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Attorney General Frosh joins bipartisan lawsuit seeking to end Google’s search monopoly

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 other attorneys general in suing Google LLC for anti-competitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The states allege that Google illegally maintains its monopoly power over general search engines and related advertising markets through a series of anti-competitive exclusionary contracts and …


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Maryland announces settlement with Nationstar Mortgage A.K.A. Mr. Cooper

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that it had concluded a multi-year investigation of one of the nation’s top ten largest mortgage servicing companies, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, which does business as Mr. Cooper. After a nationwide investigation revealed multiple violations of law and procedural deficiencies, Nationstar has cooperated and agreed …


Baltimore County reaches settlement with U.S. Department of Justice in hiring discrimination case

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County has reached a settlement agreement to resolve claims by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging unintentional hiring discrimination by the Baltimore County Police Department in the years prior to Olszewski taking office. “Our Police Department should look like the communities it serves and, even prior to this lawsuit, I …

Florida man pleads guilty in Maryland for scamming elderly victims of more than $939,000

BALTIMORE, MD—A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal mail fraud conspiracy charge, in connection with a scheme in which he defrauded more than 28 elderly victims of more than $939,000. The guilty plea filed by David Green, 25, of Miami Gardens, FL, was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and …

Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …

Maryland U.S. Attorney appoints District Election Officer to receive complaints, allegations of election fraud as part of DOJ’s Election Day Program

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Leo J. Wise will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSA Wise has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District …

Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …

Police visit local churches as part of first annual Faith and Blue weekend [PHOTOS]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Officers from the Baltimore County Police Department visited local churches this weekend as part of the first annual Faith and Blue weekend. Faith and Blue is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect and understanding and that neighborhoods thrive when faith-based organizations and law enforcement work together to make communities safer and stronger. “COVID-19 …