The U.S. Department of Justice reported that a federal jury has convicted four members and an associate of the violent white supremacist gang the 1488s for the 2017 murder of Michael Staton in Alaska, and several other charges.
A former substitute teacher in Kivalina was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 more years of supervised release for soliciting nude photos and sex from young girls at the school where he worked.
The State rested their case with witness testimony as the Jury Trial for Steven Downs nears the end. The Defense brought forth their witnesses to testify before the jurors. Steven Downs is on trial for the murder and rape of Sophie Sergie in 1993.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, announced the sentencing of four Anchorage residents for their involvement in defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of almost $350,000 through a snow removal service, capping a six-year investigation.