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Organized Crime

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  • Laurel Police part of tri-county reverse prostitution sting

    Laurel Police part of tri-county reverse prostitution sting
    Laurel Police, along with other county, state and federal law enforcement officers, arrested 23 men in a reverse prostitution sting last week, according to a Howard County news release. The operation, which was carried out on Thursday, Sept. 20, was...
  • Cigarette seizures quadrupled over two years

    Cigarette seizures quadrupled over two years
    Maryland's seizures of contraband tobacco quadrupled between 2010 and 2012, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday, attributing the increase in part to lax penalties that fail to deter cigarette smugglers from a highly profitable enterprise. Flanked...
  • MGM chief says firm won't demand slots tax break for National Harbor casino

    The chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International, which wants to open a luxury casino at National Harbor, said Thursday that his company has dropped efforts to win tax breaks from the Maryland General Assembly to build a gambling palace at...
  • Mother of shooting suspect gunned down, raising fears of further reprisal

    Mother of shooting suspect gunned down, raising fears of further reprisal
    The mother and the brother of a suspect in a triple shooting were gunned down in an ambush outside their Northeast Baltimore home, according to sources, prompting police to assign a special unit of top investigators to stop the "momentum of violence."...
  • Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case

    Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case
    At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden,"...
  • Ad watch: Spot linking MGM, crime based on NJ report

    A television ad from a group opposing a casino at National Harbor went on the air this month with an inflammatory charge against MGM, the prospective operator of the proposed facility. The ad, sponsored by the Prince George's Contractors and Business...
  • Laurel Mill Playhouse keeps 'Guys and Dolls' in the family

    Laurel Mill Playhouse keeps 'Guys and Dolls' in the family
    You won't find any summertime blues plaguing the youth performing in the current show at Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street. The little theater's 2012 Summer Youth Production of "Guys and Dolls," with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and music and...
  • Maryland casino expansion debate sparks TV ad campaigns

    Maryland casino expansion debate sparks TV ad campaigns
    On a recent night, sandwiched between television coverage of Olympic dressage and synchronized diving, a commercial touted the benefits of a new casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County. "Good-paying jobs. Better schools," said a man's voice....
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday. Matthews, who is on...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Jan. 13, 2012

    now playing "Django Unchained" (R). A slave turned bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:50, 4:20, 7:50 p.m.) "Gangster Squad"...
  • Dead Man Inc leader writes court, seeks to "correct the record"

    James Sweeney, who prosecutors say is one of the co-founders of the violent Dead Man Inc. gang, has been writing to The Baltimore Sun in recent months, saying the organization has been mischaracterized and seeking to set things straight. This week, he...
  • Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933

    Exhibit recalls Hendler kidnapping of 1933
    Memories of the 1933 kidnapping in Baltimore of Albert Hendler, scion of the wealthy and prominent Hendler Creamery Co. family, have recently been revived in an exhibition of documents relating to the case at the Crime Museum in Washington. The nation...