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  • Save the Date

    Phillip Robinson Winkfield came up for arraignment on drugs and weapons charges in Baltimore City Circuit Court on June 30, when he met his adversary: the chief of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office narcotics division, Antonio Gioia. Such high-...
  • The Hollywood Connection: Federal Drug Indictment Snares City Hall Filmmaker's Business Partner

    On Aug. 28 a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted three men on drug-trafficking charges, including a business partner of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lavern Whitt, producer of a documentary about the four women who hold the highest elected offices in...
  • No Way, Jose

    After more than a month on the lam, Jose J. Morales was arrested on open warrants in Dundalk and is being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to police. Morales, a career thief, drug dealer, and unlicensed contractor who...
  • Jose Morales Busted in Texas Trying to Charter Jet to Bring Cocaine to Baltimore

    Serial criminal Jose Joaquin Morales was supposed to be in Howard County Circuit Court yesterday, answering to charges that he wrote a bad check for nearly $4,000 in construction materials from a Jessup supply store last fall. Instead, Morales was...
  • City Hall Filmmaker Pulls Plug On Web Sites After Business Partner's Indictment On Drug Trafficking Charges

    Los Angeles-based filmmaker LaVern Whitt, producer of the Women in Power documentary about Baltimore's top elected officials reacted to the recent federal drug trafficking indictment of her business partner Lawrence Schaffner "Lorenzo" Reeves by taking...
  • Criminal Information Filed Against Phillip Robinson Winkfield

    U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein filed a criminal information* on Nov. 7 charging 21-year-old Morgan State University student Phillip Robinson Winkfield with possession with intent to distribute heroin. Winkfield's mother is Washington, D.C., federal...
  • All Rise?

    It's OK to rumor-monger about judicial politics, as former federal prosecutor Steven Levin shows on his new blog, Fraud With Peril. Levin is using it to help readers keep abreast of white-collar crime issues in the mid-Atlantic region, but plenty of other...
  • Court official's job imperiled after forgery plea

    Anthony Dix, the administrative manager of the Baltimore City Circuit Court's clerks office, admitted forging prescriptions to satisfy his painkiller addiction, the Daily Record reported, and received probation before judgment in Baltimore County district...
  • Feds in Maryland Seize Six More Bank Accounts Tied to Laundering Gambling Proceeds

    Update: Accused Money-Launderer's Lawyer Says His Client No Longer Owns Payment-Processor Electracash As recounted in court documents made public yesterday in Maryland's U.S. District Court, federal authorities seized the contents of six Wachovia Bank...
  • Stash Found at Home of City Cop Charged With Lying and Embezzlement

    Mark J. Lunsford, the Baltimore City cop assigned as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task-force officer who was accused in federal court Sept. 22 of lying and embezzlement (The News Hole, Sept. 24), looks like he's going to have some...
  • Feds Seek to Keep GOP Donor's Drug Cash

    Coats | Image by Police Booking Photo Back in April when he was arrested, investigators took $23,530 in cash from Wade Coats, the Republican political donor accused in U.S. District Court of being an armed, high-dollar coke-and-dope-dealer in Baltimore....
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips

    | Image by Mel Guapo For pleading guilty to selling guns without a license-including over the counter of the Utz potato-chip stand at Baltimore's Lexington Market-U.S. District Court judge Richard Bennett sentenced 53-year-old Michael Papantonakis...