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Rod J. Rosenstein

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  • Federal appeals court ruling could lead to more reduced sentences

    Federal appeals court ruling could lead to more reduced sentences
    A federal appeals court ruling could add to the number of inmates with legal grounds to seek reduced sentences because of a shifting interpretation of sentencing guidelines and what constitutes a violent crime. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Sentences challenged for Maryland prisoners deemed to have violent pasts

    Sentences challenged for Maryland prisoners deemed to have violent pasts
    A little-noticed and highly technical Supreme Court decision is opening the way for dozens of federal inmates from Maryland to seek reduced sentences — even though trial judges found they had violent criminal pasts. For some, the high court...
  • Former Bel Air resident sentenced for child porn possession

    Former Bel Air resident sentenced for child porn possession
    A former Bel Air resident was sentenced last week to five years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a federal charge of distributing child pornography. U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Lori Fisher, 46, during a June 11 hearing in...
  • M&T Bank ordered to forfeit $560,000 of laundered drug proceeds

    M&T Bank ordered to forfeit $560,000 of laundered drug proceeds
    M&T Bank has been ordered to forfeit $560,000 in drug proceeds laundered through its Perry Hall branch. The forfeiture was ordered by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar in the wake of a case in which a teller at that branch collaborated with a member of...
  • Feds seize massage parlor allegedly used as brothel

    Feds seize massage parlor allegedly used as brothel
    A Towson woman will forfeit a building on Joppa Road where police say she ran a house of prostitution, but a deal struck with federal prosecutors allows her to keep five other properties in Baltimore. Di Zhang, 43, will also pay $325,000 as part of a...
  • Senate confirms two federal judges for Maryland

    Senate confirms two federal judges for Maryland
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment Thursday of a senior Baltimore prosecutor and a lawyer at the Homeland Security Department as new federal judges to sit on the Maryland bench. George J. Hazel, who was the top deputy in the Baltimore State's...
  • Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients

    Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients
    For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training. Federal prosecutors said she...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground contractor settles government claim for $1.1 million

    Aberdeen Proving Ground contractor settles government claim for $1.1 million
    A defense contractor has agreed to pay the federal government $1.1 million to resolve allegations brought under the civil False Claims Act that the company falsified information on employee qualifications in order to collect more than allowed under a...
  • Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders

    Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders
    A Cherry Hill crack dealer admitted in federal court Wednesday to killing two rivals as part of a long-running feud between two neighborhood drug crews. Davon Martin, 25, was a member of a group known as Little Spelman, which was locked in a bitter war...
  • After three years, Justice Department lifts hiring freeze

    After three years, Justice Department lifts hiring freeze
    Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor. "The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...
  • Murder conviction overturned after federal investigation

    Murder conviction overturned after federal investigation
    A Baltimore man went free Thursday after almost six years in prison, as city prosecutors dropped murder conspiracy charges against him because a federal investigation led to the conviction of another man. The man targeted by federal authorities pleaded...
  • Towson woman arrested on prostitution charges

    Towson woman arrested on prostitution charges
    Di Zhang, the Towson woman whose arrest for allegedly operating a brothel on East Joppa Road sparked federal efforts to seize nearly $2 million worth of her real estate, has been arrested on prostitution and human trafficking charges in Montgomery County....