Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post and said to be the world's richest man, has accused the gossip-mongering National Enquirer of attempted extortion and revealed details from his own extramarital affair rather than allowing the Enquirer to smear him with them.
The Department of Justice said on Monday that five people had been arrested and accused of scamming more than 900 customers in Maryland and across the United States by moving items onto vehicles and then jacking up their prices. In some cases, they stole customers' items, prosecutors said.
Two dozen members of the MS-13 gang have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to participate in racketeering related to murders, kidnapping, extortion and money laundering that the gang carried out from 2015 until 2017, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Havre de Grace Police say they weren't previously aware of an alleged extortion threat involving the city's relatively small Hispanic population, but they have passed along information they received about the threat last week to the proper authorities.
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Baltimore man to more than 30 years in prison for extorting money from a man who failed to fully repay a debt and was later fatally shot, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.
Two dozen alleged gang members in Baltimore have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges after an investigation by local and federal law enforcement agencies determined the gang oversaw a violent drug operation associated with murder, assault, extortion, witness intimidation, money laundering and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Facing mounting criticism and calls for the dismissal of its chief Paul Graziano after top officials in the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) were accused of ignoring pleas for help from victims in the Gilmor Homes sex-extortion case, the scandal took some new twists this week.
Former Baltimore police officer Samuel Ocasio will have his conspiracy conviction heard by the Supreme Court this year. The court will settle a legal interpretation on how lower courts interpret a conspiracy charge under the Hobbs Act.
After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back. He contends that investigators used him as scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial profiling from Hispanic and African-American officers convicted in the scandal, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Putting aside that most gun owners support sensible gun laws like universal background checks, not even Ugo Beretta could believe that Maryland's laws are about harassment. If he did, his forefathers would have moved a long time ago — out of Italy.
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say had begun scheming to kill perceived rivals.
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace called the Silk Road, whose owner allegedly began scheming to kill perceived rivals.
Federal agents and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland and across the country have arrested more than 250 men and a handful of women in a month-long operation targeting "child predators" who are part of a "disturbing trend" of adults connecting with children online and then abusing them, federal officials announced Monday.
Parents lock their children inside and few residents will talk about the violence that has left three dead in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Police gated the street and assigned an officer there around the clock.
Memories of the1933 Baltimore kidnapping of Albert Hendler, scion of the Hendler Creamery Co. family, have recently been revived in an exhibition of documents relating to the case at the Crime Museum in Washington.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun