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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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Ravenell found guilty of money laundering but not other charges; Treem acquitted

A jury on Tuesday convicted Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell of laundering money for a marijuana trafficking organization but acquitted him of all other charges, including racketeering and narcotics conspiracy. Jurors acquitted entirely defense lawyer Joshua R. Treem and ...

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Baltimore correctional officers face U.S. smuggling charges

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

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

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

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

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

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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