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Former president of Curtis Bay lawn care firm faces trial on fraud charges
Former president of Curtis Bay lawn care firm faces trial on fraud charges

A lawn and garden products supplier started 90 years ago by Russian immigrants met its end in a flurry of court actions alleging its former president, Malcomb Cork, defrauded the business and concealed his actions. Cork has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to three counts of wire fraud. His trial is scheduled to begin April 6. Commerce Corp.'s demise in a 2013 bankruptcy meant the end of a family business that was one of the largest lawn and garden supplies distributor on the East Coast, with its former owner saying it had annual revenue of around $200 million and around 280 employees between its Curtis Bay headquarters and other facilities in Michigan and...

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