Crime, Politics

Prosecutors recommend former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh be sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Federal prosecutors recommended on Thursday that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh be sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Last fall, Pugh was indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and two counts of tax evasion. She indicted by a federal grand jury in connection …


Crime, Police/Fire

Police seeking to identify Edgewood fraud suspect

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a fraud suspect. At around 6:15 p.m. on December 18, officers responded to the Shoe City located in the 1800-block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood for a report of fraud. Upon arrival, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were informed that the victim had lost a debit card earlier in …


Inspector General warns of new twist to Social Security phone scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social …

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to federal charges

UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have recommended that the former mayor be sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Catherine Pugh on Thursday pleaded guilty to 4 of 11 charges in her criminal indictment. The former Baltimore mayor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges, and pleaded not guilty to wire fraud. Pugh was indicted …

BGE, Attorney General team up to warn customers of holiday scams

BALTIMORE, MD—With the holiday season quickly approaching, BGE is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential payment scams targeting utility customers. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company has seen an increase in scam reports during the holiday season. With holiday shopping and family gatherings planned, scammers are using the holiday season to trick utility customers into …

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh facing 11-count federal indictment for wire fraud, tax-related charges

UPDATE 2: Federal prosecutors have recommended that the former mayor be sentenced to nearly five years in prison. UPDATE: The former mayor has pleaded guilty to 4 of 11 federal charges. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has indicted Catherine Elizabeth Pugh, 69, of Baltimore, on the federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts …

Attorney General warns Marylanders about ‘winning’ lottery letter scam

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s Consumer Protection Division warned consumers on Monday of a lottery mail scam targeting local residents. The scam letter claims the recipient has won the Mega Millions International Lottery 2019 Draw and includes a counterfeit reproduction of the Maryland Mega Millions logo. The sender of the letter has no affiliation with the Mega Millions …

Attorney General warns Marylanders about ‘Community Development Block Grant’ scam

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh warned Marylanders on Wednesday that scammers are contacting individuals claiming they are entitled to, or have been awarded a Community Development Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant, or CSBG for seniors. These solicitations are scams designed to obtain personal information and/or money in the form of upfront fees (in one reported case, the …