Florida man facing federal charges for COVID-19 unemployment insurance fraud in Maryland, California

BALTIMORE, MD—A Florida man is facing federal charges for allegedly stealing the identities of several victims and filing fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and California. David Godin, also known as James St. Patrick, David Wetty, and Vic Pro, was arrested by law enforcement in Florida and had his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Miami on […]

Cucumbers shipped to Maryland recalled due to possible Salmonella risk

WASHINGTON—Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. of Delray, Florida, is recalling whole cucumbers shipped to certain states from May 17th through May 21st, 2024, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected […]

Baltimore County woman pleads guilty to conspiring to destroy local power grid, Perry Hall substation

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy the local power grid. Sarah Beth Clendaniel,  of Catonsville, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to conspiring to damage or destroy electrical facilities in Maryland and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge William J. DelBagno of […]

WMVFC offers hospitality to stranded motorists following recent vehicle fires

WHITE MARSH, MD—Losing your vehicle in a fire is stressful enough without worrying about being stranded on the highway.  Some local firefighters have gone above and beyond to welcome guests to their station following these incidents in recent days. Over the past two days, the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company has responded to a pair of vehicle fires on I-95.  […]

Federal jury convicts former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

GREENBELT, MD—A federal jury has convicted Marilyn J. Mosby, 44, of Baltimore, on the federal charge of making a false mortgage application when she was Baltimore City State’s Attorney. The charges stem from the purchase of a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida. The jury acquitted her of making a false mortgage application related to her purchase of a home […]

Three individuals charged in $1.89 billion cryptocurrency fraud scheme

Baltimore, MD—Three individuals have been charged in U.S. District Court in Maryland for orchestrating a $1.89 billion cryptocurrency fraud scheme. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Sam Lee, 35, an Australian citizen residing in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly co-founding HyperFund, also known as HyperTech, HyperCapital, HyperVerse, and HyperNation. The indictment was returned on January 25, […]

Foreign national sentenced to prison after fraudulently opening bank accounts in Maryland

GREENBELT, MD—A foreign national has been sentenced to prison after fraudulently opening bank accounts in Maryland. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang has sentenced Daniel Velcu, 43, of Baltimore, to 34 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud. As part of his sentence, Velcu will be required […]