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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
The founder of a Baltimore County insurance company arrested this week in connection with an alleged scheme to mislead regulators about the financial health of the firm consented Friday to remain in detention for now. Jeffrey Cohen, former CEO of nightclub and bar insurer Indemnity Insurance Corp., faces federal charges of making false statements to an insurance regulator. His attorney, Joe Murtha, said Cohen has the right to request a later hearing to determine whether the court will release him. "At this time, there's really nothing to say," Murtha said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Former Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill was sentenced Wednesday to a week in jail after pleading guilty in Howard County to driving while impaired. The October incident led to his resignation. Circuit Court judge Richard S. Bernhardt also sentenced Hill to a year's probation, which would be supervised if Hill remains in the state and unsupervised if he were to get a job out of state. Hill, 35, resigned from Maryland in November, a little more than a month after he was cited for drunk driving.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Towson-based defense attorney Jill Swerdlin pleaded guilty Friday to drug-related charges, prosecutors said. Swerdlin, who represented accused drug dealers, admitted to smuggling Suboxone strips into the Baltimore County Detention Center during visits with clients, according to a statement from the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office. She also received Oxycodone as payment for legal services and arranged by other means to purchase the drug, the statement said. Swerdlin, 47, a member of the Maryland State Bar Association since 1991, agreed to consent to disbarment as part of the plea agreement.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 29, 2014
Bail was set at $50,000 Wednesday for a former Aberdeen area resident who is accused of failing to properly register as a sex offender. Brian Christopher Shumate, 46, was being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center on three charges of allegedly failing to notify authorities of a change of address, failing to notify of a change of employer and failing to register as required for a tier III sexual offender, according to charging documents....
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 15, 2014
Fair warning: this book will make you angry. "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," by Matt Taibbi, is a volume of stories. Like the Vietnamese refugee and rape victim in San Diego who applied for public assistance, only to be visited by a "welfare inspector" who barged into her home and began yelling that he would take her children away if he found she was lying about being destitute and not having a man. All this as he's rummaging through her belongings.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 1, 2014
Oh, my Lord, where to begin? You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline. There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and unavoidable, one story sucks up all the air in the room. This is one of those times. One story. Well ... two, actually: the misadventures of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling. Mr. Bundy, of course, is the Nevada rancher whose refusal to pay fees to allow his cattle to graze on public land made him a cause celebre on the political right.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in November and was sentenced the day before the anniversary of the initial indictment in the case being unsealed. Federal investigators found that inmates and the corrections officers worked together to smuggle drugs and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore jail.
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April 21, 2014
OK, here we go. Your latest editorial on the subject of illegal immigrants comes again to the point of absurdity ("Patching a broken immigration system," April 17). These people broke the law but because they have been here quite a while we should not deport them. Maybe I should go out and steal a car and hide it for some years before finally admitting I had committed this crime but now I am a good guy. So don't put me in jail because now I'm a good guy! That was then, this is now. R. Ails, Joppa - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of a relative handful in the country to take a more discerning approach on such requests. The move is intended to reduce deportations of immigrants who do not have criminal records under a federal program called Secure Communities. The program, run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is supposed to identify repeat and violent offenders for deportation.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police misconduct case. A sheriff's deputy clicked handcuffs around Anthony Williams' wrists as his family screamed and sobbed from the public benches. Williams was led out of the court, across the busy public area of the downtown courthouse and into the lockup. The door slammed behind him. "This case was very troubling to this court," Judge M. Brooke Murdock said before handing down the sentence.
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