A Keymar couple has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding the U.S. Government of more than $30 million by orchestrating an elaborate fraud scheme to acquire government contracts, stealing about $1.6 in employee benefits and attempting to evade paying nearly $500,000 in taxes.
Without accreditation or federal funding, Sojourner-Douglass College won't hold classes this fall as it waits for a preliminary injunction hearing to reconvene, according to officials with the East Baltimore institution.
In a decision that overturns a 2014 Supreme Court injunction, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that insurance carriers for religious nonprofits must provide employees with coverage for contraceptives, sterilization and drugs that can cause abortion, violating what they call their religious rights.
The best way to avoid being the victim of a scam is to recognize the situation for what it is quickly. Local officials remind residents to be wary of calls demanding immediate action or severe penalties will follow.
Eleven people, including five employees of the Baltimore Department of Public Works and six commercial haulers, have been indicted in two separate schemes to sell scrap metal and avoid dumping fees at Baltimore landfills, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
The IRS estimates that about 35 million taxpayers — roughly one in five — waited until the final week to file their taxes. Some wait because they owe money, others simply procrastinate. Some later filers tried to file earlier but received amended tax documents later.
Marylanders not prepared to file their state or federal taxes can request a six-month extension and pay their estimated tax liability by April 15 to avoid a penalty. The most efficient way to file these forms and the returns themselves is electronically, which increases in popularity each year.
The U.S. attorney's office has filed criminal charges against the former CEO of a West Pratt Street mental health clinic that allege that he embezzled $50,000 meant for employee pensions and withheld hundreds of thousands in payroll taxes that were diverted to company executives' salaries.
Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools millions of dollars each year.
Educators need to think critically about how we can better help students, including altering the Maryland FAFSA deadline date to ensure those most in need don't systematically fall on the outside of opportunity.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told a gathering of federal employees on Wednesday that he anticipates an "unprecedented and extremely damaging assault" on federal employees this year by the GOP-controlled Congress.