Crime Watch


September 16, 2006

Dealer tied to officers gets 18-month term

The Baltimore drug dealer who once assisted two corrupt police officers and then turned against them in federal court will spend less than 18 months in prison for his role, a judge ruled yesterday.

Antonio Mosby, 40, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for conspiracy to distribute heroin. He had earlier entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in return for his testimony against former police officers William King and Antonio Murray.

At the officers' trial last spring, prosecutors presented evidence that Mosby conspired with King and Murray to distribute heroin. Authorities said the law enforcement partners, in cooperation with Mosby, used their positions "as a vehicle to rob, to rob people on the streets of drugs."

The officers were convicted in April and both received prison sentences of more than 100 years.

Matthew Dolan

10 years for drug dealing

A 31-year-old Baltimore man who appeared on the witness-intimidation video Stop Snitching was sentenced in federal court yesterday to 10 years in prison for a drug dealing conviction.

George Butler pleaded guilty June 28 to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin. According to prosecutors, Butler was a wholesale customer of the Rice Organization who distributed heroin in and around Baltimore. During Butler's involvement in the conspiracy, the organization distributed and possessed more than 30 kilograms of heroin, prosecutors said.

Matthew Dolan

Ex-guard sentenced for cocaine

A 31-year-old former corrections officer was sentenced yesterday to five years in federal prison for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, the U.S. attorney's office announced.

Rasheem Jamal Robinson of Windsor Mill, who worked at the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup, pleaded guilty in January to charges related to meeting with an undercover agent at the Security Square Mall in Baltimore County in June 2005 to discuss a drug deal, prosecutors said.

After several discussions by telephone, prosecutors said, Robinson met with the agent again at the mall to buy several pounds of cocaine and was arrested.

Teller gets 3 years in robbery

A former teller convicted of helping to rob a Columbia bank was sentenced yesterday to almost three years in prison by a federal judge in Baltimore.

Jayne A. McLean, 26, of Baltimore was convicted by a jury June 8 on three counts of conspiracy to commit bank larceny, bank larceny and conspiracy to carry out an additional bank robbery. That plan, which was not carried out, was to have included the abduction at least two of her former co-workers.

According to testimony presented at trial, McLean worked at the Owen Brown shopping center branch of Chevy Chase Bank in Columbia. In May 2001, McLean plotted with two others to steal money from the bank by carrying out a sham bank robbery. They agreed that McLean would accumulate an excessive amount of cash in her teller drawer. Then another member of the plot would hand McLean a threatening note at the bank.

After handing over all the money in her cash drawer and allowing the "robber" to make his escape, McLean would announce to her co-workers that she had been robbed. According to trial testimony, they carried out the robbery May 16, 2001.

Matthew Dolan

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