Events, Politics

Governor Hogan: Maryland finishes in top ten for 2020 Census response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that Maryland finished ninth in the nation for response to the 2020 Census. More than 2.2 million households were counted, representing a total of 99.9 percent of the state’s population. “Our administration is proud that even amid all of this year’s challenges, Marylanders stepped up with one of the country’s leading response rates …


Business, Education, Family, Politics

County Executive Olszewski, Superintendent Williams announce new initiatives to support Baltimore County families

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced two new initiatives – Childcare Subsidies and Academic Support Centers – designed to help support families of young children during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. “We have an obligation to support the working families hit hard by this pandemic as they navigate …


Gov. Hogan encourages full participation from all Marylanders with less than 30 days until 2020 Census deadline [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that Maryland remains in the top 10 in the United States for the 2020 Census, and continues to encourage all Marylanders to complete their form at 2020Census.gov. With the deadline less than 30 days away, the governor is urging all Marylanders to complete their Census form and be counted. Maryland now has a …

Baltimore County retailers sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

Two Baltimore-area men have been sentenced to prison in connection with food stamp fraud. In August 2016, a federal grand jury returned nine indictments charging 14 retail store operators in the greater Baltimore area with food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with obtaining over $16 million from the United States Department of Agriculture by illegally trading food stamp …

Nottingham man sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

Baltimore, Maryland – On Monday, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Muhammad Sarmad, 41, of Nottingham, to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. At the sentencing, the judge also ordered that …

Nottingham man pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud charges. On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Mohammad Shafiq, age 50, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, and Muhammad Sarmad, age 40, of Nottingham, Maryland each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with separate schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. …

Men fron Nottingham, Essex indicted as part of $16 million food stamp fraud case

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned nine separate indictments charging a total of 14 retail store operators for committing food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. Two of the men indicted were from the Nottingham area.  One man was from Essex. The indictments allege …