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April 27, 2011
The release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate yesterday probably won't quiet all the so-called carnival barkers out there, but it ought to make a dent. As the president observed, the political sideshow over his place of birth and citizenship had become too great a distraction of late not to at least make the effort. Make no mistake, President Obama didn't prove this morning that he was born in Hawaii. That was already accomplished several years ago when he released his short-form birth certificate, the one that is standard issue in the 50 t h state and that Republican and Democratic governors had already confirmed matched the information on the longer document.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A 59-year-old Pikesville man pleaded guilty on Friday of conspiracy to traffic in black market cigarettes, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland announced Friday. Adam Azerman drove a van loaded with contraband cigarettes from Maryland to Brooklyn for a family crime organization that trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy. The statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, said that Azerman's co-conspirators would meet him in Brooklyn, take the van and return it empty a few hours later.
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By Garrison Keillor | February 17, 2010
I f you wake up in the morning with the blues because people treat you mean, you could sing a song about it, or you could shop around for an enormous conspiracy that has denied you your constitutional right to liberty and happiness - and how about Central Standard Time? What gives the feds the right to set your clock for you? It's tyranny. So you join the Free Time movement. You go to meetings. You tune in "The Bob Glenn Show" every day on Fox for your marching orders and set your clock as you darn well please and feel liberated from lockstep uniformity.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice has identified and begun targeting a broad conspiracy to fix prices on automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, with a Chilean company recently pleading guilty to violating federal antitrust laws in the scheme. Justice officials reached a felony plea agreement with Valparaiso, Chile-based Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. They called it the first charge to land in a continuing antitrust investigation into companies colluding to push up shipping prices.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2010
WASHINGTON - Defense company BAE Systems PLC pleaded guilty to conspiracy on Monday and a judge imposed a $400 million fine, among the largest in the Justice Department's efforts to combat overseas corruption in international business. The defense contractor knowingly failed to ensure compliance with legal prohibitions on foreign bribery. The company's conduct impeded U.S. efforts to be certain international trade is free of corruption, said acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A 59-year-old Pikesville man pleaded guilty on Friday of conspiracy to traffic in black market cigarettes, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland announced Friday. Adam Azerman drove a van loaded with contraband cigarettes from Maryland to Brooklyn for a family crime organization that trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy. The statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, said that Azerman's co-conspirators would meet him in Brooklyn, take the van and return it empty a few hours later.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2011
A 44-year-old Baltimore pawn shop owner was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in federal prison followed by six months of home detention for conspiring to commit money laundering in a lengthy scheme that involved more than a dozen defendants, who used pawn shops and online auction sites to sell stolen goods, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Michael Garonzik, who owned the We Buy pawn shop, bought stolen goods from "boosters," who shoplifted cosmetics, gift cards, DVDs, tools and other items from stores including Target, Safeway, Wal-Mart and Kohl's, according to his plea agreement.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
Three men were convicted Friday in a yearlong string of violence that saw a man killed and five wounded after East Baltimore drug dealer Robert Moore promised the extinction of his foes as vengeance for the death of a relative. Moore, 45, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree murder and multiple attempted-murder counts. His nephew, Quincy Chisholm, 22, was convicted solely on the conspiracy count, and Moore's brother, Anthony Roach, 36, was convicted of conspiracy and attempted murder.
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August 28, 1993
The Justice Department has put its indictment where its leaks and hints have been by indicting 15 defendants, including Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, for a conspiracy "to levy a war of urban terrorism against the United States."That's what it always sounded like, but not where the Justice Department was heading -- until now -- with investigations into the World Trade Center bombing in February and a plot to make further explosions in New York in June. In that sense, most Americans are probably reassured by this grand jury action.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | June 14, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators are reluctant to say a conspiracy is involved in the recent wave of arson attacks on black churches, but there is. There is a conspiracy of silence.There is also a conspiracy of denial, a conspiracy of timidity and ++ a conspiracy of permissiveness toward racism. To find the culprits, start by looking in a mirror.More than 30 black churches have been destroyed since January, 1995, before major media or national politicians gave the problem the national attention it deserves.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
Three men were convicted Friday in a yearlong string of violence that saw a man killed and five wounded after East Baltimore drug dealer Robert Moore promised the extinction of his foes as vengeance for the death of a relative. Moore, 45, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree murder and multiple attempted-murder counts. His nephew, Quincy Chisholm, 22, was convicted solely on the conspiracy count, and Moore's brother, Anthony Roach, 36, was convicted of conspiracy and attempted murder.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Members of a Baltimore jury were reminded on Thursday to act civil toward each other as they continue to deliberate a murder and murder conspiracy trial that has kept them in close quarters for four days. Thursday afternoon, a jury of eight black women, two black men, a white man and a white woman walked into the Baltimore City Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown's courtroom and sat down for a lecture on decorum. The jurors had been debating the fates of three men who allegedly reacted to the killing of a family member by taking revenge on people throughout a neighborhood block.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Three men pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit a West Baltimore murder that left two brothers dead and inspired what police believe was a revenge killing against the family of one of the suspects, the State's Attorney's Office said. Evric Morgan, 28, Rafael Hardy, 30, and Tyrell Hill, 28, all accepted deals extended by a Baltimore circuit judge to plead guilty on the eve of their trials in exchange for receiving a sentence of life with all but 20 years suspended. A fourth defendant, Marcelle Graham, rejected the deal and is maintaining his innocence.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
The head teller at a Perry Hall bank and the reputed leader of a drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a money laundering conspiracy, court records show. According to a copy of their plea agreements, Deanna Bailey was a member of a drug ring that moved at least 500 pounds of marijuana from the "southwestern United States to Maryland for the purpose of distributing it for profit once it arrived. " The government alleges Bailey was head of the organization - she says she was only a member, records show.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show. Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a public defender, is charged with one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute and possession. She and 12 others were arrested when Baltimore County police executed 10 search warrants on Monday after a "lengthy investigation," said police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Pre-trial arguments are expected to be heard Tuesday in a high-profile murder and drug conspiracy case in which most defendants have flipped and attorneys couldn't review evidence with their clients until two days before trial due to safety concerns from prosecutors. Robert G. Moore, 45, is accused of being at the top of an East Baltimore drug syndicate that killed a man and shot five others to avenge the death of his relative, former prep wrestling standout Darian Kess. Prosecutors pointed to the indictment when it was filed 16 months ago as an example of taking on complex and challenging case.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Hoping to tamp down crime in a particularly troubled section of West Baltimore, city police and prosecutors have announced the indictment on drug conspiracy charges of nine people who they say have been terrorizing the neighborhood. Though the charges do not connect the defendants to any specific acts of violence, State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said investigators had "dismantled a major drug organization linked to historic and recent violence" in the Coppin Heights area. "These kinds of narcotics operations invariably bring violence along with them," Bernstein said.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
As Jesse Walker sees it, the Land of the Free is rife with paranoid theories about everyone and everything. We always have been a nation that seeks out subversives lurking in the amber waves of grain. And we always will be, though the Towson author says that America isn't more paranoid than any other nation. Nor is distrust, suspicion and hyper-vigilance always an irrational response. History has too often proved otherwise. "I'm not setting out in this book to prove or debunk any particular conspiracy theory," Walker says a few days before coming to the Ivy Bookshop to discuss his new history of conspiracy theories, "The United States of Paranoia.
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