Courts

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of AG scandal

Internet Fraud Charges

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal...

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Misdemeanors charged against man police say hid during 11-hour Clinton standoff

CLINTON – A 34-year-old man entered not guilty pleas to charges relating to an 11-hour standoff that ended peacefully in Clinton a week ago.  Chase Montgomery Venstra entered not guilty pleas to two counts of interference with an arresting officer, both class B misdemeanors, during...


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West Point man's 4-year-old sexual exploitation case nears trial

FARMINGTON — A four-year-old sexual exploitation case against a 43-year-old man now has to wait for attorneys to find out what is going on with his federal case. David Thor Oliver of West Point is accused of trading cigarettes and alcohol with teenage girls in exchange for their...


Government

2 parole officials resign amid review of escaped parolees from treatment center

Utah’s prison system said last week that communication breakdowns led the parole board to release offender Cory Lee Henderson to that same treatment center in December instead of possibly sending him back to prison. Henderson escaped from the same treatment center weeks before police say he...


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Jury trial for Salt Lake City doctor accused of attacking wife rescheduled

Brent L. Larsen’s jury trial was rescheduled for May 4 due to a scheduling conflict for his defense attorney.


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Attorneys for Ogden man accused of murder request victim's police records

Defense attorneys for Jory Fenstermaker, who is accused of murdering Randy Lennel Lewis, asked a judge for access to Lewis’ records in court Thursday, Feb. 11. 


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No parole for killer serving life term after 1977 submachine gun attack

Douglas Alan Yoakam, 66, has been serving a sentence of five years to life in prison since he was convicted of murder in 1978. Greg Johnson, spokesman for the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, said in an email Wednesday the board has decided Yoakam “will serve his full life sentence.”


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Bail set at $500K for suspect in fatal carjacking incident

Anthony Santos Cruz is charged with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated robbery, all first-degree felonies.


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Rape case against Layton man going to trial after accuser testifies

A woman reported the 27-year-old forcibly had sex with her several times over two days.


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Graphic details of Bountiful beating death aired in court

Judge John Morris ruled there is sufficient evidence to put Heneli Kalainisi Kaufusi, 35, of Bountiful, on trial on a murder charge in the Oct. 14, 2015 death of Sione Mangisi. 


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Maximum sentence for driver in DUI crash that disfigured South Ogden girl

Judge Noel Hyde sentenced Dean Dominguez, 41, Ogden, to 0 to 5 years in prison in the May 2, 2015 crash in Hooper that maimed Brynnli Cherry.


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