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  • Jewelry Dealer Boasted of Drug-Dealer Ties

    Today, Eugene Petasky is a humbled man, serving a 41-month prison sentence at West Virginia's Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last fall to laundering drug money through his jewelry...
  • Guilty Plea for Theft and Lying in DEA Cop Case

    Veteran Baltimore Police Department detective Mark Lunsford pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore yesterday, admitting that he stole funds intended for paying informants, stole a diamond watch and other items from suspects in his...
  • Ex-NSA Official Indicted in Baltimore for Leaking Classified Information to a Reporter

    Thomas Andrews Drake's career in national security went well enough that he became what the press often refers to as a "senior intelligence official." He worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) from 2001 until 2008, and while still working at the...
  • Ex-State Delegate Admits to Crimes for Which He Was Not Charged

    Former state Del. William Madonna pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on June 4 to structuring cash transactions to avoid bank reporting requirements, which are triggered whenever the amounts involved are $10,000 or more. But in the statement of facts...
  • DEA Raids in Prison-Gang Case Nab Another Suspect: James Bullock

    [caption id="attachment_4928" align="alignleft" width="233" caption="James Bullock"][/caption] On Monday, April 12, when U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents were staging raids in connection with the latest federal indictment of members of...
  • 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...