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March 7, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column ("Gun control, yes, and therapy, not jail," March 3) on the 35-year prison sentence given the 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student was right on. So was the letter from Ann Phillips ("Perry Hall shooter's sentence is a travesty," March 1). When you are an adolescent, you can not drink or vote. You can't drink at 18 years of age because you are not considered mature enough to handle it. You can't drive until you are 16 years old. But you can enlist in the U.S. Army when you are 18 years old and "adult.
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June 9, 2014
It is outrageous, if not surprising, that Maryland's Board of Physicians, still afflicted with the arrogant, cover-our-behinds God complex that still seems to come with many medical diplomas, doesn't do criminal background checks on physicians before granting them a license to treat people in Maryland ( "State likely didn't know doctor it licensed was guilty of rape ," June 5). In fact, according to reporter Scott Dance's excellent story, the docs have actively resisted numerous calls to begin doing these checks.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered a Reisterstown man to serve a five-year prison term that was suspended nearly 20 years ago, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced. Roy H. Adler, 52, was convicted in 1991 of embezzling more than $4 million from his employer and Blue Cross/Blue Shield while working as an accountant. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with half of it suspended, and ordered to pay $3.2 million restitution. But Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn K. Stewart on Monday ordered him to complete the remainder after finding that he'd stopped paying the money he owed more than two years ago. Adler, who has admitted a gambling problem, is scheduled to stand trial in February on another case alleging he wrote several bad checks.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Pennsylvania man will spend seven years in prison for stealing tons of steel materials from a Bel Air construction site over a period of several months during 2011, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. John Michael Schene, 49, of York, was sentenced Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court and will serve his prison term in the Maryland Division of Corrections, State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. According to the release, Schene confessed to entering the yard of Lee Foundation Company's job site at a sewage pumping station in Bel Air on at least eight to 10 occasions and stealing approximately 25,000 pounds of steel concrete reinforcing bars, steel concrete form parts and various pieces of miscellaneous steel slated for use in building a foundation for the pumping station.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
A 41-year-old Washington woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for her role in conspiring to steal $1.4 million from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland announced. In imposing his sentence, U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. also ordered Tyeast "Peaches" Brown to serve four years of supervised release after her prison term and to pay the public housing agency at least $1.4 million in restitution. She earlier pleaded guilty.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Pennsylvania man will spend seven years in prison for stealing tons of steel materials from a Bel Air construction site over a period of several months during 2011, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. John Michael Schene, 49, of York, was sentenced Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court and will serve his prison term in the Maryland Division of Corrections, State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. According to the release, Schene confessed to entering the yard of Lee Foundation Company's job site at a sewage pumping station in Bel Air on at least eight to 10 occasions and stealing approximately 25,000 pounds of steel concrete reinforcing bars, steel concrete form parts and various pieces of miscellaneous steel slated for use in building a foundation for the pumping station.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore - believing him to be an overseas buyer - was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday, prosecutors announced Thursday. Anthony J. Torresi, of Coral Gables, had posted the goggles on eBay, and sold them to an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Baltimore in 2011, prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
A former Lutherville securities dealer pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to fraud and the sale of unregistered securities in several schemes, including a venture that was supposed to import latex gloves for resale in the battle against AIDS.Lee Paul Der, 52, formerly of the 13900 block of Mantua Mill Road in Glyndon was arrested in September in Hong Kong. He and a co-defendant were indicted a year ago, accused of bilking 10 clients of more than $768,000 in multiple counts of securities fraud, conspiracy, theft and other violations dating from 1987.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 29, 1995
Webster Hubbell, a close friend of President Clinton and a former top Justice Department official, was sentenced yesterday to 21 months in prison for defrauding the Arkansas law firm where he and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton once worked together as partners.While Hubbell's crime did not involve the Clintons, he is the most prominent and nearest acquaintance of the first family to be swept up by the wide-ranging Whitewater investigation, which originally focused on the president and his wife.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 13, 2004
