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  • Jose Morales gets life in prison

    [caption id="attachment_19694" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Rarah[/caption] This morning, five years after City Paper introduced Jose J. Morales to Baltimore's broader public,  he was sentenced to life in prison in Federal District Court in...
  • Armed drug dealer released from prison on dirty cop’s lies

    With his 2008 firearm conviction overturned by a federal appellate court earlier this year, 39-year-old Cortez Fisher recently opted to plead guilty to the gun charge again, rather than face a second prosecution that included a crack-cocaine charge. On...
  • Lawsuits follow Wall Hunters Project

    Two limited liability companies associated with Stanley Rochkind are suing Slumlord Watch founder Carol Ott. The suits, filed in District Court on Dec. 4 but not yet served on Ott, demand a total of $5,000 in damages for repairs made to two properties...
  • The End of Net Neutrality

    Fuck the FCC. I've hated those bastards ever since the 1990s when they repeatedly busted the pirate radio station I was helping operate in Albuquerque, N.M. The range of our broadcast was directly proportionate to how high one of us could climb a tree...
  • Morales Guilty of Contract Murder

    (Updated & corrected, see below) A federal jury in Greenbelt has found Jose J. Morales guilty of arranging a contract murder of Robert Long, a former employee who had agreed to testify against him in state court in 2008. The jury deliberated just a few...
  • Tripped up: Federal indictment dropped against accused gun-seller due to police breaking Maryland wiretap laws

    Remember Linda Tripp? She was the former Pentagon employee who befriended Monica Lewinsky, then-President Bill Clinton's paramour, and proceeded to secretly record telephone calls with Lewinsky that detailed her sexual escapades with Clinton. In 1998,...
  • Feds say Baltimore man was trusted client of Colombian heroin traffickers

    For nearly six years, Paul Eugene Sessomes of Baltimore was on the radar of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in New York and Bogota, Colombia, who believed he was coordinating delivery of heroin proceeds on behalf of Colombians at the top...
  • Judge rules false-arrest lawsuit brought by Charles Village rape suspect may go forward

    Marlow Humbert, the man who spent 14 months in a Baltimore jail before rape charges against him were dropped in July 2009, during which time he was dubbed the "Charles Village Rapist," has prevailed in the Baltimore City Police Department's attempt to...
  • Interns to the rescue?

    [caption id="attachment_21020" align="alignleft" width="256"] Jon Cardin's Twitter photo[/caption] Because paying actual lawyers and/or judges to do their jobs as the constitution requires is, apparently, a non-starter, Del. Jon Cardin (D-Baltimore...
  • 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,...
  • FBI probe of University of Maryland data breach targets Canton Group employee

    The FBI suspects an employee of the Baltimore-based software developer Canton Group, David Paul Helkowski, has compromised data security at University of Maryland in the wake of the massive February cyberattack that mined the names, university IDs, and...
  • Big Boyz Bail Bonds follows the law. But do they keep their word?

    On hearing the verdict, Herman O. Darr whirls around, mutters loudly and storms out of Courtroom 4. It's a little after 2:30 P.M. on March 1, 2013. Judge Jennifer Etheridge dispatches a bailiff, who hustles to the door and raises his radio, which beeps...