Crime, Police/Fire

Former Baltimore police officer from Nottingham pleads guilty to lying to federal agents

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A former Baltimore police officer has pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer. Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to making the false statements in connection with a scheme to sell three kilograms of cocaine seized during a Baltimore Police Department investigation. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney …


Crime, Police/Fire

State Trooper pleads guilty to charges of perjury, misconduct in office

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Corporal John Sollon, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury and misconduct in office before the Circuit Court of Baltimore County. Sollon was sentenced to six years in prison, all suspended, three years of supervised probation, and a fine of $6,000. As a condition of probation, Sollon will be …


Former Baltimore Delegate Cheryl Glenn sentenced to two years in federal prison for soliciting, accepting bribes

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake on Wednesday sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Cheryl Diane Glenn, 68, of Baltimore, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for federal honest services wire fraud and bribery. Judge Blake also ordered Glenn to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $18,750 each. The sentence …

Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to six months in jail on perjury charge

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Friday that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County to a charge of perjury for her failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC, on her financial disclosures during her tenure as a Maryland State Senator in the Maryland General Assembly. …

Former Baltimore police officer from Nottingham facing federal charges for allegedly lying to feds regarding illegal sale of drugs seized during investigation

UPDATE: Rivera has pleaded guilty to the charges. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Federal criminal documents were filed on Wednesday charging former Baltimore Police Officer Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, with making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer in connection with a scheme to sell three kilograms of cocaine seized during a Baltimore Police Department investigation. Former Baltimore …

Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to three years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to prison. On Thursday afternoon, a federal judge sentenced the former Baltimore mayor to three years in federal prison followed by three years of probation. Pugh was indicted by a grand jury on November 14 of last year. She pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and …

Parkville woman pleads guilty to federal drug distribution charges at Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup

PARKVILLE, MD – Patricia McDaniel, Correctional Dietary Officer, 26, of Baltimore; Tyirisha Johnson, 23, of Baltimore, each pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal racketeering charge related to the Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup (MCIJ), and India Parker, 33, of Parkville, pleaded guilty to a drug distribution conspiracy, for participating in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, …

Parkville woman indicted on federal racketeering charges at Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup

Baltimore, MD – A federal grand jury has indicted 20 defendants on federal racketeering and related charges at the Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup (MCIJ), including correctional officers, employees, contractors, inmates, and outside “facilitators,” for allegedly paying bribes to correctional officers and other staff members to smuggle contraband, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, tobacco, and cell phones into the prison. The …