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May 15, 2012

Former Frederick County teacher charged with molesting student

FREDERICK — A former Frederick County public school teacher is charged with molesting a student. The Frederick News-Post reported Tuesday that 50-year-old James Ways of Westminster was served Monday with a criminal summons charging him with three counts of fourth-degree sex offense. Ways allegedly engaged in sex with a 17-year-old from May to September of […]

Apr 9, 2012

Man charged with sexually exploiting teens

INDIANAPOLIS — Investigators are trying to identify hundreds of potential victims whose images were found on the computer of an Indiana man charged with coercing two teenage boys into performing sex acts for him via webcam by threatening to post on gay porn sites compromising videos he secretly made of them. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett […]

Feb 7, 2012

Colorado man charged with murder fights extradition to Maryland

GREELEY, Colo. — A Colorado man charged with a slaying in Maryland in 2000 is fighting extradition to Maryland. An attorney for 32-year-old Alexander Bennett of Greeley, Colo., said Monday his client is refusing to waive extradition. Bennett is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Heidi Bernadzikowski. Bernadzikowski was found dead in […]

Jan 19, 2012

Utah doctor facing murder charge gets transferred

ELKTON — A Utah doctor facing a murder charge related to a botched second-trimester abortion has been extradited to Maryland. An attorney for Dr. Nicola Riley says Riley was flown to Maryland Thursday and has an initial appearance and bail review scheduled for Friday morning in Elkton. Prosecutors did not return a message seeking comment. […]

Jan 9, 2012

Former soldier charged with trying to aid terrorist group

GREENBELT — A Maryland man who converted to Islam shortly before leaving the U.S. Army and who found living an Islamic way of life in the United States oppressive has been charged with attempting to join a foreign terrorist organization in Somalia, authorities said Monday. Craig Baxam of Laurel was arrested Friday and charged with […]

Dec 30, 2011

Authorities: Abortion doctors charged with murder

WASHINGTON — Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder under the state’s viable fetus law, authorities said. Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police […]

Dec 16, 2011

SEC charges ex-Fannie, Freddie CEOs with fraud

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission has brought civil fraud charges against six former top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying they misled the government and taxpayers about risky subprime mortgages the mortgage giants held during the housing bust. Those charged include the agencies’ two former CEOs, Fannie’s Daniel Mudd and Freddie’s […]

Jul 10, 2011

Deon Johnson, charged with attempted murder, insists he’s a victim of police retaliation

To hear him tell the story, West Baltimore teen Deon Johnson was an up-and-coming boxer, hoping to punch his ticket to next summer’s Olympic Games in London. His boxing coach was equally optimistic, fondly recalling Johnson’s jab, his movement in the ring and his heart. “He could’ve qualified for the 2012 Olympics. That’s how sharp […]

Jun 3, 2011

DC officer charged in Maryland woman’s death

PALMER PARK — A District of Columbia police officer was charged Friday in the death of a woman whose body was found along with that of her 1-year-old daughter in what authorities are calling a case of domestic violence. Richmond Phillips was charged with one count of first-degree murder and was being held without bond, […]

Apr 19, 2011

Baltimore midwife charged in Va. with manslaughter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A well-known Baltimore midwife has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges in Virginia after a baby she tried to deliver from a breech position died shortly after birth. A grand jury in Alexandria also indicted Karen Carr on charges of child abuse, neglect and acting without a license. Carr, who has delivered […]

Apr 13, 2011

Ex-NSA worker charged in leaks case honored

WASHINGTON — A former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information is warning that as the United States elevates national security to a state religion, whistleblowers and dissenters are at risk of being marked as traitors. Thomas Drake was awarded the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on Wednesday by the Fertel Foundation and the […]

Apr 6, 2011

Former D.C. lawyer charged in $32M insider-trading scheme

NEWARK, N.J. — A former Washington, D.C., lawyer and a stock trader were arrested Wednesday and charged with running an insider trading scheme straight out of the movie “Wall Street” that brought in so much money the suspects spoke at one point about burning $175,000 in cash to avoid detection. Matthew Kluger of Oakton, Va., […]

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