Tag Archives: u.s. department of justice

Feds charge 10 ex-NFL players with defrauding health care program

FILE - This May 14, 2013, file photo shows the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington early in the morning. The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday, July 7, 2019, comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a legal path forward to include the question on the census. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Ten former NFL players, including a former Raven and several who spent time on the Washington Redskins, face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the league’s health care benefit program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Former Redskins players Clinton ...

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Under Armour cuts revenue forecast, faces federal investigation


Following the revelation over the weekend that the federal government is investigating its accounting practices, Under Armour reported Monday that third-quarter revenues dropped 1% and said that it expects revenues for the year to fall short of expectations. The Baltimore-based ...

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Impact of Supreme Court opinion on asset forfeiture unclear in Maryland

The U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Constitution says you can’t be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. The Supreme Court is considering Gamble’s case Thursday, Dec. 6, and the outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision that the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause applies to the states is garnering praise, but it is unclear how much the decision’s impact will be felt in Maryland, where legislators have been chipping away at ...

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Baltimore consent decree case to proceed despite federal shutdown

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Maryland, sits in his chambers in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore consent decree refused to postpone deadlines while the U.S. Department of Justice grapples with the government shutdown that began Dec. 21, but work should continue under the department’s contingency plan. Submissions are due this ...

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Md. immigration attorneys: Quotas on judges will impede due process

‘It is disheartening to think that a judge won't be able to give a case thoughtful consideration when they have arbitrary production quotas to reach,’ Towson immigration lawyer Nicole M. Whitaker says of the Trump administration’s recent announcement of a quota system for judges.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Nicole M. Whitaker knows the federal immigration courts are backlogged and overburdened; she already has cases scheduled in 2021. But she and other Maryland immigration lawyers say the Trump administration’s recent announcement of production quotas for immigration judges does not solve the problem.

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Woman claims excessive force, negligent training by Baltimore police in ’15 arrest


A Baltimore woman who was forcibly removed from her vehicle during a 2015 traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore and the police department alleging a pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing contributed to the incident. D’Wan Whetstone’s ...

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