Bryan Denson, The Oregonian

Bryan Denson

The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Bryan:

Oregon State Police detective wasn't alone in bungling Pedersen-Grigsby case

Dave Steele got caught forging evidence, but records obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive show his immediate bosses knew from the start that they'd assigned the case to a disorganized copy who had never headed a capital murder investigation. → Read More

Portland and rest of Oregon can expect (wait for it) rain! Who knew?

Rain is coming. Lots of it in the form of thundershowers in much of Oregon. Stay dry, friends. → Read More

'Sweetheart Swindle' case helps boost feds' monetary recoveries to $8.5 million in 2015

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Oregon brought in $8.5 million in criminal and civil actions during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, with a whopping $1.9 million coming back to victim Ralph Raines Jr. → Read More

Estate of man crushed between 18-wheelers sues Tualatin trucking company for $65 million

Connor W. Tarr died last December, when the Audi in which he was riding was crushed between two tractor-trailer rigs in California. Tarr's estate has sued two trucking businesses and one of the drivers. → Read More

Disabled combat veteran accuses University of Portland's ROTC program of discrimination

Jarrell "J.D." Southall, a decorated Army combat veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, alleges that co-workers harassed him as he served as an ROTC recruitment officer at the University of Portland. → Read More

Gresham welcome sign stops motorist suspected of driving while intoxicated

A 32-year-old Portland woman is suspected of reckless driving, criminal mischief and driving under the influence of intoxicants after knocking down a heavy wooden sign welcoming visitors to downtown Gresham. → Read More

Sunny, pleasant weekend weather for Portland, much of Oregon

The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies, with a high of 49 degrees for Portland and vicinity. → Read More

Swindlers bilk Oregon retiree, blow $2.5 million in Vegas casinos, feds allege

A Colorado businessman and his girlfriend, a manicurist from Walla Walla, Washington, are accused of taking loans from an Oregon retiree to save a failing business, then blowing the bulk of it in Las Vegas. → Read More

Feds indict prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary Bertoni on tax charges

Gary B. Bertoni, a prominent criminal defense lawyer with a practice in Portland, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes. → Read More

Feds indict prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary Bertoni on tax charges

Gary B. Bertoni, a prominent criminal defense lawyer with a practice in Lake Oswego, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes. → Read More

Former Sunwest CEO Jon Harder gets 15 years for 'mass financial destruction'

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon imposes tough sentence on the man who perpetrated what federal agents call the biggest investment fraud in Oregon history. → Read More

Former Sunwest CEO gets 15 years in prison for $120 million-plus investment fraud

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon, ruling from his bench in Portland, described Jon Michael Harder as "not Bernie Madoff" – the billionaire king of the Ponzi scheme – but gave federal prosecutors the sentence they sought. → Read More

Victims of Sunwest fraud tell of loss, misery at former CEO's sentencing

Jon Michael Harder, who superintended Sunwest Management into fraud, collapse, is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday after two days of legal arguments, victim testimony. → Read More

Former Sunwest CEO, facing sentencing for $130 million fraud, apologizes for 'carnage and problems'

Jon Michael Harder faces a rare two-day sentencing hearing beginning Monday in Portland's U.S. District Court, where he faces between 5 and 15 years in prison. → Read More

Plot to steal collectible Nike shoes for 'sneakerheads' sends 2 to prison

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon orders Tung Wing Ho and Jason Michael Keating to make no contact with Nike's employees or former employees. → Read More

Portland car dealer gets prison for bilking insurance companies

Lisa Ephrem, owner of Carr City in Happy Valley, was sentenced to prison on Thursday for scheming to steal life insurance payouts. → Read More

Alcoholic businessman embezzled Social Security benefits from disabled, homeless, elderly clients

Golden W. Barrett, 33, walked out of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland → Read More

Oregon mosque arson suspect pleads no contest to hate crime, found guilty

Cody S. Crawford, 29, will be sentenced on March 2 for damaging religious property at a mosque in Corvallis. → Read More

Oregon mosque arson suspect pleads no contest to hate crime, found guilty

Cody S. Crawford, 29, will be sentenced on March 2 for damaging religious property at a mosque in Corvallis. → Read More

Families find dry spot to trick-or-treat in Portland on Monsoon Halloween 2015

Families took part in a classroom to classroom candy grab at McMennamin's Kennedy School for an annual Halloween party. → Read More