Grand jury indicts Anne Arundel doctor for alleged COVID-19 Medicare fraud
A federal grand jury indicted an Arnold doctor for allegedly submitting inflated and false Medicare claims related to COVID-19 tests his office conducted.
Baltimore prosecutor Mosby claims she didn’t know about tax lien, accuses prosecutors of bias
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is claiming in new court filings that she did not know about a federal tax lien that is central to the government’s allegation that she lied on loan applications for two properties in Florida. In a series of pretrial motions filed late Friday, Mosby’s attorneys provided the most detailed accounting […]
Twins accused of using fake IDs in $1M COVID relief fraud
Twin brothers have been charged in federal court with illegally obtaining more than $1 million in COVID-19 relief money and unemployment benefits using fake names — including, prosecutors allege, the name “Allen Gator.” Jerry and Jaleel Phillips, both 24, of Temple Hills face wire fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland announced Wednesday. Jerry […]
‘Al Capone model’: Md.’s new federal prosecutor looks to link fraud, violent crime
Maryland’s top federal prosecutor sees an opportunity amid the widespread fraud that accompanied the flow of COVID-19 relief money during the pandemic: new avenues to prosecute people who also commit violent crimes. As part of what he calls the “Al Capone model,” U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron wants his prosecutors to look for new ways […]
Indicted Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby launches impassioned defense: ‘I have done nothing wrong’
Embattled Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby vowed to fight her federal charges Friday at an impassioned news conference in front of the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby indicted on federal perjury, false statement charges
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been federally indicted on two counts each of perjury and making false statements on a loan application.
Maryland State Bar Association to choose new president-elect
The Maryland State Bar Association will select a new president-elect to replace former state Del. Erek Barron, who stepped down from the position as he took on the new role of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. “The MSBA is proud to have had Mr. Barron serve as Secretary and then President-Elect,” current MSBA […]
Biden nominates Prince George’s lawmaker for U.S. attorney for Maryland
President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Maryland state Del. Erek L. Barron to be the next U.S. attorney for Maryland.
Md. legislators seek $10M for pretrial services
ANNAPOLIS – Legislators opposed to cash bail Thursday said they seek $10 million next fiscal year for pretrial service programs as courts move away from bail in favor of the monitored release before trial of defendants who do not pose a risk to public safety. The $10 million would be an order of magnitude greater […]
Judiciary’s bail-reform rule dodges legislative bullet
Having dodged a legislative bullet, a Maryland Judiciary rule will go into effect July 1 calling on judges to prefer alternatives to bail.
Groups to push for transparency in police misconduct cases
ANNAPOLIS — Civil rights advocates will be speaking in favor of a measure in Maryland designed to increase transparency in police misconduct investigations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland will gather Wednesday in Annapolis, along with several other groups. They will be joined by Del. Erek Barron and Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who are […]
Bail reform advocates discuss policy changes on eve of rules committee meeting
Stakeholders and advocates in the fight to reform Maryland’s pretrial release process gathered at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday, one day before members of the Maryland Judiciary’s rules committee were set to meet to discuss changes to the rules on pretrial detention and conditions. Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe said […]