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Councilwoman Leslie Johnson pleads guilty to felony

GREENBELT — Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie E. Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit evidence and witness tampering related to money her husband, then-county executive Jack B. Johnson, received from developers in exchange for helping them secure federal ...

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Baltimore police officer pleads guilty in towing extortion scheme

A Baltimore police officer has pleaded guilty to taking money to divert drivers at accident scenes to an unauthorized towing company and repair shop. Forty-one-year-old David Reeping of Arbutus pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to extortion under color ...

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Blagojevich begins to wind down testimony in corruption retrial

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began to wind down his testimony at his corruption retrial on Tuesday, with his own attorneys asking him follow-up questions after prosecutors told the court they were done with cross-examination. Blagojevich, in his ...

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Former Prince George’s County exec Jack Johnson pleads not guilty in case

GREENBELT — Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to all eight counts against him, as federal prosecutors announced additional evidence gleaned from wiretaps would be introduced later this week. Assistant ...

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Baltimore judge upholds firing of police officer in video

A Baltimore judge upheld the firing of a police officer shown on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old skateboarder who addressed the officer as “dude.” The department’s trial board found Officer Salvatore Rivieri not guilty of using excessive and unnecessary ...

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Week in review: 2/25/11

Police officers face charges Seventeen Baltimore police officers and two brothers who own Majestic Auto Repair Shop were charged Wednesday on allegations of arranging for the company to tow vehicles from accidents even though the company lacked the necessary city contract, ...

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31 Baltimore officers suspended; 17 facing federal charges

Thirty-one Baltimore police officers have been suspended after authorities uncovered a towing extortion scheme, and 17 of them are facing federal charges. The department is starting suspension hearings Thursday for the officers, many of whom were assigned to the northeastern ...

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17 Baltimore officers charged in extortion scheme

The 14 Baltimore City police officers thought they were called to the police academy Wednesday morning for an equipment inspection. Instead, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III personally took their badges before they were arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit ...

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Former PG executive Jack Johnson indicted on corruption charges

WASHINGTON — Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson engaged in a wide-ranging pay-for-play scheme, accepting cash, campaign contributions and other gifts in exchange for helping developers secure millions of dollars in federal grant money, according to an indictment returned ...

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East Baltimore residents’ dreams derailed by EBDI project

The plan to redevelop East Baltimore was announced in January 2001, but 10 years later, the the redevelopment has fallen short. Hundreds of residents have been relocated, while leaving whole blocks of row homes vacant and wide open fields where houses once stood. For some residents, the experience has been unsettling.

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