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Florida Man, 79, Charged With Bilking Marylanders in $1.5M Ponzi Scheme

Maryland state prosecutors charged a 79-year-old Florida man yesterday with fleecing more than 400 people in a $1.5 million Ponzi scheme he operated for seven years.In papers filed by Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. in Baltimore City Circuit ...

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Townsend Salutes Talbott County’s Teen Court Talbot County, with the help of Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and other officials, yesterday celebrated the opening of a justice program run by teen-agers for teen-agers. Located in Easton’s Talbott County Circuit Courthouse, ...

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Tugboat Operator Sues Hale Intermodal Claiming Half-Off Offer on Bills

A Baltimore-based barge operation founded by First Mariner Bank’s Edwin F. Hale Sr. has refused to pay invoices worth well over half a million dollars, offering instead 50 cents on the dollar, a Virginia tugboat operator has alleged.In a lawsuit ...

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No Attempted Murder Charge for Assailant With HIV

An HIV-positive man authorities say knowingly had unprotected sex with a woman was ordered held without bond on assault charges yesterday by a Prince George’s County judge. Solomon Tarch Hobbs, 37, may have also infected other women in the county, ...

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ILN May Be Gone, but Some Liability Remains for Lead-Paint Poisoning

[IMGCAP(1)]A Baltimore jury has returned a $3 million lead-paint verdict against a company shut down in 1991 by securities regulators, who charged Lanham-based International Loan Network with buying dilapidated real estate as part of a massive pyramid scheme.ILN bought property ...

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4th Circuit Reverses Newspaper Fine

Court documents cannot be sealed without giving interested parties — including the media — an opportunity to object, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held last week.The decision reversed a $500,000 fine against the Wilmington [N.C.] Morning Star for ...

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Union Win at Eastern Shore Plants Is First Against Perdue Farms Inc.

Union organizers who won two of three elections at Perdue Farms Inc. processing facilities on the Eastern Shore last week had an extra reason to savor their victory: it was a national first. “This is actually making labor history,” said ...

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Legal Community Pays Last Respects At Services for Hon. Gary I. Strausberg

Baltimore’s courts closed early yesterday in tribute to City Circuit Judge Gary I. Strausberg, who was laid to rest in his judicial robes following a brief, dignified service in Pikesville.Strausberg died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a ...

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Fulton-Evans Case Goes to Jury

The fate of a senior state legislator and an influential Annapolis lobbyist rests in the hands of a federal jury today after defense attorneys yesterday downplayed the importance of evidence against the two men in their month-long fraud trial.Prosecutors claimed ...

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State Extends Cigarette-Smuggling CrackdownThe office of the Comptroller of Maryland reported yesterday that enforcement agents have made 33 seizures and arrests since July 1, 1999, in a continuing crackdown on the transporting of cigarettes without Maryland tax stamps affixed. The ...

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