| May 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A Baltimore police officer accepted cash payments and provided protection for a man she believed to be a drug dealer — a man who was actually working with department investigators and FBI agents to build a criminal case against her, authorities...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement.
Two weeks later,...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A second person charged in connection with a credit card skimming scheme that operated in Harford County pleaded guilty to mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Baltimore Friday.
Tri Tran, also known as "Tony," 35, a citizen of Vietnam unlawfully in the...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms.
And for supporters and opponents...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A federal grand jury indicted a Baltimore police officer Friday on charges that he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.
In an indictment unsealed Friday, federal prosecutors allege that Kendell L....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley.
Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:20 AM
A Vietnamese national living in California was sentenced recently to six years in federal prison for mail fraud in connection with his role in a credit card skimming scheme that prosecutors say involved an unidentified employee of a Maryland business....
| Dec 14, 2012
A Havre de Grace man, who pleaded guilty to stealing tons of aluminum from Aberdeen Proving Ground when he was employed at the installation, was sentenced to a year of home detention by a federal judge Wednesday.
In U.S. District Court in Baltimore,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Federal prosecutors in Maryland hauled in almost $25 million owed to the U.S. government and victims of federal crimes in the most recent fiscal year, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
The office said it collected $11 million in criminal cases, mostly as...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:47 PM
A Middle River woman was sentenced last week to six months in jail for defrauding the federal government through the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Lynn Carol Williams, 56, sentenced May 6 by U.S. District Judge Richard D....
| May 19, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Maryland corrections officials are taking advantage of new technology designed to block the use of contraband cellphones by inmates — a problem at the heart of recent indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
In a program being used at...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center were preparing for a middle-of-the-night search of jail cells, aimed at rooting out drugs, cellphones, weapons and any other contraband inmates had stashed away. But the officers weren't the only...