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Author Archives: Heather Cobun

Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Prosecutors seek to block Aberdeen accountant from promoting tax scam (access required)

The federal government is seeking an injunction against an Aberdeen accountant barring her from preparing any federal tax filings based on accusations that she promotes the “redemption theory” which the IRS has declared to be fraudulent. Charese Johnson operates Prodigy ...

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Prosecutors cross-examine Cohen in sentencing hearing (access required)

Jeffrey B. Cohen

Federal prosecutors’ cross-examination of former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen will continue Thursday after Cohen spent several days testifying on mitigation prior to his sentencing for insurance fraud. Cohen pleaded guilty to wire fraud and obstruction of justice charges in ...

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Cohen: Though balance sheet inflated, firm still had millions (access required)

Jeffrey B. Cohen

As his multi-day sentencing hearing continued Tuesday, former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen argued that his company always had plenty of surplus cash on hand and paid claims despite his admitted financial misrepresentations. Four days in court in September were ...

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of paraplegic inmate (access required)

The family and estate of a paralyzed Baltimore man who died three years ago after falling ill in a state prison have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging medical staff failed to get him the necessary specialized care and monitoring. ...

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Court: Nursing home a creditor, not victim, in embezzlement scheme (access required)

A nursing home that was not paid because its client’s fiduciary was embezzling funds is not a victim of the embezzlement for restitution purposes, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court has held in vacating a lower-court order. Penny McCrimmon pleaded guilty to ...

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With body cameras, attorneys look forward to video evidence of police encounters (access required)

Video of a police encounter with a citizen can be game changing in criminal and civil proceedings, and attorneys hope the roll-out of body cameras in the Baltimore Police Department will increase accountability and clarify factual issues. More than 150 ...

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BOE to consider $28K settlement for pedestrian hit in police crash (access required)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to consider a $28,000 settlement with a woman who alleged she was struck during a police-involved crash. Donna Brown claims she “sustained serious permanent injuries” following a collision near the intersection of North Avenue ...

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