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RICO suit: MGM casino construction shut out minority businesses

RICO suit: MGM casino construction shut out minority businesses

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Monday claims MGM National Harbor failed to award contracts for a significant portion of the construction of a $1.2 billion casino to minority businesses, despite receiving federal housing and community development funds earmarked for that purpose. The plaintiffs — which include the federal government, along with the Maryland Business Clergy Partnership and several minority businesses — claim that in filings with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development Director Eric Brown falsely stated that the casino project was complying with requirements to receive HUD funding.

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Proposed Md. light rail projects remain in limbo

Proposed Md. light rail projects remain in limbo

The hotly debated Red Line and Purple Line light rail projects are no closer to being built, or abandoned, at the scheduled end of Maryland's 90-day legislative session. Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn continues to review the projects in search of changes that could save the state money and not jeopardize federal money for the projects.

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Prince George’s County faces $15M wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a Suitland man shot and killed outside his home has filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit against Prince George's County. Michael R. Minor, 38, died in October after sheriff's deputies responded to his house for a report of a domestic dispute, according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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