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  • Another massive indictment, new details in Baltimore's ongoing correctional corruption debacle

    The federal racketeering prosecution of inmates and staff at Baltimore facilities managed by Maryland's correctional agency now involves 44 defendants, including 27 correctional officers (COs), with the Nov. 21 unsealing of a superseding indictment in a...
  • Big Boyz Bail Bonds follows the law. But do they keep their word?

    On hearing the verdict, Herman O. Darr whirls around, mutters loudly and storms out of Courtroom 4. It's a little after 2:30 P.M. on March 1, 2013. Judge Jennifer Etheridge dispatches a bailiff, who hustles to the door and raises his radio, which beeps...
  • Hot Grease

    On normal shifts working the mean streets of Baltimore's northwest police district, officer Maunda Williams catches people engaged in typical Mobtown crimes, like shooting people. But just after midnight on Oct. 18, 2012, Williams' shift started with...
  • Alleged cocaine trafficking Mastermind Richie Rich isn't going down without a fight

    Baltimore is rife with neighborhoods ravaged as fronts in the drug war, but the area around 30th and St. Paul streets, in Charles Village, isn't one of them. This is a "college town" neighborhood near the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University,...
  • Accused "spice" distributor foiled by fake Newport packaging, but charges dropped.

    On May 3, 2011, federal, state, and local law enforcers jumped at reports of suspicious parcels, all of similar size and shape, arriving from China at Baltimore-area UPS stores. After two women attempted to pick up one of the packages that day in Howard...
  • Baltimore man nabbed in FBI motorcycle-club probe in Philadelphia

    The FBI has a long, storied history of infiltrating and prosecuting the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (OMC) as an organized-crime gang, including some high-profile cases in recent years. On Jan. 31, a Baltimore man put himself squarely in the middle of one such...
  • Community leader charged for laundering drug dealer's loan repayment

    Stewart D. Sachs' impressive resume, built over 40 years in banking and finance, includes being president and CEO of Regal Savings Bank, founder of Maryland Permanent Bank and Trust Company, and board member of Lexington National Insurance Company (the...
  • Tales from the struggle to give poor defendants a chance

    Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice Karen Houppert The New Press As Baltimore author Karen Houppert points out in the introduction to her new book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, any American who's...
  • The obvious solution is for the city to sell street parking permits at market price.

    I see an opportunity for both Canton residents and the city in CP's recent story about the Residential Permit Parking plan ("You Down With RPP?" Mobtown Beat, Feb. 6). The city owns something valuable (street parking in Area 43) that it's giving away...
  • Ten years after law creating appraiser database passed, its existence, effectiveness unclear

    On April 19, a kindly home appraiser named David C. Christian, a grandfather in his early 60's who had never been in trouble with the law before, was sentenced in federal court in downtown Baltimore to 15 months in prison. Christian admitted to...
  • Young Thurgood, Sensualist, and Murder in the Dog Park

    Before a whole new crop of books bombards us this spring-we're especially excited about Megan McShea's and Jessica Anya Blau's new ones-we here at Baltimore's Most Bookish Alt-Weekly wanted to catch up on some books we missed this season. In Young...
  • Accused officer allegedly facilitated drug dealing on same days she busted people with drugs

    Since the mid-2000s, when Baltimore police officers William King and Antonio Murray were busted for robbing drug dealers and received combined sentences totaling hundreds of years, the string of corruption scandals involving the Baltimore Police...