By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 23, 2004
The lead attorney for Pfc. Lynndie R. England said yesterday that her first public court hearing was postponed for logistical reasons and that statements made by another lawyer indicating possible plea talks were "inaccurate and false." England, 21, the Army Reservist from Fort Ashby, W.Va., who has become one of the most visible faces in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, was scheduled to appear in a military court in Fort Bragg, N.C., yesterday. The hearing instead was postponed until July 12. Colorado attorney Richard A. Hernandez, England's lead civilian lawyer, said the hearing was rescheduled to allow more time to arrange for the testimony of witnesses now in Iraq and because another civilian lawyer on the defense team, Rose Mary Zapor, had stepped down, citing family health problems.
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
A claim that has been central to Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's critique of Maryland's economy — that the state has lost most of its Fortune 500 companies during the O'Malley administration — turns out to be false. That assertion has been a staple of Hogan's standard stump speech. Hogan repeated the claim, with minor variations, throughout the primary contest and has continued to make it a central talking point in his general election campaign against Democrat Anthony G. Brown.
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1994
Howard County has fired the laboratory it used to analyze water samples collected from residential wells near Alpha Ridge landfill in Marriottsville after the firm reported findings that later were proved to be false.According to Howard County documents released last week, Spectralytix of Gaithersburg told government officials Aug. 11 that the contaminant toluene, a suspected cause of cancer, was discovered July 28 in two residential wells near the landfill, which is about two miles south of the Carroll-Howard line.
Thomas F. Schaller | September 30, 2014
The political practices of the Islamic State are terrifying: kidnapping, ransoming, ethnic cleansing and, of course, beheading. These people must be vanquished. But equally frightening is the group's key premise. Like many reactionary movements, ISIS feeds upon and nurtures the dangerous notion that somehow the world, or at least the parts over which they claim authority, can somehow be restored to an earlier, idyllic era — in this case, the 8th century. ISIS can chop off all the heads members want, but here's a newsflash for them: Try as they might to reverse history, time marches in but one direction.
April 22, 2002
A security screener at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was arrested on charges including telephone misuse after he was accused of reporting a false emergency yesterday from a phone for the deaf at Pier E. Andre Markell Jeffries, 19, of the 300 block of New Jersey Ave., Glen Burnie, also was charged with providing false information to Maryland Transportation Authority Police in the incident. He was released on his own recognizance by a District Court commissioner. At 11:52 a.m., police received word through an AT&T text-telephone system operator that someone at the airport needed emergency help.
March 18, 1992
Two Edgewater firms must pay a total of $135,000 to settle a civil lawsuit charging that the companies used false information to charge federal agencies higher prices for data processing equipment than commercial firms paid, officials said yesterday.Commart Inc. and Commart Distribution Inc., two related firms, violated the federal False Claims Act, the U.S. attorney's office said. The agreement concludes a suit filed in July by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.Assistant U.S. Attorney David I. Salem described the settlement as "equitable to both sides."
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | March 21, 1993
Federal authorities have charged 27 people in a conspiracy to file false federal tax returns in a scheme to illegally receive $200,000 in tax refunds.A federal grand jury charged three of the defendants in a 30-count indictment unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.Joseph H. Vines Jr., 32, of the 1600 block of Patterson Park Ave.; Elaine Purvey, 34, of the 500 block of Poplar Grove St.; and Denise Morgan, 30, of the 600 block of N. Arlington St. were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government and filing false claims.
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2001
State police are investigating a 16-year-old Eldersburg youth's complaint accusing a Sykesville man of attempting to kidnap him as a false report. The youth, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, told police yesterday he was leaving his job at Carrolltown Center mall about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man in a vehicle approached him and asked for directions. The youth said the man, whose name was not released, grabbed his arm and groin and tried to pull him inside his vehicle, police said.
