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December 31, 2003
James Patrick McGrath, a retired federal criminal investigator, died Monday of cancer at his Parkton home. He was 50. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he earned a business degree from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University. Mr. McGrath began his career with the federal government in Clayton, N.Y., as an Immigration and Naturalization Service agent in 1975. In 1979, he became a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service's South Bend, Ind., criminal investigation unit.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in Pikesville Wednesday morning, where they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police wrote in charging documents. Among the items found were grinders, scales, smoking pipes and a mason jar with plant residue, among other items for marijuana use. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Burke will be reassigned to another county government position.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2003
Internal affairs detectives are investigating how a 10-year-old boy's arm was broken during an arrest this week by a police officer on allegations of trespassing at an East Baltimore supermarket, the city's police commissioner announced yesterday. "The Police Department of Baltimore is concerned any time a young person is injured," Commissioner Kevin P. Clark said at a news conference. Clark's comments were made several hours after the boy, Derek E. Crawford, appeared wearing a sling and a cast at a news conference at the Baltimore office of his lawyer, Warren A. Brown.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The gubernatorial campaign of Republican Larry Hogan is demanding a criminal investigation of its charges that Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown's campaign illegally coordinated its activities with a legally independent political action committee. The call Tuesday night for an investigation by the State Prosecutor's Office or the Attorney General's Office folows a complaint the Hogan camp made last week to the State Board of Elections on the same topic. The Hogan campaign contends that the Brown campaign ilegally coordinated its activities with those of the lieutenant governor's "One State, One Future" PAC. The Hogan campaign asked that prosecutors look into whether Brown or his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, illegally solicited funds on behalf of the PAC. As evidence, the Hogan campaign pointed to the fact that the Brown campaign and the PAC had both reported using the same fund-raising consultants.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2003
Richard "Ricky" Irish, former campaign treasurer and confidant of Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr., is under criminal investigation in the theft of tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. Olszewski, a 7th District Democrat, said yesterday that he fired Irish this summer "as soon as I found out about the allegations. I also notified the proper authorities." James I. Cabezas, chief investigator for the state prosecutor's office in Towson, confirmed the probe yesterday.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 1, 2002
AOL Time Warner Inc. said yesterday that the Justice Department had begun a criminal investigation into accounting practices at its America Online division, after the initiation of an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company reiterated yesterday that its outside auditors, Ernst & Young, had repeatedly certified its books. But the new investigation steps up the pressure and scrutiny on the AOL division, which is seeking a chief executive who can help stanch a steep decline in its advertising revenue.
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By MARK MAZZETTI and MARK MAZZETTI,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 5, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Army said yesterday that it will launch a criminal probe into the death of Pat Tillman, the one-time National Football League star who inadvertently was killed by gunfire from fellow soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan in April 2004. The Army's decision came after the Pentagon's inspector general reviewed the case and recommended further investigation into whether soldiers in Tillman's unit should be charged with negligent homicide. The Army completed an extensive review of the case last year.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 28, 2000
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ehud Barak became embroiled in his first scandal yesterday, as Israel's attorney general launched a criminal investigation into campaign financing of his landslide election victory last year. The investigation, coming as Barak pursues critical Mideast peace talks, was announced after the state comptroller issued a damning report stating that Israel's election laws had been trampled. He fined Barak's One Israel party $3.2 million. The alleged offenses involved illegal use of foreign and corporate money -- funneled through groups in Israel -- to skirt limits on campaign contributions.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1997
County Executive John G. Gary contended yesterday that Council Chairwoman Diane R. Evans' public call for a criminal investigation of missing money at the county jail was a political "show" meant to hurt him in the 1998 elections.Though both are Republicans, the county's top elected officials are bitter rivals; and Evans has said she is considering a bid for higher office -- perhaps county executive.At the opening of Monday night's County Council meeting, Evans announced that a county audit of inmate accounts at the jail revealed "irregularities" worth investigating by State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.
