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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 …


Business, Crime

Former VP of Md. bank sentenced to 3 years in prison

A Nottingham woman was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday in connection with wire fraud and bank embezzlement charges. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Melissa Strohman, 54, to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a six-year scheme to steal over $1.8 million from bank customers at Hopkins Federal Savings Bank, …


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 woman charged with embezzlement, wire fraud

UPDATE, 5/13/2017: Strohman has been sentenced to prison – details here. UPDATE, 1/26/2017: Strohman has pleaded guilty to the charges. She will be sentenced in May. Original story below… —— A Nottingham woman is facing federal charges of wire fraud and bank embezzlement, arising from a six-year scheme to steal over $1.8 million from bank customers at the bank where she …

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 …