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By New York Times News Service | October 16, 1993
WASHINGTON -- One of the world's largest medical device manufacturers has agreed to plead guilty to more than 390 counts of fraud and human experimentation for selling untested heart catheters, Food and Drug Administration officials said yesterday. The sales resulted in at least one death and 22 emergency heart surgeries.The settlement, under which the company, C. R. Bard Inc., is to pay $61 million, is the largest health fraud case ever handled by the FDA and the Justice Department.Six executives were indicted separately and have not yet entered a plea.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A Baltimore man pleaded guilty this week after investigators tied him to a series of armed robberies earlier this year in Northeast Baltimore. After one of the robberies, Thomas Mims, 53, was found in a car matching descriptions given by witnesses and led officers on a high speed chase, prosecutors said. Mims was ultimately taken into custody after he was trapped in a cul-de-sac by police amid the chase and was shot in the arm by an officer after speeding toward police who approached on foot.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 7, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The founder of a Republican environmental organization was charged yesterday with tax evasion and obstruction of justice as part of the federal criminal investigation into lobbying practices in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal. Italia Federici, president of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, allegedly failed to pay more than $77,000 in federal income taxes from 2001 to 2003 and made "false and fictitious" statements before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in 2005, as it probed Abramoff's lobbying for Native American tribes.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
A teenager who fled from tactical officers during a Catonsville raid last year in which an officer and another man died, pleaded guilty to a handgun charge Wednesday. Taquan Barney, now 18, has been held at the Baltimore County Detention Center since August 28, 2013 when officers from the county's tactical unit entered his home on Roberts Avenue to execute a search warrant and arrest another teen wanted in a non-fatal shooting. When officers entered the home, police said Barney fled but was stopped by Officer Jason Schneider.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 23, 2002
The son of a Perry Hall real estate broker admitted yesterday to helping his father in an extensive property flipping and mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly cost the federal government nearly $4 million. Steven Todd Schmidbauer, 40, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to make false statements. In two instances, he signed falsified documents to get government-backed mortgages arranged by his father, William Otto Schmidbauer. In both cases, Steven Schmidbauer defaulted on the loan, costing the government $161,151, court records show.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1997
Facing potentially damaging evidence, a key player in an international Nigerian credit card fraud ring decided yesterday to plead guilty to money laundering charges in Baltimore, as well as heroin trafficking charges in New York.Christopher Tizhe, 36, will enter the plea today in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, his lawyer said during a hearing yesterday. Under the deal, Tizhe will receive 14 years in prison, but he will not be required to cooperate with federal prosecutors or agents.U.S.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | July 12, 2007
Lonny Baxter, a former Maryland men's basketball standout who admitted last year to shooting a gun near the White House, plans to plead guilty next week to a related federal firearms violation, his attorney confirmed yesterday. Baxter, who was released from jail in October and has been playing for Montepaschi Siena in Italy's first division, was charged yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt with failing to disclose weapons he shipped by express mail from Texas to College Park. His lawyer, Richard A. Finci, said Baxter would plead guilty next Thursday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has agreed to plead guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta on the charge of using a cell phone to facilitate a drug transaction, a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse program that will trigger disciplinary action from the league. Several reports were broadcast last night speculating the length of the suspension might be two to four games. Terms of the plea deal, first reported by The Sun on Saturday, could become public as early as today pending a decision from U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN REPORTER | August 21, 2007
Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick, one of the NFL's most exciting and marketable quarterbacks the past six seasons, will plead guilty to career-threatening federal charges tied to a dogfighting ring operated on his Virginia property, his attorney said yesterday. Vick will formally enter his plea Monday as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors that includes a recommendation for prison time. A government official told the Associated Press that prosecutors will recommend Vick be sentenced to between a year and 18 months in prison.
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By Raymond L. Sanchez and Raymond L. Sanchez,Evening Sun Staff | March 20, 1991
Tarey Faust was seeking revenge.Earlier on that hot July night, a group of white men had taunted Faust with racial slurs after he stopped at a pay phone at Miles Avenue and 29th Street in Remington. Faust fled after a bottle shattered the rear window of his car. He went to his home in the 2800 block of Remington Ave., phoned his best friend and they went looking for the men, prosecutors said.Faust, who is black, was stabbed twice in the ensuing confrontation. His friend, Harold Parker, 27, died after being stabbed three times during the July 18 incident.
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels pleaded guilty Friday to illegally harvesting striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. He served periodically as a helper on the Kristin Marie between 2007 and 2012 with Tilghman Island watermen Michael D. Hayden, Jr. and William J. Lednum. In early 2011, he, Hayden and Lednum attempted to harvest more than 20,000 pounds of striped bass using illegal, unattended and unmarked weighted gill nets fish around "Bloody Point" on the bay before the season was opened.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was sentenced. Swerdlin, 47, a defense attorney who has represented suspected dealers, pleaded guilty to drug charges in June. She admitted she had smuggled Suboxone — a drug used to treat addiction to opiates — into the Baltimore County Detention Center to clients during visits.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A Baltimore police officer will plead guilty to a felony animal cruelty charge after he fatally beat and choked his girlfriend's Jack Russell terrier, his attorney said Tuesday. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, a five year veteran of the department was charged in March after the dog's body was exhumed and analyzed by animal services. Taylor's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said his client regretted what he did. Brown blamed the attack on the puppy to the stress of Taylor's work and daily life, a combination that led him to act "in a way that customarily he wouldn't.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office. Officials allege Roland Michael Muir and another man stole about 2,030 containers and sold them to metal recyclers for more than $323,000. Prosecutors said Muir worked for a private mailer company in Baltimore driving a box truck, and from July 2010 to 2014 he drove the truck to two U.S. Postal Service bulk mail centers in Capitol Heights where he took the large containers and loaded them on the truck.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore. Dellando Recardo Campbell, 31, of Lemoore, Calif., admitted helping Ryan Holness, 33, luring Holness' 26-year-old wife, Serika Dunkley Holness, from New York to Maryland in order to kill her, staging the crime as a fatal carjacking. He pleaded guilty to the charge of interstate domestic violence resulting in the death of a spouse. If the deal is accepted by a U.S. District Court judge, Campbell could receive up to 30 years in jail.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident, admitted fabricating documents and claims to secure federal benefits and state tax waivers for himself and at least 17 other veterans. He acknowledged making up records in his role as the deputy chief of claims for the state agency, including fake doctors' letters saying that claimants suffered from diabetes and documents listing false tours of Vietnam and awards such as Purple Hearts from 1995 until his retirement in 2011.
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By NEWSDAY | May 25, 1999
NEW YORK -- In a dramatic development that would confirm one of New York's most horrific allegations of police brutality, Officer Justin Volpe is to plead guilty today to crimes stemming from the brutal assault on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.With Volpe's defense in tatters, his attorney, Marvyn Kornberg, asked to speak with U.S. District Judge Eugene Nickerson about 3: 45 p.m. yesterday, during a break in Volpe's trial with four other officers."With respect to the defendant Volpe, your honor we would like to enter a plea" today, Kornberg said, according to a transcript of the conversation, which occurred outside the jury's hearing.
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