Crime, Politics

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. …


Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Baltimore County attorney convicted of laundering over $1 million in drug money

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal jury has convicted a Baltimore County attorney on conspiracy to commit money laundering charges. The conviction of Kenneth Wendell Ravenell, 61, of Monkton, was announced by First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Phil Selden; Special Agent in Charge Darrell J. Waldon of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office; …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $26 million in civil, criminal actions for U.S. taxpayers in FY 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron this week announced that financial collections in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 in the District of Maryland reached $26,206,937.09. The U.S. Department of Justice keeps statistics on a fiscal year basis, closing the books each September 30th. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees of the U.S. Attorney’s …

Texas man pleads guilty to cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD— A Texas man faces up to ten years in prison after cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of cyberstalking. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso …

Baltimore County Police Department receives over $222K to reduce backlog of DNA testing

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron on Friday announced $1,835,897 in Department of Justice grants to six Maryland law enforcement agencies to be used to reduce the backlog in DNA testing at their laboratories. The grants will be used to hire additional staff, improve and maintain laboratory capabilities, purchase specialized equipment to improve laboratory operations, and fund technical training and …

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron announces DOJ grant of more than $325,000 to support Project Safe Neighborhoods

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron this week announced that the Department of Justice has awarded Maryland $326,401 to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. The Maryland grant, which is part of $17.5 million awarded nationally, will support efforts to address violent crime, including gun violence. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the department’s …

Man who robbed more than 35 Maryland businesses sentenced to 14 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge this week sentenced a Baltimore man to more than ten years in prison for a string of commercial robberies throughout Maryland. Darnell Gerald Gaither Jr., 27, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing 35 commercial robberies and for brandishing a firearm during some of those robberies. …