HOUSTON - Lea Fastow, the wife of Enron Corp.'s former chief financial officer, began a one-year prison term today for her role in the accounting fraud that forced the company into bankruptcy in 2001. Fastow, 42, a former Enron assistant treasurer, entered the Federal Criminal Detention Center in downtown Houston at 8:20 a.m. She pleaded guilty in May to a misdemeanor charge of not reporting $47,800 in income on her 2000 personal tax return. The sum was part of $204,444 in undeclared income that she realized between 1997 and 2000 from off-the-books partnerships that her husband used to hide Enron debt.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in November and was sentenced the day before the anniversary of the initial indictment in the case being unsealed. Federal investigators found that inmates and the corrections officers worked together to smuggle drugs and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore jail.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
Col. Denise R. Lind, the Army judge who sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison today after finding him guilty of turning hundreds of thousands of classified documents over to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, clearly did not buy prosecutors' arguments that he was a self-aggrandizing traitor who deserved to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Nor did she completely accept the defense's claim that Mr. Manning was an emotionally troubled young man who had acted only out of patriotism to alert Americans to what he perceived to be government wrongdoing committed in their name.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
A former Baltimore County firefighter from Owings Mills was sentenced in federal court to 16 years in prison late Thursday for recording his sexual abuse of two boys and soliciting and storing images of several others, according to Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office. Anthony Maurice Cottle, 24, sexually abused two boys last summer while living in the family home of one of them in Halethorpe, police and prosecutors said. He also produced videos depicting both of the boys' genitals, and him performing a sex act on one of the boys, prosecutors said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore - believing him to be an overseas buyer - was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday, prosecutors announced Thursday. Anthony J. Torresi, of Coral Gables, had posted the goggles on eBay, and sold them to an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Baltimore in 2011, prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column ("Gun control, yes, and therapy, not jail," March 3) on the 35-year prison sentence given the 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student was right on. So was the letter from Ann Phillips ("Perry Hall shooter's sentence is a travesty," March 1). When you are an adolescent, you can not drink or vote. You can't drink at 18 years of age because you are not considered mature enough to handle it. You can't drive until you are 16 years old. But you can enlist in the U.S. Army when you are 18 years old and "adult.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
A 42-year-old Perry Hall man who worked as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for the possession of child pornography, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Michael Scott Wilson will also have to serve 15 years of supervised release after his prison term ends and register as a sex offender wherever he lives, works or studies, prosecutors said. Police began an investigation of Wilson on Sept.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain | April 14, 2011
LUTZ, Fla. — Jim Thorpe hoped maybe he could just sneak onto the golf course. Show up at daybreak, toss the clubs onto a cart and head out to the tee. "Just kind of wave to everybody," Thorpe said with a laugh. Didn't work. Before the anxious Champions Tour pro could unload his trunk Tuesday at the TPC Tampa Bay, Hal Sutton drove in and pulled into his assigned spot next to Thorpe's. Welcome back, Thorpey. You didn't really think you would go unnoticed for long, did you?
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | January 5, 1994
The leader of a white-supremacist church who sought a reduction of his 18-year prison term for two pipe-bombings instead received a sentence increase of seven years yesterday.Charles Edward Altvater, 32, head of the Baltimore Church of the Creator, had pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court in June to the Essex-area bombings of a county police officer's house and a state trooper's patrol car Nov. 5, 1992.At one time, Altvater was in line to become a national leader of the Church of the Creator, which attacks blacks, Jews and others, according to Assistant State's Attorney Mark H. Tilkin.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
A 41-year-old Washington woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for her role in conspiring to steal $1.4 million from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland announced. In imposing his sentence, U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. also ordered Tyeast "Peaches" Brown to serve four years of supervised release after her prison term and to pay the public housing agency at least $1.4 million in restitution. She earlier pleaded guilty.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Two brothers whose Rosedale auto body shop became the focus of a federal investigation into widespread corruption in the Baltimore Police Department were sentenced to prison Wednesday. Hernan Alexis Moreno, 32, of Rosedale and Edwin Javier Mejia, 29, of Middle River received prison terms of 33 months and two years, respectively, for paying officers to bring them business. The kickbacks scheme was uncovered last year. Their sentences conclude a federal case that sullied the reputation of the Police Department, implicating roughly 60 officers and resulting in 15 being sentenced in federal court to prison terms between eight and 42 months.
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