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By MATTHEW DOLAN | March 10, 2006
A former state worker accused of having sex with the disabled clients he was supposed to be advising was sentenced in Baltimore's federal court yesterday for giving a false statement to investigators. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Leroy Darnell Banks, 54, of Cambridge, to five months of home detention on electronic monitoring followed by two years of supervised release for tampering with a witness. Banks formerly supervised the work of mentally disabled clients at the Eastern Shore Sheltered Workshop, a state-operated agency, according to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea Dec. 9. In 2003, several female clients alleged that Banks had sexually assaulted them, court papers say. The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began investigating.
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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.
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July 26, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Thursday that John R. Pasquinelli Enterprises, Inc., operator of an Edgewood auto repair and tire store, pleaded guilty earlier this week to making a false statement in a 2011 underground storage tank system compliance inspection report. On Monday, Harford County District Court Judge Mimi R. Cooper imposed a fine of $10,000 with all but $5,000 suspended and placed the corporation, which conducts business as J.C. Discount Tires, in the 2100 block of Pulaski Highway, on probation for one year, according to Maryland's online court database.
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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.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | June 22, 1994
A Westminster woman was convicted yesterday of lying to police about being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance with whom she was later found to be sexually involved.Deena Lynn Shifflett, 30, of the first block of Bishop St., was found guilty of one count of making a false statement to a police officer in the incident.Ms. Shifflett told Westminster City Police Detective Michael A. Augerinos on Oct. 1, 1992, that she had been attacked by a male acquaintance as she walked along Bell Alley toward Thomas Lane.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
An Edgewood auto shop pleaded guilty to falsifying an inspection report two years ago on an underground gasoline storage tank, Maryland's attorney general announced Thursday. John R. Pasquinelli Enterprises Inc., which does business as J.C. Discount Tires, was fined $10,000 by a Harford County District Court judge, with half of that suspended. The company was also put on a one-year probation. The Maryland Department of the Environment uncovered discrepancies in inspection reports.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 20, 1996
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Newt Gingrich, under investigation for allegedly giving false information to the House ethics committee, did make an erroneous statement, but it was his lawyer's fault, Rep. John Linder of Georgia, a close Gingrich ally, said yesterday.Seizing on Linder's admission, Rep. Peter T. King, a New York Republican, said the speaker owed his party and Congress a thorough explanation of the matter before asking them to vote for him for speaker again on Jan. 7."Misleading the Congress or submitting false information is very, very, serious," King said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday arrested a Ferndale man who they said called 911 and threatened a bomb attack similar to that of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left almost 200 others injured. Police officials said in a release that at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday a person called 911 and said, "I'm from Boston and I'm going to blow some more stuff up. " The caller then hung up, officials said. The dispatcher began researching calls in the area where the call originated - the 1300 block of Broadview Road, police said.
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October 29, 2005
Faced with the following indictments, the vice president's chief of staff could receive as much as 30 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines, if convicted. COUNT 1 Obstruction of justice Knowingly deceived the grand jury about his role in disclosing Valerie Plame's CIA employment. COUNT 2 False Statement Lied to FBI agents about his conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert. COUNT 3 False Statement Lied to the FBI about his conver-sation with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,SUN REPORTER | November 6, 2006
A Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates said he has filed a civil complaint against his opponent, the Republican incumbent, alleging that he defaced one of the Democrat's campaign signs and made a false statement to police. Jack Sturgill, who is running against Del. Richard K. Impallaria in the 7th District, said a supporter had parked a truck - prominently displaying a Sturgill campaign sign - outside of Impallaria's home, where the Republican was holding a rally. Sturgill, a Glen Arm lawyer, claims that his supporters saw Impallaria affix one of his own signs to the truck.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
WASHINGTON - Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the court-martial of a Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman, after testimony Wednesday during which the alleged victim acknowledged initially withholding information from investigators and asking the defendant to lie. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., is charged with aggravated sexual assault and three counts of making a...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
