ff2fd-9a00-45a7-8b0b-2b189763f9b3" target="_self" title="">Updates Concerning Shooting at Reynolds High School </a> em.

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Albany, Oregon Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison in $5 Million Securities Fraud

EUGENE, OR U. S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Joseph Anthony LaCoste, 50, of Albany, Oregon, to 60 months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.

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Former School Janitor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

EUGENE, ORBryan Cramer, 37, of Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced to eight years in prison following his plea of guilty to distribution of child pornography.

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Eugene Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Methamphetamine

EUGENE, ORMitchell Levi Ellingson, 52, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, by U.

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Former CEO and CFO of the Bank of Oswego Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

PORTLAND, ORA federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Diana Yates of Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, of Naples, Florida, with one count of conspiring to defraud The Bank of Oswego.

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Former Eugene Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

EUGENE, ORCory Charles Weise, 33, Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, by U.

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Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

MEDFORD, OROn Monday, June 29, 2015, Bradley William Monical pled guilty to bank robbery and weapons charges related to a string of armed bank robberies he committed in 2010.

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Former Federal Grand Juror Sentenced to Probation for Leaking Sealed Grand Jury Information

PORTLAND, ORToday, Lori Ann Cubit, 56, of Gresham, Oregon, was sentenced by U.

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Coos Bay Man Sentenced for Structuring

EUGENE, ORRoger Paul Villeneuve, 72, of Coos Bay, Oregon was sentenced on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, to thirteen months in prison after pleading guilty to structuring a currency transaction.

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FBI Offers Up to $5,000 Reward for Information in Apartment Arson

Tips that lead to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for a five-alarm fire that consumed a Portland apartment complex could result in a reward of up to $5,000.

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Oregon Resident Pleads Guilty to Accessory After the Fact in Connection with 2009 Suicide Bombing of ISI Headquarters in Pakistan

WASHINGTON Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin of the National Security Division and U. S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall of the District of Oregon announced today that Reaz Qadir Khan, 50, a naturalized U.

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Portland Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

PORTLAND, OR U. S. District Judge Michael H. Simon sentenced Isaiah Michael Simpson, 30, of Portland, Oregon, to 120 months in prison for sex trafficking of a minor.

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Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor Announce Selection of Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams

WASHINGTON The U. S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor announced today the selection of six new Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams.

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Five Individuals Charged in Nationwide Identity Theft Scheme

Federal law enforcement agents arrested four individuals in conjunction with a series of search and arrest warrants executed in Maryland and Georgia based on a federal grand jury indictment in the District of Oregon that was unsealed today.

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Happy Valley Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

PORTLAND, ORThe former owner of a local auto business was sentenced yesterday to 51 months in prison for a scheme that defrauded two insurance companies and netted her $200,000.

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Methamphetamine Distribution Conspirators Sentenced

EUGENE, ORCesar Arnoldo Menjivar, 30, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, by U.

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Former Carson Helicopter Vice President Sentenced to Federal Prison

MEDFORD, ORSteven Metheny, 45, Medford, Oregon was sentenced Tuesday to 12.

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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Facebook Threats

EUGENE, ORTimothy Loren McCoy Fleming, 23, of Albany pled guilty today in U.

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FBI Announces Results of National Child Sex Trafficking Operation

The FBIs Child Exploitation Task Force and a number of local and state partner agencies in Oregon recovered three child sex trafficking victims and arrested six pimps as part of a national operation last week.

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Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison

MEDFORD, ORBradley William Monical, 45, of The Dalles, Oregon, was sentenced on September 23, 2015 by U.

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Jon Harder, Former CEO of Sunwest Management, Enters Guilty Pleas to Federal Fraud Offenses

PORTLAND, ORJon Michael Harder, 49, a resident of North Dakota, plead guilty today before the Honorable Michael Simon to one felony count of mail fraud and one felony count of money laundering.

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Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Domestic Violence Assault on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

PORTLAND, OR William Clements, Sr. , 44, of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison by U.

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Serial Bank Robber Receives 25-Year Federal Prison Term

PORTLAND, ORChristian Olivier DeLaurentiis, 33, of Aloha, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.

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Portland Resident Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison for Aiming a Laser Pointer at Commercial Aircraft

PORTLAND, ORStephen Francis Bukucs, 41, of Portland, was sentenced to six months in federal prison yesterday by U.

