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Gun background checks smash records amid pandemic fears

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, said Monday, March 30, that he is abandoning the effort. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during the coronavirus crisis. According to figures from the FBI, 3.7 million background ...

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Feds charge 10 ex-NFL players with defrauding health care program

FILE - This May 14, 2013, file photo shows the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington early in the morning. The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday, July 7, 2019, comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a legal path forward to include the question on the census. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Ten former NFL players, including a former Raven and several who spent time on the Washington Redskins, face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the league’s health care benefit program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Former Redskins players Clinton ...

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FBI, IRS seized computers, ‘Healthy Holly’ books, UMMS check from city offices

This March 2019 photo taken in Baltimore, shows copies of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's self-published "Healthy Holly" illustrated paperbacks for children. Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday, April 1 that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. The various officials' calls came shortly after Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid $114,000, between 2015 and 2018, for roughly 20,000 copies of Pugh's children's books. And it came about two weeks after news broke that since 2011, Pugh has received $500,000 selling her books to the University of Maryland Medical System, a $4 billion hospital network that's one of the largest private employers in the state.  (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Federal agents seized computers as well as documents related to University of Maryland Medical Center and former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books from City Hall last month, according to documents released Wednesday. FBI and IRS agents searched City Hall, ...

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Pugh attorney: Firm complied with subpoena, not subject of ‘raid’

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The offices of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s attorneys were not part of a multi-location search warrant execution Thursday but rather complied with a limited subpoena for financial records in their possession related to their representation. The documents had previously been sequestered from ...

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News breaks out in Pugh’s quiet Ashburton neighborhood

Steven D. Silverman.(File photo)

Agents from the FBI and the IRS executed search warrants at Mayor Catherine Pugh’s two homes Thursday morning, bringing excitement to an otherwise quiet northwest Baltimore neighborhood. Pugh owns two homes in the city’s Ashburton neighborhood, an area of large ...

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FBI steps up efforts against ‘money mules’ online fraud

FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is grappling with a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules.” These are people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving "money mules" — people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.

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Jury conjures guilty verdict in Maryland woman’s fraud trial

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An investment adviser was convicted Wednesday of charges she defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she used to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators.

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