| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say the 81-year-old Korean War veteran helped run an operation that doled out vast amounts of powerful prescription painkillers.
Wiseberg and his business partners opened a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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...
| 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.
A few paragraphs...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...