| Jun 29, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
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....