Up in Smoke Owner Convicted of Mail Fraud and Money Laundering

It was reported by the Justice Department, that Michael Butler, the owner/operator of Up in Smoke, an Anchorage tobacco shop, “was convicted by a jury on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and conspiracy to make false statements regarding the distribution of cigarettes.” The convictions come as the result of actions by […]

Counterfeiter Sentenced in Anchorage Court

Counterfeiter Sentenced in Anchorage Court

It was announced on Wednesday that convicted counterfeiter, Eugene David Downey was sentenced in United States District Court to 30 months in prison for his counterfeiting spree that spanned May 2013 until his arrest in April, 2014. According to court documents, Downey was arrested on state counterfeiting charges and convicted in May of 2013. But, […]