March 26, 2021

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11 nabbed in Oregon marijuana money laundering case

Search warrants served in Linn, Benton, Marion counties

More than $373,000 in US money was seized during a search of locations in Linn, Benton and Marion counties in a money laundering and racketeering investigation that ended with 11 arrests, March 24, 2021 (Albany PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A combined regional investigation that included the Oregon State Police and the FBI landed 11 people from Oregon, Washington and California in jail, each facing multiple charges including racketeering and

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Ex-Lakeside finance manager gets federal prison term in fraud case

The former finance manager for a defunct Erie auto dealership that was part of a federal fraud investigation was sentenced in federal court on Friday to serve two years and eight months in prison for his admitted involvement in the crime.

Chad Bednarski, 49, of Erie, who pleaded guilty in September to one count of fraud conspiracy, was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release, to pay restitution totaling nearly $1.7 million jointly with co-defendant Andy Gabler, and to pay a $1,000 fine, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter in U.S

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