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United States v. Groen

Case Conclusion Date: 04.28.2011

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Partial Acquittal

Description: At a litigated jury trial held in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, WA, a property owner from Lynden, WA, was accused of illegally shining a high powered spotlight on a Customs and Border Protection helicopter. The client was acquitted on the major count alleging reckless endangerment of the helicopter, but was convicted on a lessor charge of temporarily incapacitating a pilot. Judge Thomas Zilly presided.

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