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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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Panel: FBI overstated science behind anthrax probe

HAGERSTOWN — Federal investigators overstated the strength of the scientific evidence against a late Army researcher blamed for the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001, a panel of scientists said Tuesday after an 18-month review. However, the panel ...

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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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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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Defense seeks GI’s release in WikiLeaks case

HAGERSTOWN — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says he has asked the government to release his client from a Marine Corps brig due to what he says are needlessly ...

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Agents find $100K worth of drugs on Baltimore ship

Federal agents have found more than two pounds of cocaine and heroin in a locker aboard the cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas in Baltimore. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a drug-sniffing dog found two packages of heroin and ...

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Man pleads not guilty in Maryland bomb plot

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore says a man accused of plotting to kill military personnel with a car bomb has pleaded not guilty. Marcia Murphy says Antonio Martinez appeared in U.S. District Court for an arraignment ...

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New state’s attorney hopes to restore P.G. County’s reputation

Being the first woman elected state’s attorney in Prince George’s County carries with it an extra obligation to succeed in the position, said Angela Alsobrooks, who will take office on Tuesday. Young women and girls — including her 5-year-old daughter, ...

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