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  • BGF Raids Turn Up Evidence of Prison Gang’s Drug-Dealing, But Also Its Ideology

    The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang's alleged drug-dealing and violence, as described in court documents released as more than a dozen accused members were arrested on Apr. 12, are typical of Baltimore's crime scene. What's less prosaic about the...
  • Fraud at the Bottom

    This two-part report (Part 1 here,┬áPart 2 here) by Mike Hudson tracks down the fraud investigators at some of the major mortgage lenders and discovers that—surprise!—they were harassed, demoted, or fired for doing their jobs. (HT,...
  • 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...
  • Greene Turtle Wage Dispute Gets Class-Action Status

    Getting paid as a waiter or bartender is all about the tips, since the gig generally pays below minimum wage. What such workers may not know is that their employers, in order to offer such low wages lawfully, must formally notify them that they're...
  • David Simon introduces Paths of Glory Saturday, Sept. 25

    Local journalist, writer, and television auteur David Simon has never hid his appreciation for Stanley Kubrick's 1957 anti-war epic Paths of Glory. He's called it the "most important political film of the 20th century." He told NPR it was one of the...
  • Federal Felony Prosecutions in Maryland at Historic High

    The number of defendants prosecuted for federal felonies in Maryland has risen each year since 2005, to a total of 972 so far in 2010, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office issued today. That's a 37 percent increase in five years...
  • Inmate Settles Lawsuit Over Claims That Correctional Officer Facilitated Gang-Related Attack

    Tashma McFadden, the Maryland prisoner who sued a correctional officer he accused of being a Bloods gang-member and arranging for a group of Bloods to attack him in his cell, has agreed to settle his claim for $5,000 in payments from the correctional...
  • Sentencing of Pagans Motorcycle Club President Rescheduled

    David Keith Barbeito, the Maryland-based president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, was set for sentencing Nov. 19 for his part in the club's federal racketeering indictment filed last year in West Virginia, but U.S. District Court judge Thomas Johnston...
  • Man Indicted for Murdering Federal Witness Kareem Kelly Guest

    Antonio "Mack" Hall, a 30-year-old Baltimorean, was indicted Dec. 2 by a federal grand jury for murdering a federal witness, Kareem Kelly Guest, in Westport in 2009, according to a press release issued today by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland....
  • Guilty Pleas in the Berg Brothers Recycling Case

    Yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Adam Berg of Berg Brothers Recycling, along with the company and a co-conspirator, Jeffrey Mark Harmon, pleaded guilty to charges of bribing a government official, Robert Barry Adcock, in connection with...
  • Online Poker: Chance, Skill, or Both?

    When gambling charges were leveled at James Davitt on Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in Maryland, as part of the ongoing probe of illegal internet gambling conducted by the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office, it seemed a routine case. And, indeed, it may be....
  • Feds Raid Drug Lawyer's Office

    Federal law enforcement officers searched lawyer Stanley H. Needleman's offices this morning, the Sun's Justin Fenton reports. Calls to Needleman's home and office were not returned immediately. Needleman is a prominent local defense attorney who...