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City IG finds timesheet fraud, misuse of vehicle by DPW employee (access required)

A Baltimore City Department of Public Works employee was terminated last month for submitting false timesheets and using a city vehicle for personal business, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General. The OIG received a complaint ...

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Baltimore prosecutors, defense, court work to reduce activity and decrease jail population

Criminal justice partners in Baltimore, which has the highest volume of criminal cases in the state, are working to reduce courthouse traffic, caseloads and the inmate population as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told prosecutors ...

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Davis describes politics, stresses at City Hall following Pugh scandal (access required)

First of 2 parts In his last week as Baltimore’s city solicitor, Andre M. Davis saw the mayor who had persuaded him to leave the federal bench and join her administration receive a three-year federal prison sentence for fraud and ...

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Food trucks ask Court of Appeals to invalidate Baltimore proximity ban (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Food truck vendors made their final plea to invalidate a Baltimore ordinance that bans them from operating near restaurants selling “similar” products, telling the Court of Appeals Thursday that the city cannot provide any rationale for the rule. The ...

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City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code (access required)

Baltimore city moved to dismiss a lawsuit over a city code section that allows an eviction to proceed with no notice, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims “have no legal merit.” Marshall Todman and Tiffany Gattis filed suit in U.S. District Court ...

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Former Baltimore sheriff candidate pleads to campaign finance charges (access required)

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A 2014 candidate for Baltimore sheriff pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations Tuesday for filing a false campaign report using his treasurer’s electronic signature. Richard Parker, 41, of Gwynn Oak, received a one-year suspended sentence and was placed on three years probation by ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Saying Baltimore is safe does not make it so (access required)

Years ago, Rolling Stone magazine ran the iconic ad campaign “Perception vs. Reality.” The magazine suffered a severe identity crisis: Was its audience dope-smoking hippies or affluent professionals? Baltimore suffers from a perception that it is a dangerous city. Police ...

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Federal judge: Baltimore’s climate litigation belongs in state court (access required)

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Baltimore’s lawsuit alleging oil companies concealed dangers and misinformed the public about climate change belongs in state court, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander issued an order remanding the case because she determined removal to federal court ...

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