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  • 03 Jul 2021 6:35 PM | Anonymous

    A press release this afternoon by the Baltimore County Executive says the bill was drafted “in collaboration with the Inspector General” – a statement IG Kelly Madigan vehemently denies… Very few jurisdictions – and none on the federal level – give elected officials or others the right to appoint panels to review IG operations because such “oversight” is considered an inherent conflict of interest. The Association of Inspectors General says “best practices” call for an IG office free of political interference and policies enacted that ensure that whistleblowers as well as targets of investigations are not subject to retaliation or premature identification. Source: Baltimore Brew

  • 03 Jul 2021 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    The administration and its Council allies are proposing an oversight board to curb investigations by the county’s corruption watchdog. Source: Baltimore Brew

  • 23 Jun 2021 11:58 PM | Anonymous

    The Consumer Protection Division has received reports that scammers are “spoofing” local hospital and public utility phone numbers in an attempt to steal personal and medical information, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security numbers, over the phone. Some of the scammers are threatening to terminate Medicare benefits. Never give any personal information to a caller you do not know or on a call you did not initiate. Source: MD Attorney General


  • 23 Jun 2021 11:33 PM | Anonymous

    The remarks were made at a meeting of the comptroller’s workgroup on pandemic spending… Sarah Sheppard, director of Education and Workforce for the Maryland Department of Commerce, told the workgroup that she was not aware of any fraudulent payments being made to the recipients of the department’s loan and grant programs for small businesses… Three businesses that appeared to have provided falsified documents in support of their application after further investigation were denied.  Source: Maryland Reporter.com

  • 22 Jun 2021 11:59 PM | Anonymous

    The (Baltimore City) panel will review the performance of the office and its chief, Isabel Mercedes Cumming, who has come under attack by allies of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Source: Baltimore Brew

  • 22 Jun 2021 11:47 PM | Anonymous

    The two men represented to investors that their $500,000.00 investment would be used to create jobs in New Orleans and contribute to the rebuilding of the City.  A total of 31 immigrants invested a total of $15.5 million… instead of investing these funds into New Orleans-based job-creating enterprises, the two Maryland men fraudulently misappropriated investor funds for their own personal gain. Source: US Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana

  • 21 Jun 2021 11:55 PM | Anonymous

    In partnership with LexisNexis, the vendor selected through a competitive procurement process to provide identity verification and fraud detection services, it has been determined that 508,079 potentially fraudulent claims have been filed since the week ending May 8. Source: Maryland Department of Labor

  • 15 Jun 2021 11:37 PM | Anonymous

    Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and a coalition of groups in Maryland are marking the day with a week-long campaign to raise awareness around protecting older Americans from financial exploitation. Source: By Maryland News Connection at Afro.com

  • 12 Jun 2021 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    The woman thought she could trust the attorney to set up her estate, but prosecutors say he took the money. Source: NBC4Washington

  • 11 Jun 2021 11:15 PM | Anonymous

    A man who ran a mortgage scheme that cost thousands of dollars for homeowners — some who lost their homes — was sentenced to prison Friday. Source: NBC4Washington

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