According to the fraudulent settlement statement, Blythe was to pay a purported mortgage company $1,972,427.82 from the proceeds. At the closing in October 2004, Blythe failed to collect Strosnider’s funds as described in the settlement statement. In addition, she distributed the proceeds of the sale not to the fictitious trustee and church, but to her co-conspirator.Continue Reading
Carla and Raymond Carter each face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud, 13 counts of wire fraud, and conspiring to commit money laundering. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled sentencing for Carla and Raymond Carter on January 11, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively. The Carters are released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services.Continue Reading
Baltimore, Maryland – The advent of a massive credit card fraud scheme based in Maryland began with a love affair, according to prosecutors. Instead of sending each other love notes, the pair gained access to an embossing machine and expressed their love for each other by creating counterfeit credit cards which they used to steal over $126,000.Continue Reading
Momma tried to arrange alibi for her bozo robber son who called from jail for her to do his criminal bidding… Terry’s mother called the employer and asked him to provide the alibi, but the employer refused and promptly reported the call to police. Cell site data from Terry’s phone revealed that it was used to send calls or data through a cell tower location near the CVS Pharmacy at the time of the robbery.Continue Reading
Additionally, on six occasions from January to May, 2011, Robinson flew with other co-conspirators from Baltimore to McAllen, Texas to transport one to two kilograms of cocaine, per trip, back to Maryland on behalf of a drug dealer. Robinson knew that the cocaine was to be distributed in Maryland.Continue Reading
Crime didn’t pay too much for bank robber Dallas Eric Dunmore; but feds liked him just fine
Bank Robbery Gang only less than ten G’s; they should have stolen an ATM
GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Dallas Eric Dunmore, age 48, of Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2015 to 163 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Assistant Director in Charge Andrew G. McCabe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Washington Field Office; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh.Continue Reading
According to his plea agreement, Baltimore City Police officers were patrolling the Cherry Hill area of Baltimore when they saw Murphy, who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. That seemed unusual to the officers since the temperature was about 90 degrees. Due to recent violence in the area, the officers approached Murphy to speak with him. As they approached from the rear, the officers saw the handle of handgun in Murphy’s pants. Murphy was not aware of the officers’ presence at that timeContinue Reading
The next day, ATF agents interviewed Wheeler, who remained in custody at the hospital. Wheeler advised agents that he was injured when he mixed chemicals and they exploded. He also told the agents that he had previously made explosive devices and detonated them in his yard. A search warrant was executed at Wheeler’s residence in Glen Burnie by Anne Arundel County Police. Over the next two days law enforcement recovered, among other things: several improvised explosive devices, as well as the chemicals and explosive materials used to make them; drugs and drug paraphernalia; a Walther pistol, flare gun and signal flare launcher, along with a conversion kit to allow the launcher to shoot 12 gauge shot gun shells; and 12 gauge shot gun shells.Continue Reading
BALTIMORE, MD—A federal jury convicted Abdulmalik Abdulla, age 37, and Ahmed Mohssen, age 54, both of Baltimore, today on charges of food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash.
The convictions were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William G. Squires, Jr. of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, Northeast Region; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Retailers who trade food stamp credits for cash are on notice that federal authorities are on their trail,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Taxpayers fund the program to provide food for needy recipients, not to turn retail store cash registers into ATM machines.”Continue Reading
From no later than December 2012 to August 2013, while he was employed as a BCSPF officer, McLain was a member of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. McLain bought multiple ounces of cocaine base at a time from his suppliers, which he sold to others. On four occasions between December 2012 and August 2013, McLain sold a total of approximately 150 grams of cocaine base to a confidential source for $9,800.
McLain faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake scheduled sentencing for October 15, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.Continue Reading