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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 Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury cars and buying jewelry. Between 2007 and 2010, federal prosecutors say, Frederick Douglass High School principal Antonio Hurt submitted documents to a federal program in which he intentionally misstated the number of children and meals eligible for reimbursement in day care centers he owned and operated in Georgia.
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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 Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
The grandson of former State Del. Hattie Harrison, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft of campaign funds. Philip Harrison II, 35, of Salisbury, who was his grandmother's treasurer from 2006 to 2009, admitted to stealing $17,600 of campaign funds, according to the state prosecutor's office.  Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner sentenced Harrison to 15 days in jail, plus three years of supervised probation....
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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 Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2005
A Baltimore man who was acquitted of murder charges in July has agreed to plead guilty in federal court for trying to hire someone to kill an 11-year-old witness who testified at his trial, his lawyer said yesterday. DeAndre Whitehead, 20, is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. At the hearing, he is expected to plead guilty to one count of soliciting to commit a crime of violence, said Beth Faber, an assistant federal public defender. The case stems from the August 2003 shooting of Russell Peterson, 47, killed outside his Southwest Baltimore rowhouse.
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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 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 Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
A Pikesville man, who fled to Oklahoma in 2012 after his grandparents were found beaten and stabbed to death in their home, pleaded guilty in the killings and received a life sentence on Thursday, prosecutors said. Matthew Long, 33, killed Vaughn Pepper, Sr., 87, and Marjorie Pepper, 85, prosecutors said. The couple was discovered in their long-time Olmstead Road home in the Pikesville on Sept.10, 2012 after a concerned neighbor called police. Prosecutors said the couple had been beaten and suffered head, neck and chest wounds, and that they had been dead for several days by the time they were discovered.
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By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 6, 2014
A former National Guard employee from Bel Air, charged in crimes that prosecutors say might have cost the government $300,000, has agreed to plead guilty, according to court filings. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab set a March 27 hearing date in a notice indicating that the prosecution and defense have entered into a plea agreement. Robert St. Clair, 50, was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of conspiracy, false claims and theft of government property. The scheme outlined by prosecutors involved St. Clair and Air National Guard Col. Gerard Mangis, 59, of Shaler, Pa., a technician and later comptroller of the 171st Air Refueling Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
An Odenton man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to laundering money in a scheme involving stolen waste vegetable oil. Anthony Jean-Claude, 40, admitted in a plea agreement that he operated a scheme involving waste vegetable oil, which can be recycled into biodiesel fuel or as an additive for animal feed. According to Jean-Claude's plea agreement filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, he started in 2010 by teaming up with a partner to steal waste oil from restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington using a flatbed truck and a mechanical pump.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
An Ellicott City man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing to death prominent businessman and blogger Dennis Lane, whose daughter asked for the killing because she was "sick" of her father, according to prosecutors. Jason A. Bulmer, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder without making a statement to the court, then listened as prosecutors described a bloody struggle between the two men outside a bedroom in Lane's Ellicott City home as his 14-year-old daughter, Morgan Lane Arnold, stood nearby crying.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
A father and son who were part of a criminal enterprise that sold narcotics out of a Southwest Baltimore auto body shop pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and burglary charges. Chad Paschall, 28, of Baltimore pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to distribute oxycodone and to commit bank burglary; his father, David Paschall, 54, of Catonsville, pleaded guilty to similar charges on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. David Paschall operated Paschall's Auto Body Shop at 801 Desoto Road, Baltimore, where authorities said it was widely known as a marketplace for oxycodone, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
A former Baltimore police officer pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to serving as a pimp for his 19-year-old wife and another young woman who lived with him. Between February and May of last year, Lamin Manneh, 32, advertised the two women's services on the Internet and arranged for them to meet more than 300 customers for sex at hotel rooms and homes. Manneh, who was assigned to the police's Eastern District, carried his service weapon as he chaperoned the women to the meetings and agreed to intervene if the clients became aggressive, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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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 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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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that calls for 42 months in prison as a result of a wiretap investigation. In a brief hearing, U.S. District Judge George Russell asked him whether he had any questions about pleading guilty. "No, sir," Barksdale replied. "I got busted.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
A Harford County teenager admitted to a judge Wednesday that he shot and killed his father, an act he told police was motivated by years of abuse at the hands of a man who treated him like he "was his slave. " Robert C. Richardson III, now 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a handgun allegation as part of a deal with prosecutors, who dropped more serious charges in the 2012 death of Robert C. Richardson Jr. — a case that both sides said shows people must act when they suspect a child is being mistreated.
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