Man found wounded on a Brooklyn street dies
Baltimore police were investigating the killing of a man on a street in the Brooklyn neighborhood early yesterday. Police found the man shortly after 3 a.m. lying in the 1000 block of Jack St. and suffering from a wound to his head. He died less than an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office found that the man died from cuts or stab wounds and ruled the death a homicide. The man's identity was not immediately available, and police did not release details about a possible suspect or motive in the killing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department's homicide unit at 410-396-2100.
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Man gets term of 30 years in contract murder
Andre "Fat Eric" Brown, 30, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison yesterday in connection with the contract murder of Angelo Stringfellow, a Baltimore drug lord caught up in a turf war with a competitor, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced. According to a statement of facts filed with Brown's plea agreement in U.S. District Court, Jermaine Bell of Baltimore was the leader of a rival drug organization called R-N-G; he offered a $25,000 payout for Stringfellow's death. Brown and another man found and shot Stringfellow in 2001, as he sat in a gold-colored Saturn outside Club Bunns nightclub on West Lexington Street. Brown, who lives in Baltimore, was convicted of using a firearm in a drug trafficking crime that resulted in death. Bell, 33, and other co-conspirators also pleaded guilty. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Carroll woman indicted in fraud, embezzlement
A Westminster woman who is said to have used falsely obtained loans to buy two Porsches was indicted Wednesday on fraud and embezzlement charges, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore says that Lorita Frazier, a 47-year-old former postal clerk, took $74,000 in postal service funds. Federal prosecutors said Frazier surrendered yesterday morning. Frazier is also accused of applying to a Baltimore credit union and mortgage lender for loans using fraudulent income tax returns. With the loans, federal prosecutors said, Frazier bought a $56,000 2004 Porsche and a $100,000 2004 Porsche Turbo. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2004 and 2005.