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  • Financial backers of Decker's liquors plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges

    The Howard County couple who provided financial backing to the owners of Decker's Wine and Spirits in Bel Air are ordered to pay combined fines of more than $1 million after pleading guilty Thursday to federal charges of conspiracy that also implicate a...
  • Baltimore officer pleads guilty in towing scheme

    The second of 17 Baltimore police officers charged with extortion in an alleged kickback scheme involving a towing company pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Officer Jermaine Rice, 28, of...
  • William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, prominent venture capitalist

    William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, prominent venture capitalist
    William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, who went from being a numbers runner on the streets of Baltimore to the city's first prominent African-American venture capitalist, bankrolling numerous black-owned businesses such as Parks Sausage and Super Pride...
  • Third officer pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Michael Lee Cross pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks from a Rosedale auto repair company, making him the third Baltimore police officer to be convicted in an extortion scheme that could involve more than 50 city officers, according to new documents...
  • Bail bondsmen sentenced in tax fraud case

    Milton Tillman Jr. and his namesake son, the men behind Four Aces Bail Bonds in Baltimore, were sentenced Friday on federal charges that they defrauded the government of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. The elder Tillman, a former...
  • Sonar owner Dan McIntosh named in drug conspiracy indictment; says club won't close

    Sonar owner Dan McIntosh named in drug conspiracy indictment; says club won't close
    Dan McIntosh, one of the owners of Sonar, has been named in a federal indictment alongside some 14 individuals for participating in a cross-country drug distribution ring, City Paper reported today citing court documents filed in Florida in December....
  • Owners of repair shop plead guilty in towing scandal

    Owners of repair shop plead guilty in towing scandal
    Two owners of Majestic Auto Repair pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to paying up to $1 million in bribes to more than 50 Baltimore police officers who allegedly steered business to the Rosedale shop and falsified crash reports. Brothers Hernan...
  • Federal agents raid massage parlor in Overlea

    Federal agents raid massage parlor in Overlea
    From the street the faded, yellow house on Belair Road looks unassuming. Three large picture windows overlook a community recreation center and an elementary school. It's around the corner from a community baseball diamond. On one recent visit, a small...
  • Maryland an ethics 'model,' professor says

    While many Marylanders might consider their state a hotbed of political corruption, a leading expert on state government told lawmakers Friday that the Free State is a "model" for other states in its ethical standards. Alan Rosenthal, a political science...
  • Baltimore officer sentenced to prison in kickback scandal

    Baltimore officer sentenced to prison in kickback scandal
    Officer David Reeping was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison for his role in a kickback scheme that ensnared more than 60 officers over two years, according to trial testimony, and led to 16 criminal convictions within the Baltimore...
  • New defendant is 23rd charged in Dead Man Inc. gang case

    A 23rd suspect has been charged in an indictment against the Maryland-based prison gang Dead Man Inc., according to documents recently unsealed in federal court. Kevin Bales, whose age and address are not listed in court documents, was arrested and...
  • Seventh officer sentenced, to 2.5 years in towing case

    A seventh Baltimore police officer was sentenced Tuesday for his involvement in a towing kickback scheme, prosecutors said. Jhonn Corona, 33, of Rosedale, was given 2.5 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for directing cars from...