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  • Feds sue to keep $61,000 in cash seized from home of former deputy mayor and state delegate Salima Siler Marriott

    Just before Christmas 2007, Baltimore deputy mayor for community and economic development Salima Siler Marriott (D), a former long-time state delegate, had to deal with the news that her son, Patrice Marriott, then 40 years old, had been indicted in...
  • Supreme court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, dismisses Proposition 8 appeal

    The Supreme Court struck a major blow for marriage equality today, declaring unconstitutional a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act - the 1996 law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that...
  • Evidence seized in FBI’s BGF prison-corruption raids documented in federal court

    About five weeks after the unsealing of the racketeering indictment against members of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang and their alleged correctional-officer comrades, on May 31 court documents were publicly docketed that summarize what law...
  • UPDATE: Judge rejects journalists' demand for more openness in Manning trial

    As City Paper reported this week, the case in which the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), joined by media organizations, including Wikileaks, The Nation, and Democracy Now!, asked for a court order to end pervasive secrecy surrounding...
  • Feds arrest embezzler hired to run green-jobs program in Baltimore Mayor’s Office

    The Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) in 2011 hired a convicted embezzler, only 14 months out of federal prison and still on supervised release, for a $41,000-per-year position to run a green-jobs training program funded by a state...
  • Driver's “cotton mouth” leads to car and cash seizure in Maryland

    After Fitzroy C. Simon was pulled over by a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer for traffic infractions on Dec. 12, 2012, while driving another person's 2002 Dodge Stratus with New York license plates, he gave the officer consent to search...
  • Ex-cop married to gang leader can't have her job back

    A six-year Baltimore City police officer who married a gang leader while he was in prison has lost her appeal to get her job back. Meredith Cross, who moved to Baltimore from New York to be closer to Carlito Cabana, a member of Dead Man, Inc. gang then...
  • The case of the disappearing dead voters

    The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker blog, yesterday gave four "Pinocchios" – the most, in his scale for factual dishonesty – to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. The reason: Wilson last year had...
  • Maryland men sentenced in Philadelphia Outlaws Motorcycle Club meth-conspiracy case

    Michael James "Maniac" Privett and Ronald "Bugs" Sells must be relieved their recent law-enforcement ordeals are now over – especially since the Maryland men, from Baltimore and Churchville, respectively, who pleaded guilty last May in...
  • In Maryland, bars still not liable for drunk-driving patrons

    The Maryland Court of Appeals narrowly upheld a lower court's ruling yesterday that found a bar owner not liable for the death of a drunk driver's victim. In a 4 to 3 decision—which included a dissenting opinion—the court ruled that the...
  • Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

    The "normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000," according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith "committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore,...
  • More details coming in Long murder case

    Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled "Intrinsic Act...