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May 23, 2023

Feds claim criminal defense firms profited from Ravenell money laundering scheme

Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to disregard an amicus brief from one of the nation’s top organizations for criminal defense lawyers because the organization’s law firm “directly profited” from a money laundering scheme carried out by Baltimore attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell, a new court filing claims. UPDATE: Government withdraws filing that claimed defense [[...]

Apr 25, 2023

4th Circuit affirms Ravenell’s money laundering conviction, prison sentence

A federal appeals court has upheld the federal money laundering conviction and nearly five-year prison sentence for Baltimore defense attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell.

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 […]

Sep 8, 2022

4th Circuit declines to hear Ravenell bail request en banc, but several judges dissent

The judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have voted not to reconsider a request for bail from Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell.

Aug 29, 2022

Maryland man charged with money laundering in romance scam

A Maryland man is facing federal money laundering charges related to an international romance scam.

Aug 22, 2022

California lawyer charged with stealing millions from PG-based foreclosure firm

A California man has been indicted in Maryland on charges that he stole nearly $4 million from a Prince George's County law firm that he controlled and the firm's clients.

Aug 12, 2022

4th Circuit declines to delay Ravenell’s prison sentence while he appeals conviction

Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell will not be able to avoid serving time in prison while he appeals his money laundering conviction, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. In a brief order, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Ravenell’s request to delay his sentence of nearly five years in federal prison or […]

Jul 7, 2022

Court of Appeals suspends Ravenell’s law license after federal conviction

Convicted money launderer Kenneth W. Ravenell’s Maryland law license will be suspended beginning Sept. 6, Maryland’s top court ordered.

Jun 22, 2022

Ravenell sentenced to 4 years, 9 months in federal money laundering case

Kenneth W. Ravenell's storied career as a Baltimore defense lawyer is set to end with a federal prison sentence.

Jun 13, 2022

Supreme Court denies Nigerian’s appeal in Laurel-based elder abuse scam

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Nigerian who, though never having been to Maryland, was convicted in Greenbelt federal court of conspiring to launder money from a Laurel-based online scam that convinced elderly people seeking romance to part with a total of more than $1 million. Without comment, the […]

Jun 9, 2022

Ravenell sentencing for money laundering rescheduled — again

Federal prosecutors are seeking eight years in prison for Kenneth W. Ravenell, though his lawyers have asked for a term of probation with no jail time.

May 27, 2022

Nigerian wages Supreme Court appeal in Laurel-based elder abuse scam

A Nigerian who had never been to Maryland over the course of a Laurel-based online scam has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction for conspiring to launder money.

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