Crime

Parkville, Essex, Baltimore men sentenced for $1.5M fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice has announced that a Baltimore man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in a series of fraud schemes that attempted to steal more than $1.5 million from his victims.  Men from Parkville and Essex were also sentenced as part of this case. The announcement states that 40-year-old Noel Chimezuru Agoha …


Around Maryland, Crime

Former Maryland bank employee used position to commit identity theft, bank fraud

GREENBELT, MD—A former bank employee has been convicted in a federal court in Greenbelt for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Jalen Craig McMillan, 30, of Jessup, faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years for the conspiracy and for each count of bank fraud. He will also serve a mandatory prison sentence of two …


Baltimore firearms trafficker sentenced to 42 months in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore-area firearms trafficker has been sentenced to prison. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar has sentenced Mark Ryals, 35, Baltimore, to 42 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlicensed dealing in firearms. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in …

Baltimore County resident who ran drug trafficking organization sentenced to 10 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man who ran a drug trafficking organization in the Baltimore area has been sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Ernest Lee Bailey, 51, of Owings Mills, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and …

$14,000 reward offered for information on Maryland infant sex abuse case

PIKESVILLE, MD—A reward of up to $14,000 is being offered to anyone who can identify a woman with critical knowledge in a sexual child exploitation investigation. Maryland State Police are asking for assistance in identifying the woman captured in video screenshots from 2020. The photos above show an adult woman with distinctive tattoos including a chest tattoo and multiple arm/hand …

Federal jury convicts former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

GREENBELT, MD—A federal jury has convicted Marilyn J. Mosby, 44, of Baltimore, on the federal charge of making a false mortgage application when she was Baltimore City State’s Attorney. The charges stem from the purchase of a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida. The jury acquitted her of making a false mortgage application related to her purchase of a home …

Baltimore County serial fraudster sentenced to 5 years in prison, ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County resident has been sentenced to prison for wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has sentenced Adeyanju Adewale, 40, of Reisterstown, to five years in federal prison, followed by one year of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy that resulted in a loss of millions of …

ICE arrests MS-13 gang member convicted of accessory to murder in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore apprehended a Salvadoran noncitizen who was convicted in 2023 of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact in Montgomery County. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the 30-year-old MS-13 gang member on January 29 near his residence in Silver Spring. “This unlawfully present Salvadoran gang member’s presence in the United …