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On the Record: May 2014
Man who bilked $50,000 from woman with dementia sent to prison

In March, Dayton Dixon, 35, was sentenced to 40 months in prison for stealing more than $57,000 from a 73-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman with dementia. He pleaded guilty in January to six counts of theft in the first degree and two counts of theft in the second degree. The recently expanded Elder Abuse Unit was able to... Link to full story
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Governor appoints Deputy Prosecutor Sorensen to Superior Court Bench

Chief Criminal Deputy Phil Sorensen was appointed to the Superior Court bench in March by Governor Jay Inslee. Sorensen's robust experience, courtroom reputation and commitment to the community have earned him a well-deserved judicial appointment.... Link to full story
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Chief of Staff Dawn Farina elected Tacoma-Pierce County Bar president

Dawn Farina was elected in 2013 to serve as the 2014-2015 Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) President on behalf of over 1,400 members. The TPCBA is one of the largest lawyer associations in Washington State. Prior to becoming president, Farina served as the vice-president and as a trustee for the organization... Link to full story
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Sheriff's Department honors Deputy Prosecutor Kara Sanchez

On March 28, Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor honored law enforcement employees at the department's annual awards ceremony. Among those recognized was Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kara Sanchez, who was selected as the 2013 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of the Year. "Deputy Prosecutor Kara Sanchez successfully tried some of... Link to full story
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Bake sale supports 'National Crime Victims' Rights Week

In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Prosecutor's Office staff organized a bake sale on April 11. Staff throughout the County-City Building supported the sale by purchasing delicious treats. The sale raised $931, which was donated to the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center to support victims... Link to full story
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Treats and toys for 'Bark and Bid' charity auction

In April, Prosecutor's Office staff donated two baskets - one filled with grooming supplies galore and the other with 'toy heaven' - to the Prison Pet Partnership for its annual 'Bark and Bid' charity auction. The PPP rescues homeless animals and trains them to be service animals for those with disabilities. They also provide therapy dogs to... Link to full story
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Deputy prosecutors 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

Pierce County deputy prosecutors joined Prosecutor Mark Lindquist at the annual 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' fundraising event on April 25. They raised $1,355 for the walk, which benefits the Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County. 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes... Link to full story
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'National Missing Children's Day': Help keep hope alive

The recent recovery of Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight in Cleveland is why we should never give up hope on any missing child. Every story offers hope to the families who still search. On May 25, National Missing Children's Day, communities around the country came together to celebrate by reminding parents and... Link to full story
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