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Judge orders man convicted in child porn case to pay restitution

August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A federal judge here has ordered a man convicted of possessing child pornography to pay restitution to a victim depicted in the material.
It’s the first such order in North Dakota since new guidelines were set earlier this year for deter…continue reading on

22 arrested on drug-trafficking charges; 15 from Dickinson

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Authorities arrested 22 people on drug trafficking charges in Dickinson on Wednesday as a part of Operation Pipe Cleaner.

Fifteen of the 22 are from Dickinson, one is from Glen Ullin and the rest are from outside North Dakota. They range in age fr…continue reading on

Prosecutor lauds program to combat tribal violence

September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor says a program to reduce violent crime on American Indian reservations is working and his office will continue to dedicate time and money to the project. Continue Reading

ND prosecutors on track for new drug law guidelines

August 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced sweeping directives on federal drug prosecutions, but North Dakota’s top lawyer says increased drug use in the western part of the state already has attorneys here following Holder’s philosophy of focusing on big fish, not small offenders. Continue Reading

Drugs in the Oil Patch: Law enforcement seeing larger quantities of illegal substances as they make more arrests

August 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota’s Oil Patch is quickly becoming a battleground for the war on drugs. And it’s not just marijuana, officials say. It’s the hard stuff. Continue Reading

U.S. Attorney, victims advocate defend VAWA

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A new federal law giving tribal courts limited jurisdiction in domestic violence cases involving non-Indians gives new hope to Indian women while safeguarding due process rights of the accused, according to U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon and a leading victims advocate. Continue Reading

US attorneys, tribal officials talk public safety

September 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Criminal prosecutions have soared on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas in the past year, though tribal officials told federal prosecutors Thursday that more needs to be done to quell crime. Continue Reading

Spirit Lake’s prosecutor gets offer to become special US attorney

September 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Federal prosecutors have offered to make the Spirit Lake Tribe’s prosecutor a special U.S. attorney and to help the tribe develop a strategic plan to protect children from violence. Continue Reading

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says public safety on reservations must improve

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Attorney for N.D. unveils ‘Anti-Violence Strategy’North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said he wants to improve the safety of the state’s tribal communities by cracking down on the prevalence of violent crime there. Continue Reading

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Purdon recuses self from key case

October 1, 2010 in INFORUM

Death penalty case to go to Jordheim

The new U.S. attorney for North Dakota won’t handle the state’s only federal death penalty case.
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