The criminal case against a Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is expected to move forward to a March 14 court-martial after a military judge denied two motions this week related to the case. Midshipman Joshua Tate is charged with aggravated sexual assault and making a false statement, in a high-profile case that stems from a 2012 off-campus party. The judge, Marine Col. Daniel Daugherty, denied two motions this week from Tate's lawyers, one seeking to bar some of Tate's statements from being used in court and another seeking to dismiss the case on the grounds that he has been selectively prosecuted.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday that criminal charges have been dropped against a midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party. Military lawyers recommended to academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller not to proceed with the case against Midshipman Eric Graham. As commanding officer, Miller makes the decision whether to prosecute. Graham, a senior from Eight Mile, Ala., had been facing charges of abusive sexual contact and making a false statement.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Military prosecutors are seeking to dismiss charges against one of the Naval Academy midshipmen accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate, according to the woman's attorney. Midshipman Eric Graham, a senior from Eight Mile, Ala., is facing a court-martial this month on charges of abusive sexual contact and making a false statement in connection with the alleged assault at an off-campus party in 2012. But prosecutors lost the use of key evidence in pre-trial hearings and will ask the Naval Academy superintendent to drop the case, said Ryan Guilds, a Washington attorney who represents the woman.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
A decade after a federal judge publicly attacked his truthfulness, a Baltimore police officer has been charged with lying to get a warrant to search a Northwest Baltimore home, the state's attorney's office said. Thomas E. Wilson III, a 19-year veteran of the department, lied when he said he saw a suspect leaving a house in the 5600 block of Wilvan Ave. carrying a black bag, according to the state's attorney's office. He faces charges of perjury and misconduct in office. The Police Department declined to comment on the charges.
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July 26, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Thursday that John R. Pasquinelli Enterprises, Inc., operator of an Edgewood auto repair and tire store, pleaded guilty earlier this week to making a false statement in a 2011 underground storage tank system compliance inspection report. On Monday, Harford County District Court Judge Mimi R. Cooper imposed a fine of $10,000 with all but $5,000 suspended and placed the corporation, which conducts business as J.C. Discount Tires, in the 2100 block of Pulaski Highway, on probation for one year, according to Maryland's online court database.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 23, 2005
A 15-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile with making a false statement to police when she alleged last week that she had been raped on a trail near Old Mill High School in Millersville. Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. Joseph E. Jordan said the teen, an Old Mill student, made the statement last Tuesday, alleging that a group of men raped her that morning on a wooded path near the school. She later recanted. Also last week, another Old Mill High student claimed she had been raped at the school but later admitted she hadn't been assaulted.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
A story in some editions of yesterday's Evening Sun incorrectly reported that Keith W. McCormick Jr. had been convicted of interstate transportation of a firearm and making a false statement to obtain a firearm. McCormick is awaiting trial on those charges. The Evening Sun regrets the error.A federal jury in Baltimore has convicted Keith W. McCormick Jr. of kidnapping and four other felonies connected to the abduction and rape of a Goucher College student last July.The jury deliberated only 2 1/2 hours in U.S. District Court yesterday before convicting McCormick, 34, of Edgewood, of interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, use of a dangerous weapon in a violent crime, interstate transportation of a firearm and making a false statement to obtain a firearm, in addition to the kidnapping charge.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
An Edgewood auto shop pleaded guilty to falsifying an inspection report two years ago on an underground gasoline storage tank, Maryland's attorney general announced Thursday. John R. Pasquinelli Enterprises Inc., which does business as J.C. Discount Tires, was fined $10,000 by a Harford County District Court judge, with half of that suspended. The company was also put on a one-year probation. The Maryland Department of the Environment uncovered discrepancies in inspection reports.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Three male midshipmen at the Naval Academy have been charged with raping a female midshipman and giving false official statements, the academy said Wednesday. The case will next go to an Article 32 hearing, a military proceeding comparable to a civilian grand jury, and is still under investigation, said Cmdr. John Schofield, an academy spokesman. He declined to release the names of the accused midshipmen until after the Article 32 hearing. "This case is still in the pre-trial phase, so any further comment on this ongoing investigation would be inappropriate," Schofield wrote in an email.
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