Dismer received more than $4 million from customers but he never fully delivered on his promises, instead spending much of the money on personal expenses.
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‘We deserve to feel safe:’ Unangax̂ activists speak up about missing, murdered Indigenous people
Indigenous women in the United States are murdered 10 times more often than the national average, according to the Department of Justice.
Feds settle with environmentalists over Tongass lawsuit costs
But a federal judge agreed with the plaintiffs who argued that the federal agency didn’t follow the law when it approved the timber sales, because it hadn’t provided site-specific information on areas that could be logged.
Curyung Tribal Council joins new effort to address epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous persons
At the beginning of the year, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Alaska announced that the Department of Justice would embark on a pilot project to address the missing and murdered Indigenous persons epidemic in the state. The Curyung Tribal Council in Dillingham is one of three Alaska tribes that volunteered to be part of the…
Feds investigating whether Alaska needlessly locks up kids with behavioral health issues
The investigation resulted in part from the Disability Law Center’s 2020 complaint that the state has relied too heavily on locking up children with behavioral health disorders — often at out-of-state, for-profit psychiatric institutions.
Yakutat police department’s updated use-of-force policy addresses chokeholds and de-escalation tactics
The policy changes promote the use of de-escalation techniques, tell officers to seek medical care when needed, and require them to terminate force as soon as a person is compliant.
Watchdog group sues Forest Service for release of Tongass timber sales audit
Elected officials and residents in Petersburg have also asked about lost revenues from past timber sales and what’s been done to correct oversight.
Former SAExploration executive arrested on charges of wire fraud, securities fraud
The complaint does not say whether the State of Alaska was defrauded, but according to SAExploration’s most-recent annual report, Alaskan Seismic Ventures collected millions of dollars in tax credits.
After misdiagnosis and amputation, Anchorage woman wins $21M
Staff at Alaska Native Medical Center thought the woman had shingles. They sent her home, but she returned near-death, suffering septic shock. Ultimately, doctors were forced to amputate her limbs.
Safeway to pay feds $3M after Wasilla pharmacy lost thousands of pain pills
The supermarket chain Safeway Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million in a settlement that involves missing pain medication from a pharmacy in Wasilla.