A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to bribing former Maryland Del. Cheryl Glenn to introduce legislation and help at least two companies obtain medical cannabis-related licenses. Lance Lucas, 44, pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud and violation of the Travel Act for communications and payments made to Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who resigned last year shortly before [&helli[...]
A federal grand jury has indicted former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on 11 counts, U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announced.
Baltimore-based law firm Saiontz & Kirk P.A. paid more than $90,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that it failed to reimburse Medicare for conditional payments made on behalf of clients. The settlement, announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, resolves the federal claims without an admission of wrongdoing, according to a […]
The Baltimore Police Department will partner with federal prosecutors and law enforcement to try to reduce violent crime in the city, the parties announced Tuesday. The National Public Safety Partnership program is a “three-year engagement” between the U.S. Department of Justice and a local jurisdiction, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in […]
The owner of an Annapolis-based surrogacy service provider already facing charges from the Maryland Office of the Attorney General was charged federally on Thursday for allegedly defrauding clients. Gregory Ray Blosser, owner of The Surrogacy Group LLC, was charged with wire fraud for obtaining money from seven clients who sought surrogacy services and failing to […]
A former Maryland cabinet secretary was indicted Wednesday on federal bribery charges for allegedly conspiring to convince companies to subcontract with a company she was accepting payments from while working in various government offices. Isabel FitzGerald, 47, of Annapolis, was one of three individuals indicted for the alleged scheme, according to an announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s [[...]
Maryland’s acting U.S. attorney has appointed an assistant prosecutor to head the office’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, part of a new U.S. Department of Justice pilot program announced earlier this month. Rachel Yasser, an assistant with the office since 2008, will lead the project in Baltimore, acting Maryland U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning […]
The Baltimore City Board of Estimates on Wednesday is set to approve a $57,500 settlement with a man who was incarcerated for nearly two years before federal drug and weapons charges against him were dropped. Devin Jones was arrested based on a warrant obtained by Baltimore Police Department officers in May 2012. Narcotics and weapons charges […]
Former Maryland U.S. Attorney George Beall, who supervised the corruption investigation that led to Spiro Agnew’s resignation as vice president, died Monday. He was 79. Current U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein called Beall, who served in the role from 1970 to 1975, “a legendary federal prosecutor, an exemplary public servant and a lawyer of unsurpassed […]
Federal investigators were dispatched to Baltimore almost immediately after rioting and unrest shook the city last April, and in the following months, charges were levied against several people, including for arson, theft and gun crimes. No arson arrests were made the week of the unrest but investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]
A look into an undercover investigation that led to two hunting guides pleading guilty to violating rules governing Maryland's black bear hunt.
A federal grand jury has indicted four people, including two from Maryland, in connection with a scheme to steal more than $1 million from global security consulting firm FTI Consulting Inc.