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  • 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...
  • Arizona machine-gun probe prompts dispute over seized Maryland gun collection

    It’s been nearly seven years since 58-year-old auto mechanic and gun collector David Bord made a purchase that has caused him no end of grief: a Hatton Industries machine gun, which he got at the Armory, a gun store near Annapolis, in exchange for...
  • West Africa looms large in Baltimore heroin-trafficking cases

    Last April, thousands of miles from Baltimore in the West African country of Ghana, a man known as “Wagba” got on the phone and mediated a Baltimore heroin-dealing dispute. Nana Boateng, who supplied Baltimore dealers with heroin shipped...
  • The Black Guerrilla Family gang aimed to show a way out of the criminal lifestyle-until its criminal activities brought it down

    “It’s hard to promote black nationalism when you have a black man in the White House,” Thomas Bailey said on Jan. 6, 2009, weeks before Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American President of the United States. Bailey, a...
  • $30 million Baltimore-based pot-conspiracy case part of broader investigation

    The $30 million cross-country pot conspiracy first alleged by a Maryland federal grand jury in December 2010, involving 32-year-old Baltimore real estate developer Jeremiah Brandon Landsman and 15 others (“Smoked Out,” Mobtown Beat, Feb. 29),...
  • Rookie transit cop arrests federal fugitive, but feds dismiss indictment

    If you’re a federal fugitive, you better not skimp on paying the Baltimore Metro Subway fare when Generia Lawson is on the job. On April 17, Lawson, a rookie Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) police officer, was in full uniform, doing routine...
  • 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,...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...