Business, Health, Politics

Olszewski announces grants to support Baltimore County-based farms in pandemic-related recovery efforts

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the availability of $500,000 in grant funding for Baltimore County-based farms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, made possible through the County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds, will assist with managing ongoing production challenges and offsetting the negative impacts of the pandemic. “The importance of Baltimore County’s farms – …


Business, Crime, Health

Baltimore County man, woman plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining over $300,000 in COVID-19 CARES Act loans

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man and woman have pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $300,000 in federal COVID-19 CARES Act loans. Theodore Mouzon, 42, of Pikesville, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, relating to the submission of fraudulent CARES Act loan applications. Co-defendant Yannice Nunez, 34, of Baltimore County, pleaded guilty to the same charge on …


Former Maryland social media influencer sentenced to 3 years in prison for scheming to obtain over $1.2 million in COVID-19 CARES Act loans

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $1.2 million in federal relief loans. U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman has sentenced Denish Sahadevan, a/k/a “Danny Devan,” 32, of Potomac, to three years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft …

Four Marylanders indicted for filing over $900K in fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment claims

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced the indictments of Cindy Boadu, Kelvin Boadu, Kwame Boadu, all residents of Rockville, and Leslie Awulley Quaye of Taneytown, for their involvement in filing fraudulent unemployment insurance claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cindy Boadu, Kelvin Boadu, and Kwame Boadu are each charged with theft scheme over $100,000, conspiracy to commit …

Olszewski announces $2.5 million in grant funding assistance for Baltimore County childcare providers

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced the availability of $2.5 million in grant funding for licensed childcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, made possible through the County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds, will assist with stabilizing Baltimore County childcare providers in the latter stages of their COVID recovery and support those affected …

COVID-19 tests recalled, declared unsafe due to presence of potentially harmful bacteria

SEOUL, South Korea—SD Biosensor, Inc. is requesting that consumers stop using and dispose of specific Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests in the U.S. because potentially harmful bacteria were found in the tube with liquid inside (pouch 2 of the kits). The affected tests can be identified by the lot number on the outer packaging and should be appropriately discarded. Dispose of …

Maryland Department of Health announces new COVID-19 website, reporting changes as Public Health Emergency ends

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced changes to how it will continue providing COVID-19 information as the federal Public Health Emergency ends in May. The department has launched a set of new COVID-19 webpages where information on vaccines, testing, treatment, data, and other resources may be found long-term. “These changes reflect the new phase of COVID-19 that …

Pandemic Impact: Almost 900,000 Maryland households financially insecure

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of Maryland households unable to afford the basics grew by more than 70,000 during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 899,798 households, or 38 percent of Marylanders, struggled to afford the basics as of 2021, according to a new report from United Way of Maryland and its research partner, United For ALICE. …