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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Supporters and advocates shift tactics to improve chances of passage

    In 2008, City Councilmember Bill Henry (D-4th District) introduced a resolution urging the Baltimore City delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to show support for statewide marriage-equality legislation. The bill passed with a handful of sponsors,...
  • 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...
  • Deal ends 30-year-old child molestation case

    Douglas Lester Sexton reminds Circuit Court Judge Pamela White that he owned businesses. Wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt, he talks about his coal-miner father, about joining the army at age 17 to support his family. Until now, he has “never...
  • Potrepreneurs' High-Flying Operation Faces a Pricey Reckoning

    The Lancair IV-P airplane is a sleek four-seater, capable of flying 330 miles per hour and more than 1,500 miles on a tank of gas. The one that was seized in June 2009 from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, near Denver, had been purchased the...
  • 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...