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Utility company expects criminal charges for 2010 blast

Compared with state-level crimes, some federal crimes come with significantly tougher penalties on conviction. Any defendant, whether from Oregon or some other state, will spend more time in prison and pay more in fines.

Woman charged with federal drug offenses after excreting cocaine

Recently, a 29-year-old woman was arrested on federal drug offenses after she excreted an estimated one pound of cocaine in Portland, Oregon. According to Portland police, the woman was found unconscious inside a bathroom at a Portland airport. The woman was sent to the hospital where she began excreting cocaine wrapped in condoms.

Bank robbery suspects face federal criminal charges

Federal crimes like drug offenses, child pornography, white collar crimes and weapon offenses, are prosecuted in federal court, where there is little room for negotiation. Being charged with a federal crime, compared to a state or local crime, can mean stiffer fines and penalties for the accused, if convicted of the charges.

Portland bank robbery suspects accused of federal crimes

Authorities recently arrested two men who are alleged to have been involved in a chain of bank robberies in the Portland metropolitan area. The alleged suspects were captured when they tried to rob a bank inside a grocery store, unaware that detectives were already inside.

Oregon robber captured almost one year after escaping jail

A bank robber who spent nearly a year as a fugitive after escaping from a Medford, Oregon, jail was recently captured in Oregon City near Portland by deputies from the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

Two Oregonians facing federal criminal charges in alleged fraud

White collar crimes, such as identity theft, mail fraud or bank fraud, are classified as felonies. However, white collar crimes may get a person indicted on federal criminal charges, as well.

Oregon man allegedly committed murder, bank robberies

Federal crimes pertain to federal criminal laws that apply in all 50 states, including Oregon. Such offenses may include fraud, federal child pornography, white collar crimes, bank robbery and murder.

Oregon couple accused of federal criminal charges

Federal crimes are more severe than state crimes. If the two are compared, the potential consequences would be more serious. In all 50 states, including Oregon, federal crimes may range from federal drug offenses, to federal fraud charges, to a number of sexual crimes.

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