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Tag: U.S. District Attorney’s Office

June
24th

Auburn woman arrested, suspected of lying to elderly neighbor about having cancer to get $400,000

An Auburn woman was arrested Monday and accused of lying about having cancer to get $400,000 from an elderly neighbor and using the money to pay gambling and other personal expenses.

Julie Ann Dahlquist, 51, was indicted on charges of wire and Social Security fraud, and is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

She’s accused of falsely telling the 78-year-old woman that she had been diagnosed with the disease and did not have insurance or funds for treatment, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Court records show Dahlquist was both a neighbor and tenant of the woman.

The senior wrote

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June
12th

Gig Harbor man sentenced for sending obscene photos of himself to undercover officer posing as 14-year-old

A Gig Harbor man was sentenced in federal court to 24 months in prison Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to trying to send obscene materials to a minor when the 14-year-old girl he thought he was messaging online turned out to be an undercover officer.

Michael Honan, 59, pleaded not guilty Nov. 27, and was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Richard T. Haik in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Honan will also need to complete three years of supervised release and pay a $4,000 fine.

He unknowingly communicated with the officer from August to September 2011, during

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Feb.
11th

Bonney Lake man sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling from group that owns Hotel Murano in Tacoma

A Bonney Lake man was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release today for embezzling more than $700,000 from the company that owns Hotel Murano in Tacoma.

Hugo Lingat Caingat Jr., 59, is a former controller of Aspen Lodging Group, and diverted more than $700,000 from the group to a dormant bank account from March 2010 to December 2011 during his employment there, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

He started working for the company in 2007, and as the regional controller, reconciled accounts payable and accounts receivable and oversaw transfers between the different hotels.

Caingat used the account

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