‘You are quintessentially evil:’ Judge sentences armed career criminal with 30 felonies to prison

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SEATTLE — A federal judge sentenced an “armed career criminal” with 30 prior felony convictions to prison on Friday.

Kenneth Door was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms, explosives and ballistic vests.

Door faces additional prison time for leading a tax fraud scheme from prison.

“You are quintessentially evil,” said Judge Ronald Leighton at sentencing. “You know no regard for community, for people who are weaker than you are.”

Door has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon for shooting at police and multiple burglary convictions.

“For the last 30 years, this defendant has been on a continuous and relentless quest to wreak havoc on others and his community,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  “He has left countless victims in his wake.  Dozens of convictions and criminal sentences for burglary, theft, assault, harassment, high-speed car chases, unlawful firearms possession and more have failed to deter him from unlawful behavior.  This lengthy sentence is needed to protect the public.”

Door was arrested in 2011 while on supervision from a state conviction. According to court documents, authorities received a tip that Door had an explosive device at his home. Door pleaded guilty in 2013 before changing his plea this spring. Hew as found guilty in a four-day jury trial.

Another judge will sentence Door for a criminal tax fraud scheme he was apparently running from the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, officials said. According to court records, Door and others conspired to file fake tax returns using names and Social Security numbers of prison inmates to claim refunds.

Those documents indicated that the conspirators files at least 31 false tax returns totaling more than $145,000. They were able to collect nearly $72,000. Officials said Door’s accomplices have been sentenced to a range of eight to 33 months in prison.

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