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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | October 18, 1990
A federal judge in Baltimore fined American Therapeutics Inc. of Bohemia, N.Y., $1 million today on racketeering, drug adulteration and obstruction-of-justice charges in two felony cases.First Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary P. Jordan told Judge John R. Hargrove that the large fine was "appropriate" because ATI's criminal acts were "extensive," ranging from bribery to product fraud as its former chief executive bought favors from U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials in an effort to stay ahead of competitors.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2011
A bipartisan group of high-profile politicians took the witness stand Thursday to vouch for the honesty and integrity of Paul Schurick, a key Ehrlich campaign adviser, who faces charges of election fraud stemming from a 2010 Election Day "robocall" that prosecutors allege was designed to suppress black votes. The day began with testimony in Baltimore Circuit Court from MSNBC analyst and former Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele - who called Schurick "smart and careful" - and ended with Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who praised his former campaign chairman.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | October 4, 2007
The owners of one of Baltimore's most successful bail bond companies were acquitted yesterday of perjury and obstruction of justice charges. Milton Tillman Jr.; his son, Milton Tillman III; and Bernard Dixon were accused of conspiring to use the same properties to post bonds for multiple defendants. The Tillmans run 4 Aces Bail Bonds in East Baltimore, and Dixon is one of the state-licensed bondsmen they employ. Their two-week Baltimore Circuit Court trial, which included thousands of documents and days of technical testimony about how bail bonds work, spotlighted an industry that some are hoping to reform.
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By Robert Little, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2010
A former high-ranking National Security Agency employee was indicted on 10 felony charges Thursday for his alleged role in leaking classified information to a news reporter. The federal indictment does not identify the reporter, but several news organizations, citing government sources, named a former national security correspondent for The Baltimore Sun as the recipient of the leaks. Thomas Andrews Drake, a 52-year-old Howard County man who worked as a "process improvement" official at NSA from 2001 until he resigned in 2008, is accused of copying and storing classified documents at his home and then destroying the documents and lying to investigators when authorities found out. "Our national security demands that the sort of conduct alleged here — violating the government's trust by illegally retaining and disclosing classified information — be prosecuted and prosecuted vigorously," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, in a statement released with the indictment.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 20, 1998
WASHINGTON -- William Jefferson Clinton was impeached yesterday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, setting in motion a landmark Senate trial that will determine whether the 42nd president of the United States will be the first in history to be removed from office.In an extraordinary day for the president and the Congress, the nation witnessed the resignation of House Speaker-to-be Robert Livingston in the wake of his own sexual revelations, the fourth wave of U.S.-led airstrikes over Iraq and the second presidential impeachment in history.
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By Walter F. Roche Jr. and Scott Higham and Walter F. Roche Jr. and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1998
A grand jury investigating former state Sen. Larry Young took testimony and writing samples yesterday from four employees of a Lanham-based health maintenance organization that has become the focus of allegations of bribery and obstruction of justice.The four PrimeHealth Corp. employees were questioned during the morning and afternoon sessions of the Anne Arundel County grand jury. The leadoff witness spent nearly two hours testifying. Before being excused, each employee was told to provide a handwriting sample.
NEWS
May 3, 1991
Retired Navy Capt. James E. Weston today was convicted of seven conspiracy, bribery and obstruction of justice charges by a federal jury that deliberated only two hours at the end of a two-week trial.The charges were tied to crimes committed while he was the Naval Academy's public works officer. Weston sat stone-faced as the verdicts were read. He faces up to 36 years in prison. Earlier details, D3.
