Business, Crime, Health

U.S. Attorney’s Office, IRS warn taxpayers to be alert for scams related To COVID-19 economic impact payments

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) on Friday warned taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to COVID-19, especially in connection with economic impact payments. The announcement is an effort to prevent taxpayers in need from being victimized by criminals using the …


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Federal government moves tax filing deadline to July 15

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Americans will have a few extra months to file their taxes due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday morning, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that “Tax Day” had been moved to July 15th. Story continues below “At (President Trump’s) direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” said Mnuchin. “All taxpayers and businesses will have …


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 …

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 …

Maryland State Police warning residents about phone scams

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are warning the public about a reported telephone scam in which the caller cloned a state police number and requested personal information from as part of a “criminal investigation.” A woman called the Maryland State Police on Thursday morning and reported she had received a call in which the caller ID on her phone showed …

Essex woman indicted for bankruptcy fraud

Baltimore, MD – On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Patricia Mulford, 66, and Joseph Mulford, 67, both formerly of Berlin, Maryland; and Maria Denise Gangler, 62, of Essex, Maryland, on charges of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and tax evasion. According to the four-count indictment, from July 2011 through November 2017, the Mulfords and Gangler committed bankruptcy …