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Oct 3, 2012

Former P.G. fire official gets 18 months prison

GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County fire department official who bribed public officials in exchange for acts that benefited a development in which he had a financial interest has been sentenced to a year and a half and prison. Karl Granzow pleaded guilty in March to extortion conspiracy and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors said […]

Sep 13, 2012

Railroad retiree from Md. gets 18 months for tax evasion

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An ex-railroad worker from Maryland who ran a West Virginia scrap yard while collecting disability checks will spend 18 months in prison for tax evasion. Fifty-year-old Kenneth Harold Hogan of Oldtown, Md., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg earlier this week on a misdemeanor count of making false statements and […]

Dec 16, 2011

Top 5: ‘The law is crystal clear…’

A group of blind people are suing a paintball park after they were denied entrance and a disbarred lawyer was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for tax evasion and other charges. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Blind people sue paintball park – by […]

Dec 15, 2011

Disbarred lawyer Stanley Needleman sentenced for tax evasion

Former lawyer Stanley Needleman was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for tax evasion and structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting requirements. Needleman, 69, also must serve three years of supervised release following his incarceration, pay $543,695 to the IRS and $117,319 to the state for tax losses, and forfeit nearly […]

Nov 18, 2011

Ex-UBS banker gets 5 years’ probation in tax case

MIAMI — A former banker at Switzerland’s UBS AG has been sentenced to five years’ probation and no jail time for tax fraud because of his assistance in uncovering other tax evasion cases. A federal judge in Miami agreed Friday that 45-year-old Renzo Gadola deserved leniency. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to tax fraud conspiracy […]

Sep 6, 2011

Court rejects Wesley Snipes’ appeal

ATLANTA — The federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday turned away the latest attempt by actor Wesley Snipes to get his conviction and prison sentence on tax charges overturned. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal by Snipes, who was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to […]

Sep 2, 2011

Top 5: ‘This is just a difficult time for Mr. Needleman’

The guilty plea of a prominent Baltimore criminal defense attorney was the most-read law story of the week. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Baltimore City police, a power outage in city circuit court and the start of the Court of Appeals’ new term round out the Top 5. 1. Needleman pleads guilty to […]

Sep 1, 2011

Needleman pleads guilty to tax evasion, resigns from bar

GREENBELT — Long-time Baltimore criminal defense attorney Stanley Needleman answered every question in a firm, strong voice as he pleaded guilty to tax offenses Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. But his body language suggested a man in distress and he admitted as much when Judge Alexander Williams Jr. asked how he was doing. […]

Jul 18, 2011

Former P.G. County fire official pleads guilty

GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County fire department official is the latest person to face prison time as a result of a wide-ranging probe into corruption in the county. Karl Granzow pleaded guilty in March to extortion conspiracy and tax evasion, and the plea was unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say he conspired with two […]

Mar 20, 2011

Ex-NBA player rep admits to income tax evasion, mortgage fraud

A Silver Spring man who has represented an NBA All-Star and is a partner in a growing urban clothing line now faces up to 10 years in prison for cheating the government out of more than $1 million in income taxes and providing false information on mortgage loans over the last nine years. Nathan A. […]

Mar 3, 2011

Week in review: 3/4/11

Taking stand against algae Maryland will become the first state March 21 to ban felt-soled fishing boots that spread an invasive algae from stream to stream. The ban has consumers scrambling to replace gear and retailers left with boots they can’t sell. Sparrows Point sold The Sparrows Point steel mill is getting a new owner and […]

Feb 8, 2011

IRS reduces penalties if tax cheats come clean

WASHINGTON — International tax evaders who come clean will be able to avoid jail and pay reduced fines under a new voluntary disclosure program announced Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service. Tax cheats will have until Aug. 31 to settle up with the IRS or face an ongoing crackdown against Americans who hide assets overseas, […]

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