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  • More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy

    More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy
    Six more corrections officers who helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang operate a drug-smuggling and racketeering enterprise from inside the Baltimore City Detention Center have pleaded guilty or received sentencing in the past two weeks, continuing a trend of guilty pleas in the sweeping federal crackdown at the jail.
  • Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...

    Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...

    Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal

    Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal
    Two more Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers pleaded guilty and another inmate has been sentenced in connection with last year's jail racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Former jail employees Aisha Fraction, 26,...

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant
    Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public...