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  • More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme

    More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme
    Seventeen Baltimore police officers were charged Wednesday — and more than a dozen others suspended — in an extortion scheme in which officers are accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks for steering accident victims to a towing...
  • Towing scandals in city are nothing new

    The newspaper headline read: "Tow-truck operators … make pay-offs to officers who arrange business from crash victims." It could easily describe the criminal charges filed Wednesday against 17 Baltimore police officers in an alleged kickback...
  • Crime Scenes: FBI wiretap captures cops in colorful conversations

    The Baltimore cops called themselves the "untouchables group" and talked in thinly veiled code, referring to alleged payoffs as "coffee," according to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI. They complained about being broke and demanded expedited...
  • Alleged police scam had hidden cost

    The alleged extortion scheme outlined by federal prosecutors this week seemed to benefit both auto accident victims, who avoided paying towing fees and insurance deductibles, and Baltimore police officers, who got kickbacks for making referrals to a car...
  • Honor is not for cowards

    Before he went out last Wednesday to arrest 15 of the officers charged in the Majestic towing scandal, the police commissioner of Baltimore attended a morning retirement ceremony. It was for a cop who had had a long and honorable career and who, a few...
  • 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...
  • Fifth city officer pleads guilty in towing case

    As part of a federal plea deal, Baltimore police officer Eddy Arias on Thursday admitted pocketing $1,500 in kickbacks from the owners of Majestic Auto Repair as part of an extortion scheme that may have involved more than 50 city officers. Arias, 39, is...
  • Baltimore police officer charged in heroin conspiracy

    A Baltimore City police officer was arrested and charged Tuesday with leading a heroin distribution operation, including allegations that he arranged drug transactions while on duty and met conspirators in the parking lot of his district station,...
  • Federal claims in civil suit against police and city can go forward, judge rules

    The Baltimore City government and Police Department, along with their top officials, can be sued under federal law for allegedly failing to control Officer Gahiji Tshamba, who was convicted of manslaughter last month in state court after repeated...
  • Baltimore police officers indicted in towing scheme

    A federal grand jury has indicted 10 Baltimore police officers and two repair shop workers as part of a corruption probe in which police are charged with steering motorists with broken cars to a garage in Rosedale in exchange for kickbacks. The...
  • FBI seizes documents in towing case

    FBI seizes documents in towing case
    Federal agents seized documents related to insurance claims during a search earlier this year of a Rosedale auto body shop, possibly indicating that a corruption probe into a towing scheme that has ensnared 30 city police officers may now be broadened...
  • Let's Get Together

    These groups meet regularly. 50+ Professionals — Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. New members are currently being accepted. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs...