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Dale Davis
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 former Prince Georges County police officer and that county's former county executive. Ravinder Kaur Melhi, 49, of Clarksville, who financed the purchase of Decker's on Route 1 in 2005, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy based on a scheme to illegally access an MVA computer to gain personal information of individuals who owed her and her husband's businesses money, and use that information to collect. Her husband,...