SEATTLE — Attorneys are arguing in U.S. District Court about who should control properties belonging to an Everett-based developer accused of securities fraud.While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is pursuing a civil complaint against Lobsang Dargey, the
Date: 10/09/2015 | Business
SEATTLE — The FBI is working with federal civil authorities to investigate an Everett developer accused of defrauding foreign investors by diverting millions of dollars for his own use, court papers show.FBI agents on Aug. 24 served a search warrant at Lobsang Dargey's...
Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News
Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.The analysis by Syracuse University shows a more than 36 percent decline in such prosecutions since the middle of the Clinton...
Date: 09/14/2015 | Opinion Columnists
SEATTLE — The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint and sought a restraining order Monday against the head of an investment firm, saying he bilked more than 250 Chinese investors out of millions of dollars on two real estate projects — a skyscraper in downtown...
Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest
WASHINGTON — Former House speaker Dennis Hastert looked for ways to increase his income around the time he is accused of paying someone to stay quiet about decades-old misconduct, according to a former business associate.
Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World
We're used to seeing soccer players fling themselves to the ground, writhe in feigned agony and complain bitterly about the injustice of it all. Now the international overlords of the game are beginning to do the same.Metaphorically, I mean. Targeted in a stunning corruption...
Date: 06/07/2015 | Opinion Columnists
The competent Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer of widespread corruption. But why is that the U.S. attorney general's job? One must ask.The World Cup does attract a large U.S. audience every four years, but largely because it's played...
Date: 06/02/2015 | Opinion Columnists
RICHLAND — A CEO accused of stealing from his Pasco biofuels company pleaded guilty to tax crimes.
Date: 05/22/2015 | Northwest
EVERETT — The Great Recession brought down many community banks, including six local ones burdened with bad debt from loans to real estate developers.City Bank in Lynnwood and Frontier Bank in...
Date: 05/12/2015 | Business
OLYMPIA — With embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley preparing for an extended leave, a leading critic in the Legislature said Wednesday there may be no viable avenues to make Kelly resign instead.
Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News
HELENA, Mont. — An appeals court on Monday denied a petition by the founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich to be released from jail while the court reviews a judge’s decision to hold him in contempt for failing to explain how he spent $13.8 million.
Date: 04/27/2015 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign following his indictment by a federal grand jury.
Date: 04/17/2015 | Local News
TACOMA — Many of the state's elected leaders agreed Thursday: Troy Kelley must go. They included Democratic colleagues like the governor and the attorney general.But the state auditor said Thursday he will not quit the office as he...
Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News
TACOMA — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and...
Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley skipped a chance to testify before lawmakers Wednesday, a development that has them pondering their subpoena power.
Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A spectacular nighttime fire that destroyed the Stewart Title Co. building is playing a key role in a federal investigation into state Auditor Troy Kelley’s business dealings.
Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News
No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.But for those who roam the corridors of power on the Capitol campus in Olympia, the first-term Democrat can’t leave soon enough.
Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle has given a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses two weeks to disclose all of his assets.
Date: 03/21/2015 | Northwest
STANWOOD — A Stanwood businessman was ordered last week to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes he never collected.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News
SALEM, Ore. — Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.
Date: 02/14/2015 | Northwest
EVERETT — Kathleen Banks came home Friday morning from running errands to find a message on her answering machine.“It was hard to understand, something about owing taxes and being in trouble,” the retired Everett resident said.She dialed the number left by the message.
Date: 01/25/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — A Bellingham tax and financial adviser convicted of stealing $255,000 from 26 elderly clients has been sentenced to 51 months in prison.
Date: 01/05/2015 | Northwest
SPOKANE — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $92,000 when she managed a Spokane Valley branch of Banner Bank.Under terms of a plea deal, 44-year-old Christine L. Johnston faces a 15-month prison term when she is sentenced in April in federal court in Spokane.
Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest