Business, Crime

Perry Hall financial advisor facing federal charges after stealing client’s life savings

PERRY HALL, MD—A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging a Perry Hall financial adviser with a federal wire fraud charge and with aggravated identity theft in connection with a fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $1 million from a client’s retirement account. The criminal complaint against 42-year-old Eddy Blizzard was filed on April 14, 2021 and unsealed …


Crime, Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes 3 additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized three additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments. Authorities have seized “healthbridgescience.com,” “global-pandemic-vaccines.com,” and “genobioscience.com,” all of which purported to be the websites of actual biotechnology companies developing treatments for the COVID-19 virus but instead were allegedly used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the …


Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office creates Civil Rights Unit to prosecute hate crimes, address discrimination

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the department’s focus on hate crimes and to address discrimination with regard to housing, education, and other sector. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office has always enforced federal laws that prohibit discrimination …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Offices seizes fifth domain name in COVID-19 treatment scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized a fifth domain name, “usaregenermedicals.com,” which purported to sell and distribute REGEN-COV2, an antibody drug cocktail approved for the treatment of COVID-19 virus. The website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site, in order to use …

Rosedale resident, former Executive Director of Maryland Center for Adult Training, sentenced to two years in prison on tax-related charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A Rosedale resident has been sentenced to prison on tax-related charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Thursday sentenced Roslyn Wedington, 50, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on the federal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and for five counts of filing false tax returns. Judge Chasanow also …

Maryland authorities seize domain names of fraudulent COVID-19 treatment websites

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “remdesivirmx.com,” which purported to sell and distribute Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of the COVID-19 virus, in Mexico. However, the website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site for fraudulent purposes, including phishing …

Maryland Department of Labor detected over 156,000 potentially fraudulent unemployment claims since January

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the department’s ongoing unemployment insurance fraud detection, prevention, and investigation efforts. With the record number of unemployment insurance claims filed and the additional federal benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the nation have continued to see bad actors and fraudsters using illegally obtained data to file …

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur to leave Department of Justice

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced that he would be resigning his position as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland is one of the country’s largest and busiest, serving a population of more than six million. Hur will return to private law …