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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 3, 2002
An Ellicott City man accused of misusing more than $550,000 was charged yesterday with misappropriation of insurance premiums, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced. Burke Allen Walker, 45, of the 2900 block of Mount Snow Court is accused of misappropriating insurance premiums belonging to Gerling NCM Credit Insurance Inc. between Oct. 16, 2000, and May 3, 2001, according to officials at the Maryland attorney general's office. Walker, an independent insurance agent, did not forward the premiums to Gerling and instead used them for his personal business, said officials at the attorney general's office.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 4, 2013
Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing the 1965 voting rights campaign in which Mr. Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, had his skull fractured by Alabama state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. "If John Lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge?"
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
The former director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he misappropriated $6.3 million in federal grant money, part of which allegedly paid for staff for former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Stephen P. Amos, 44, pleaded not guilty to each of the three counts of misusing federal money. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey released Amos on his own recognizance after a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Amos declined to comment outside court.
NEWS
December 1, 2011
With the recent revelations regarding insider trading by members of Congress, citizens expect an explanation and disclosure of lawmakers' financial records ("Keeping Congress clean," Nov. 28). I cannot find words to describe how despicable I find lawmakers' actions. If lawmakers would eliminate the fraud, misappropriation of funds and corruption that goes along with all the money they are spending and wasting, that would be a step in the right direction. Richard LaCourse, Forest Hill
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2001
For the second time in six weeks, the state jury trial of former stockbroker Monica L. Coleman has been postponed. The trial, which was initially scheduled for Aug. 30 in Baltimore Circuit Court and then rescheduledfor Oct. 16, now is slated for Jan. 14, said Eileen McInerney, the assistant state attorney general prosecuting the case. The trial was postponed because of "the unavailability of one of the state's witnesses," McInerney said. "It was a joint postponement with no objection from the defendant."
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2002
After a sobbing and rambling courtroom defense of herself - in which she never apologized - defrocked stockbroker Monica L. Coleman was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in state prison, with all but three suspended. After Coleman's sentencing on a securities fraud and misappropriation of funds conviction, the former financial adviser was handcuffed and readied for her trip to state prison. "Maybe now she's going to feel the pain we're used to [feeling]," said Mary Barringer, a retiree who saw her $103,000 nest egg disappear while Coleman was her stockbroker.
NEWS
July 15, 2011
How interesting to read that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's challengers are actually seeking advice from Sheila Dixon, a disgraced mayor who was charged with perjury, theft, fraudulent misappropriation and misconduct, and ultimately convicted of embezzlement ("Dixon at work behind the scenes," July 13). The Sun deserves thanks for making the next Baltimore mayoral election a no-brainer. Katherine Ambrose, Kingsville
NEWS
December 1, 2011
With the recent revelations regarding insider trading by members of Congress, citizens expect an explanation and disclosure of lawmakers' financial records ("Keeping Congress clean," Nov. 28). I cannot find words to describe how despicable I find lawmakers' actions. If lawmakers would eliminate the fraud, misappropriation of funds and corruption that goes along with all the money they are spending and wasting, that would be a step in the right direction. Richard LaCourse, Forest Hill
BUSINESS
February 16, 1996
Former insurance executive Hamilton A. Schmidt was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison and five years on probation for the theft and fraudulent misappropriation of funds from Charter Group Inc., the defunct Towson insurance agency he had helped build into what was once one of Maryland's largest.Schmidt, 41, was ordered to pay more than $231,000 in restitution to Charter, the company's stock option plan and the O'Conor Piper & Flynn health insurance group. About 100 workers lost their retirement savings after Schmidt vanished Sept.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | September 3, 1991
Former Baltimore County Councilman Gary Huddles has asked the Circuit Court to dismiss charges that he stole $50,379 from his campaign fund to cover investment losses after the 1987 stock market crash.In the 33-page motion, Mr. Huddles' lawyer, Robert B. Schulman, accused State Prosecutor Stephen Montanarelli of a "vindictive prosecution."Mr. Huddles, 52, a former four-term Pikesville councilman, is charged with theft, fraudulent misappropriation of money for which he was responsible and violating state election law by not passing the transaction through his campaign treasurer.
