Chugiak Man Sentenced for Threatening Emails to Smithsonian Employee

Chugiak Man Sentenced for Threatening Emails to Smithsonian Employee

A Chugiak man has been ordered to undergo a mental health assessment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as part of his sentencing for Transmitting Threatening Communication in Interstate Commerce, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder said on Friday. 33-year-old Brandon McElroy, who worked for the Smithsonian Institute at the Arctic Studies Center, pleaded guilty to the charge on […]

Fairbanks Pilot Indicted for Obstruction in 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Investigation

Fairbanks Pilot Indicted for Obstruction in 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Investigation

A Fairbanks Pilot was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on two charges of Obstruction before the National Transportation Board and piloting an aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate, the US Department of Justice announced on Thursday. According to the DoJ press release, 60-year-old Forest M. Kirst’s indictment stems from an incident that […]

Former Head of Alaska Inter-Tribal Council Sentenced to Prison

Former Head of Alaska Inter-Tribal Council Sentenced to Prison

The former head of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, Steven Osborne, was sentenced in Federal Court on Thursday, for theft of over $145,000 from that organization, the Department of Justice revealed on Thursday. Osborne, the former Executive Director of the non-profit tribal advocacy group from 2007 until his resignation in 2009, admitted in court to stealing […]