Business, Crime, Politics

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 …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

FBI seeks tips on individuals inciting violence during peaceful protests

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help in identifying individuals who may be inciting violence during otherwise peaceful protests around the country. “The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” officials said in a statement. “Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not …


Police in Baltimore offering $19,000 for info on suspect who shot officer

UPDATE: Janifer was arrested on Monday evening, June 1st. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Police Department on Friday announced a combined reward of up to $19,000 for information leading to the arrest of Antonio Oliver Janifer, who is wanted on multiple charges related to the shooting of a police officer earlier this week. The reward is a collaborative …

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

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 Police officer Ivo Louvado, 46, of Harford County, was previously charged in …

Carney man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County correctional officer from Carney pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday. Thomas Michael Mannion Jr., 46, of Carney, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of production of child pornography and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District …

DOJ charges elder fraud defendants nationwide and launches hotline

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale this week in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year’s …

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 …

Baltimore man convicted in connection with carjacking ring that operated in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced the conviction of a Baltimore man on charges connected to a violent carjacking ring. Justin Scroggings, 25, of Baltimore, was part of a ring that operated in multiple counties in Maryland. Following a bench trial, Scroggings was found guilty of common law conspiracy, participating in a theft scheme of over …