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‘Overreaching’? Case against Ravenell, Treem alarms lawyers as trial concludes

An overflow courtroom next to Kenneth W. Ravenell’s federal racketeering trial quietly filled with lawyers Wednesday as the case neared closing arguments. Though few observers agreed to speak to The Daily Record before jurors reach a verdict, it was clear ...

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Ravenell will not testify as racketeering trial nears closing arguments

Jurors will have two weeks’ worth of dense testimony to weigh when they begin deliberating in Kenneth W. Ravenell’s federal racketeering trial later this week. They will not, however, have heard from Ravenell himself. The celebrated Baltimore defense lawyer said ...

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Taking the stand in obstruction trial, Treem defends his actions

Several inaccuracies appeared in a pair of documents that Baltimore defense lawyer Joshua R. Treem prepared after meeting with a convicted drug trafficker at an Arizona jail in 2017. Treem said in court Monday that the inaccuracies were unintentional and ...

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Defense teams call in heavy hitters as character witnesses at Ravenell trial

Two former Baltimore city state’s attorneys and three former judges testified as character witnesses Friday in the closely watched criminal trial against two prominent defense lawyers accused of federal crimes. The attorneys, Kenneth W. Ravenell and Joshua R. Treem, have ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ravenell’s defense in racketeering trial centers on missing money

The defense lawyer for Baltimore attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell posed a question to jurors in his opening statement Wednesday: If Ravenell received millions of dollars in drug proceeds from a marijuana-trafficking client, as the government claims, where is all that ...

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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 ...

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