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A Maryland federal judge ruled Tuesday that some Baltimore public employees' pensions were harmed by the city's elimination last year of payments tied to market returns. U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis decided that police and firefighters...
Whether the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called supercommittee — reaches a deal to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion or stalemates on Nov. 23, Democrats appear intent on handicapping the national...
When established in 1935, Social Security made its first payments to Americans age 65. These first recipients never contributed and were paid from contributions made by younger Americans. Those Americans and successive generations believed their...
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
Baltimore officials are demanding $26,000 from the wife of mayoral challenger Otis Rolley, claiming that she improperly took paid leave that she was not owed — but the candidate and his wife say she was forced from her city job as part of what...
Investigations into charges of fraud, waste and unethical behavior saved Baltimore nearly $1.6 million over the last year, the city's inspector general said in a report issued Monday. That's nearly three times the $538,615 annual budget of the six-...
As the president and the speaker of the House intensified their debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling Monday night, the real world impact was reflected among Maryland federal workers like Jacqueline Hamilton. After 44 years of...
An Anne Arundel County councilman pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a charge that he failed to file several personal and business tax returns over the course of six years. Councilman Daryl D. Jones, a Democrat from Severn who is serving his...
After a long time wandering in the wilderness, with no movie or TV production under way in Maryland, local actors, technicians, caterers, drivers, set builders and hospitality professionals are back to work with the production in Baltimore of the HBO...
An Edgewood woman who prosecutors say was the ringleader of a bank fraud and identity theft scheme was sentenced in federal court last week to six years in prison for her role in the conspiracy. According to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S....
Sharre Anne Jones of Aberdeen will serve five years in the Maryland Division of Corrections for stealing $8,332 in Social Security Supplemental Security Income intended for her disabled 13-year-old grandson, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly...
Tags: Aberdeen, Justice System, Lawyers, Theft, Judges
There have been recent accusations by some politicians running for president that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme." Others say this type of talk is a politically motivated scare tactic. Let's examine the facts. Charles Ponzi was an Italian...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Employees, Social Security, Government, Fraud
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