Business, Crime

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 …


Police/Fire

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 …


Maryland authorities seize domain names of fraudulent COVID-19 treatment websites

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “remdesivirmx.com,” which purported to sell and distribute Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of the COVID-19 virus, in Mexico. However, the website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site for fraudulent purposes, including phishing …

Maryland U.S. Attorney appoints District Election Officer to receive complaints, allegations of election fraud as part of DOJ’s Election Day Program

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Leo J. Wise will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSA Wise has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District …

Department of Justice files employment discrimination lawsuit against Baltimore County Police Department

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it had filed an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD). The lawsuit alleges that, since January 1, 2013, BCoPD has engaged in unintended employment discrimination against African American applicants for …

Essex man sentenced to 10 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography

An Essex man will be spending the next decade in prison. On Friday, a judge sentenced Carl Javan Ross, 30, to 10 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for receipt and possession of child pornography. The judge ordered that the federal sentence be consecutive to the state sentence Ross is currently serving for sexual abuse of a minor. …