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Portland Pimp Sentenced to 12 Years in Sex Trafficking Case Involving Two Minor Victims

PORTLAND, OR U. S. District Judge Michael H. Simon sentenced Antonio Vernell Porter, 28, of Portland, to 12 years in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a minor.

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California Man Sentenced for Defrauding Portland Area Investors of Almost $1 Million

PORTLAND, OR U. S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced Bryan Scott Gunn, 40, of Victorville, California, yesterday to 20 months in prison for coning investors out of almost $1 million.

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Multi-Agency Investigation of Large Drug Trafficking Organization Results in the Indictment of 24 Defendants

PORTLAND, ORToday, 12 defendants appeared in federal court after being charged in a federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a conspiracy to commit money laundering and a conspiracy to violate the Animal Welfare Act (rooster fighting).

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FBI Arrests Eugene Resident on Child Pornography Charges

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, FBI agents arrested T.

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Portland City Council Votes to Join the JTTF

PORTLAND, OROn Thursday, February 19, 2015, the Portland City Council voted 3-2 to assign two Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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Contractor Charged with Bribing Former City of Portland Smart Parking Meter Manager

PORTLAND, OR Billy J. Williams, Acting U. S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, today announced the unsealing of a criminal Information charging George R.

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Eugene Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Delivery of Heroin That Contributed to Overdose Death

EUGENE, ORMegan Suzanne Jacob, 25, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, by U.

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FBI Arrests Medford Man on Explosives Charge

At approximately noon on Thursday, April 28, 2016, FBI agents and Medford Police officers served a federal search warrant at an apartment on Poplar Drive in Medford.

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FBI Arrests Michael Emry on Weapons Charges

FBI agents, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the John Day Police Department and Oregon State Police, arrested Michael Ray Emry, age 54, on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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Repeat Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Gun and Methamphetamine

EUGENE, Ore. Justin Longworth, 36, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 94 months in prison for the crimes of felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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Illegal Interstate Marijuana Operation Results in Money Laundering Conviction

EUGENE, Ore. A local marijuana proprietor, Eric Scully, 32, of Lane County, has pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Michael McShane in the District of Oregon for engaging in money laundering and using a fictitious name on a U.

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Warm Springs Woman Deceased; FBI and Warm Springs Police Searching for Her Husband

A Warm Springs woman is deceased, and the FBI and Warm Springs police are searching for her husband, Mark Johnson.

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Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with Their Housing Rights

WASHINGTON John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District Court of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.

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Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Locates Remains of Mark Johnson, Jr.

Investigators have found the remains of Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr.

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Former Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Captain Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

EUGENE, Ore s Office Captain Scott Raymond Beard, 46, of Bend, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to four felony offenses related to an embezzlement scheme where he stole $205,000 in taxpayer funds and laundered some of the tainted cash.

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Forest Grove Man Convicted of Foreign Sex Tourism and Child Pornography Charges Following Jury Trial

PORTLAND, Ore. Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, announced that a federal jury in Portland found Steven Douglas Rockett, 47, of Forest Grove, guilty of producing child pornography outside of the United States, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign country, five counts of producing or attempting to produce child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

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FBI Statement

The FBI Portland Division continues to work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners in assessing LGBT associated threats.

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Gresham Man Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse Aboard an Aircraft

On the night of Wednesday, June 15, 2016, FBIagents made a probable cause arrest of Chad Cameron Camp, age 26, on one federal count of abusive sexual contact.

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FBI Arrests Bandon Educational Assistant and Coach on Child Pornography Charges

FBI agents, with the assistance of the Coos County Sheriffs Office and Bandon Police Department, arrested Sean Jeffrey Haga, age 30, on 15 federal charges including possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography.

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Ophthalmology Biller Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud and Conspiring to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service

Anthony Curtis Neal, former practice manager for Eye Care Services, Inc., and admitted to his role in defrauding Medicare and conspiring to defraud the IRS.

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Former Southern Oregon Gymnastics Coach Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Jeffrey Scott Bettman, 57, of Medford, Oregon, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

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Local Business Leader Sentenced to Two Counts of Wire Fraud

Terry Shockley, 63, was sentenced to 51 months in prison following his April 2016 guilty plea to two counts of wire fraud.

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Child Sexual Predator Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison

Steven Douglas Rockett, 47, was convicted by a federal jury in Portland, Oregon for producing child pornography crimes.

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Former Deschutes County Sheriff Captain Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Theft of Public Funds and Money Laundering

A former Deschutes County Sheriff Captain and resident of Deschutes County, Oregon, was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing over $200,000 in public funds.

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