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  • 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...
  • Feds say Baltimore man was trusted client of Colombian heroin traffickers

    For nearly six years, Paul Eugene Sessomes of Baltimore was on the radar of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in New York and Bogota, Colombia, who believed he was coordinating delivery of heroin proceeds on behalf of Colombians at the top...
  • Maryland Super-Lobbyist Bruce Bereano Aims to Erase His Fraud Convictions

    Seventeen years after his 1994 convictions for mail fraud, Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano is looking to clear his name. He’s doing so based on last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Skilling v. United States, which found that the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Fiction by Meg Waite Clayton

      The Four Ms. Bradwells By Meg Waite Clayton Ballantine Books; hardcover No, The Four Ms. Bradwells isn’t a novel unwinding the juicy tales of four ladies that were married at one point to Mr. Bradwell—although the cover’s pearl...
  • Charges filed in Patterson Park mortgage fraud

    Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal information charging Kenneth Koehler with conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of an alleged mortgage fraud scheme in southeast Baltimore. An information is a statement of charges filed in lieu of an...
  • Would-be trainman faces criminal charges

    The Towson District Court's 11 a.m. traffic docket in Courtroom 6 on Sept. 7 started right on time. After the judge quickly dismissed the first two cases, he called the third and final one: a $37 ticket for an abandoned vehicle, contested by its owner,...
  • 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...
  • A new biography lends context to the controversial Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion By Jean Baker Hill and Wang Google Margaret Sanger, pioneer of the birth control movement, and you barely need to scroll down the page to find her name associated with various controversial topics, including eugenics&...