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Annapolis developer sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

The owner of Richland Homes was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Thursday for making false statements in a real-estate closing. Timothy L. Ritchie, 44, will then serve 12 months of home detention with electronic monitoring equipment ...

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Md. panel: Restructure penalties for drug possession

Maryland should save prison beds for serious and violent officers, improve probation and parole supervision and take other steps that could reform the state’s criminal justice system and save money, a panel appointed by the governor recommended Thursday. The Justice ...

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Former insurance executive Cohen sentenced to 37 years in prison

Jeffrey B. Cohen

Former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen was sentenced Thursday to 37 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to insurance fraud and obstruction of justice, among other charges. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. called Cohen “clever, ...

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Ex-Baltimore Behavioral Health CEO given two years for theft

The former CEO of Baltimore Behavior Health Inc. was sentenced Friday to two years in prison followed by six months of home detention after pleading guilty to failing to pay $2.4 million in payroll taxes deducted from employees and diverting ...

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Md. panel looks to reduce costs of probation

ANNAPOLIS — A state panel is eyeing changes to Maryland’s probation system to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated, using the savings to pay for additional drug and mental health treatment and other recidivism reduction programs. The Justice ...

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Prosecutors: Changing sentencing guidelines unlikely to affect Cohen

Jeffrey B. Cohen

When sentencing began in September for Jeffrey Cohen, the former insurance executive convicted of wire fraud and lying to investigators, he faced a maximum of 57 years in prison. When his hearing resumes next month, however, new sentencing guidelines will ...

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