Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland authorities seize two domains attempting to mimic Walmart website, purporting to sell experimental COVID-19 treatment

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “http://pharmacywalmart.com” and “https://stromectol-ivermectin.com” which on June 16, 2021 resolved to “https://en.pharmacywalmart.com/buy-stromectol-usa.html.”  The websites contained numerous uses of the legitimate Walmart trademarked logo and appears to attempt to mimic a legitimate Walmart website. The fraudulent websites allegedly offers for sale a number of drugs for the experimental and unapproved treatment …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in Baltimore County hotel room

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in a Baltimore County hotel room. U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Sean Dean, 29, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hazel also ordered that, …


Two arrested on gun, drug charges on Pulaski Highway

BALTIMORE, MD—Two individuals prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested during recent enforcement by a task force working along Baltimore County/Baltimore City line. Phillip J. Desmarais, 23,  and David D. Genius, 23, both of Baltimore, are now facing numerous drug and weapon charges. On June 30, Maryland State Police Strike Force 7, a component of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task …

Members of drug trafficking ring sentenced to over 9 years in prison for Baltimore County cocaine distribution conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD—Several men who were members of a drug trafficking ring are being sent prison after distributing cocaine in Baltimore County. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Tony Lee Bauer, 39, of Baltimore, 110 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine as …

Parkville resident facing federal indictment for dating, business email compromise scams with alleged losses of more than $2.3 million

PARKVILLE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three defendants on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Noel Chimezuru Agoha, 37, of Baltimore; Sessieu Ange Oulai, 34, of Parkville; and Kelechi Arthur Ntibunka, 32, of Essex, are all facing federal charges. The indictment was returned on March …

Baltimore County man pleads guilty in scheme to steal digital currency, social media accounts

BALTIMORE, MD—A Timonium man has pled guilty in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft in connection with with schemes to use the identity information of victims to steal digital currency and social media accounts. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jordan K. Milleson, 20, to two years in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised …