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  • Slots panel member wants to tweak gambling plan

    Slots panel member wants to tweak gambling plan
    As Maryland's slots selection commission takes shape, one newly appointed member wants the panel to go beyond awarding potentially lucrative gambling licenses to consider advising the legislature on adjustments for the just-approved gambling plan. "I...
  • The new lords of the land

    Paul W. Nochumowitz describes himself as a bail bondsman who takes home $14,000 a year and is bankrupt. Still, he and his wife, Amie Sue, own a $1 million high-rise condominium on Florida's Biscayne Bay as well as a home in Baltimore County. This year,...
  • On shaky ground

    Baltimore's arcane system of ground rents, widely viewed as a harmless vestige of colonial law, is increasingly being used by some investors to seize homes or extract large fees from people who often are ignorant of the loosely regulated process, an...
  • As grand jury expires, City Hall probe at crossroads

    With the latest grand jury examining Baltimore City Hall corruption allegations expiring at the end of the week, observers say the nearly three-year-long probe hanging over Mayor Sheila Dixon is approaching a pivotal moment. The grand jury could decide...
  • Two indictments, but so many loose ends

    For some years now, the state prosecutor's long-running investigation of City Hall shenanigans has played out like Chinese water torture, drip by excruciating drip. A subpoena here, a plea bargain there, even a raid on the mayor's home - but what did it...
  • Council member, developer indicted

    A Baltimore grand jury indicted a city councilwoman and a developer with close ties to Mayor Sheila Dixon yesterday on bribery charges related to tax breaks for luxury buildings under construction on the city waterfront. The indictments of Councilwoman...
  • Hard work, political ties eased Lipscomb's rise

    Ronald H. Lipscomb loved being part of the development team behind the high-end Four Seasons hotel and condominium tower now rising on Baltimore's transformed Harbor East waterfront. Years before the first shovel of dirt, he mused about buying a seven-...
  • City seeks $36 million in yearly slots casino rent

    Baltimore expects developers interested in operating the city's only slots casino to pay at least $36 million in yearly rent to the city and build it to exacting environmental specifications, officials told about a dozen lobbyists, lawyers and...
  • Councilwoman Holton vows innocence, is 'holding up very well'

    In public, City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton casts a formidable figure. She sparred with the city's popular police commissioner over her concern that his detectives weren't solving enough murders, and she has debated with colleagues on development bills,...
  • Bribery charges against Baltimore councilwoman called difficult to prove

    Bribery charges against Baltimore councilwoman called difficult to prove
    Nearly three years into a City Hall corruption probe, the only charges leveled so far against an elected official appear difficult to prove, veteran attorneys said yesterday. And some wondered why a prominent developer also indicted would resort to a...
  • Timeline of the investigation into City Hall

    Feb. 2006: The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Sheila Dixon questions officials from Comcast at an investigative hearing, asking them to give more work to the company that employed her sister, Union Technologies. Dixon had not disclosed that her sister...
  • Dixon defense gets support from city Law Department

    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's legal defense received a boost yesterday from the city Law Department, less than a week after her indictment on public corruption charges. A two-page letter from the department, headed by a Dixon appointee, said a list of...