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Ex-Tucson boxer given 7 years in drug case

Ex-Tucson boxer given 7 years in drug case

The federal government seized about $1 million during the investigation

March 26, 2015 4:45 pm Related
Judge: Migrant shot by agent should get $500,000

Judge: Migrant shot by agent should get $500,000

The 2010 shooting of Jesus Castro occurred west of Nogales.

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Tucson museum offering child-safety event

Campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about safety and abduction prevention.

June 29, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Cuban 5 spy released from Arizona prison

Cuban 5 spy released from Arizona prison

MIAMI — A second member of the "Cuban Five" spy ring was released Thursday from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.

February 27, 2014 9:13 amLoading…

Feds: 19 years for ex-border officer in Arizona drug case

A former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into southeastern Arizona should be sentenced to 19 years in prison, prosecutors say.

August 14, 2013 9:07 am

Tucson man sentenced to 11 years for scamming 1,600 people

A Tucson man was sentenced in federal court to more than 11 years in prison for defrauding 1,600 people through a variety of scams, officials said.

July 24, 2013 12:52 pm

Former federal agent in Nogales, Ariz., sentenced to prison

A federal prosecutor likened former Homeland Security Special Agent Jovana Deas to a “mini Aldrich Ames” today in Tucson’s U.S. District Court, but a federal judge still resisted his urging that Deas get 10 years in prison.

June 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Man gets 9 years in Tucson pot-trafficking, hostage case

A Mexican man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after Arizona prosecutors say he tried to distribute 600 pounds of marijuana and was involved in holding a man hostage in a Tucson house while demanding ransom money from his family.

June 29, 2012 10:05 am

Senate panel OKs Tucsonan for U.S. Attorney post

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to former Pima County Superior Court Judge John S. Leonardo’s nomination to be the next U.S. attorney for Arizona.

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9 Tucsonans indicted in drug-theft attempt

Nine people from Tucson were indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges on allegations they tried to steal more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a tractor trailer under FBI surveillance.

June 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Tucson man faces federal sex abuse charges

A federal grand jury in Tucson has indicted a Honduran man on three counts of abusive sexual contact, prosecutors say.

June 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Tucson man, Nogales pal, indicted in tax fraud case

Two men were indicted last Thursday on fraud charges for a scheme in which they obtained personal information to file false tax returns.

June 12, 2012 2:34 pm

Abbott to pay $1.5B to settle drug claims; Ariz. to get $2M

WASHINGTON — Abbott Laboratories has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion, including civil settlements with states including Arizona, over allegations that it promoted the anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Tucson man given 8 years in child-porn case

A Tucson man was sentenced Monday to 97 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for possessing several child pornography photos and videos, prosecutors say.

April 04, 2012 1:03 pm

Brewer unfazed by Fed’s medical pot warning

PHOENIX  — The federal government reiterated to Arizona that it will prosecute state workers for implementing the medical-marijuana program.

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Court seeks probe of federal prosecutor in Tucson drug case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals urged Thursday that a Tucson-based federal prosecutor be investigated for deliberate misstatements that hurt the defendant in a trial.

January 13, 2012 2:02 pm

Sierra Vista people-smuggler gets 5 years

A Sierra Vista man has been sentenced to just under five years in prison after being convicted of smuggling immigrants

September 22, 2011 9:02 am

Rio Rico Homeland Security agent, sister indicted

A federal grand jury has returned a 21 count indictment against a Homeland Security Investigations special agent and her sister alleging the Rio Rico woman accessed, stole and transferred sensitive U.S. government documents to unauthorized individuals.

September 08, 2011 1:00 pm

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