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Trials and Arbitration

Two Baltimore officers charged in racketeering scheme due in court Friday to change their pleas

Two Baltimore officers charged in racketeering scheme due in court Friday to change their pleas

Two Baltimore police detectives accused of participating in a long-running racketeering and robbery scheme are due in court Friday for rearraignment hearings.

Detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward had told the court they were not guilty of the scheme to extort and rob citizens, falsify reports and collect fraudulent overtime payments. Rearraignment hearings are held so defendants can change their pleas.

Ward will plead guilty, his attorney has said. The 36-year-old detective from Middle River has served 13 years with the Baltimore police.

An attorney for Hendrix did not respond to questions Thursday. Hendrix, 32, lives in Randallstown and has served eight years in...

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