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Maryland News: Baltimore County Felon, Christopher Dean Taggart Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, and an Improvised Explosive Device

Law Enforcement Seized 13 Firearms, Over 3,800 Rounds of Various Caliber Ammunition, An Improvised Explosive Device, Body Armor, and Armored Plates, as well as Numerous Controlled Substances from the Defendant’s Residence Baltimore, Maryland (STL.News) – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Christopher Dean Taggart, age 52, of Hampstead, Maryland, today to 57 months … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore County Felon, Christopher Dean Taggart Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, and an Improvised Explosive Device

Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Shawn Thomas, a/k/a Bucky, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 35 years in federal prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy, as a leader in the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

Italy’s Democrats vote for new leader to revive faded party

ROME (AP) — Members of Italy’s Democratic Party voted for a new leader Sunday in hope of reversing their party’s slumping popularity. The primary vote by rank-and-file Democrats comes a year after the party lost its five-year hold on the Italian government amid leadership squabbles. Whoever is chosen as Democratic Party secretary needs to woo … Continue reading Italy’s Democrats vote for new leader to revive faded party

Maryland News: Greenbelt, James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr. Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison After Being Convicted After Trial For Committing Three Armed Robberies In Less Than One Hour

Attempted to Intimidate a Witness During the Trial and Threatened a Deputy U.S. Marshal Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr., age 32, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for three counts of commercial armed robbery, three counts … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr. Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison After Being Convicted After Trial For Committing Three Armed Robberies In Less Than One Hour

The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

TORONTO — The latest on questions in Canada over whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s office tried to wrongly influence the former attorney general on whether to prosecute a major Canadian engineering company (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he completely disagrees with his former attorney general and says that he … Continue reading The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday. He wrote that investors should continue betting on the American economy … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. Surveys conducted by Priorities USA suggest Trump is vulnerable in many of the same Rust Belt states that sealed his victory in 2016, such … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

Maryland News: Baltimore, David Robinson, Pharmacist Who Previously Pleaded Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy Arrested for Murder for Hire, Witness Retaliation, and Selling Drugs While on Release

Defendant Allegedly Ordered a “Hit” on the Person He Believed Had Cooperated with Law Enforcement and Led to his Arrest Baltimore, Maryland – On February 14, 2019, David Robinson, age 50, of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with murder for hire, retaliating against a witness, and commission of a crime … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, David Robinson, Pharmacist Who Previously Pleaded Guilty to Federal Drug Distribution Conspiracy Arrested for Murder for Hire, Witness Retaliation, and Selling Drugs While on Release

Maryland News: Baltimore, Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, Former Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force Detective Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced former Baltimore Police Detective Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, age 36, of Owings Mills, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, Former Baltimore City Police Gun Trace Task Force Detective Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering and Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

Maryland News: North Carolina Man, Orneth South Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robberies of Armored Vehicles in Maryland and North Carolina

New York Man Previously Pleaded Guilty to the Maryland Robbery Baltimore, Maryland – Orneth South, age 49, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty late on February 6, 2019, to robberies of two armored vehicles – one in Maryland on January 22, 2018, and one in North Carolina on February 9, 2015. South has a 2007 … Continue reading Maryland News: North Carolina Man, Orneth South Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robberies of Armored Vehicles in Maryland and North Carolina

Maryland News: Somerset County Man, Christian Moylan Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexually Explicit Conduct

Posed as a Female to Engage in Online Communications with Minor Females Baltimore, Maryland – On February 5, 2019, U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Christian Moylan, age 38, of Eden, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for his conviction on attempted coercion and enticement of … Continue reading Maryland News: Somerset County Man, Christian Moylan Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexually Explicit Conduct

Maryland News: Baltimore Man, George Tomasack Pleads Guilty To Making Isis-Related Threats Against The Pentagon And Cnn

Baltimore, Maryland – George Tomasack, age 47, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to making a series of telephone bomb threats in October 2016 against the Pentagon Tours Office and a CNN news affiliate. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore Man, George Tomasack Pleads Guilty To Making Isis-Related Threats Against The Pentagon And Cnn

Maryland News: Baltimore, Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns

Baltimore, Maryland – Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, age 54, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of failing to file individual federal tax returns. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns

Maryland News: Queen Anne’s County Couple Sentenced To Federal Prison For Multi-State Crime Spree

In Less than Two Months the Couple Stole or Attempted to Steal Eight ATMs, Stole Four Vehicles, Burglarized a Convenience Store, Robbed a Bank, and Engaged in Two High-Speed Chases Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Matthew Dale Bush, age 39, of Grasonville, Maryland, to 110 months in prison, followed by … Continue reading Maryland News: Queen Anne’s County Couple Sentenced To Federal Prison For Multi-State Crime Spree

Maryland News: Anne Arundel County Restaurant Owner, Khalil Ahmad Pleads Guilty To Stalking His Estranged Wife

Admitted Violating Protective Orders on Several Occasions, Plotting to Murder his Wife, Setting his Wife up to be Arrested as a Terrorist, and Soliciting a Man to Burn Down His Restaurant for Insurance Proceeds Baltimore, Maryland – Khalil Ahmad, age 51, of Hanover, Maryland, pleaded guilty on December 12, 2018, to stalking his estranged wife. … Continue reading Maryland News: Anne Arundel County Restaurant Owner, Khalil Ahmad Pleads Guilty To Stalking His Estranged Wife

