Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County hit man sentenced to 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire, extortion charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire and extortion charges. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander on Thursday sentenced Stepfen Gerard Gaither, 30, of Randallstown, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and for interstate communications with intent to extort, in connection to the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire, extortion charges

UPDATE: Clement Robert Mercaldo’s co-conspirator, Stepfen Gerard Gaither, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of murder-for-hire conspiracy and interstate communications with intent to extort. Clement Robert Mercaldo, Jr., 62, of Timonium, pleaded guilty on Friday in connection to the extortion and planned murder …


Frankford Family Pharmacy owner pleads guilty to federal charge of murder for hire

BALTIMORE, MD—A local pharmacy operator on Thursday pleaded guilty to a federal charge of murder for hire. David Robinson, age 51, of Baltimore, owned and operated the Frankford Family Pharmacy, located at 5244 Sinclair Lane (21206).  On October 10, 2018, Robinson pleaded guilty to a federal drug conspiracy involving the distribution of oxycodone and alprazolam outside the scope of professional …