A two-year investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement partners has led to 23 indictments, with 18 of those people under arrest.
A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle said Thursday that a 43-count grand jury indictment accuses Michael Mastro and his wife, Linda, of concealing a bank account of more than $760,000 from his creditors. Prosecutors say they’ve also lied about the whereabouts of two huge diamonds valued at $1.4 million.
A Tacoma woman has been indicted on charges she stole more than $540,000 from the company she worked for, Food Services of America.