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Lawyer, city worker indicted in scheme

BALTIMORE -- A former Baltimore attorney, who was disbarred last October, has been indicted along with an associate on theft and conspiracy in connection with an alleged scheme to sell bogus interest in Baltimore real estate, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office reported.

Theodore A. Cavacos, who practiced law from an office in the 900 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden until his disbarment, was charged with stealing money from estates he represented. He was also charged with one count of fraud by a fiduciary, in connection with an estate for which he was the personal representative.

Also charged was David Herman, who allegedly misrepresented himself as an attorney and defrauded investors in a real estate scam.

A city grand jury indicted Mr. Cavacos and Mr. Herman on May 7, and they surrendered to authorities on Monday. They will be arraigned in district court on June 4.

Mr. Cavacos was also charged last month with violating a law requiring absentee landlords to pay an annual $10 registration fee on their properties.

Hayden to meet citizens at Randallstown Library


TOWSON -- Baltimore County residents may meet personally with County Executive Roger B. Hayden from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16 at the Randallstown Library, Liberty and Old Court roads.

The meetings, held periodically by the executive in different parts of the county, offer citizens the chance to air concerns about county government and speak personally to the executive about individual problems and neighborhood complaints.

Bail denied city man accused in drug ring


BALTIMORE -- A brother-in-law of convicted drug boss Melvin "Little Melvin" Williams was ordered detained without bail yesterday on federal charges that he headed one of Baltimore's largest heroin operations.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul M. Rosenberg denied bail for Barry "Black" Henderson, 29, of the 7400 block of Lesada Drive in Baltimore County, who is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces a maximum 20-year, no-parole sentence if convicted.

Judge Rosenberg placed another member of the alleged conspiracy, Rodney "Fat Boy" Rogers, 29, of the 6600 block of Collinsdale Road in Baltimore County under round-the-clock watch at a halfway house while awaiting trial. Mr. Rogers faces a maximum 15-year sentence without parole if convicted.

Judge Rosenberg postponed the detention hearing for Barry Henderson's brother, William "Tater" Henderson, 24, of the 2000 block of N. Bentalou St. until Friday.

The three men were among seven people indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for their alleged roles in a drug conspiracy that Assistant U.S. Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg said operated a heroin distribution ring once run by Williams, who is serving a 34-year sentence for a 1984 conviction on narcotics charges.

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