Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire, extortion charges

UPDATE: Clement Robert Mercaldo’s co-conspirator, Stepfen Gerard Gaither, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of murder-for-hire conspiracy and interstate communications with intent to extort. Clement Robert Mercaldo, Jr., 62, of Timonium, pleaded guilty on Friday in connection to the extortion and planned murder …


Crime

Parkville resident facing federal indictment for dating, business email compromise scams with alleged losses of more than $2.3 million

PARKVILLE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three defendants on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Noel Chimezuru Agoha, 37, of Baltimore; Sessieu Ange Oulai, 34, of Parkville; and Kelechi Arthur Ntibunka, 32, of Essex, are all facing federal charges. The indictment was returned on March …


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 …

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to federal charges

UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have recommended that the former mayor be sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Catherine Pugh on Thursday pleaded guilty to 4 of 11 charges in her criminal indictment. The former Baltimore mayor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges, and pleaded not guilty to wire fraud. Pugh was indicted …

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 …

Essex woman indicted for bankruptcy fraud

Baltimore, MD – On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Patricia Mulford, 66, and Joseph Mulford, 67, both formerly of Berlin, Maryland; and Maria Denise Gangler, 62, of Essex, Maryland, on charges of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and tax evasion. According to the four-count indictment, from July 2011 through November 2017, the Mulfords and Gangler committed bankruptcy …