Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland authorities seize two domains attempting to mimic Walmart website, purporting to sell experimental COVID-19 treatment

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “http://pharmacywalmart.com” and “https://stromectol-ivermectin.com” which on June 16, 2021 resolved to “https://en.pharmacywalmart.com/buy-stromectol-usa.html.”  The websites contained numerous uses of the legitimate Walmart trademarked logo and appears to attempt to mimic a legitimate Walmart website. The fraudulent websites allegedly offers for sale a number of drugs for the experimental and unapproved treatment …


Business, Health, Sci-Tech

St. Jude Medical agrees to pay $27 million for allegedly selling defective heart devices

BALTIMORE, MD—St. Jude Medical, Inc. has agreed to pay $27 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that, between November 2014 and October 2016, it knowingly sold defective heart devices to health care facilities that, in turn, implanted the devices into patients insured by federal healthcare programs. St. Jude was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in January 2017. The …


Parkville Precinct plants, dedicates shrub to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct planted and dedicated a shrub on Wednesday afternoon to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers planted a Double Knockout Rose to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and to introduce the community to the important resources and services available. Every …

Police in Baltimore County announce activities to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Each year in April, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime coordinates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) to promote victims’ rights and services, and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The theme for this year’s 40th anniversary of NCVRW is Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week …

Perry Hall financial advisor facing federal charges after stealing client’s life savings

PERRY HALL, MD—A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging a Perry Hall financial adviser with a federal wire fraud charge and with aggravated identity theft in connection with a fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $1 million from a client’s retirement account. The criminal complaint against 42-year-old Eddy Blizzard was filed on April 14, 2021 and unsealed …

Parkville police precinct to plant tree to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021, will be planting and dedicating a tree at the station. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday April 21 to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and to introduce the community to the important resources and …

Baltimore County Police Department joins 30×30 Initiative, pledges to advance women in policing

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has pledged to advance more women in policing. The department signed on to the 30×30 Pledge on Wednesday, March 24. The goal of this initiative is for women to represent 30 percent of police recruit classes by 2030. While 30×30 is focused on advancing women in policing, these principles are applicable to all …

Congressional Badge of Bravery posthumously presented to Officer Amy Caprio

NOTTINGHAM, MD—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris joined together Friday to present the parents of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018, with the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award from the Department of Justice that recognizes “exceptional acts of bravery while in the line …