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  • Police department quietly files charges against veteran officer

    A 25-year veteran Baltimore City Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a fellow officer in front of a supervisor. Derrick Layton, who is currently assigned to the Northwestern District, faces charges of second-degree assault, fourth-...
  • Best Scandal

    It's not every year that 28 Maryland correctional officers (COs) face charges in federal court. The number dwarves previous episodes of federally charged CO corruption in Maryland, such as in 2009, when three COs and a correctional kitchen worker were...
  • Contamination prompts a judge-angering court fight over Baltimore casino

    A federal judge in Baltimore on Aug. 9 angrily denied 10 Westport and Cherry Hill residents' request to halt construction of the long-awaited, 335,000-square-foot Horseshoe Casino off Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium, saying their petition "woefully...
  • Insurer sues court over failure to enforce collections law

    Lexington National Insurance Corporation has sued the District Court of Maryland-and its chief clerk, Roberta Warnken-claiming Warnken did not follow the law and cost Maryland citizens "in excess of $1 million." The dispute is about an obscure deadline...
  • William Bond's crusade against Maryland's legal establishment just won't die

    For more than a decade, William Bond has pursued a labyrinthine course of litigation aimed at rooting out what he sees as pervasive injustice and corruption among major players in Maryland's legal system. His belief in the crookedness of Maryland's...
  • Stop Fucking Snitching figure gets snitched on in prison

    Back in 2004, before Sherman "Goose" Kemp went to prison to serve 30 years for successive federal drug-trafficking convictions in Maryland and Pennsylvania, his appearances in Stop Fucking Snitching made law enforcers bristle. The Baltimore street-culture...
  • Attorney admits to blackmailing colleagues at the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region

    The former general counsel of the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region (ARC), a branch of the national developmental-disabilities advocacy organization covering Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore, pleaded guilty in federal court on Aug. 28 to a...
  • Election 101

    Questions 1 and 2: Orphan's Court judges qualifications Question 1 requires that judges of the Prince George's County Orphan's Court-which handles probate and guardianship matters-be attorneys and members of the Maryland bar in good standing. Question 2...
  • Little Italy bocce figure cops to fraud

    Salvatore Petti, a 76-year-old Ellicott City resident who has been at the center of a still-simmering dispute involving the bocce courts in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood ("Bocce Brawl," Feature, June 22, 2011), on Dec. 10 pleaded guilty in U.S....
  • Maryland liquor stores suspected of supplying New York booze smugglers

    For nearly two generations, court records show law enforcers have had evidence of large-scale illegal smuggling of Maryland-taxed booze to New York, where alcohol taxes are much higher. Only recently, though, have the revenue collectors taken to...
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Feds seize internet cafés' bank accounts as "sweepstakes" illegal-gambling proceeds

    On Oct. 24, when law enforcers descended on at least 11 internet cafés in the Baltimore area to seize computers that allegedly were used for illegal gambling by offering so-called "sweepstakes" games, authorities also were cracking down by emptying the...