FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

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Unalaska police have asked the state to consider filing criminal charges against the teenager who was behind the wheel in May's fatal car crash off Mount Ballyhoo, following an inquiry supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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More than $2.3 million has been returned to the City of Unalaska, after a federal investigation into financial fraud targeting the local government.

Between May 15 and July 9, the city paid $2,985,406.10 to a fraudulent bank account as a result of a phishing email scam. City Manager Erin Reinders said the email sender represented themselves as a known vendor and requested a change in payment method.

When city officials realized the mistake in July, she said they notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as the city's attorney and insurance company. 

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The City of Unalaska is relaunching its search for a permanent police chief.

City Manager Erin Reinders said officials have decided against offering the job to a candidate who came for an in-person interview last month. The man was never named publicly, but Reinders said he wasn't the right fit.

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Updated 7/29/19

Federal agents are investigating how the City of Unalaska was tricked into sending an undisclosed sum of money to a financial scammer. 

City Manager Erin Reinders said the fraudulent activity was detected July 10. The Finance Department realized it had received a fake payment request from an entity pretending to have provided services to the city.

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Unalaska police are partnering with the FBI as they continue investigating last month's fatal crash on Mount Ballyhoo.

Two local high school students were killed when a truck plunged off the cliffside and fell about 900 feet to the shoreline below.

The cause of the crash is still unclear. But as KUCB's Laura Kraegel reports, authorities say they hope to have an explanation by the end of June.