Judge William D. Quarles Jr.

Jeffrey B. Cohen
Nov 5, 2015

Victim: Cohen ‘fleeced people’

Two victims of former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen asked a federal judge Thursday to impose the maximum sentence in Cohen’s insurance fraud case. James K. Black III, an attorney with Philadelphia-based Black and Gerngross PC, said he wanted to address the lies Cohen has told and to ask the judge to impose the maximum […]

Jeffrey B. Cohen
Nov 4, 2015

Prosecutors cross-examine Cohen in sentencing hearing

Federal prosecutors’ cross-examination of former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen will continue Thursday after Cohen spent several days testifying on mitigation prior to his sentencing for insurance fraud. Cohen pleaded guilty to wire fraud and obstruction of justice charges in June a week into a trial where he was representing himself. He faces 57 years […]

Jun 25, 2012

Hailey found guilty on all counts

A federal jury on Monday convicted Rodney R. Hailey of selling $9.1 million worth of bogus renewable energy credits under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program. Judge William D. Quarles Jr. ordered Hailey, whom he deemed a flight risk, detained pending his sentencing on Oct. 11. Hailey, of Perry Hall, faces up to 32 years […]

Jun 24, 2012

Hailey fraud trial set to resume

The prosecution rested its fraud case against Rodney R. Hailey in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday afternoon, and closing arguments could take place as soon as Monday. Hailey, who is accused of selling fraudulent renewable energy credits to energy brokers and refiners, elected not to testify. The defense has not yet rested its […]

Jun 10, 2012

Lab tech with Asperger’s syndrome to get $60K

A national employment agency will pay $60,000 to a Frederick job applicant who claimed he was told to stop completing hiring paperwork after disclosing he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder considered on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Atlanta-based Randstad US LP agreed to pay Jason O’Dell as part of a […]

Sep 5, 2011

Baltimore gang leader gets 12 years

Baltimore resident Rainbow Williams, 32, was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release last week for his role in the Black Guerilla Family gang. Williams, who was sentenced Tuesday by Judge William D. Quarles Jr. in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges April 22. In […]

Jun 5, 2011

Allegany County firehouse to pay $850K after loan default

An Allegany County firehouse has agreed to a nearly $850,000 settlement deal with an Illinois-based bank after the department defaulted on a lease-purchase agreement for one of its firetrucks. McCoole Fire and Rescue Department Inc. settled with Marquette Bank on April 28. The case was in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before Judge William D. […]

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