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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 22, 2021

‘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 that the case — which ensnared Ravenell and Joshua R. Treem, both celebrated defense lawyers, […]

Dec 20, 2021

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 made in good faith as he sought to defend Kenneth W. Ravenell, his client at […]

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 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, […]

May 25, 2021

Justice Department appeals judge’s order on releasing Russia investigation memo

The Biden administration is appealing a judge's order directing it to release in its entirety a legal memo on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice during the Russia investigation.

Jan 19, 2018

Md. state senator to get separate trials on bribery, obstruction

State Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks will have a separate trial on an obstruction of justice charge after a federal judge ruled Friday that the count should be severed from nine counts of bribery- and fraud-related offenses he also faces.

Jan 11, 2018

Oaks pleads not guilty to obstruction as lawyers argue for severance

State Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice charges Thursday in federal court, where his attorneys argued that charge should be severed from nine others accusing him of bribery and fraud. Oaks, D-Baltimore City, appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to be arraigned on the most recent charge after being indicted in November. […]

Jan 3, 2018

Hearing in Oaks case set for day after General Assembly convenes

A federal judge will hear state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks’ request to sever his fraud-related charges from a later obstruction of justice charge just one day after the 2018 General Assembly session begins. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The session opens Jan. 10, and Oaks has previously […]

Nov 29, 2017

Oaks to seek severance of obstruction charge in federal case

State senator is preparing to ask a federal judge to try him separately for fraud-related charges and obstruction of justice after a superseding indictment was filed earlier this month.

Nov 15, 2017

Md. state senator accused of tipping off investigation target in new indictment

Maryland state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, already facing fraud charges related to a phony west Baltimore development scheme, was charged Wednesday with obstruction of justice in a superseding indictment. The new indictment accuses Oaks of agreeing to cooperate with the FBI in January by recording his conversations with the target of a new investigation but […]

May 24, 2017

Baltimore defense attorney accused of obstruction, witness intimidation

A Baltimore defense attorney has been arrested for allegedly offering to pay a victim to not testify in a rape case and threatening her with deportation if she did. Christos Vasiliades, a solo practitioner, was indicted Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court and charged with obstruction of justice, witness intimidation and related offenses. Edgar Ivan […]

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