Category Archives: Biz/Money

AUDIT SHOWS FINANCIAL TRICKERY, DUCKING OF HIRING PROCESSES AND FAILURE TO KEEP CRIMINALS OUT OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES DURING O’MALLEY’S TENURE

MSDE did not always allow the minimum 20-day bid solicitation time (the period between the date of publication of the invitation for bid and the due date for the related bids), as required by State regulations. Our tests disclosed four contracts, totaling approximately $1.1 million, for which the bid solicitation time ranged from 5 to 9 days. A shortened solicitation time may result in a reduced number of bids being received.

Opinion: Sheldon Adelson’s controversial newspaper purchase

Now, Adelson can do whatever he pleases with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and those who work for it can choose to work for him or not. After all, it’s not like there is a shortage of unemployed journalists who would jump at the chance to get back into the newspaper game.

Lisa Gowe charged with stealing tens of thousands from Watermen’s Association

NEAVITT, MD. — Just as multiple cases of watermen stealing from oyster sanctuaries were entering the criminal and civil courts across Maryland last year; the treasurer for the Watermen’s Association was allegedly bilking the group for up to $100,000, says the Maryland State Police.

Baltimore County Police Beat: Did your long-lost Nigerian Grandmother leave a fortune for you in her will?

During the Iginla investigation, law enforcement became aware of a related investigation, originally initiated by the Baltimore County Police Department, regarding a fraud allegedly perpetrated by Oladokun, Towobola and others, which involved the re-encoding of victims’ debit card account numbers and the purchasing of money orders using PII stolen as a result of the Target Store data breach which occurred during November and December 2013.

Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down Members Arrested in 20 Countries

In addition to shutting down a major resource for cyber criminals, law enforcement infiltrated a closed criminal forum—no easy task—to obtain the intelligence and evidence needed to identity and prosecute these criminals. And this action paid off with a treasure trove of information that ultimately led to the dismantlement of the forum and law enforcement actions against dozens of its worst criminal members around the world.

Crooked Baltimore City Transit Boss Guilty of Bribery Gets Off With Only One Year in Slammer

Robinson also admitted that he stole and sold bus shelters belonging to the City for $70,000. In 2011, Robinson arranged for Baltimore City to purchase 13 bus shelters from a Canadian company for $249,290. On multiple occasions from May 2013 to March 2014, Robinson said since the city did not keep track of the shelters, he planned to sell them for his personal benefit. On April 9, 2014, Robinson accepted $70,000, in return for the city’s bus shelters.