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Topic - Jenny Durkan
The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington's Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that said agents were racially profiling people they pulled over.
Colton Harris-Moore gained authority-mocking, cult status as he ran from the law for two years in stolen boats, cars and planes. Now, he faces years in prison.
A Russian billionaire investor has purchased a lavish, 25,500-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley for $100 million, thought to be the most ever paid for a single-family home in the United States.
Two Seattle-area men were sentenced Friday to four years in prison for concocting a bogus tax shelter to help a Hollywood mogul, the owner of the New York Jets and other wealthy clients avoid paying $240 million in payments.
"This settlement is confirmation that we can both ensure the safety of our borders and protect all members of our communities in a constitutional manner," U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in a statement. "I appreciate the dedication and hard work of the Border Patrol, who are both the first line of defense against danger and the first to welcome millions of our visitors."
"Whenever you have any kind of local or federal agents ferret out people on patrol ... you're going to see a pattern of civil rights abuses. You can't rely on race and appearance in order to determine racial status," she said.