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New anti-fraud tools: Getting at where stolen funds are hidden

A new state law targets the perpetrators of fraud schemes with harsher penalties and introduces a prosecutorial tool to recover more stolen funds. According to an Ogden Police Department detective, House Bill 229 is especially important to aid elderly victims who are financially exploited and ...

Mental competency review says Warhola still not ready for trial

FARMINGTON — A new mental health evaluation says there's a "substantial probability" that murder defendant Sun Cha Warhola's competence to stand trial can be restored. But until then, Warhola will remain under treatment at the Utah State Hospital, attorneys said Monday in 2nd District ...

Mother testifies about her son’s fatal shooting in Layton

FARMINGTON — A Layton woman testified Monday about the last moments of her teenage son, who was shot to death in what police described as a marijuana sale gone bad. Michael Jameel Hines, 31, is on trial in the March 12, 2020, death of Kannon Beesley, 18. Charging documents allege that Hines ...

Ex-police officer sentenced to prison on child pornography charges

FARMINGTON — A former Salt Lake City police officer has been sentenced to prison on 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after a defense attorney unsuccessfully challenged the sufficiency of evidence used in the jury trial last month. Second District Judge Michael DiReda on Wednesday ...

Ogden business owner sentenced to prison for tax offenses

SALT LAKE CITY — The owner of four defunct Ogden-area health care businesses is headed to federal prison after being sentenced for failing to pay more than $568,000 in business and employee withholding taxes over a four-year period. U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish on Thursday sentenced ...

Knife-wielding Ogden man shot 11 times by police gets prison term

OGDEN — A judge on Friday sentenced a 31-year-old Ogden man to prison for advancing on police while armed with two knives in a domestic violence incident that ended with officers shooting him 11 times. The subject of race was not mentioned in Jamal Bell’s sentencing hearing, although ...

As trial looms, Ogden defendant in Layton murder case tries to fire attorneys

FARMINGTON — A 26-year-old Ogden man charged with aggravated murder in a 2018 drug robbery and shooting is trying to fire his court-appointed attorneys heading into his trial next month. In a 46-page, mostly handwritten motion filed in 2nd District Court in March, Angel Christopher Abreu ...

Defense seeks separate trial for teen suspect in Christmas Day fatal shooting

OGDEN — A defense attorney says his teenage client, one of three people facing murder charges in a fatal home invasion robbery in Riverdale on Christmas Day 2020, should have a separate trial. Meanwhile, amended charging documents provide more details of the crime, which left a man dead and ...

Ogden climber sentenced for actions in Mount Denali rescue, investigation

Editor's note: This story has been updated with responses from Lance. An Ogden doctor has been sentenced to a five-year ban from climbing Mount Denali in Alaska after he pleaded guilty to disrupting an investigation into a climbing partner's 1,000-foot fall there. U.S. Magistrate Scott Oravec ...