| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him.
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| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Two of three men implicated in an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme that had connections to Harford County pleaded guilty to federal charges this week, according to prosecutors, who earlier said the U.S. government was bilked out of at least $2.6 million in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:27 AM
A Harford County man, who was already serving a prison sentence for a state drug dealing conviction, was sentenced this month for a federal heroin distribution conviction in an unrelated case.
U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Darryl...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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....