Events, Police/Fire, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces added safety measures ahead of 2020 election

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday updated Marylanders on the security of the 2020 election and encouraged residents and county officials to report any efforts to intimidate or misinform voters. Governor Hogan was joined by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Special Agent …


Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Seven Courts man sentenced to more than 33 years in prison on child pornography charges

CARNEY, MD—U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on Friday sentenced Thomas Michael Mannion, Jr., 46, of Carney/Nottingham, to 400 months in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for two counts of production of child pornography. Mannion previously admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. Judge Gallagher also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Mannion …


U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI warn Marylanders about election misinformation

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office on Tuesday issued a warning to educate voters about the dangers of misinformation about the time, place, and manner of voting in Maryland. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section …

Maryland U.S. Attorney appoints District Election Officer to receive complaints, allegations of election fraud as part of DOJ’s Election Day Program

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Leo J. Wise will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSA Wise has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District …

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 …

FBI offering $25,000 reward for info on local pharmacy robbery suspects

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of several individuals wanted for more than a dozen pharmacy robberies in Maryland and Pennsylvania. The FBI is asking for help identifying these armed & dangerous individuals responsible for a string of pharmacy robberies. In each instance, the suspects pepper …

FBI offering $25,000 reward for info on 2018 murder in northeast Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individuals responsible for the homicide of Bryan McKemy. The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office, along with the Baltimore Police Department, are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for the murder of Bryan McKemy on …

FBI sees rise in online shopping scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation says an increasing number of victims are being directed to fraudulent websites via social media platforms and popular online search engines. According to complaints received by the FBI, an increasing number of victims have not received items they purchased from websites offering low prices on items such as gym equipment, small appliances, tools, and …