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July 8, 2007
The president defended his decision last week to commute the 2 1/2 -year prison term of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. in the CIA leak case. Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. "I rule nothing in or nothing out," Bush said when asked about whether he might pardon Libby before leaving office in January 2009. Democrats and the prosecutor in the case were sharply critical of the move. ?I made a judgment, a considered judgment. I stand by it.? President Bush
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 9, 2008
In an SI.com story, Barry Bonds says he has had fun during his first full season out of baseball and is enjoying his freedom from the game. Barry, of course, might have to enjoy his freedom while he can. He's still awaiting trial on 14 counts of making false statements to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice. I also think, by and large, baseball fans have enjoyed their freedom from him. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | December 13, 1990
Bolar Pharmaceutical Co.'s former regulatory affairs manager has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for rigging tests of a lucrative generic hypertension drug so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would approve it for public sale.The defendant, Gloria H. Schetlick, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore yesterday to false statement and obstruction of justice charges.Prosecutors alleged that Schetlick mislabeled Bolar drug samples so they would pass FDA-required "bioequivalency" tests, submitted the bogus test results to the FDA for approvals and lied to agency officials in a later attempt to hide the test rigging.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | November 14, 2008
A 53-year-old Westminster man pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and obstruction of justice yesterday for attacking a female hitchhiker nearly 20 years ago and then trying to intimidate her so that she would not testify against him. Before dawn in November 1988, a 23-year-old woman hitched a ride with a man in Brooklyn Park, but once she got into his car, she saw that he was nearly naked and had a knife, according to court documents. The man ordered the woman to strip, then forced her to perform sexual acts with him in the woods before letting her go, according to the documents.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 9, 2008
In an SI.com story, Barry Bonds says he has had fun during his first full season out of baseball and is enjoying his freedom from the game. Barry, of course, might have to enjoy his freedom while he can. He's still awaiting trial on 14 counts of making false statements to a grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice. I also think, by and large, baseball fans have enjoyed their freedom from him. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)
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By BILL ORDINE | March 21, 2008
Earlier this week, the Major League Baseball Players Association said it would look into whether there is collusion involved in Barry Bonds not being signed by a big league team so far this year. He has been in search of a new team since being released by San Francisco. Understand that union head Don Fehr isn't exactly breathing fire on this one. In fact, he's speaking kind of gingerly, saying that he's not making any accusations.
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By Richard C. Schmitt and Richard C. Schmitt,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 3, 2008
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said yesterday that it had opened a full investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing in the CIA's destruction in 2005 of videotaped interrogations of terror suspects. Signaling resolve to get to the bottom of a case that has touched off a political and legal firestorm, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced that he was appointing a mob-busting prosecutor from Connecticut with experience at rooting out official misconduct to oversee the investigation.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | November 25, 2007
News item: The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers meet Thursday night in a renewal of one of the NFL's greatest rivalries, but two-thirds of American homes will not get the game because of a dispute between the NFL Network and the major cable providers. My take: It'll be a great night to own a sports bar. I'll have the chicken fingers, the nachos, the mini-burgers, two orders of jalapeno poppers and a Diet Coke. News item: Disgraced track star Marion Jones was stripped of all her victories since September 2000 and ordered by the International Association of Athletics Federation to repay $700,000 in winnings.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | November 16, 2007
Baseball's home run king, Barry Bonds, was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice yesterday on charges that he lied when he told a federal grand jury that he did not knowingly take performance-enhancing drugs. Federal prosecutors in San Francisco unsealed the five-count indictment - four counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice - after a four-year grand jury investigation. If convicted on all counts, the former San Francisco Giants' slugger could be sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2005
A Baltimore County man who was accused of acting as a home-improvement contractor without a license and of not delivering and installing a wheelchair lift in a Clarksville home has been indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, accused of lying under oath and presenting false documents at his trial. During the Howard County Circuit Court trial of Paris George, 51, in May, he testified that an invoice and bank document proved that he purchased a wheelchair lift for Ronald and Francine Diggs, according to the Howard County state's attorneys office.
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By Orrin Hatch | February 3, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The integrity of our government of laws -- not men -- depends on our fidelity to the basic principle that society holds each of its members accountable to the rule of law. Similarly, when the House impeached President Clinton for his alleged perjury and obstruction of justice, Congress was demonstrating that it would not tolerate conduct in our president that would not be acceptable were it committed by other citizens.The House, in performing its constitutional accusatory function, without regard to whether the Senate would likely convict, reaffirmed that a president will be held accountable to the rule of law. And it informed future presidents that obstruction of justice and perjury may lead to removal.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | October 4, 2007
The owners of one of Baltimore's most successful bail bond companies were acquitted yesterday of perjury and obstruction of justice charges. Milton Tillman Jr.; his son, Milton Tillman III; and Bernard Dixon were accused of conspiring to use the same properties to post bonds for multiple defendants. The Tillmans run 4 Aces Bail Bonds in East Baltimore, and Dixon is one of the state-licensed bondsmen they employ. Their two-week Baltimore Circuit Court trial, which included thousands of documents and days of technical testimony about how bail bonds work, spotlighted an industry that some are hoping to reform.
NEWS
July 8, 2007
The president defended his decision last week to commute the 2 1/2 -year prison term of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. in the CIA leak case. Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. "I rule nothing in or nothing out," Bush said when asked about whether he might pardon Libby before leaving office in January 2009. Democrats and the prosecutor in the case were sharply critical of the move. ?I made a judgment, a considered judgment. I stand by it.? President Bush
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