Ken Ravenell

May 9, 2023

Ravenell seeks full 4th Circuit review of conviction

Baltimore defense attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell is asking the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider tossing his money-laundering conviction, the latest effort by the once-prominent lawyer to avoid federal prison. In a petition filed Tuesday, Ravenell asked the appeals court for an en banc review of last month‘s decision by a three-judge […]

Dec 8, 2022

4th Circuit to hear Ravenell appeal before January argument session

A federal appellate court has scheduled an unusual early argument session to hear Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell’s appeal of his money laundering conviction and federal prison sentence. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals initially scheduled oral argument in Ravenell’s appeal for the session that will run from Jan. 24-27. But after a […]

Jan 12, 2022

Bar Counsel seeks discipline against Ravenell after money laundering conviction

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking disciplinary action against Kenneth W. Ravenell, whose high-profile criminal trial ended last month with a conviction on a federal money laundering charge.

Dec 27, 2021

Jury still deliberating in federal trial against Ravenell, Treem

Jurors deliberated for about seven hours Monday without returning a verdict in the federal trial against prominent Baltimore defense attorneys Kenneth W. Ravenell and Joshua R. Treem. It was the second day of deliberations for the jury, which heard closing arguments last week and broke for the holidays late Thursday. UPDATE: Ravenell guilty of money […]

Dec 14, 2021

Prosecutors seek to link Ravenell with drug money at RICO trial

Federal prosecutors spent much of Tuesday trying to draw a direct line between Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell and illegal drug proceeds.

Dec 13, 2021

Baltimore marijuana trafficker testifies he paid Ravenell ‘millions’ in drug money

As the bookkeeper for a Baltimore-based marijuana trafficking ring, Jerome Castle kept careful notes on his organization’s expenses in a red spiral-bound notebook, using coded language to refer to major players and accounts. Castle said that he used the code names “Short Man” and “Johnny Vegas” to refer to a lawyer who worked with the […]

Dec 10, 2021

Drug trafficker’s alleged casino investment key in Ravenell’s racketeering trial

A high-level marijuana trafficker and longtime client of Kenneth W. Ravenell has claimed repeatedly in court this week that he invested drug proceeds in the MGM National Harbor Casino and expected to see millions of dollars in returns. But the defense at Ravenell’s racketeering trial is raising questions about whether the investment ever actually existed. […]

Dec 7, 2021

Prosecutor: Ravenell used law firm as ‘bank’ to launder trafficker’s drug money

A federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell had a two-decade-long relationship with a high-level marijuana trafficker that involved laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds and evading law enforcement using advice gleaned from Ravenell’s work as a criminal defense attorney. Ravenell used his law firm at the time, Murphy, […]

Oct 16, 2019

Ravenell pleads not guilty to federal charges; trial set for December

Baltimore attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering charges Wednesday, and his trial was scheduled to begin Dec. 9. Ravenell appeared in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt Wednesday for an arraignment, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ravenell is accused of receiving payments from a drug trafficker client and […]

Sep 25, 2019

Baltimore attorney Ravenell can practice despite criminal charges

Ken Ravenell will still be allowed to operate his law firm as normal, at least for the time being.

Sep 10, 2019

Attorneys seek return of files seized from Baltimore law firm in June raid

Attorneys for a Baltimore law firm are asking a federal appeals court to prohibit prosecutors from reviewing “tens of thousands” of electronic files seized from a partner’s office earlier this year. The Baltimore Sun reported in June that the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service had executed federal search warrants at the office of […]

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