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  • More on Obama Appointees' Connections to Carlos Vignali

    President-elect Barack Obama's key political appointments continue to hearken back to Pardongate, the 2001 scandal that resulted in a bipartisan Congressional committee investigation of influence peddling in the White House during the waning days of the...
  • All Rise?

    It's OK to rumor-monger about judicial politics, as former federal prosecutor Steven Levin shows on his new blog, Fraud With Peril. Levin is using it to help readers keep abreast of white-collar crime issues in the mid-Atlantic region, but plenty of other...
  • Lawyer Fights to Keep Fee Info Out of Grand Jury's Hands

    Criminal-defense attorney Robert Simels fought back Tuesday against the Justice Department's attempt to learn how he's been paid to represent an accused drug trafficker/money-launder. In an 11-page motion [see embedded pdf below] filed in a federal case...
  • Lexington Market Utz vendor held in gun case

    The owner of the Lexington Market Utz stand charged with illegal gun sales was denied release Thursday in Baltimore's U.S. District Court. Michael Papantonakis was represented by public defender Joseph Evans, who presented his client as a gun collector...
  • Judge's Son Gets Five Years in Federal Prison

    City Paper has covered the Baltimore drugs-and-guns case against Philip Robinson Winkfield, the son of Washington, D.C., federal magistrate judge Deborah A. Robinson, every step of the way: his arrest, his indictment, his state trial scheduling, and...
  • Court official's job imperiled after forgery plea

    Anthony Dix, the administrative manager of the Baltimore City Circuit Court's clerks office, admitted forging prescriptions to satisfy his painkiller addiction, the Daily Record reported, and received probation before judgment in Baltimore County district...
  • 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...
  • Defendant in Historic 41-Kilo Coke Bust Gets 20 Years in Jail

    Trenell Murphy, who pleaded guilty in July to having 41 kilograms of cocaine that he intended to distribute, today received his sentence from U.S. District Court judge Benson Legg: 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release,...
  • 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...
  • WSOP's Moon Owes Debts Back Home

    The Washington Post's coverage of Western Maryland's Darvin Moon, who's made it to the final table of the World Series of Poker, has been great entertainment. The writer, J. Freedom du Lac, has a blog about Moon, "Darvin Moon's World Series of Poker...
  • Gun Club: Maryland raid on motorcycle club president's home turns up arsenal

    Barbeito | Image by booking photo courtesy of the Charleston Gazette On the morning of Oct. 6, the same day a federal racketeering indictment in West Virginia against 55 alleged members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club named a Maryland man, David Keith...
  • 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....