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  • 23 Apr 2020 11:59 PM | Anonymous
    Baltimore's board has returned few decisions and hasn’t filed an annual report in six years... The City Council has approved a measure which will move the ethics board into the office of Baltimore’s Inspector General. Source: WBFF- Fox45 News
  • 22 Apr 2020 11:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Office of the Inspector General found poor cash handling procedures and a lack of internal controls related to inventory that led to mismanagement and the opportunity for theft of City funds. Source: Baltimore OIG report.


  • 21 Apr 2020 11:50 PM | Anonymous
    Former running back Clinton Portis has asked a Kentucky federal court to transfer charges that he defrauded a league health plan to either Virginia or Maryland, saying prosecutors are trying to make him "stand trial hundreds of miles from his home." Source: Law360
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Maryland Attorney General today joined 18 other attorneys general in urging 3M to do more to combat inflated prices of N95 respirators and other desperately needed personal protective equipment. ..The attorneys general ask 3M to take the following actions, in addition to the steps they have already taken,.

    -Continue to publish policies prohibiting price gouging by its distributors and cease doing business with those distributors who violate them;

    -Create a database of 3M’s inventory of N95 respirators for government officials and healthcare providers; and,

    -Make transparent how inventory is being distributed and how orders are being filed.

    Source: Maryland Attorney General
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    The federal government has begun making payments...Unfortunately, there are also unscrupulous people taking advantage of these payments to try to scam others out of money or personal information. By understanding some basic information about these payments,the Attorney General's office hopes to help you avoid scammers and fraudsters.Source: Maryland Attorney General

  • 20 Apr 2020 11:22 PM | Anonymous
    (Anthony) Robinson contended that fraudulent student loans had been taken out in his name, and that the DOE had not properly investigated his claims. The district court dismissed Robinson’s lawsuit against the DOE, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld that dismissal. It ruled that provisions in the FCRA that allow consumers to sue any “person” who violates the FCRA did not clearly waive the federal government’s immunity from suit, even though the definition of “person” includes “any … government or governmental subdivision or agency.” Robinson appealed to the Supreme Court, which today denied his petition. Source: SCOTUSblog.com
  • 09 Apr 2020 11:59 PM | Anonymous

    Those claims are now all but certain to be litigated publicly...The class action plaintiffs originally filed suit in October 2018, alleging the Trump family members and their family-owned business promoted and endorsed a multi-level marketing, or pyramid, scheme known as ACN Opportunity, LLC...Count 5 asserts unfair and deceptive trade practices under Maryland law. Source: Law & Crime, A Dan Abrams Production

  • 09 Apr 2020 11:59 PM | Anonymous
    Pugh, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion and fraud in the Healthy Holly children’s book scandal, asked for the delay so that she can “resolve” her state perjury charge as the coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of courts.

    Source: WJZ, CBS-13

  • 03 Apr 2020 11:45 PM | Anonymous
    Be Skeptical of Calls, E-mails, or Websites Requesting Personal Information or Banking Information. Source: U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
  • 01 Apr 2020 11:36 PM | Anonymous

    Maryland’s Economic Loss Doctrine states that a party cannot sue for economic fraud, negligence or other infractions when they do not have a contractual relationship. (A federal judge)...found this doctrine inapplicable, however, due to the public-safety exception. Source: Courthouse News Service



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