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Feds seek maximum of 10 years in Bellevue hash-oil blast

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Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded in 2013, destroying a Bellevue apartment building and causing the death of a former mayor. Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded in 2013, destroying a Bellevue apartment building and causing the death of a former mayor.
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Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded in 2013, destroying a Bellevue apartment building and causing the death of a former mayor.

David Richard Schultz II is being sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say they want to send a message to others who might think Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 gave them license to engage in dangerous home production of potent pot extracts.

Nan Campbell, an 87-year-old former Bellevue councilwoman and the city's first female mayor, was sleeping in another unit when the explosion rocked the Hampton Greens Apartments on Nov. 5, 2013. She tripped as she escaped the flames, broke her pelvis and died of complications from the injuries two weeks later.

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