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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1997
In one of the largest drug cases in Maryland history, a South Florida man who conspired to move more than a ton of cocaine worth $25 million through Baltimore was convicted of drug-conspiracy charges in federal court yesterday.After several hours of deliberations over two days, jurors found Luis Francisco Alba, 49, of Miami guilty of conspiring to distribute cocaine from South America in steel chemical drums to the Dundalk Marine Terminal and then a warehouse in East Baltimore.Alba faces a minimum 10-year prison term and a maximum of life without parole when he is sentenced Oct. 17 by U.S. District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2001
Investigations in the Sept. 11 terrorism and the anthrax attacks that followed have federal agents in Maryland stretched so thin that they say fewer federal crimes are being investigated - at least for now. Officials say many of the 200 FBI agents assigned to Maryland and Delaware have been working full time on terrorism since Sept. 11 and have been drawn off cases they usually investigate, which range from white-collar crime to child pornography. "When Sept. 11 first happened, pretty much everybody was working on terrorism.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1996
Seventy of the 86 suspected illegal immigrants arrested Tuesday in a raid on a Kent County nursery will be voluntarily deported today, according to the Baltimore director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, who yesterday defended the conduct of his agents during the operation.The 70 Mexican citizens will be flown on a government charter, due to leave Baltimore-Washington International Airport about 1 p.m., to Harlingen, Texas, where they will board a bus and be transported across the border, said Benedict J. Ferro, head of the INS office in Baltimore.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 26, 1999
AUSTIN, Texas -- A figure in the mysterious disappearance of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair was ordered held without bond yesterday after being arrested the day before on federal weapons charges.David R. Waters, 52, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Stephen Capelle after federal agents raided his Austin apartment and confiscated more than 100 rounds of ammunition."Federal firearms charges are being filed against Mr. Waters based on ammunition seized at his residence," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerald Carruth in Austin.
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March 1, 1994
The verdicts in the murder cases against survivors of the Waco disaster are fittingly ambiguous. None of the 11 defendants was convicted of the more serious murder and conspiracy charges, but five were found guilty of something called aiding and abetting voluntary manslaughter. This acknowledges that four federal agents were killed in the first attempt to storm the Branch Davidian stronghold in Texas a year ago. But it leaves unresolved the question who was really at fault.In no way can the violent deaths of lawmen be condoned.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1996
An Arundel High School teacher charged last month with using the Internet to obtain child pornography has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 13 counts of illegal trafficking and importation of pornography.Bruce Edward McDade, 47, was indicted Monday on eight counts of distributing and five counts of receiving "a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct mailed, shipped and transported in interstate commerce," according to the U.S. District Court clerk's office in Greenbelt.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 10, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The siege goes on. The bills roll in.Guns and ammo? No problem, they bring their own. It's the klieg ZTC lights and dog food that start to add up.Not to mention the $109,000 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shelled out for "aircraft and supplies."Even the federal bean counters have a role to play in the standoff in Waco, Texas.As the stalemate between the Branch Davidian cult and federal agents dragged past the midpoint of its second week, details emerged yesterday of just how dearly David Koresh is making the U.S. government pay.More than $1 million so far. Possibly millions more.
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By New York Times News Service | January 10, 1994
HOUSTON -- Ten and a half months after the apocalyptic ministry of David Koresh became known around the world with a deadly gun battle between his followers and federal agents, 11 surviving members of his sect are to go on trial today to face murder charges.Although even prosecutors have suggested that there is much confusion about who actually fired the fatal shots -- and though three defendants were not present during the gun battle -- the 10 men and a woman are all accused of being part of a broad conspiracy to kill federal agents during a raid Feb. 28 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | March 25, 2010
Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges this week against Baltimore police Detective Mark J. Lunsford, alleging he embezzled $10,000 in confidential-informant funds while assigned to a federal drug task force, lied to colleagues and stole a broken diamond watch from a target's home during a drug raid. "The charges are not unexpected, and Mr. Lunsford is extremely regretful that he finds himself in this position," defense attorney Paul M. Polansky said Wednesday. No court date has been set on the charges, which were filed Tuesday through a "criminal information" by prosecutors rather than a grand jury indictment.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | August 27, 1993
Federal agents across the country yesterday raided offices and hospitals of National Medical Enterprises, one of the nation's largest hospital companies, as part of a national investigation of health insurance fraud.Law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said they seized documents as part of an effort to prove that the company had participated in a national conspiracy to defraud patients and insurance companies.In a statement, the company's general counsel, Scott Brown, said National Medical was cooperating with investigators in making documents available and praised law enforcement agencies for not disturbing patients at nine hospitals entered by federal agents.
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