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Utah crime and court briefs: American Indian can’t live on reservation
First Published Jul 23 2013 05:19 pm • Last Updated Jul 23 2013 05:52 pm

A roundup of recent police and courts news:

• When Jarvis C. Cuch is released from state custody in November he will be barred from living on an American Indian reservation unless he has permission from Adult Probation and Parole and the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

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• Richard R. Whatley will spend 51 months in federal prison and pay the IRS $541,514 in restitution after pleading guilty to failure to account for and pay employment taxes on wages withheld from workers at Alliance Staffing Management Inc. at the end of 2003.

• The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole does not plan to schedule an original hearing for Timmy Brent Olsen, who in 2011 pleaded guilty to second-degree felony manslaughter in the death of Kiplyn Davis, until February 2021 — five years before his sentence expires — and it will give the Utah County man no credit for time served while in federal or state custody before he was sentenced.

• Cherilyn Turner of Chicago has filed a civil lawsuit against The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge, located near Ivins and affiliated with the television show, alleging she was injured in June 2011 after she was required to hike a trail that she was not equipped or skilled enough to tackle.

• After a special review hearing, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole decided to not change its life sentence decision for John Perry Chaney, 57, who was convicted in 1997 of being an accomplice to rape of a child after he conducted a marriage between his then 13-year-old daughter and a 47-year-old man.

• Salt Lake City police arrested Jaquel Lee, 24, after he fired a handgun into a crowd of individuals at 328 S. State Street, striking one person in the leg.

• The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole reaffirmed its life sentence for Patsey Edward Pilla, 45, who was convicted in 2003 of aggravated sexual assault.

• The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole granted a full and unconditional pardon to Adam G. Bass, 34, who was convicted in 2002 of a class A misdemeanor forcible sexual abuse.

• U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups has entered a default judgment against Nathan Amosa, a former Hurricane City police officer, in a civil lawsuit brought by a woman he coerced into engaging in sexual activity after responding to her home on a missing child call in 2008.


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— A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 14 Utahns with conspiracy to distribute spice, a case cracked as part of a nationwide law enforcement operation dubbed "Project Synergy" targeting synthetic drug trafficking organizations. Nine individuals were also charged with money laundering. The defendants will be arraigned Aug. 5 in St. George and face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million if convicted.



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