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Director of Towson pain management clinic sentenced for conspiracy to distribute, dispense oxycodone

BALTIMORE, MD—The director of a Towson pain management clinic has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Tuesday sentenced Norman Rosen, 84, of Towson, to four months of home detention as part of 18 months of probation, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and dispense …


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Baltimore man, previously convicted for bank fraud, facing federal charges for filing fraudulent applications for COVID-19 CARES Act loans and unemployment benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man who was previously convicted on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges is now facing federal charges for filing fraudulent applications for COVID-19 CARES Act loans and unemployment benefits. A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Ryan Dales, 34, with wire fraud, relating to the submission of fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, a …


Maryland man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child

BALTIMORE, MD—A Cecil County man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child. On January 17, 2023, U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Xavier Lee, a/k/a “X,” 44, of Elkton, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hollander …

Maryland man sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in $28 million Ponzi scheme

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for his role in a $28 million Ponzi scheme involving “1st Million Dollars” wealth management company. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Arley Ray Johnson, 63, of Bowie, to 78 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy, wire …

Maryland drug dealer sentenced to life in prison for murder of a woman, her child in connection with drug trafficking crimes

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a woman and her 7-year-old child in connection with federal drug trafficking crimes. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett this week sentenced Andre Ricardo Briscoe, a/k/a “Poo”, 39, of Baltimore and Cambridge, to life in federal prison for federal drug distribution charges, use of …

Maryland sex offender sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexual exploitation of two minor girls to produce child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for the sexual exploitation of two minor girls to produce child pornography. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar on Tuesday sentenced Dennis James Harrison, 40, of Rocky Ridge, to 45 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for the sexual exploitation of children to …

Harford County man sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug distribution conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County man will spend 20 years behind bars for his part in a drug distribution conspiracy. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on December 19 sentenced Che Jaron Durbin, 44, of Aberdeen, to 20 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine …

Two biotech company presidents indicted in Maryland for securities fraud schemes

BALTIMORE, MD—Two biotech company presidents have been indicted in Maryland in connection with a securities fraud scheme. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Nader Pourhassan, 59 of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Kazem Kazempour, 69, of Potomac Maryland, for their roles in schemes to defraud investors in CytoDyn Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company based in Vancouver, Washington. …