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By Matthew Dolan and Sun reporter | October 20, 2005
A federal grand jury accused a Democratic former state senator from Baltimore County yesterday of accepting bribes from a local construction company president vying for millions of dollars worth of state contracts. The long-expected indictment against Thomas L. Bromwell, his wife, Mary Pat, and former Poole and Kent Co. President W. David Stoffregen outlines a complex scheme of payoffs and contract fraud that abused a system intended to help companies run by women or minorities. Over five years, the Bromwells were paid almost $300,000 by Stoffregen in the form of free home construction work and a salary to Mary Pat Bromwell for a no-show job at a "front" company posing as a female-owned subcontractor, according to the indictment.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | April 15, 2014
A Baltimore city police officer and Columbia resident was indicted last week on multiple sex offense charges by a Howard County Grand Jury, a county State's Attorney spokesman announced Tuesday. Charles William Hagee, 44, of the 8800 block of Goose Landing Circle, was indicted on three third-degree sex offense charges, a charge of sexual solicitation of a minor, and three counts of prostitution, according to court documents. Hagee was arrested in March by Howard County police when they received a tip regarding the prostitution of a 14-year-old girl in Columbia.  Police said detectives believe Hagee contacted the girl through a phone number posted to an online prostitution advertisement, and that the two exchanged text messages before meeting at his Columbia home and engaging in sexual activity.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a May 8 public inquiry into the matter, according to committee members and staff.  The House Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding for the prison system, has been invited to attend the 1 p.m. meeting.  A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday alleged the BGF gang, under the leadership of inmate Tavon White, established a lucrative smuggling operation that involved corrupt female corrections officers.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Ravens running back Ray Rice has been charged with aggravated assault in the February incident in which he is accused of knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator, a more serious charge than he originally faced. Rice, 27, initially faced a charge of simple assault for striking Janay Palmer in the Revel Casino, an incident that authorities say was caught on tape. Prosecutors in Atlantic County, N.J., reviewed the case for several weeks before presenting it to a grand jury, which handed up the indictment, officials said.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Perhaps it's time for our nation to look long and hard at our faltering, staid conventional two-party system. It has pathetically morphed into a churlish, immature tug of war between the Democrats and Republicans (" Under federal shutdown, many Marylanders face an uncertain work week," Oct. 1). When the country's leadership has devolved into immature, garrulous factions of both parties whose intentions are unequivocally self-serving, it's high time to reconsider our tradition-based system of governance.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Federal prosecutors have taken on the case of a Baltimore City firefighter accused of running a prostitution ring, alleging that he lured women to the city to work for him from as far away as Texas and South Dakota. Prosecutors say Jamar Simmons, 30, and his partner, Franklin Roosevelt Coit, 34, had been bringing women into Maryland since 2009. In March 2012, Simmons found a woman online, identified in the indictment only as C.F., and with Coit arranged for her to be brought from South Dakota to work as a prostitute, prosecutors allege.
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June 18, 2011
A few weeks ago, Democrat John Edwards, former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate, was indicted on six counts of campaign fund fraud. The story was page 11 in The Sun. In the Friday, June 17, 2011 edition of The Sun, the couple who pled guilty to bribing the Democratic P.G. County executive was a one paragraph page 4 item. In the same edition, coverage of the resignation of Democratic House of Representative member Anthony Weiner for a sex scandal got page 8 coverage.
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By Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz and Baltimore Sun reporters | June 16, 2011
Two longtime political operatives who worked last year on Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s gubernatorial return campaign were indicted today for ordering what the state prosecutor called deceptive robocalls intended to suppress votes on the night of the election. Julius Henson and Paul Schurick each face three counts of conspiracy to violate Maryland election laws, one count of attempting to influence a voter's decision and one count of failing to provide an authority line (on campaign material)
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2010
Like many homeowners facing a teetering economy, Suzanne Hall decided to refinance her Cockeysville home. She wanted out of her adjustable-rate mortgage, so she locked in a conventional, 30-year fixed loan with PNC Bank. Her interest rate was to drop from 6.5 percent to 5 1/8 percent, translating into a $150 a month savings on her payments. Maple Leaf Title took $379,258.17 from PNC Bank and was supposed to pay off Hall's old loan through MetLife. But the money never reached its destination, federal prosecutors said, and instead was pocketed by the Towson-based title company.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia unsealed an indictment Thursday charging a Howard County teenager with conspiring with a suburban Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane" to provide material support to terrorists. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani citizen and Maryland resident who graduated from Mount Hebron High School this year, is accused of using the Internet to recruit people and solicit funds for a violent jihadist war in South Asia and Europe. He was indicted alongside Ali Charaf Damache, a 46-year-old Algerian man living in Ireland, and allegedly acted under the direction of Colleen R. LaRose, who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" online, according to the indictment.
