Crime

Maryland man convicted for his role in $28 million Ponzi scheme

GREENBELT, MD—A federal jury in Maryland has convicted Arley Ray Johnson, 63, of Bowie, on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and securities fraud, in connection with a $28 million Ponzi scheme involving 1st Million, a purported wealth management and financial literacy company. Johnson was convicted after a 10-day trial. The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District …


Crime, Politics

Hopkins anesthesiologist, Army Major spouse indicted for allegedly providing confidential information to Russia pertaining to Ukraine conflict

BALTIMORE, MD—A Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist and her spouse, a Major and military doctor in the U.S. Army, have been indicted after allegedly conspiring to share sensitive medical data with Russia. A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment charging Anna Gabrielian, 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, 39, both of Rockville, with conspiracy and for the disclosure of …


Baltimore County business owner sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federally insured loans

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County business owner has been sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently obtaining federally insured loans to sell two Baltimore properties he owned. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Philip Abramowitz, 50, of Pikesville, to one year in federal prison and one year of home detention, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud …

Baltimore gang member who brandished stolen firearm during robbery sentenced to over 15 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Ridgley Shipley, a/k/a “Crazy”, 32, of Baltimore, to 184 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for a racketeering conspiracy and for using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a robbery. Shipley was a member of the Eight Tray Gangster (“ETG”) Crips gang in Baltimore. …

Kingsville, North East men charged in bribery scheme at Aberdeen Proving Ground

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging two men in connection with a bribery scheme at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Jason Edmonds, 43, of North East, has been charged with conspiracy and bribery. Co-defendant John Conigliaro, 60, of Kingsville, was separately charged with conspiracy on February 1, 2022. The Indictment against Edmonds was announced by United States Attorney …

Baltimore County attorney convicted of laundering over $1 million in drug money

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal jury has convicted a Baltimore County attorney on conspiracy to commit money laundering charges. The conviction of Kenneth Wendell Ravenell, 61, of Monkton, was announced by First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Phil Selden; Special Agent in Charge Darrell J. Waldon of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office; …

Parkville man pleads guilty to federal charges related to conspiracy to steal mail

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a conspiracy to steal mail. Dominic Jerry Robinson, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy to steal mail and mail theft in connection with various fraud schemes. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Postal Inspector …

11 suspects indicted, Baltimore County man wanted in connection with ’39 Babies’ gang

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictment of 11 defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal gang, first-degree murder, assault, and firearm-related counts. The investigation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. The investigation into the criminal …