May 12, 2007
A former Morgan Stanley vice president, who was working on the Wall Street firm's deal to buy Town and Country Trust, and her husband secretly began buying shares of the Baltimore apartment complex owner shortly after financing for the acquisition was approved, according to federal prosecutors. The couple allegedly funneled the shares into an account set up in the name of the vice president's mother, a resident of China, and sold them two months later for more than a $21,000 profit. That was the first of three alleged illegal trading schemes outlined in a complaint filed this week in federal court in New York after investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FBI. Adhering to a pattern of deliberate deception that lasted from the end of 2005 to January of this year, the former Morgan Stanley executive, Jennifer Wang, and her spouse, Rubin Chen, netted more than $600,000 by trading on confidential information that Wang was privy to, the complaint alleged.
April 27, 2001
Once again, the giant Hollywood star machine has labored mightily and coughed up a mouse - or at best, Warren Beatty in a polar bear suit. He's cute in the suit, like a baggy-pants version of the polar bears in the yuletide Coca-Cola commercials. He should have played the whole picture that way. For Beatty doesn't have a naturally engaging comic spirit. He didn't in those duds everyone has forgotten, like "The Fortune," or in the one no one will forget, "Ishtar," or even in his fading-from-memory hit, "Heaven Can Wait."
November 20, 1997
Police have arrested two Baltimore men in connection with a spate of burglaries of top-floor apartments in an Ellicott City complex, police said yesterday.During the last month, burglars pried open access panels in apartment building hallways, then crawled over the apartments before punching their way through ceilings. Five apartments were burglarized at the Town & Country Greensview/West on Town and Country Boulevard, police said.Charged with several counts of first-degree burglary and destruction of property were Gary Pernell Byrd, 33, and Carl Daniel Forte, 32. Byrd was being held without bail, and Forte was held on $100,000 bail at the Howard County Detention Center.
October 31, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Town and Country West: 8700 Town and Country Blvd.: Someone broke into an apartment Wednesday and stole shotguns, a television, videocassette recorder, cash and jewelry.Dorsey Hall: 14600 Old Dragon Path: Someone broke into a home between 6 a.m. Monday and 9: 30 p.m. Wednesday and stole a computer, videocassette recorder and personal checks.River Mills: 3200 Ridge Road: Someone stole an air compressor Wednesday night from a locked trailer at Wal-Mart.
April 6, 1997
MY DAY-CARE provider, a former Baltimore County police officer who lives in a Reisterstown townhouse, has never been to Oriole Park, the City Life Museum or the Pratt. Nor has she any wish to go. She doesn't like the Inner Harbor or the National Aquarium. Too crowded. Once in a while she'll take the kids to the zoo. Otherwise, the mere mention of Baltimore makes her face screw up as if she just smelled something nasty.The town postmistress says she visits Baltimore twice a year. She likes the city -- grew up there, in fact -- and would go more often.
January 16, 1997
Police logEllicott City: 8600 block of Town and Country Blvd.: A 1987 gray, four-door Mercury Sable, Maryland license plate DBD-668, was stolen Tuesday or Wednesday.Pub Date: 1/16/97