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Parties to pay $22.6M to settle whistleblower suit

JACKSON, Miss. — The Justice Department said two companies and three individuals have agreed to pay $22.6 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that accused them of rigging a contract at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The 2009 lawsuit, ...

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National Archives employee accused of stealing

WASHINGTON — A former employee of the agency that safeguards the nation’s records including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution has been charged with stealing from the agency over a 10-year period. Leslie Charles Waffen, who worked at the ...

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Maryland man pleads guilty in contraband cigarette plot

GREENBELT — The owner of an auto glass store in Prince George’s County has pleaded guilty in a plot to traffic millions of contraband cigarettes across state lines. Amir Miljkovic pleaded guilty in federal court in Greenbelt on Friday to ...

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Ex-PG police officer admits to corruption charges

GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County police officer has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine to an undercover agent and protecting the transport of untaxed cigarettes. Sinisa Simic pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt. The Woodbridge, Va., man ...

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Supreme Court: Calif. can’t ban violent video game sales

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says California cannot ban the rental or sale of violent video games to children. The high court agreed Monday with a federal court’s decision to throw out California’s ban on the sale or rental of ...

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Case-assignment systems stick with the status quo

In the four years since former Baltimore Raven Michael McCrary sued his business partners in a New Orleans redevelopment project for fraud, seven Baltimore City Circuit Court judges have presided over the tortuous litigation. The latest judge, W. Michel Pierson, ...

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