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 […]
Lawyers painted the federal indictments against Kenneth W. Ravenell and Joshua R. Treem as a concerted effort to punish successful criminal defense attorneys.
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, […]
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 […]
Federal prosecutors spent much of Tuesday trying to draw a direct line between Baltimore defense lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell and illegal drug proceeds.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]