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  • 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,...
  • A Little Italy bocce feud winds up in court

    “We don’t need any negativity about Little Italy,” Giovanna Marie “Gia” Blatterman says over the phone on June 15. The 64-year-old businesswoman is one of the neighborhood’s most visible and diehard promoters, and...
  • Cooperator sentenced in Dragon's Den bath salts case

    When two customers purchased about 20 grams of "Speedy" for $675 at the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point last December, the guy who sold it to them, Carlo D'Addario, told them that some people smoke the substance, while others snort it. Turns out,...
  • Fells Point smoke shop nabbed in bath salts sting helps in fake-pot probe

    Just-released records in Maryland's federal court show the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point and the Tobacco Shop in Bel Air are part of an ongoing drug investigation into the distribution of synthetic marijuana, sometimes marketed as "Spice" and...
  • Dragon's Den bath salt seller faces 20-year sentence

    Carlo Ernesto D'Addario, the 42-year-old Baltimore man accused in Virginia federal court of selling illegal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" out of the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point ("Under Cover in the Dragon's Den," Mobtown Beat, May 30),...
  • Arthur Franklin Kirk III is asking for $3 million in damages, back pay

    A Baltimore City Fire Department dispatcher, the 41-year-old son of a late Baltimore politician, has sued the department for discrimination and retaliation, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Aug. 8. The dispatcher, Arthur...
  • 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...