By Joy L. Haenlein and Joy L. Haenlein,The Stamford Advocate | April 3, 1991
The natural makeup look is out and color grabs the spotlight for spring, starring orange or pink lips, well-lined eyes, and a cameo appearance by an old friend from the '60s: false eyelashes.Experts from three cosmetic companies agreed that false eyelashes will have a more central role by fall, but even then, they are expected to come out primarily at night. Why? Messy adhesives still make them difficult to apply, and experts don't think '90s women can justify the bother."I think lashes are going to be good, but they still are not so easy to use," said Susan Freeman, assistant vice president of marketing for makeup at Lancome.
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2001
A Towson sales representative has filed a $3.6 million suit against the Baltimore County police chief and one of his officers, alleging that the officer falsely charged him with assault and locked him up after a routine traffic stop. Gerhard H. Ehlerding, 59, of the 1100 block of Hampton Garth, claims that Officer Eric Baummer had him held overnight because he asked Baummer for his superior's name during a traffic stop on Dulaney Valley Road. The suit, filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court, names Baummer, a 12-year veteran, and Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan as defendants.
Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable - the arrival of the deadly virus here. While experts say the chances of an epidemic spreading in the U.S. are low, there is a real possibility that someone could come down with Ebola after returning from a trip to Africa, they said. Hospitals routinely ask patients with flu-like symptoms whether they have visited that continent recently.
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore's spending panel is asked to approve a $40,000 settlement on charges that city officers falsely arrested a man and committed assault and battery against him at his Glen Oaks apartment. Alex Dickson, the plaintiff in the case, received significant injuries to his teeth, nose and ribs after three officers came to his apartment on Aug. 13, 2010 with his girlfriend under the terms of a protective order so she could retrieve some personal items. When the group arrived, Dickson used his body to block Officer James Wilder from crossing the threshold when Wilder grabbed Dickson and placed him under arrest, according to the settlement memo presented to the Board of Estimates.
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident, admitted fabricating documents and claims to secure federal benefits and state tax waivers for himself and at least 17 other veterans. He acknowledged making up records in his role as the deputy chief of claims for the state agency, including fake doctors' letters saying that claimants suffered from diabetes and documents listing false tours of Vietnam and awards such as Purple Hearts from 1995 until his retirement in 2011.
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A cell phone store employee claimed he was robbed Monday, but Anne Arundel County police say he made the story up to cover his own theft. Police officers went to the Metro PCS store in the 5600 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park just before noon Monday to investigate a reported robbery. A store employee told police that two people had walked in, showed a handgun, announced they were robbing the store and made off with money from the business. Police said one of the officers noticed the employee had a ladder, and after checking the rear of the business, officers found money hidden in the ceiling.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
The founder of a Baltimore County insurance company was arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged scheme to make it appear that the firm - now being liquidated by a Delaware court - had millions of dollars in cash it did not actually possess. Jeffrey Cohen, 39, former CEO of nightclub and bar insurer Indemnity Insurance Corp., was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of making false statements to an insurance regulator. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday as government agents raided his house in Reisterstown.
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts met with students at KIPP charter schools Friday to ease their fears, a day after a visiting college student's tripod was mistaken for a gun, setting off an hours-long lockdown. "I have a young child who goes to school not far from here," Rawlings-Blake said afterward. "I live not too far from here, so this was something that was very personal. I'm just so proud of the students, the teachers, the administrators and all the first responders who did everything right.
July 19, 1993
State police have charged a Manchester man with filing a false report of the theft of tools and camping equipment.Police arrested William W. Bolt, 23, on Friday and charged hiwith one count each of false reporting, making a false statement to police and attempted theft.Mr. Bolt reported a breaking and entering and theft of nearl$10,000 worth of equipment from his Main Street home May 25, police said.He filed a claim with Allstate Insurance Co., authorities said.On July 8, police obtained a search warrant after receiving information that the property was in Mr. Bolt's basement.
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 6, 1996
As skeptical Republican leaders watched, four Baltimore election board employees who live in the suburbs were fined yesterday in District Court for illegally voting in the city.The employees, fined $100 to $150 each, also were given probation before judgment after they admitted to false voting in the November 1994 gubernatorial election.The false-voting charges by the state prosecutor's office grew from an investigation of voting irregularities alleged by Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey, who lost a close election to Gov. Parris N. Glendening in 1994.
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