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  • Court of Appeals Rules for City Paper in Libel Case

    Quoting William Carlos Williams, Maryland's highest court has upheld lower courts' dismissals of a four-year-old libel suit filed against City Paper. "'It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it,'" Judge Glenn T. Harrell...
  • 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....
  • Lobbyist Bruce Bereano to Appeal Lost Bid to Overturn Fraud Conviction

    [caption id="attachment_12204" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Bruce Bereano. COURTESY FERN SHEN/BALTIMOREBREW.COM"][/caption] Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano, an Annapolis fixture despite his 1994 fraud convictions in connection with his...
  • For Pit Bulls, No More Freebies

    In a little-noticed ruling, (link to pdf) the Maryland Court of Appeals has changed a long-standing "one free bite" rule regarding dog bite victims' rights to receive compensation for their injuries: We are modifying the Maryland common law of liability...
  • Former Federal Fugitive Sentenced to Court Costs for Heroin Possession

    [caption id="attachment_13576" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Roosevelt Drummond in a mug shot from 2009 (left) and one from April (right)"][/caption] Roosevelt Drummond had a good day on April 25, when longstanding federal charges against him,...
  • Feds Name-Drop Baltimore’s Sonar Nightclub in New Pot-Conspiracy Indictment

    [caption id="attachment_13299" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="MEL GUAPO"][/caption] UPDATE: A sentence has been removed from this post at the request of the U.S. Attorney's Office. Daniel McIntosh has long maintained he's been the majority...
  • Why Gun Permit Records Maybe Should Be Public

    Last week Rep. Pat McDonough proposed doing for Maryland what something like 30 other states have already done: make secret the state's list of who is permitted to carry a concealed handgun. I was vacationing in my home state of Connecticut at the time,...
  • President of Har Sinai Congregation charged for laundering drug-dealer’s loan repayments

    "Bull____." That's how 61-year-old Stewart Dennis Sachs "repeatedly described" federal regulatory requirements for money-lenders during depositions in a 1990s lawsuit he brought against Regal Savings Bank, where he'd previously served as president,...
  • All in the Family: An annotated roster of defendants in the Black Guerrilla Family indictment, alleged crimes, and notable quotes

    The April 23 unsealing of a federal indictment of 25 people, including 13 Maryland correctional officers (COs), alleged to have participated in a racketeering conspiracy centered around the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang, was as much a renewed...
  • 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...
  • Outlaws Motorcycle Club meth probe nabs two more men

    When news broke in February that two Maryland men, including the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (OMC), had been indicted in a methamphetamine conspiracy after the FBI had infiltrated the club, one knowledgeable...
  • 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...