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Lawyers accuse federal prosecutors of demeaning ex-D.C. councilman

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for an ex-D.C. councilman awaiting sentencing for corruption are accusing federal prosecutors of “stretching the facts” and making light of his positive contributions. Harry Thomas Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington ...

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Don’t keep Megaupload data, feds tell judge

McLEAN, Va. — Federal prosecutors have told a judge there’s no need to preserve millions of digital files associated with the file-sharing site Megaupload, whose owners are charged with running a huge online piracy scheme. A hearing is scheduled this ...

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Federal prosecutors shut down sports betting website Bodog.com

Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Tuesday unsealed an indictment against online sports betting site Bodog.com and its principals, charging them with conspiracy to launder money and running an illegal sports gambling business. Prosecutors shut down the website Bodog.com Monday prior ...

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Feds bust ring smuggling cocaine, heroin to area

WILMINGTON, Del. — Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging 12 people with smuggling and attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin from Panama into the United States. Authorities said the ring distributed cocaine and heroin to ...

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Millersville man faces sentencing for fabricating credentials

Federal prosecutors say a Millersville man is facing sentencing for fabricating military and academic credentials to get jobs as a teacher and trainer. A judge will sentence William Hillar on Tuesday in Baltimore. Prosecutors say Hillar falsely claimed to be ...

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Md. National Guardsman pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Federal prosecutors say a former National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Thirty-year-old Bret Desmarteau, formerly of Odenton, entered the plea on Wednesday. He will be sentenced on Oct. 13. According to his plea agreement, undercover FBI agents ...

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Hearing set on motion to dismiss in Currie case

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the remainder of the bribery charges against a Maryland state senator accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain. After federal prosecutors dropped nearly half of the ...

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Prosecutors seek $8.6M from e-gold for alleged illegal transfers

Federal prosecutors are seeking about $8.6 million from a company that operated an illegal online money transmitting business that the government claims is tied to child pornography and financial crimes. The government’s civil forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court ...

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Some charges dropped against State Sen. Currie

Federal prosecutors have dropped nearly half of the bribery charges against Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie. In court filings last week, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein wrote that a Supreme Court decision renders charges of honest services fraud legally duplicative of ...

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