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  • The collections industry is . . . pleased

    In the fall of 2007, Kevin Zurrin and his wife, Jennifer Levy, were shocked to learn that they were being dunned for almost $20,000. A writ of property garnishment had been filed in the city’s Circuit Court, and a law firm was coming after them....
  • Prosecutor at hearing alludes to facts not made public

    Federal District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced former Baltimore defense attorney Stanley H. Needleman to a year and a day in federal prison and fined him $10,000 on Dec. 15 after a nearly three-hour hearing in which lawyers and former judges from...
  • The lawsuit is settled, but the he said/she said continues

    Playing bocce—a game similar to shuffleboard, in which players score points by rolling balls on a court—is supposed to be fun. But in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, the good times at the city-owned Thomas J. D’Alesandro Jr....
  • Maryland crack-cocaine convicts set free under federal sentencing reform

    More than 900 people serving federal prison time for crack-cocaine crimes committed in Maryland are eligible for reduced sentences under federal reforms that went into effect Nov. 1, according to an Oct. 31 letter sent to U.S. District judges by...
  • Despite multiple drug arrests, suburban mom gets time served for selling AK-style machine gun

    Maryland U.S. District judge Richard Bennett on Aug. 27 gave a 32-year-old suburban Baltimore mother, who pleaded guilty to machine-gun possession, a chance to rehabilitate her drug-addled life without going to federal prison. Bennett sentenced Jennifer...
  • Maryland correctional officers

    Since last year's Best of Baltimore issue: four Maryland correctional officers (COs) have pleaded guilty in federal court to conduct arising from their prison-gang ties, and a fifth was indicted in a federal prison-gang racketeering conspiracy; four COs...
  • City Paper's endorsements for the 2010 primary election

    Let’s not waste time. In a cash-strapped city with ongoing endemic problems, there isn’t any to spare. The state primary on Tuesday, Sept. 14, will go a long way toward determining the content and character of some of our state’s highest...
  • Best Use of Taxpayer Funds, Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds, Best Indictment, Best Corruption, Best Local Scandal, and more.

    Best Use of Taxpayer Funds Getting rid of Sheila Dixon Investigators spent months poring over seized computers and financial documents, tracking purchases made through gift cards, linking prominent developers to those cards, and sweating witnesses....
  • Some courthouse races may be obscure, but they're rarely dull

    Chief Judge Joyce M. Baylor-Thompson says it would not be accurate to say that HB 417, proposing an amendment to Maryland’s State Constitution and up for a vote this November, is the anti-Ramona Moore Baker amendment. But then again, she and her...
  • In state's attorney race, Jessamy stands on a troubled record while Bernstein runs on reform and limited experience

    Standing on 26th Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue at 3 p.m. on July 27, Gregg Bernstein told reporters that the murder of Stephen Pitcairn, the Johns Hopkins University researcher stabbed two blocks away two nights earlier, “was not...
  • 2015 Ford Mustang: First Drive

     
    Things that don't happen every day: moon landings, royal births, Supreme Court nominations ??? and an all-new Ford Mustang. This year is one of those rare times in which we get to experience at least one of those events as......
  • Reaching for glovebox isn't a suspicious act when getting pulled over, court says

     
    Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Police/Emergency "Such movement, standing alone, does not give rise to a reasonable belief that appellant was armed and dangerous." - Judge Stephen Yarbrough Is reaching for the glovebox during a traffic stop...