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By Dan Morse and The Washington Post | March 14, 2014
A Montgomery County woman accused of stabbing her children in a bloody exorcism was formally indicted on first-degree murder charges Thursday. Her attorney said he plans to pursue an insanity defense. Brian Shefferman, who represents Zakieya Avery, said his client probably was not criminally responsible for her conduct Jan. 17 inside a townhouse in Germantown. “I think the evidence will show she was clearly seriously mentally ill at the time,” he said. Avery was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her 18-month-old son, Norell Harris, and 2-year-old daughter, Zyana Harris.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
A Millersville man has been indicted for murder in connection with the shooting death of another man last Halloween during an apparent botched robbery attempt. Gregory Dontae Lewis, 34, of the 700 block of Cecil Avenue, was indicted by an Anne Arundel County Grand Jury on Friday on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, armed robbery and multiple firearms violations. The victim, 44-year-old Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva Archila of Baltimore, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a parking lot on Railroad Avenue in Harmans at 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 31. He died at a local hospital.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | March 7, 2014
The former substitute teacher in the Howard County public school system arrested on child porn charges in January now faces a sex abuse charge and additional child pornography charges after his indictment last week, Howard County State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan announced this week. Jeremy Sykes, 43, of Hesperus Drive in Columbia, was indicted Feb. 26 by a Howard County Grand Jury on one count of sex abuse of a minor, three counts of filming child porn, two child porn distribution counts and two counts of possession of child porn.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | February 19, 2014
The four southern Howard County residents charged in the fatal shooting of a Laurel man in his pickup truck in North Laurel last month were indicted on first-degree murder charges Wednesday. The indicted are: Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000 block of Talisman Lane in Columbia; Amanda Nicole McAdoo, 18, of the 9500 block of Park Avenue in Laurel; Lauren Elizabeth Maready, 18, of the 12800 block of Lime Kiln Road in Highland; and Taylor King Pepe, 19, of the 8300 block of Sand Cherry Lane in Laurel.  All four were indicted Wednesday of first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and gun charges by a Howard County grand jury.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant. Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up after a scathing federal indictment last spring. Prosecutors alleged that female corrections officers had been having sex with jailed gang members and helping them smuggle contraband into the detention center. The job had been open for months after his predecessor's ouster.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
A federal grand jury indicted two Garrett County developers Tuesday on charges related to a $3.7 million bank fraud conspiracy. The indictment, announced by U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt, alleges that the two developers, who were involved in land deals together, used fake documents that included false names and inflated sales prices to secure a total of $3.751 million in bank loans for two properties...
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2011
While some college students consider fake IDs a rite of passage, the Maryland U.S. attorney underscored their illegality Thursday, announcing federal charges against a scholarship winner accused of making and selling phony driver's licenses from his College Park dorm for a few months in 2009. Theodore Stephen Michaels — a straight-A, triple major at the University of Maryland who goes by "Teddy" — could face decades in prison if he's convicted of the 16 counts returned against him. His attorney, Steven D. Kupferberg, said that Michaels, arrested Wednesday, will likely plead not guilty during his arraignment, which hasn't been scheduled.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2011
A federal grand jury has indicted a 69-year-old Easton man on charges of production and possession of child pornography. The indictment was returned against Paul Henry Brown last month. In an appearance before a federal judge on March 2, Brown was ordered held pending trial and state charges were dismissed. In a statement released by his office, Rod J. Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for Maryland, said Brown was alleged to have sexually exploited minors to produce pornography.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
A Morgan State University employee with a previous record of theft was indicted this week, with prosecutors alleging he stole $66,000 in state funds. Robert Lee Terrell, 70, of Baltimore was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of felony theft and one count of felony theft scheme, according to the Maryland Attorney General's Office. The indictment did not provide details on how Terrell allegedly stole the money and prosecutors declined to elaborate on the charges. Terrell was the director of the Restricted Funds Accounting office, which oversees grants and contracts, and was hired in 2004, according to the university.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 31-year-old Virginia man in the killing of a man in Maryland's Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in December. David DiPaolo, of Bristow, Va., faces voluntary manslaughter charges accusing him of repeatedly striking a fellow hiker in the head with a blunt object in the Carderock area of the park after an argument on Dec. 28. DiPaolo was arrested by New York State Police on Jan. 8. If convicted, he could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
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