A former lawyer from Cockeysville pleaded guilty yesterday...

City/County Digest

November 08, 1997|By From staff reports

DUNDALK — A former lawyer from Cockeysville pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to wire fraud and failing to file a 1994 income tax return.

Michael S. Silver, 53, of the 13000 block of Cuba Road bilked North American Title Co. and its customers of about $172,000 while working for the company as a lawyer and settlement agent in 1993, according to U.S. Attorney Lynne A. Battaglia.

Silver, who has been disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals, faces a maximum six years in prison and a fines of up to $275,000 when he is sentenced Jan. 30.

Man gets 40 years for killing two women

Brock Andre Simmons was sentenced yesterday to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the 1995 shooting of a Baltimore bar owner and her friend.

In a plea agreement, Brock, 20, admitted that he fatally shot Victoria Ann Trainor and a friend, Victoria Horsey, after 2 a.m. Nov. 21, 1995, at Montford Inn in the 500 block of N. Montford St.

As part of his sentence, Brock, who had no prior record, was recommended for the Youthful Offenders Program at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup. That recommendation is subject to approval by Patuxent's director.

DUNDALK -- Police identified yesterday a man killed while crossing a road in his wheelchair Thursday night.

Edward Smialkowski, 68, of the 1900 block of Frames Road in Dundalk, was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing the 2300 block of North Point Blvd., police said.The accident was caused by pedestrian error, police said.

Pub Date: 11/08/97

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