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Oct 19, 2018

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

The U.S. attorney in Philadelphia has sent grand jury subpoenas to dioceses throughout Pennsylvania as he tries to build a federal criminal case centered on the wholesale exploitation of children.

Sep 25, 2012

Md. Dems seek U.S. ethics probe of Bartlett, Mooney

HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking a congressional ethics investigation of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s employment of state Republican Party chairman Alex Mooney while Mooney was also a candidate for the Maryland Republican’s seat. Democratic Party Executive Director David Sloan said Tuesday that the arrangement violated House ethics rules. Sloan also says Bartlett may [[...]

Apr 3, 2012

Feds asked to probe Maryland political enemies list

ANNAPOLIS — The Anne Arundel County police department’s second-in-command says he’s asked for a federal probe of the department. Deputy Police Chief Lt. Col. Emerson C. Davis revealed the request while testifying before the County Council on Monday. Davis told council members he asked for the probe after last month’s indictment of County Executive John […]

Dec 21, 2011

Police: Progress made in probe of Phylicia Barnes’ death

Maryland State Police say they’ve made progress in the investigation of the killing of a North Carolina teen who went missing while visiting Baltimore. But police said Wednesday, nearly one year after Phylicia Barnes’ disappearance, that they can’t reveal details without compromising the outcome of the probe. The 16-year-old from Monroe, N.C., went missing Dec. […]

Jul 31, 2011

Montgomery Co. attorney caught in FBI probe to be sentenced Friday

A recently disbarred lawyer from Montgomery County will be sentenced this week to as much as 20 years in prison for his role in a multistate insurance scam ring. Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, was one of four people who recruited drivers to make false medical claims after accidents. Under an agreement with federal prosecutors in […]

Apr 27, 2011

Prosecutor: Former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer went too far

To federal prosecutors, former GlaxoSmithKline attorney Lauren Stevens led an effort to obstruct a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe into her company’s marketing of the anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR as a weight-loss drug, a use not approved by the FDA. But to her defense team, Stevens was a diligent lawyer who never intended to deceive […]

Apr 26, 2011

Month-long trial expected for former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer

Opening arguments begin Wednesday in the trial of a former GlaxoSmithKline attorney on charges of obstructing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe into her company’s marketing of the anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR as a weight-loss drug, a use not approved by the FDA. Lauren Stevens is also charged with making false statements to the FDA, […]

Feb 24, 2011

31 Baltimore officers suspended; 17 facing federal charges

Thirty-one Baltimore police officers have been suspended after authorities uncovered a towing extortion scheme, and 17 of them are facing federal charges. The department is starting suspension hearings Thursday for the officers, many of whom were assigned to the northeastern district. It is also filling a staffing gap in that district with a 20-officer community […]

Feb 23, 2011

17 Baltimore officers charged in extortion scheme

The 14 Baltimore City police officers thought they were called to the police academy Wednesday morning for an equipment inspection. Instead, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III personally took their badges before they were arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit extortion with a Rosedale towing company. Click here to read the affidavit of their arrest […]

Dec 1, 2010

Prince George’s County liquor store owners plead not guilty

GREENBELT — The husband-and-wife owners of several Maryland liquor stores have pleaded not guilty to their alleged roles in a scheme to sell untaxed alcohol and cigarettes. Amrick and Ravinder Melhi of Clarksville were arrested as part of a sweeping corruption probe in Prince George’s County. The investigation also led to the arrests of County […]

Nov 30, 2010

EU launches antitrust probe into Google

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators will probe whether Google Inc. has been manipulating its search results to stifle competition, funnel more traffic to its own services and protect its global stranglehold of the online search market. The European Commission’s move, announced Tuesday, is the first formal investigation by a major regulatory agency into these issues […]

Nov 23, 2010

Prince George’s sergeant pleads not guilty in federal probe

GREENBELT —  Two of the nine men arrested last week in a sweeping FBI corruption probe in Prince George’s County pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Prince George’s County Police Sgt. Richard Delabrer, 45, of Laurel, and Jose Moreno, 49, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded not guilty to conspiring to interfere with commerce and a related […]

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