Dee Benson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Dee Benson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:49:11 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Judge upholds decision to reduce Brigham City pill doctor's prison term http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606205/Judge-upholds-decision-to-reduce-Brigham-City-pill-doctors-prison-term.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606205/Judge-upholds-decision-to-reduce-Brigham-City-pill-doctors-prison-term.html A Brigham City pill doctor convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers to patients, including one who died, will now serve... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:55:00 MDT In our opinion: Decision to open Lafferty hearing was correct http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589154/Decision-to-open-Lafferty-hearing-was-correct.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589154/Decision-to-open-Lafferty-hearing-was-correct.html U.S. District Judge Dee Benson reversed an earlier decision and ruled that a competency hearing for convicted killer Ron... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Appeals court upholds Brigham City pill doctor's conviction http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579289/Appeals-court-upholds-Brigham-City-pill-doctors-conviction.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579289/Appeals-court-upholds-Brigham-City-pill-doctors-conviction.html A federal court has denied Brigham City doctor Dewey MacKay's appeal of his conviction for illegally prescribing painkillers. Wed, 01 May 2013 15:04:54 MDT State planning to bow out of complex FLDS trust fund http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573304/State-planning-to-bow-out-of-complex-FLDS-trust-fund.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573304/State-planning-to-bow-out-of-complex-FLDS-trust-fund.html Eight years after Utah took control of assets belonging to a Utah-based polygamous sect, it is now trying to figure out how... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:25:00 MST Orem man who pretended to be cop sentenced for child porn http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567704/Orem-man-who-pretended-to-be-cop-sentenced-for-child-porn.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567704/Orem-man-who-pretended-to-be-cop-sentenced-for-child-porn.html An man known around his Orem apartment complex as Lieutenant D will spend 19 years behind bars for secretly making sexually... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:29:13 MST Federal court upholds sale of FLDS assets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614772/Federal-court-upholds-sale-of-FLDS-assets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765614772/Federal-court-upholds-sale-of-FLDS-assets.html A federal appeals court has ruled that a polygamist sect on the Utah/Arizona border waited too long to challenge a... Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:46:48 MST Utah State Bar to begin Civics Education Program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562189/Utah-State-Bar-to-begin-Civics-Education-Program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562189/Utah-State-Bar-to-begin-Civics-Education-Program.html The Utah State Bar will kick off its statewide Civics Education Program on Monday in elementary, junior high and high school... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:21:08 MDT Judge overturns key piece of Utah anti-pornography law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556106/Judge-overturns-key-piece-of-Utah-anti-pornography-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556106/Judge-overturns-key-piece-of-Utah-anti-pornography-law.html A federal judge overturned a key portion of a Utah law designed to limit children's access to pornography. Fri, 18 May 2012 17:41:57 MDT Judge overturns Utah's Internet law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576910/Judge-overturns-Utahs-Internet-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576910/Judge-overturns-Utahs-Internet-law.html A federal judge has overturned a key part of a Utah law that aimed to protect children from harmful online material. Fri, 18 May 2012 10:43:25 MDT Convicted Brigham City pill doctor reports to prison http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554962/Convicted-Brigham-City-pill-doctor-reports-to-prison.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554962/Convicted-Brigham-City-pill-doctor-reports-to-prison.html A convicted Brigham City pill doctor was to begin serving his prison sentence Monday. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:29:22 MDT Utah tax 'defier' sentenced to prison for filing false returns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554314/Utah-tax-defier-sentenced-to-prison-for-filing-false-returns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554314/Utah-tax-defier-sentenced-to-prison-for-filing-false-returns.html A Utah man authorities describe as a tax "defier" will go to prison for filing fraudulent income tax returns. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:24:58 MDT Judge wants lawsuit challenging Utah's anti-pornography law settled http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553973/Judge-wants-lawsuit-challenging-Utahs-anti-pornography-law-settled.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553973/Judge-wants-lawsuit-challenging-Utahs-anti-pornography-law-settled.html Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:37:19 MDT Escorts claim Utah law makes acting sexy illegal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765558798/Escorts-claim-Utah-law-makes-acting-sexy-illegal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765558798/Escorts-claim-Utah-law-makes-acting-sexy-illegal.html Sun, 11 Mar 2012 23:02:00 MDT Restraining order request rejected in Days of '47 lawsuit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765553138/Restraining-order-request-rejected-in-Days-of-47-lawsuit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765553138/Restraining-order-request-rejected-in-Days-of-47-lawsuit.html Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:09:30 MST Brigham City pill doc loses government support in the appeals process http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705399123/Brigham-City-pill-doc-loses-government-support-in-the-appeals-process.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705399123/Brigham-City-pill-doc-loses-government-support-in-the-appeals-process.html The government has sided with a U.S. District Court judge in an order to put a convicted Brigham City pill doctor behind bars... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:09:18 MST St. George officer dismissed from suit over student's death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222434/St-George-officer-dismissed-from-suit-over-students-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222434/St-George-officer-dismissed-from-suit-over-students-death.html A federal judge has dismissed the city of St. George and one of its police officers from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a... Sun, 05 Feb 2012 20:53:44 MST DeChristopher lacks grounds to appeal, government says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700219585/DeChristopher-lacks-grounds-to-appeal-government-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700219585/DeChristopher-lacks-grounds-to-appeal-government-says.html The U.S. Attorney for Utah said Thursday environmental activist Timothy DeChristopher lacks any legal grounds to contest his... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:07:22 MST Convicted pill doc remains free man for now despite court ruling against him http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397215/Convicted-pill-doc-remains-free-man-for-now-despite-court-ruling-against-him.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397215/Convicted-pill-doc-remains-free-man-for-now-despite-court-ruling-against-him.html Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:47:36 MST Judge chides prosecutors for wanting to seize convicted doctor's money, property http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396813/Judge-chides-prosecutors-for-wanting-to-seize-convicted-doctors-money-property.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396813/Judge-chides-prosecutors-for-wanting-to-seize-convicted-doctors-money-property.html Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:17:15 MST Prosecutors want 20-year prison term for convicted Brigham City pill doctor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395918/Prosecutors-want-20-year-prison-term-for-convicted-Brigham-City-pill-doctor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395918/Prosecutors-want-20-year-prison-term-for-convicted-Brigham-City-pill-doctor.html Federal prosecutors are recommending a Brigham City doctor who illegally prescribed painkillers spend 20 years in prison. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:55:27 MST Judges refuses to dismiss case against convicted doctor in pain-pill case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395773/Judges-refuses-to-dismiss-case-against-convicted-doctor-in-pain-pill-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395773/Judges-refuses-to-dismiss-case-against-convicted-doctor-in-pain-pill-case.html Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:41:20 MST Former Morgan County administrator sent to prison for embezzlement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700191932/Former-Morgan-County-administrator-sent-to-prison-for-embezzlement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700191932/Former-Morgan-County-administrator-sent-to-prison-for-embezzlement.html SALT LAKE CITY — A former Morgan County Council administrator is headed to federal prison for embezzling more than... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:04:33 MDT Former Morgan County administrator sent to prison for embezzlement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393181/Former-Morgan-County-administrator-sent-to-prison-for-embezzlement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393181/Former-Morgan-County-administrator-sent-to-prison-for-embezzlement.html A former Morgan County Council administrator is headed to federal prison for embezzling more than $800,000 from his employer. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:11:39 MDT Aneth man sentenced for child sex abuse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700186315/Aneth-man-sentenced-for-child-sex-abuse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700186315/Aneth-man-sentenced-for-child-sex-abuse.html SALT LAKE CITY — An Aneth man is headed to prison for sexual abuse as part of the U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah's... Sat, 08 Oct 2011 19:56:21 MDT Man headed to prison as feds in Utah focus on sexual abuse on Native American reservations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391976/Man-headed-to-prison-as-feds-in-Utah-focus-on-sexual-abuse-on-Native-American-reservations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391976/Man-headed-to-prison-as-feds-in-Utah-focus-on-sexual-abuse-on-Native-American-reservations.html Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:51:17 MDT Federal judge hears arguments in pill doctor case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391246/Federal-judge-hears-arguments-in-pill-doctor-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391246/Federal-judge-hears-arguments-in-pill-doctor-case.html Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:45:34 MDT Federal judge grants convicted pill doctor another day in court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389973/Federal-judge-grants-convicted-pill-doctor-another-day-in-court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389973/Federal-judge-grants-convicted-pill-doctor-another-day-in-court.html A Brigham City doctor convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers this month will get another day in court before he is... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:22:41 MDT Jury to decide fate of Brigham City doctor accused of illegally dispensing painkillers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389294/Jury-to-decide-fate-of-Brigham-City-doctor-accused-of-illegally-dispensing-painkillers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389294/Jury-to-decide-fate-of-Brigham-City-doctor-accused-of-illegally-dispensing-painkillers.html Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:23:57 MDT Activist Tim DeChristopher appeals conviction, sentence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388546/Activist-Tim-DeChristopher-appeals-conviction-sentence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388546/Activist-Tim-DeChristopher-appeals-conviction-sentence.html Tue, 02 Aug 2011 11:10:48 MDT Lawyer uses 'finger food' story to discredit doctor in court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376096/Lawyer-uses-finger-food-story-to-discredit-doctor-in-court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376096/Lawyer-uses-finger-food-story-to-discredit-doctor-in-court.html Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:53:18 MDT Former Morgan administrator admits to embezzling nearly $1 million http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375223/Former-Morgan-administrator-admits-to-embezzling-nearly-1-million.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375223/Former-Morgan-administrator-admits-to-embezzling-nearly-1-million.html Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:30:22 MDT ACLU seeks to permanently block '05 Utah anti-porn law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374158/ACLU-seeks-to-permanently-block-05-Utah-anti-porn-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374158/ACLU-seeks-to-permanently-block-05-Utah-anti-porn-law.html A group of booksellers, artists and Internet service providers asked a federal judge Wednesday to permanently stop... Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:30:26 MDT Wyoming joins challenge to federal wilderness rule http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139985/Wyoming-joins-challenge-to-federal-wilderness-rule.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139985/Wyoming-joins-challenge-to-federal-wilderness-rule.html By Ben Neary Sun, 29 May 2011 23:57:28 MDT Judge Dee Benson completes term on FISA court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139521/Judge-Dee-Benson-completes-term-on-FISA-court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139521/Judge-Dee-Benson-completes-term-on-FISA-court.html U.S. District Judge Dee Benson has completed his term on the secretive special court that oversees warrants for government... Fri, 27 May 2011 20:22:53 MDT Appeals court defuses showdown between federal and state judges http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370709/Appeals-court-defuses-showdown-between-federal-and-state-judges.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370709/Appeals-court-defuses-showdown-between-federal-and-state-judges.html An appeals court Friday afternoon pre-empted a high noon showdown between federal and state judges embroiled in a feud over... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:41:13 MDT Federal judge threatened to send marshals after state judge, motion states http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370679/Federal-judge-threatened-to-send-marshals-after-state-judge-motion-states.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370679/Federal-judge-threatened-to-send-marshals-after-state-judge-motion-states.html Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:36:37 MDT Utah judge gives trust control to Jeffs' church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700125528/Utah-judge-gives-trust-control-to-Jeffs-church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700125528/Utah-judge-gives-trust-control-to-Jeffs-church.html A federal judge in Utah has handed control of a communal land trust back to the leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous church. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:56:01 MDT Another court ruling goes in favor of Salt Lake soccer complex http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370050/Another-court-ruling-goes-in-favor-of-Salt-Lake-soccer-complex.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370050/Another-court-ruling-goes-in-favor-of-Salt-Lake-soccer-complex.html Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:21:59 MDT Parties in UEP saga have 20 days to reach de-tangling agreement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705368764/Parties-in-UEP-saga-have-20-days-to-reach-de-tangling-agreement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705368764/Parties-in-UEP-saga-have-20-days-to-reach-de-tangling-agreement.html Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:45:41 MDT Colorado couple pleads guilty in artifacts case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705368363/Colorado-couple-pleads-guilty-in-artifacts-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705368363/Colorado-couple-pleads-guilty-in-artifacts-case.html Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:26:49 MST Judge Dee Benson stands by ruling in oil and gas lawsuit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705364925/Judge-Dee-Benson-stands-by-ruling-in-oil-and-gas-lawsuit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705364925/Judge-Dee-Benson-stands-by-ruling-in-oil-and-gas-lawsuit.html A federal judge has decided he will not revisit arguments raised in a lawsuit brought by some rural Utah counties and three... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:36:22 MST Man who rammed Hill Air Force Base gate sentenced to prison http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363200/Man-who-rammed-Hill-Air-Force-Base-gate-sentenced-to-prison.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363200/Man-who-rammed-Hill-Air-Force-Base-gate-sentenced-to-prison.html Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:25:57 MST Federal judge blocks polygamous sect's land sale http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700091988/Federal-judge-blocks-polygamous-sects-land-sale.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700091988/Federal-judge-blocks-polygamous-sects-land-sale.html A federal judge has blocked the sale of assets held in a polygamous church's communal land trust while he decides whether the... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:07:25 MST Salt Lake man going to prison for illegally dumping toxic waste http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705362998/Salt-Lake-man-going-to-prison-for-illegally-dumping-toxic-waste.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705362998/Salt-Lake-man-going-to-prison-for-illegally-dumping-toxic-waste.html A man who abandoned leaking drums of toxic chemicals on a Salt Lake street four years ago will be going to federal prison. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:29:02 MST Colorado man pleads guilty in Indian artifacts trafficking case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700085022/Colorado-man-pleads-guilty-in-Indian-artifacts-trafficking-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700085022/Colorado-man-pleads-guilty-in-Indian-artifacts-trafficking-case.html SALT LAKE CITY — A Colorado man nabbed in a federal sting operation last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to dig... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:09:02 MST Formal trial date set for environmental activist Timothy DeChristopher http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700082496/Formal-trial-date-set-for-environmental-activist-Timothy-DeChristopher.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700082496/Formal-trial-date-set-for-environmental-activist-Timothy-DeChristopher.html SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has formally set a new trial date for environmental activist Timothy DeChristopher,... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:03:48 MST