A District of Columbia Department of Corrections Officer was arrested today after being charged in federal court with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a D.C. Department of Corrections Labor Union. The man of Capitol Heights, Maryland, is charged with wire fraud in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Jacqueline Phillips told jurors that Zhao, a wealthy Maryland businessman, had become close friends with her husband and wanted to help them on their "next chapter together as empty nesters," as they were looking to sell their Needham home and move to Cambridge. Source: The Boston Globe on MSN.com
More than $1 million worth of federal benefits have been stolen from Maryland recipients since January. However, the state is unable to refund the victims. Source: WUSA9
As of November 2, 2022, the total federal dollars reported as a loss since January is $1,056,651. Source: WUSA 9
Prince George's County Police issued a warning about card skimmers at convenience stores across the county. Source: WUSA 9
“Google misled Marylanders about its location tracking practices. It built detailed profiles of users but failed to alert them to the extent of the sensitive, personal location information it collected,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Even a limited amount of location data can expose a person’s identity and routines and can be used to infer personal details. As detailed in the settlement, (several states') attorneys general found that Google violated state consumer protection laws. Source: Maryland Attorney General
A U.S. Appeals upheld the conviction of an Israeli woman who led a global scheme that defrauded thousands of investors, including at least 3 in Maryland. The Court said repayment is limited to American victims because the U.S. Code only criminalizes domestic wire fraud. Source: Maryland The Daily Record
The Defendant Submitted False Invoices to Maryland Manufacturers for Undelivered Drums. Source: US Attorney, District of Maryland
“The sequence of events so far has left some airport management professionals wondering about the integrity of the process. And they are also questioning the efficacy of putting such a financially consequential and long-lasting decision in the hands of a lame duck Board of Public Works.” Source: WTOP republished from their partners at Maryland Matters
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