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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 18, 2009
Frank A. Sass Jr., a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent supervisor and longtime Monkton resident, died Nov. 3 from complications after cardiac surgery at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 87. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. After graduating from Dubuque High School in 1940, he began his college studies at the University of Dubuque. He left college in 1942 and joined the Army Air Corps, where he was trained as a flight instructor. Mr. Sass spent the war years instructing pilots and ferrying B-17 Flying Fortresses and other aircraft, some bullet-ridden from combat, to other U.S. air bases.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Rarely do drug traffickers pick up their phones and openly conduct their business, plainly stating the quantities of drugs they would like to buy and prices they would like to pay. Instead, they generally use coded language in an attempt to obscure their activities. And even when investigators think they know the meaning of the conversations they catch on wiretaps, they still have to convince a jury that they've interpreted the interactions correctly. The difficulty of that job was on display this month in the case of Danilo Garcia, who was accused of trafficking heroin from New York to Baltimore after a long surveillance operation.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a former FBI agent and congressional investigator to become Baltimore's new inspector general. Robert H. Pearre Jr., an FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s, will begin June 17, officials said Thursday. He will earn $132,400 a year. Pearre, 59, replaces former Inspector General David N. McClintock, who earned a reputation for thorough investigations and independence before leaving in February to become the chief internal investigator for Jefferson Parish, La. Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson led the search process for McClintock's replacement.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot Friday by FBI agents in Owings Mills. Jameel O. Harrison, 34, was killed during a drug investigation in which three FBI agents and officers from other law enforcement agencies encountered him in his vehicle, authorities said. The FBI has revealed few details in the case and an agency spokeswoman said no further information would be released today. The shooting happened at about 4:45 p.m. in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road on an access road to a shopping center that includes a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
An FBI agent who lives in Carroll County has been convicted of sexually abusing his daughters over a 14-year period.The agent, as part of an agreement with prosecutors, pleaded guilty Friday before Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold to two counts of second-degree sexual offense and two counts of child abuse.The agent's name is being withheld to protect the privacy of the victims.In exchange for the agent's plea, the state dropped 18 other counts against him, ordered a presentence investigation and agreed to let him remain free on $125,000 bond pending sentencing Sept.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
Maryland invited an FBI agent to speak to players about making sure they steer clear of bookmakers and others who could do the program harm, coach Randy Edsall said Friday. The agent addressed the team Thursday. "It's just about being proactive," Edsall said. He said the message was "how they have to be careful of who they're associating with. " The informal talk follows the disclosure by Yahoo! Sports earlier this week that a former Miami booster provided impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.
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February 7, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Orville G. Ausen, a retired FBI agent, will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Meeting House of the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.Mr. Ausen, who was 75 and lived on Winter Rose Path in Columbia, died Monday of pneumonia at Howard County General Hospital.He retired in 1970 from FBI headquarters in Washington after working there and at the local FBI office in the district since 1954.He came to this area in 1951 and worked in the FBI's Baltimore office and its outpost in Dover, Del., until moving to Washington.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 23, 2000
An FBI agent from Maryland received a top award from police officials in Newcastle, England, this week for tracking down a notorious Internet pedophile responsible for raping a 7-year-old girl and possessing thousands of pornographic pictures of children. Special Agent Michael W. DuBois was credited with coming up with a key clue in the case -- noticing that a high-quality digital camera had been used to create a series of child pornography images on the Internet. FBI agents tracked the camera owner, Paul Cunningham, to his home in Newcastle last July.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1995
A Landover man suspected of stalking police officers ambushed and killed an FBI agent who was on a stakeout for him early yesterday in Greenbelt before other officers chased and killed him in a gunbattle.FBI Special Agent William H. Christian Jr., 48, of Woodbridge, Va., was shot several times as he sat in his car in the parking lot of Greenbelt Middle School, trying to locate the suspect.Acting Prince George's County Police Chief Alphonso W. Hawkins said the suspect, Ralph McLean, 29, suddenly appeared and fired several shots into the driver's window of the unmarked car about 1 a.m."
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | February 18, 1993
Citing pre-trial publicity, an FBI agent who lives in Carroll County has asked that his trial on charges that he sexually abused his daughters and one of their friends be moved to another county.The agent has been "shunned by family, friends and strangers" and has received "hate" phone calls since news stories about his December indictment appeared, he said in papers filed Tuesday in Carroll Circuit Court.A county grand jury charged the agent, who was assigned to the FBI's Baltimore field office, with 22 counts of child abuse, rape and sexual offenses.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
The FBI said Saturday three of its special agents were working with other law enforcement on a drug investigation when agents fatally shot a man Friday in Owings Mills, but declined to release key details about the circumstances of the incident. In a statement, the FBI said the agents and other officers "encountered the subject who was in his vehicle" before fatally shooting him. The incident took place around 4:45 p.m. in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road on an access road to a shopping complex that includes a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
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By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
FBI agents fatally shot a man Friday afternoon in a busy commercial area of Owings Mills, the bureau and Baltimore County police confirmed. The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road on an access road to a shopping complex housing a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, among other businesses. No details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting were provided, and the man who died was not identified. The FBI said a shoot review team from headquarters was at the scene to conduct the investigation.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities. The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI, which has accused Alpha Diagnostics officials of defrauding Medicare by at least $3.3 million. The FBI raided the firm's offices in Owings Mills and Harrisburg, Pa., in October but declined to characterize the investigation at the time.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
As details continue to emerge about the two year-investigation into Ross William Ulbricht, an unassuming 29-year-old and alleged founder of the massive online drug market Silk Road, one important piece of information remains cloaked in shadow: How did the FBI find the organization's servers? Court documents offer only the barest of details. "The FBI has located in a certain foreign country the server used to host Silk Road's website," an agent wrote in charging documents against Ulbricht, who was charged by a grand jury in Maryland with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and attempted witness murder, among other charges.
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By William S. Sessions | June 10, 2013
In two courts, half a country apart, judges last month grappled with the reliability of testimony and forensic hair evidence analysis that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provided in criminal trials decades ago. John Norman Huffington, imprisoned nearly 32 years in Maryland, had his conviction overturned by a judge after DNA testing revealed that the hair that was presented as key evidence against Mr. Huffington did not belong to him. Willie Jerome...
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a former FBI agent and congressional investigator to become Baltimore's new inspector general. Robert H. Pearre Jr., an FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s, will begin June 17, officials said Thursday. He will earn $132,400 a year. Pearre, 59, replaces former Inspector General David N. McClintock, who earned a reputation for thorough investigations and independence before leaving in February to become the chief internal investigator for Jefferson Parish, La. Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson led the search process for McClintock's replacement.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
A Baltimore contract killer, who was caught telling an undercover FBI agent that he would murder someone for drugs and cash, pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.  "There are other hit men like Antonio McKiver who commit drug-related murders in Baltimore," U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in a news release. "Our challenge is to catch them before the next murder so we don't need to chase them afterwards.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
A rumpled pile of sheets. A Bloody Mary on an airline tray. Bags of mustard greens from a Korean grocery store. Gas station pumps, battered street signs, a steamed crab. These are among the everyday images encountered by artist and University of Maryland, College Park professor Hasan Elahi. For the past decade - since he was detained by the FBI at an airport - Elahi has meticulously compiled tens of thousands of photos of each stop he makes in his day. Rather than shy from government attention, Elahi embarked on a self-surveillance project.
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