Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man has done more than just
plead guilty to conspiring in thefts that netted more than $3
million. Vincent Cabello also directed federal investigators to a
Bellevue, Wash., safe deposit box, where they found nearly $2
million. Federal authorities say the faked hijacking of an armored
car in 2005 in Portland netted $3 million. The Oregonian reports
Cabello pleaded guilty yesterday to two federal conspiracy counts
involving bank larceny and money laundering.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.5
million to the estate of a murdered Eugene teenager. The settlement
resolves a lawsuit alleging that negligence by state child
protection workers led to Jeanette Maples’ starvation, torture and
beating death at the hands of her mother, Angela McAnulty. The
15-year-old died in 2009. McAnulty was sentenced to death and
remains on death row even though Gov. John Kitzhaber has said there
will be no executions during his tenure.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Islamic charity founder Pete Seda is
heading to federal prison to serve his 33-month sentence. Defense
attorney Steve Wax told the Mail Tribune that the founder of the
American branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Ashland
reported yesterday to the minimum security prison in Colorado. Seda
was convicted last year of tax fraud and conspiracy for smuggling
$150,000 to Saudi Arabia from a donor in England.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Theologian William Hamilton, a member of
the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a
Time Magazine cover story, has died in Portland at age 87. Hamilton
told The Oregonian newspaper in 2007 that he had questioned the
existence of God since he was a teenager, when two friends – an
Episcopalian and a Catholic – died from the explosion of a pipe
bomb they were building, while a third – an atheist – escaped
without a scratch.
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