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Tag Archives: racketeering

Baltimore correctional officers face U.S. smuggling charges (access required)

Three correctional officers are among nine people facing federal charges of conspiring to smuggle narcotics, cellphones and tobacco into the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Wednesday. The alleged scheme, which also included four ...

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Ravenell pleads not guilty to federal charges; trial set for December (access required)

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 ...

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Ravenell must remain in Md., DC and notify clients of federal charges (access required)

GREENBELT — A Baltimore attorney facing federal racketeering charges appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court, where he received conditions for his continued release, including a restriction on travel. Kenneth W. Ravenell, 60, is accused of receiving payments from a drug trafficker ...

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Baltimore attorney charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy (access required)

A Baltimore defense attorney was federally indicted Wednesday on racketeering, drug and money laundering conspiracy charges. Kenneth W. Ravenell, 60, is accused of receiving payments from a drug trafficker client and his associates in exchange for instructing them about how ...

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High court calls violence in racketeering an impeachable offense (access required)

Gang members convicted of violent crimes can certainly be reminded of their convictions when testifying as witnesses in criminal cases, Maryland’s top court has unanimously held in ruling that a defense attorney was wrongfully denied the opportunity to note a ...

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Md. local governments join litigation against opioid manufacturers (access required)

As local governments across Maryland combat the soaring cost of the opioid crisis, they’ve added a new strategy to their fight: litigation. Four Maryland counties — Anne Arundel, Cecil, Montgomery and Prince George’s — and Baltimore city have filed suit ...

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7th correctional officer pleads guilty in plot

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy for smuggling drugs into the facility. Twenty-six-year-old Kimberly Dennis of Baltimore entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. She faces a maximum ...

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