Crime

Kingsville CEO admits to bribing Aberdeen Proving Ground biochemist researcher in exchange for government contracts

BALTIMORE, MD—A Kingsville CEO has pleaded guilty to bribing a researcher at Aberdeen Proving Ground in exchange for government contracts.  John R. Conigliaro, 60, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a public official. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County police officer facing federal indictment for allegedly seeking, accepting bribes in exchange for falsely certifying completion of firearms training

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment charging a Baltimore County police officer with accepting bribes. William R. Johnson, Jr., age 32, of Baltimore, has been charged with honest services wire fraud, for allegedly seeking and accepting bribes and kickbacks to falsely certify that applicants for Maryland handgun qualifying licenses (HQL) and wear and carry permits (CCW) …


Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service facing federal, state charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining over $276,731 from employer, and state felony violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

UPDATE: A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding an additional charge against Roy C. McGrath. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of a collaborative investigation, a federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds …

Association of Inspectors General condemns Olszewski’s bill to ‘shackle’ Baltimore County IG

UPDATE: Baltimore County officials have announced that the administration will be postponing plans to introduce legislation to create an oversight board for the Office of the Inspector General. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Association of Inspectors General has issued an open letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Baltimore County Council expressing “grave concerns” about Olszewski’s bill, …

Suspended Baltimore County Police Department officer charged with theft, misconduct in office

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department reports that a suspended officer has been charged with theft. Deandre Ross has been arrested and charged with theft, attempted theft, and misconduct in office. Ross, a four-year veteran with the police department, allegedly attempted to steal the identity of a deceased woman after he responded to her home March 16th. Dispatchers sent Ross …

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

UPDATE: Rivera has been sentenced to 14 months in prison. Original story below… —— 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 …

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 …