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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 23, 2021

Ravenell racketeering case heads to jury after 2 weeks of testimony

Lawyers painted the federal indictments against Kenneth W. Ravenell and Joshua R. Treem as a concerted effort to punish successful criminal defense attorneys.

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 21, 2021

Ravenell will not testify as racketeering trial nears closing arguments

Jurors will have two weeks’ worth of dense testimony to weigh when they begin deliberating in Kenneth W. Ravenell’s federal racketeering trial later this week. They will not, however, have heard from Ravenell himself. The celebrated Baltimore defense lawyer said Tuesday he will not testify, bringing an abrupt end to the evidence phase of the […]

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 13, 2021

Baltimore marijuana trafficker testifies he paid Ravenell ‘millions’ in drug money

As the bookkeeper for a Baltimore-based marijuana trafficking ring, Jerome Castle kept careful notes on his organization’s expenses in a red spiral-bound notebook, using coded language to refer to major players and accounts. Castle said that he used the code names “Short Man” and “Johnny Vegas” to refer to a lawyer who worked with the […]

Dec 8, 2021

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 cash? Ravenell, who is on trial in federal court this month on charges that he […]

Nov 5, 2019

4th Circuit upholds Gun Trace Task Force convictions

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the federal racketeering and robbery convictions and 18-year sentences of two former members of an elite Baltimore police unit, which was later shown to be comprised of corrupt officers who stole from those they claimed to investigate and who lied about their overtime. In a 3-0 decision, the […]

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