Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

OPERATION WASHOUT: Joint law enforcement effort leads to over 100 arrests in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update alongside the U.S. Marshals Service on a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members during the first two weeks of February, leading to dozens of arrests throughout the Baltimore area. The governor also urged the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime bills, …


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FBI searching for missing Korean National who has ties to Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Haneul Ho, a Korean National, went missing from Davie, FL under suspicious circumstances on December 20, 2021. Authorities say she has ties to Maryland and New Jersey. Anyone with information on Haneul Ho’s whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.


Final defendant sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges related to series of Baltimore County residential burglaries

BALTIMORE, MD—A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a series of residential burglaries in Maryland and Georgia. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Demar A. Brown, of Paterson, New Jersey and Winston-Salem, North Carolina to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy and for transportation of …

FBI Baltimore warns of Valentine’s Day romance scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore Field Division is warning local residents of Valentine’s Day scams on the most romantic day of the year. In romance scams (also known as confidence scams), a criminal creates fake profiles on dating sites or social media platforms to trick victims into believing that they are in a trusting relationship—whether familial, friendly, or …

Kingsville, North East men charged in bribery scheme at Aberdeen Proving Ground

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging two men in connection with a bribery scheme at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Jason Edmonds, 43, of North East, has been charged with conspiracy and bribery. Co-defendant John Conigliaro, 60, of Kingsville, was separately charged with conspiracy on February 1, 2022. The Indictment against Edmonds was announced by United States Attorney …

Canadian man charged with production of child pornography involving Maryland minor, 4 others

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Muhammad Luqman Rana, 32, of City of Vaughan, Ontario, for the federal charges of production of child pornography and extortion by threat to injure the reputation of another. The indictment was returned on December 11, 2019 and unsealed on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 upon his extradition from Canada. The indictment …

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby indicted on charges of perjury, falsifying mortgage application

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury on Thursday returned an indictment charging Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, 41, on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the purchases of two vacation homes in Florida. The defendant will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, but the hearing has not yet been scheduled. …

Baltimore County hit man sentenced to 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire, extortion charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire and extortion charges. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander on Thursday sentenced Stepfen Gerard Gaither, 30, of Randallstown, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and for interstate communications with intent to extort, in connection to the …