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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore man sues Justice Department and The Washington Post

    What does William C. Bond do when he feels backed against a wall, armed only with evidence of alleged wrongdoing by members of Maryland’s federal bench and bar? He sues pro se—that is, without the aid of an attorney. In September, the 46-...
  • 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...
  • The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place

    If numbers are any indication, giving Baltimoreans a chance to vote on legislative issues—the bottom-of-the-ballot measures known as ballot questions—is just a formality. The city posed 45 questions to its residents over the course of the last...
  • 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...
  • Armed drug dealer challenges conviction based on dirty cop's conduct

    The fallout from former Baltimore Police Detective Mark Lunsford’s 2010 conviction for theft and lying continues. On March 9, an attorney for an armed drug dealer argued in a federal court filing that her client’s 2008 guilty plea should be...
  • High court lets stand school's ban on U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The court's action has the effect of upholding...
  • Ehud Olmert, former leader of Israel, found guilty of fraud in retrial

    Ehud Olmert, former leader of Israel, found guilty of fraud in retrial
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of fraud and breach of trust in the retrial of a 7-year-old corruption case that marred the end of his tenure as the nation’s leader. A panel of three judges at a Jerusalem district...
  • Local man sentenced for defrauding clients of retirement funds

    BALTIMORE — A stockbroker who prosecutors say defrauded clients of more than $2.3 million has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Gary Clark Steciuk of Buffalo Grove and Heber Springs, Ark., was also ordered to pay...
  • High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

    The Supreme Court says a North Carolina sex offender should have a chance to challenge a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life. The justices ruled Monday that the state's highest court should have considered Torrey...