NEWS
July 15, 2011
How interesting to read that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's challengers are actually seeking advice from Sheila Dixon, a disgraced mayor who was charged with perjury, theft, fraudulent misappropriation and misconduct, and ultimately convicted of embezzlement ("Dixon at work behind the scenes," July 13). The Sun deserves thanks for making the next Baltimore mayoral election a no-brainer. Katherine Ambrose, Kingsville
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,sun reporter | March 11, 2007
A county government advisory panel has severely criticized a former economic development chief for alleged mismanagement, misappropriation of funds, political favors and abuse of power, catching county officials and business leaders by surprise. The panel of 14 business and community leaders was appointed by County Executive John R. Leopold to advise him on economic development and military expansion at Fort Meade. But its confidential report - completed in late January and obtained by The Sun last week - takes aim at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 19, 2004
A state audit made public yesterday found indications that state workers had created and sold phony Maryland government identification cards and misappropriated related cash collections in the Department of General Services. The legislative audit said DGS had failed to take "appropriate action" to correct significant problems with the security cards and that the department and the Maryland State Agency for Surplus Property had shoddy accountability and control over cash collections. The Department of Legislative Services publicized the fake ID scam after state auditors examined DGS records from September 2000 to November of last year.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2004
Monica Lynn Coleman, released from jail in March last year after serving time for securities fraud and misappropriation, was sent back to state prison for three years yesterday after a judge ruled that the former financial adviser had violated terms of her probation. Coleman, now 47, pleaded guilty in April 2002 to five counts of securities fraud and one count of misappropriation by a fiduciary arising from her role in Coleman Craten LLC, a brokerage she opened with great fanfare in 1998.
NEWS
By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
The former director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he misappropriated $6.3 million in federal grant money, part of which allegedly paid for staff for former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Stephen P. Amos, 44, pleaded not guilty to each of the three counts of misusing federal money. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey released Amos on his own recognizance after a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Amos declined to comment outside court.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2004
It began with thousands of dollars in checks written to the Baltimore police commissioner's chauffeur. From there, checks and hand-written receipt stubs led federal investigators down a trail that showed the city's top police officer abused the public's trust as he courted women with expensive dinners, gifts and lavish hotel stays - all at police expense. Once the spotlight was shined on Edward T. Norris' spending and personal life, an indictment wasn't far behind. The former New York police commander who came to Baltimore promising to rid the force of corruption pleaded guilty yesterday to federal tax and misappropriation charges, in a case that has at times been as much of an ordeal for the city as it has been for Norris.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | April 13, 1993
Accused of bilking 22 clients of more than $900,000, two Baltimore County men have been indicted on multiple counts of securities fraud, conspiracy, theft and other violations, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. said yesterday."
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 8, 1999
A former clerk at the post office in Waverly in Northeast Baltimore has been charged by federal prosecutors with stealing $49,026.93 in money for stamps over a two-year period. Wanda Denise Mitchell, 47, was charged last week with misappropriation of postal funds in a criminal information filed by the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $1,000 fine, plus restitution, said Postal Inspector Thomas E. Boyle. He said investigators from his office determined that the money was missing during a routine audit.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2002
After a sobbing and rambling courtroom defense of herself - in which she never apologized - defrocked stockbroker Monica L. Coleman was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in state prison, with all but three suspended. After Coleman's sentencing on a securities fraud and misappropriation of funds conviction, the former financial adviser was handcuffed and readied for her trip to state prison. "Maybe now she's going to feel the pain we're used to [feeling]," said Mary Barringer, a retiree who saw her $103,000 nest egg disappear while Coleman was her stockbroker.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 3, 2002
An Ellicott City man accused of misusing more than $550,000 was charged yesterday with misappropriation of insurance premiums, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced. Burke Allen Walker, 45, of the 2900 block of Mount Snow Court is accused of misappropriating insurance premiums belonging to Gerling NCM Credit Insurance Inc. between Oct. 16, 2000, and May 3, 2001, according to officials at the Maryland attorney general's office. Walker, an independent insurance agent, did not forward the premiums to Gerling and instead used them for his personal business, said officials at the attorney general's office.
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