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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Milton Tillman and Son Indicted in Bailbonds Conspiracy

    Milton Tillman Jr. | Image by Police Booking Photo According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorneys Office, politically connected ex-con Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton "Moe" Tillman III, were both federally indicted on conspiracy...
  • 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)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....