05/11/16 - 10:05pm
ANCHORAGE — A federal judge has authorized the U.S. Marshals Service to seize the property of the losing side of a prolonged power dispute in one of Alaska’s most eroded communities.
A spokeswoman for the marshals’ Alaska office said, however, that no action will be taken in the western Alaska village of Newtok until the winning side files the necessary paperwork.
The new leaders, the plaintiffs in the case, are seeking more than $6,000 in attorney’s fees and other costs, according to the writs of execution issued last month to three former leaders.