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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Loophole Nation

    Here's the Pacific Legal Foundation likening "public nuisance" laws (such as Baltimore's "padlock ordinance") to the "honest services" statute hobbled today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Both laws are impermissibly vague, the foundation says. Pacific's key...
  • Maryland Prosecutor Wants Three BGF Prison-Gang Cases to Become One Big RICO

    Maryland assistant U.S. Attorney James Wallner stated in a May 26 court filing 26 that the government intends to roll the three pending Black Guerilla Family (BGF) prison-gang indictments into a single Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...