Attorneys for an apartment management company owned by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner say recent charges by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh that it used “unfair or deceptive” rental practices at properties across the Baltimore region represent a legal overreach and “political attack.”
City Council President Brandon Scott on Wednesday asked Baltimore’s inspector general to review the last five years of city contracts with Columbia financier and “Healthy Holly” book purchaser J.P. Grant.
Maryland lawmakers say they’re concerned and closely monitoring the University of Maryland Medical System’s behavior after the state’s top legislative auditor said the hospital network was “hindering” his work.
A sealed supplement to former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's plea deal could indicate she is working with federal prosecutors. Or not. And the ambiguity is by design — the result, in part, of the city’s pervasive “stop snitching” culture.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and tax evasion in federal court Thursday, publicly acknowledging wrongdoing related to her “Healthy Holly” book deals for the first time since The Baltimore Sun first began exposing them in March.
According to federal prosecutors, the massive book sales of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh were really a racket — built on a ruse that saw Pugh increase her profits time and again by intentionally double-selling the books by the thousands, first to one paying customer and then to another.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted on 11 criminal counts related to the sales of her children’s books. Longtime aide Gary Brown Jr. and associate Roslyn Wedington have pleaded guilty to another 10 charges combined.
State auditors tasked by lawmakers with investigating the University of Maryland Medical System after a self-dealing scandal involving its board of directors have complained UMMS “delayed and hindered” their work, requiring an extension of their deadline to produce a report.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby cited a flawed American criminal justice system as the single largest civil rights issue facing black residents in Maryland, saying her office has taken strides toward reducing disparities, but still has more to do.
Federal prosecutors in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia on Friday said a new Justice Department initiative to stem gun violence by better targeting individuals who trade illegally in firearms will pay dividends in the local region, empowering them to find and punish those subverting existing federal laws.
Residents have been navigating a range of emotions around the coming end to Perkins Homes, a World War II-era housing complex that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City recently received $30 million in federal funding to demolish.
Board members at the University of Maryland Medical System have filed financial disclosures with state regulators for the first time since news of deals between the system and a third of its directors rocked the hospital network, dismantled its leadership team and helped take down Baltimore’s mayor last spring.
The stewards of Maryland’s public records law are seeking greater authority to adjudicate disputes between government agencies and individuals who seek public records from them, without sending the matters to court.
Attorneys representing condominium owners at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Baltimore say their clients repeatedly asked the city’s Department of Public Works for water and sewage bills between 2009 and 2017, and want to “pay their fair share” of an estimated $2.3 million in uncollected debt.
Baltimore’s spending panel has approved paying an $8 million settlement to a police trainee who suffered brain damage and other serious injuries when he was accidentally shot in the head during an exercise in 2013.
T.J. Smith, a former spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, is running for mayor. He says his local roots, past career as a police officer and years of communicating local government policy to the public have prepared him to take the helm of Maryland’s largest city.
The Station East redevelopment is a showcase of what could be in Baltimore’s forgotten pockets: a creative pairing of public and private funding to turn a neighborhood that was nearly 80 percent vacant into one full of young professionals. But complaints from residents show cracks in the vision.
Baltimore will conduct a sweeping audit of its water billing system after discovering the city failed for more than a decade to collect a total of $2.3 million from the Ritz Carlton Residences, a high-end waterfront condominium development, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s office said Wednesday.
Thousands of signs alerting human trafficking victims to a phone number and text line where they can seek help, required to be posted in every Baltimore hotel room by city legislation approved earlier this year, were purchased and printed using the wrong text number.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has sued an apartment management company owned by senior White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, alleging it routinely used “unfair or deceptive” rental practices while running rodent-infested apartments in Baltimore and the surrounding region.
Baltimore’s spending board is set to approve a $40,000 payment to a man who was shot by an on-duty Baltimore Police officer during a 2014 incident that also led to the officer’s conviction and imprisonment.
Not only for a generation of legislators and politicians in Maryland and throughout the halls of Congress, but for an army of young men and women with aspirations to change Baltimore or reach beyond it, Elijah Cummings, 68, was a titan.
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott on Wednesday urged Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to use an estimated $34 million city budget surplus on heating and cooling in city schools. Young said coming costs under the Kirwan Commission must be prioritized.
As costs from this spring’s ransomware attack on Baltimore continue to come due, officials are set to buy $20 million in cyber liability insurance to cover any additional disruptions to city networks over the next year.
The Greater Baltimore Committee announced on Wednesday its “strong support” for putting aerial surveillance planes above Baltimore, urging city officials to adopt the technology in an effort to reduce crime.
The Ministers’ Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity on Monday tabled a proposal that it endorse putting crime-fighting surveillance planes back into the skies above Baltimore, deciding its members needed more time to study the proposal before staking out a position.
A 2-year-old boy was shot in the stomach in Baltimore early Saturday morning in what Police Commissioner Michael Harrison denounced as "an act of road rage,” spurring federal officials to offer a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
More than a decade ago, as a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, I had my first piece of writing published. It was an opinion column in the student newspaper, in which I identified myself as a gay student and argued for the legalization of same-sex marriage. The column simultaneously launched me out of the closet and launched my journalism career.
T.J. Smith, the former Baltimore Police and Baltimore County spokesman who has previously expressed interest in a possible run for mayor, filed paperwork this week with the Maryland State Board of Elections to form a campaign committee for 2020 — moving him one step closer to candidacy.
Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and City Council President Brandon Scott both are in favor of a ban on all plastic bags at Baltimore stores, not the partial ban backed by a City Council committee this week.
The union that represents rank-and-file Baltimore Police officers issued a scathing report Tuesday blaming intense violence in the city on severe mismanagement of the police department, accusing Commissioner Michael Harrison and other city officials of ignoring available solutions in favor of political platitudes.
State agencies in Maryland are struggling to handle thousands of public records requests from reporters, attorneys and other members of the public and lack consistent policies for complying with the state disclosure law, according to a survey by the state’s public access ombudsman.
Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey has proposed legislation that would require elected leaders to disclose clients of their private businesses, a reform he said "closes the loophole” in city financial disclosure law following the scandal involving former Mayor Catherine Pugh.
The resolution calls on the department “to convene an internal investigation conducted by a trusted and independent entity in order to fully delve into how the Gun Trace Task Force was permitted to operate in such a reckless and corrupt manner."