US Attorney en What One Former U.S. Attorney Knows Now About Making Her Case <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Editor's Note:&nbsp;<a href="" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">“Senior Thesis”</a>&nbsp;is a special week-long series that brings together venerable veterans in various fields with university students hoping to forge a career in the same field.</em></p><p>At first glance, you might think a former U.S. attorney and a man who once sued the government for spying on him wouldn’t agree on much.</p><p>But Kate Pflaumer, U.S. attorney for western Washington during the Clinton administration, and Philip Chinn, a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law, share a passion for trial work and more. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 17278 at What One Former U.S. Attorney Knows Now About Making Her Case ATM skimming scams on the rise <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever used a cash machine, here&rsquo;s something you should be aware of. The Justice Department has disrupted one of the largest debit and credit card skimming rings on the West Coast.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:54:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 2682 at ATM skimming scams on the rise US Attorney press release on arrests in Seattle terror plot <p>UNITED STATES ATTORNEY&#39;S OFFICE<br /> Western District of Washington</p><p>June 23, 2011</p><p>TWO MEN CHARGED IN PLOT TO ATTACK SEATTLE MILITARY PROCESSING CENTER<br /> Defendants Sought Firearms and Grenades to Attack Complex where Enlistees Report</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 20:19:08 +0000 KPLU 1940 at Feds put brakes on controversial medical-pot dispensaries law <p>A new law that would legalize medical-marijuana dispensaries and growers in Washington has already passed both chambers of the legislature in Olympia.&nbsp; But it looks like it won&#39;t ever take effect.</p><p>That&#39;s because the state&#39;s top federal prosecutors have threatened to crack down if it goes forward.</p><p>In a letter to Governor Chris Gregoire, U.S. Attorneys Jenny Durkan of Seattle and Michael Ormsby of Spokane <a href="">write that the bill would undermine drug enforcement</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:11:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1215 at Feds put brakes on controversial medical-pot dispensaries law Justice Department sues anti-abortion activist <p></p><p>Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion protester from blocking access to a medical clinic in Lynnwood.</p><p>According to the U.S. Department of Justice complaint, John C. Kroack walked into a Lynnwood health clinic on Jan. 7, 2010, became agitated as he talked about abortion and tried to force his way into one of the exam rooms. Prosecutors say a nurse had to hold her body against the door to keep him from breaking it down. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:13:34 +0000 Paula Wissel 996 at