Nov. 2, 2012
CASE UPDATES: November 2, 2012
Guilty Verdict in Contractor Securities Fraud: State v. Laurance Anthone: A jury has found former construction company owner Laurance Anthone guilty of eight counts of securities fraud for defrauding investors out of their money. Anthone would tell investors that he was using their money to build homes or commercial properties, but nothing was ever built. He received $1.1 million of investors’ money. Anthone will be sentenced in December and faces up to 3 ½ years in prison. The case was handled by Senior DPAs Scott Peterson and Amanda Froh, and paralegal Monicka Ly-Smith. The case was investigated by Robert Kondrat and Michelle Mack of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.
Sentencing in Metro Bus Shooting: State v. Roy Purcell Jackson: Roy Purcell Jackson was sentenced earlier this month to 21 ½ years in prison for an April 2011 shooting aboard a Metro bus in Kent that wounded a 24-year-old man. Jackson argued with the victim and shot him twice in the torso, and then pointed the gun at the bus driver and demanded to be let off the bus. Jackson pleaded guilty as charged to Assault First and Second Degree, both with firearm enhancements. The case was handled by DPA Steve Herschkowitz and paralegal Lindsey Thomas, and investigated by Detective Phil Johnson of the Kent Police Department.
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