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March 14, 2012
Those who are sworn to enforce the law have a special obligation to obey it. That should be the cardinal rule for any police department, and the prison sentence handed down this week for a Baltimore officer who took kickbacks from a Rosedale body shop should help make sure his colleagues on the force get the message. Officer David Reeping was sentenced to eight months in federal prison Tuesday after he confessed to participating in an extortion scheme in which he and other officers received thousands of dollars in payments for illegally referring accident victims to a towing company that was not authorized to do business with the city.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2011
The last of three white men accused of attacking a black fisherman in 2009 was given an 85-year prison sentence Wednesday, with all but 10 years suspended. Zachary D. Watson, 19, averted a trial by pleading guilty to four charges — armed carjacking, robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit assault and committing a hate crime — with the understanding that he would receive a limited term of incarceration. But Baltimore Circuit Judge Lynn K. Stewart sternly warned Watson that she would make sure he serves the remaining 75 years of the sentence if he commits any offenses during a five-year probationary period after his release.
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By Patricia Hurtado and Patricia Hurtado,NEWSDAY | September 16, 2004
NEW YORK - Speaking in a light-bathed room where her media company holds meetings and photo shoots, Martha Stewart said yesterday that she would voluntarily begin serving her five-month prison term because she wanted to put the "nightmare" of her stock scandal behind her. "I suppose the best word to use for this very harsh and difficult decision is finality," Stewart, 63, told reporters gathered for a news conference at the Chelsea offices of the company...
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2011
A former social services employee in Baltimore was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for stealing nearly $417,000 in welfare funds over a 14-month period, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced. Joyce Renay Flowers, 41, was also ordered to pay more than $374,000 in restitution and could later be made to serve a suspended prison term of 20 years if she violates probation after her release. According to prosecutors, Flowers created 17 fake welfare recipients within the Baltimore Department of Social Services computer system, then stole thousands of dollars in cash and food stamps from August 2008 through mid-October 2009, trading the funds for laptops, televisions, furniture, appliances, cruise vacations, a BMW X5 and jewelry.
NEWS
June 11, 2003
An Anne Arundel County judge who four years ago shortened the 15-year prison term of a man who had sexually assaulted two girls, ages 5 and 9, ordered the man this week to serve the remaining years of the prison term. Karl L. Johnson, 25, of Severna Park pleaded guilty Monday to violating his probation, according to court records. He was convicted this year in District Court in connection with two domestic cases, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said. Prosecutors criticized Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth in 1999 for releasing Johnson early from prison, where he was serving seven years of a 15-year sentence for rape and battery, and placing him on home detention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
A Queenstown man who spent three years in prison for killing a Maryland Transportation Authority officer when his pickup truck rammed into the officer's cruiser was ordered Tuesday to return to prison for another two years. When charged last fall with drug violations, Albert Gene Antonelli, 40, was in the midst of his five years of probation after the end of his prison stay for causing the 2004 crash that killed Duke G. Aaron III of Pasadena near the Bay Bridge. Antonelli had been sentenced in 2005 to serve three years of a five-year prison term for manslaughter in Aaron's death, followed by probation.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
Roan S. Faulkner, a Pentecostal bishop who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a parishioner after she had come to him for advice on a family matter, was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. During the investigation into his conduct with the 43-year-old parishioner, three other women associated with Faulkner's New Life Pentecostal Ministries in Catonsville told authorities that the bishop had made physical advances toward them, although none of those acts rose to the level of the attack on the parishioner, whom he forced to perform a sexual act and tried to rape, according to prosecutors.
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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.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
Perry Roark, the co-founder and "supreme commander" of notorious prison gang Dead Man Inc., pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and related murder and drug charges this week, accepting a life sentence as part of the deal. Some of the charges would have made him eligible for the death penalty. The 43-year-old, who was rearraigned in U.S. District Court in Baltimore during an unpublicized hearing Thursday, has been incarcerated since he came of age. State prison is what he knows and where he built DMI into a militarized group of organized killers and enforcers who trade lives for heroin, a gang expert said.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Gun count yields 15-year term A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Baltimore man to 15 years in prison on a gun-possession charge, according to federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Stephen L. Russell, 31, for being a felon in possession of a gun. The judge increased Russell's prison term after finding that his three prior convictions for violent crimes or drug offenses now qualified him as an "armed career criminal." According to Russell's plea agreement, Baltimore Police officers searched Russell's home April 10 last year and recovered a 9mm pistol.
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