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  • Skilling to Supremes: Define "Honest Services"

    There are many nuances to former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's argument, now before the Supreme Court, that he should be released from the minimum-security federal prison that houses him. There is the question of venue—should he have been tried in...
  • Correctional Officer Charged for Bringing Pot and Cell Phones Into Baltimore City Detention Center

    Awareness of suspected corruption among Baltimore's prison guards grew on early Sunday morning, with the arrest of 20-year-old correctional officer Shanika Johnson after she was searched as she entered the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC)....
  • Corporation Runs for Congress?

    Citing the Supreme Court's Jan. 21 decision to allow unlimited corporate financing of political "issue ads," a Kensington-based public relations firm has announced its intention to run for Congress. Pledging to run a campaign that "puts people second, or...
  • Loophole Nation

    Here's the Pacific Legal Foundation likening "public nuisance" laws (such as Baltimore's "padlock ordinance") to the "honest services" statute hobbled today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Both laws are impermissibly vague, the foundation says. Pacific's key...
  • Jewelry Dealer Boasted of Drug-Dealer Ties

    Today, Eugene Petasky is a humbled man, serving a 41-month prison sentence at West Virginia's Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last fall to laundering drug money through his jewelry...
  • Documentary Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Under Fire

    Earlier this month, a major blow was dealt to documentary filmmakers' and journalists' First Amendment rights. On May 6, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled in favor of a motion by the Chevron oil company subpoenaing 600 hours of footage of...
  • Federal Judge Rules City, BPD to Remain as Defendants in Tshamba Lawsuit

    In what A. Dwight Pettit, the lawyer for the family of a U.S. Marine veteran shot dead last year by off-duty Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji Tshamba, calls "a very significant victory," a federal judge yesterday ruled that Baltimore City, the Baltimore...
  • BPD Officer Charged in Heroin Ring

    A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested on federal heroin trafficking charges today, and a seven-count indictment was unsealed in Federal District Court. Daniel G. Redd, 41, was arrested at the Northwest Police District by fellow city officers....
  • Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

    City Councilmember Belinda Conaway (D-7th District) today dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the Examiner newspapers, owner Philip Anschutz, and Baltimore blogger Adam Meister. The suit, filed in May, accused them of libel, defamation, and...
  • Stanley Needleman Charged With Financial Crimes

    [caption id="attachment_10158" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Stanley Needleman (left). Credit: Rarah"][/caption] Federal criminal charges against prominent Baltimore criminal-defense attorney Stanley Needleman, filed Aug. 16 in Maryland U.S....
  • Insanity and its Malcontents

    I keep doing the same basic post over and over, hoping something will change. I know what that makes me, so this is one of the last posts I'm going to do in this blog (though you can still find me over here occasionally). It's had a reasonably good run,...
  • Attorney Stanley Needleman Sentenced to a Year in Prison

    [caption id="attachment_11587" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Stanley Needleman (left) with Jose Morales in 2008. Photograph by Rarah."][/caption] Federal District Court Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced former Baltimore defense attorney Stanley H....