Business, Education, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan submits $1.5 billion supplemental budget focused on education

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday submitted a $1.59 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022, including additional resources to support the safe reopening of schools. “This supplemental budget provides further support for the safe reopening of Maryland schools,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to commend all the teachers, administrators, parents, and public health officials who are doing everything they …


Business, Crime

Baltimore County retailers sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

Two Baltimore-area men have been sentenced to prison in connection with food stamp fraud. In August 2016, a federal grand jury returned nine indictments charging 14 retail store operators in the greater Baltimore area with food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with obtaining over $16 million from the United States Department of Agriculture by illegally trading food stamp …


Nottingham man sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

Baltimore, Maryland – On Monday, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Muhammad Sarmad, 41, of Nottingham, to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. At the sentencing, the judge also ordered that …

Nottingham man pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud charges. On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Mohammad Shafiq, age 50, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, and Muhammad Sarmad, age 40, of Nottingham, Maryland each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with separate schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. …

Men fron Nottingham, Essex indicted as part of $16 million food stamp fraud case

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned nine separate indictments charging a total of 14 retail store operators for committing food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. Two of the men indicted were from the Nottingham area.  One man was from Essex. The indictments allege …