BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court alongside other wealthy parents Wednesday to face charges in the college bribery scandal that has roiled the world of admissions and amplified complaints the system is stacked in favor of the rich.The two actresses and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, […]
A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government porn email scandal stepped down Monday.
PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official who won an appeal of his landmark conviction in the priest-abuse scandal left state prison on Thursday after 18 months behind bars. Monsignor William Lynn left the prison in Waymart in northeastern Pennsylvania, prison spokeswoman Terri Fazio said, and was being taking by the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office to […]
SILVER SPRING — On the defensive again, Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler found himself under scrutiny Thursday in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, saying he should have done more to see if there was underage drinking at a teenage party he visited to talk with his son. Gansler told reporters at a crowded […]
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service says an official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal is retiring. Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party […]
A Maryland inmate who officials say impregnated multiple guards and ran a jailhouse gang has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Baltimore. Thirty-six-year-old Tavon White also pleaded guilty to attempted murder in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Tuesday. In federal court, White pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy. He faces a maximum sentence […]
DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has approved a $139 million cash settlement between News Corp. and shareholders in a lawsuit over the British phone hacking scandal and the media conglomerate’s purchase of an entertainment company run by News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch’s daughter. Vice-Chancellor John Noble approved the settlement following a hearing Wednesday. Attorneys […]
TOWSON — The head of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service’s internal investigative unit is leaving for a federal job. The agency announced the departure of Jesse Ballard, a 26-year veteran of the agency, on Friday. The unit handles investigations of inmates, detainees, employees and others. The Maryland Department of Public Safety […]
HAGERSTOWN — Two sponsors of the Maryland Correctional Officers’ Bill of Rights are defending the 2010 law against FBI criticism that it was ineffective in deterring alleged corruption at a state-run Baltimore jail. Del. Galen Clagett, D-Frederick, and former state Sen. Donald Munson, R-Washington, say the measure, aimed at preventing unfair firings, is becoming a […]
A smuggling scandal involving gang members and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center followed Gov. Martin O'Malley to a feel-good event at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday, where the governor was asked about the scandal by a national television crew.
Gov. Martin O'Malley can't be looking forward to his return from a week-long trade mission to Israel.