Maryland News: Greenbelt, Fraudsters Sentenced to Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution of More Than $491,000 after a Jury Convicted Them of Federal Charges Related to Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Scheme

Greenbelt, Maryland – On December 3, 2018, U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Michelle Sylethia Jordan, a/k/a Michelle Harris and Michelle Welsh, age 49; and her husband, Michael Paul Anthony Welsh, a/k/a Michael A. Welsh and Michael Paul S. Welsh, age 45, both of Laurel, Maryland, to 57 months and 46 months in federal … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, Fraudsters Sentenced to Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution of More Than $491,000 after a Jury Convicted Them of Federal Charges Related to Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Austin Peed Pleads Guilty to Participating in Firearms Trafficking Conspiracy

FBI Recovered Multiple Assault Rifles During Its Investigation WASHINGTON – Austin Peed, 36, of Avenue, Md., pled guilty today to trafficking in firearms following his arrest in a nearly year-long investigation involving narcotics and firearms trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Austin Peed Pleads Guilty to Participating in Firearms Trafficking Conspiracy

Maryland News: Baltimore, As Part of Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program, Law Enforcement Officers Honored for Their Work on Federal Violent Crime Cases

As of November 1, 2018, Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program has Resulted in 328 Defendants Charged so far this Year; Billboards Installed in an Effort to Deter Criminals from Using Guns Baltimore, Maryland – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland today honored 40 police officers and federal agents for outstanding work in … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, As Part of Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhood Program, Law Enforcement Officers Honored for Their Work on Federal Violent Crime Cases

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Woman, Aminata Bah Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Investigation Into Homicide Committed by Boyfriend

Violence Took Place in July 2017 in Georgetown Area WASHINGTON – Aminata Bah, 24, of Bowie, Md., has pled guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice stemming from her actions over the course of the investigation into a murder last year that was committed by her boyfriend, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today. The boyfriend, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Maryland Woman, Aminata Bah Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Investigation Into Homicide Committed by Boyfriend

Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

Shot and Killed Two Fellow Gang Members for Not Following Gang Rules Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dontray Johnson, a/k/a “Gambino,” “Bino,” and “Tray,” age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, on November 27, 2018, to 30 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Dontray Johnson, Member Of The Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole, Maryland, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Williams, age 24, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He admitted to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018. Williams faces up to 20 years incarceration and a … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Maryland man, Phillip Ryan Williams admits to drug distribution

Maryland News: Greenbelt, Three Armed Bank Robbers Sentenced To At Least Seven Years In Federal Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced bank robbers Donald Marcel Rivers, Jr., age 30; Ashley Nicole Collier, age 31; and Timothy Mclain, age 29; all of Hagerstown, Maryland, to 14 years, 90 months, and 84 months and one day in prison, respectively, each followed by five years, five years, and three … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, Three Armed Bank Robbers Sentenced To At Least Seven Years In Federal Prison

Maryland News: Rockville Man, Stephen McGrath Who Posed as a Modeling Agent to Obtain Sexually Explicit Images of Minor Female Victims Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Used Internet-Based Chat Applications to Communicate with the Girls Greenbelt, Maryland – Stephen McGrath, age 44, of Rockville, Maryland, pleaded guilty on November 20, 2018, to federal charges of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity in order to produce child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The guilty plea was … Continue reading Maryland News: Rockville Man, Stephen McGrath Who Posed as a Modeling Agent to Obtain Sexually Explicit Images of Minor Female Victims Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Maryland News: MS-13 Gang Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Federal Prison For Gang-Related Crimes

Shot and Stabbed Victims During Drug Deal Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Jeffrey Rodriguez, a/k/a Jefry Francisco Portillo Corvera, or “Hyper,” age 22, a citizen of El Salvador residing in Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 90 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for his participation in the racketeering … Continue reading Maryland News: MS-13 Gang Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Federal Prison For Gang-Related Crimes

Maryland News: MS-13 Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Prison For Racketeeting Related Charges

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Jeffrey Rodriguez, aka Jefry Francisco Portillo Corvera, or “Hyper,” 22, a citizen of El Salvador illegally residing in Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 90 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for his participation in the racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or … Continue reading Maryland News: MS-13 Member, Jeffrey Rodriguez Sentenced To 90 Months In Prison For Racketeeting Related Charges

Maryland News: Greenbelt, Byung Il Bang, Former COO Of Montgomery County Department Of Economic Development Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud And Tax Charges For Embezzling More Than $6.7 Million In County Funds

Did Not Report Any of the Stolen Money as Income on His Individual Tax Returns, Resulting in More Than $2.3 Million in Taxes Owed Greenbelt, Maryland – Byung Il Bang, a/k/a Peter Bang, age 59, of Germantown, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and making false statements on his tax returns, in connection with … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, Byung Il Bang, Former COO Of Montgomery County Department Of Economic Development Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud And Tax Charges For Embezzling More Than $6.7 Million In County Funds

Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Men Plead Guilty To Defrauding The United States Regarding The Immigration, Visa, And Employment Laws

Sentenced To 36 Months And 18 Months In Federal Prison Baltimore, Maryland – Asher Sharvit, age 29, formerly of New York, New York, and Oren Sharvit, age 28, formerly of Dover, Delaware, pleaded guilty yesterday to recruiting and hiring aliens for their Maryland business for purposes of profit. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Two Men Plead Guilty To Defrauding The United States Regarding The Immigration, Visa, And Employment Laws