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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1995
A Baltimore lawyer and a client were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday, accused of conspiring to launder "drug" money that was really part of an FBI sting operation.Attorney Zell R. Margolis, 38, of Owings Mills and Gregory A. Scroggins, 41, of Randallstown were charged in a 21-count indictment.According to court documents:In June 1994, undercover FBI agent Edward Dickson posed as a drug trafficker seeking help in setting up a business. His role as owner was to be kept secret and his name was not to be used in the official paperwork, he told the lawyer.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
A disbarred Annapolis lawyer was ordered Thursday to serve 18 months in the Anne Arundel County jail plus five years on probation for siphoning nearly $308,000 from a client. Jerold K. Nussbaum, 60, whom Karen Gunther hired to handle her mother's estate, stole most of it in 2005 and 2006, according to prosecutors and court records. He had pleaded guilty in January. "Mr. Nussbaum not only stole my money, but I've lost my home," Gunther, the heir, told Judge Paul A. Hackner, according to a recording of the court hearing.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2010
Clare Lenore Stoudt and Thelma Wynn appeared to have little in common except their age, gender and motherhood, but the two Howard County women were killed just days apart in their homes in what police believe were likely domestic violence incidents. Stoudt, 35, the mother of five children, had worked doggedly for years to graduate from college and then law school in 2008 and was a valued tax attorney at the Washington firm of Pillsbury Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman. "She was a special person," said her boss, Tina Kearns.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as character witnesses. Now McManus, 92, plans to leave an $8.5 million bequest to benefit the schools he attended as well as other charities. Officials with the Baltimore Community Foundation expect to distribute the funds for years to come, as the fund would generate an estimated half-million dollars a year in interest.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | October 24, 1994
A 26-year-old East Baltimore man accused in one of two sexual attacks that have terrorized office workers in Towson and Pikesville turned himself in yesterday at a Baltimore County police station.Arthur Christian Rogers of the 1600 block of N. Milton Ave. walked into the Woodlawn Precinct at 12:15 p.m. -- two days after television stations began broadcasting his name, description and photograph, said E. Jay Miller, a county police spokesman.Officers focused on Mr. Rogers on Thursday after police sketches of a suspect were circulated throughout Towson and Pikesville.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness. The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But Rizzo knew they referred to the harshest methods used to elicit information from suspected terrorists in custody, including waterboarding, which mimics the experience of drowning. For Rizzo and others, the "EITs", as they were called, were repugnant but necessary for ensuring the nation's safety.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
WASHINGTON - An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve as an impartial member of the National Labor Relations Board. Nancy Jean Schiffer and another attorney are President Barack Obama's latest picks to fill the long understaffed board that hears disputes between workers and management. Obama nominated Schiffer and Attorney Kent Y. Hirozawa last week as part of the deal that ended a GOP filibuster threat and cleared the way for the Senate confirmation of Marylander Thomas E. Perez as labor secretary.
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By Peter Hermann | March 14, 2012
While the lawyer for one Baltimore police officer warned of her client being judged too quickly after allegations surfaced that he helped cover-up a child's killing when the rifle was found in his car, another officer apologized for his own misdeeds in a kickback case. In the middle was Baltimore's embattled police commissioner, Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who came out swinging against bad cops and a perception that his department is full of them. It was a day full of dueling quotes.
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By GREGORY KANE | August 25, 2002
JAMES KRAMON gets a slight twinkle in his eye when he tells about his experience as an assistant U.S. attorney. "One of my responsibilities was prosecuting lawyers," Kramon said, not bothering to conceal the smile on his face. "I hold my colleagues to high standards." So you figure this Kramon guy is not your ordinary lawyer. He delighted in prosecuting other attorneys and now, as if that weren't enough, he's written a book about his profession. What's it called? Why, You Don't Need a Lawyer, of course.
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September 28, 2005
On September 26, 2005, ELSIE LEE LAWYER (nee Corkran) beloved wife of the late Charles F. Lawyer; mother of Barbara A. Williams, Charles C., John E., James P., and Thomas M. Lawyer, Mary L. Whitson, Joyce M. Mazur, William P. and Joseph M. Lawyer; also survived by 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and one nephew Donald Corkran. Friends may call at ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd.) on Wednesday 7 to 9 P.M. and Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Prayer Vigil on Thursday 3:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, MD, 21071.
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