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By Theresa Vargas, The Washington Post | July 16, 2013
Moments before off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies tried to force a young man with Down syndrome out of a movie theater - a move that eventually led to his death - Robert Ethan Saylor's 18-year-old aide warned them that he would "freak out" if they touched him. "Next thing I know, there are I think three or four cops holding Ethan, trying to put him in handcuffs," the aide told authorities, according to documents from the Frederick County...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coppin State University's former director of facilities was charged this week with multiple counts of procurement fraud, though details on his alleged crimes have so far not been revealed. Jerry Lamont Stamper, 59, of Randallstown, faces three felony counts of procurement fraud stemming from incidents in September 2008, May 2009 and March 2010, according to the Maryland Attorney General's Office. Prosecutors allege that Stamper "falsified and suppressed material facts in connection with procurements made through the University, which resulted in his personal gain.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
The state medical examiner's office says the autopsy report for Tyrone West, who died in police custody during a traffic stop in July, has been completed after more than four months of investigation.  But results can't be shared as the criminal investigation continues, authorities said Monday. West, 44, died during an altercation with police after he was pulled over on July 18. His family has been protesting weekly - sometimes daily - demanding insight into how he died, and recently city councilmembers and a candidate for lieutenant governor joined their call for answers.  Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said prosecutors had not yet received the report but that the investigation is not finished and authorities are not ready to reveal West's cause of death.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Mourners packed into a Baptist church Saturday for the funeral of Angel Chiwengo, less than a mile from where she died after a Jeep she was riding in was hit by a car fleeing from police. The precise circumstances around Chiwengo's death remain unclear — the Police Department has said its officers were following a pair of suspects, but not whether their actions amounted to an unsanctioned chase — and songs of praise and fond memories dominated at her funeral. But during his eulogy — to a congregation of approximately 150 — the Rev. Walter L. Parrish III, pastor at Northside Baptist Church, questioned why the city or the department had not sent a representative to pay their respects.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 22, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into Saturday night's fatal shooting of a break-in suspect who police and the victim's family and friends believe may have been under the influence of a synthetic drug similar to those that can be bought legally in Maryland. The shooting of 19-year-old Seth Jacob Beckman, of Bel Air, which occurred outside a closed snowball stand in the Rock Spring BP station parking lot, happened less than six weeks after a federal DEA official warned local parents and community leaders about the dangers of synthetic drugs.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Baltimore police released dispatch recordings Monday of officers calling for help at a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore last week that ended with the death of the man they had pulled over. The tape begins with an unidentified male officer calling Thursday night from the 1300 block of Kitmore Road, making a routine request for a female officer to come and search a woman. The woman had been pulled over in a vehicle with 44-year-old Tyrone West. A female officer responds that she is on her way. Suddenly, the male officer calls for backup.
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By Theresa Vargas, The Washington Post | July 16, 2013
Moments before off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies tried to force a young man with Down syndrome out of a movie theater - a move that eventually led to his death - Robert Ethan Saylor's 18-year-old aide warned them that he would "freak out" if they touched him. "Next thing I know, there are I think three or four cops holding Ethan, trying to put him in handcuffs," the aide told authorities, according to documents from the Frederick County...
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By EILEEN AMBROSE and EILEEN AMBROSE,SUN REPORTER | April 6, 2006
Three former employees of AmeriDebt's New York office were arrested this week after being indicted for mail fraud conspiracy, a U.S. postal inspector said yesterday. The arrests are part of a broader criminal investigation by the FBI and postal inspectors into the credit counseling industry, including the business activities of AmeriDebt founder, Andris Pukke. Pukke, without admitting wrongdoing, agreed in January to settle a $172 million civil lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission the day before the start of the trial.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coppin State University's former director of facilities was charged this week with multiple counts of procurement fraud, though details on his alleged crimes have so far not been revealed. Jerry Lamont Stamper, 59, of Randallstown, faces three felony counts of procurement fraud stemming from incidents in September 2008, May 2009 and March 2010, according to the Maryland Attorney General's Office. Prosecutors allege that Stamper "falsified and suppressed material facts in connection with procurements made through the University, which resulted in his personal gain.
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By Andrea Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who placed a camera in a boys' restroom at Glen Burnie High School. But the officer involved in the incident, who was not identified, remains on administrative leave. In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office, and "based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
No photos, recordings or videos were found on any computers "associated with the police officer" who is under investigation by Anne Arundel County police in the placement of what appeared to be a camera in a boys' bathroom at Glen Burnie High School, county police said Friday. Lt. T.J. Smith declined to say how many computers were seized in the investigation, whose computers they were, or where the search - or searches - took place. "No images of any person were captured," on the computers or from the item found Wednesday by a student in the boys bathroom in the media building of the high school, Smith said.
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