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Maryland attorneys disciplined, reprimanded, disbarred and jailed list for 2015

SWERDLIN, Jill Berman, a/k/a Jill Honey Berman, Jill Swerdlin – Disbarred by Consent on July 9, 2014, for criminal conduct that adversely reflects on her honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer and for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

DARWIN AWARD NOMINEES: Two bozos from Fairfax charged with staging a train wreck to extort insurance money

The Indictment alleges that on the early morning hours of September 6, 2013, the two men parked a car in the path of an oncoming Amtrak train, got out of the car prior to the collision, and then returned to the car after the collision, feigning injury, all for the purpose of submitting bogus claims for personal injuries and other losses.

Ocean City Restaurant Robbed by Employee Who Had “An App for That”!

OCEAN CITY, MD. — (February 8, 2015) – In the old days, employees at various bars and restaurants would simply slip money out of the till when no one was looking.

Then business owners wised up and put in cameras to catch thieves in the act of pilfering bucks out of the cash register or stealing product and taking it out the back door and hiding it with the trash to retrieve later.

Now, police say that a simple app on a smart phone designed to accept credit card payments from customers was used to scam over two thousand bucks from an Ocean City restaurant.

Southern Md. Police Beat: deputies seek dirtbag who looted patron of paradise

MAN WITH A GUN – At approximately 9:10 PM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. The vehicle had left the roadway and was stuck in a ravine. The driver was armed with a firearm and was threatening suicide. Additional personnel responded to the scene. After a short stand off the subject exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident or injury. The subject was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for an emergency evaluation.

Grocery salesman pleads guilty to defrauding wholesaler SuperValu but U. S. Attorney keeps name of president of grocery chain involved a secret…for now

Palmer faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 2, 2014, by Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne. In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Palmer admitted that from 2009 through 2013, he conspired with an unindicted co-conspirator, the President of an unnamed grocery retail chain, to submit fraudulent documents to The Kellogg Company and SuperValu, a grocery wholesaler through which Kellogg sold product to retailers. SuperValu awarded the grocery retail chain approximately $1.8 million in deductions against its running account with SuperValu as a result of the fraudulent submissions. Kellogg reimbursed SuperValu for the awarded deductions.

Public Corruption Update: FBI Continues Efforts to Root Out Crooked Officials

To uncover secretive activities like bribery, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks, and money laundering, we use sophisticated investigative techniques that can give us a front row seat to handshakes, money exchanges, or descriptions of corrupt schemes directly from the mouths of the officials involved. These techniques—which we’ve been using successfully for years against organized crime—include electronic surveillance, undercover operations, and informants/cooperating witnesses.

Maryland Audit of Potomac River Fisheries Commission: fishy record-keeping could lead to fraud

There was no breakdown in what the prior “longtime” Executive Secretary of the PRFC was paid or the new salary level of the newly hired Martin L. Gary; and the report didn’t explicitly lay the blame for the loose accounting practices on the former Executive Secretary. The audit response also didn’t detail why the newly hired Executive Secretary didn’t have the skills to use QuickBooks or provide any reason why proper accounting and reconciliation procedures were not being followed. This revelation continues to add credence to the old saying “close enough for Government work”.