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  • 01 May 2022 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington Post reports that a March 7 U.S. Postal Inspection Service advisory to the Justice Department states:  “Criminals are stealing mail … to obtain checks, financial instruments, and personal identifying information to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and identity theft.” See the April 30, 2022 story: The stolen mailbox scheme now targeting a wealthy DC suburbs. Also see the USPS advisory at https://www.uspis.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/WASH-2-28-22_ROBBERIES-Final_JAAEdits.pdf. Also see Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group which has collected evidence about checks from stolen mail.

  • 21 Apr 2022 11:48 PM | Anonymous

    Two summers ago, the powerful speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and four of his political associates were arrested in a high-profile bribery scandal. The aftershocks are still being felt in Maryland …The House speaker, and the four operatives were charged in a federal criminal complaint of accepting $61 million in bribes from a major energy company, FirstEnergy Corp., in order to pass legislation that provided a $1.5 billion taxpayer-funded bailout for the company’s nuclear power plants…FirstEnergy is the parent company of Potomac Edison, the electric utility that serves more than a quarter million customers in Western Maryland.

    David S. Lapp, who heads the Maryland Office of Office of People’s Counsel said, “We are concerned that the current arrangement has led to Maryland customers paying for costs that have nothing to do with the service provided to them, and it may continue to do so absent changes necessary to protect Maryland consumer.” Source: See the full story by Josh Kurtz at Maryland Matters.

  • 21 Apr 2022 11:22 PM | Anonymous
    Maryland’s Inspector General for Education has found that $24 million in tax dollars was misallocated and sent to educate about 3,000 students statewide who not in school. Source: MarylandReporter.com
  • 20 Apr 2022 11:37 PM | Anonymous

    Criminal Charges Brought Against 18 Defendants, Including Owners and Executives of Medical Businesses, Physicians, Marketers, and Manufacturers of Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards with Losses Exceeding $149 Million. Source: US Attorney, District of Maryland

  • 19 Apr 2022 11:46 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether Maryland illegally underpaid state employees at multiple state institutions run by two separate state agencies. Source: Baltimore Sun

  • 19 Apr 2022 11:07 PM | Anonymous

      A New York couple has been sentenced to prison for their roles in a long-running scheme that involved extortion and money laundering Tuesday. The scheme also involved the couple's son who pretended to be a New York mobster to get a Maryland man to embezzle more than $2 million from his D.C. employer. Source: WUSA-TV via MSN


  • 07 Apr 2022 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    "And yet countless cases of sleaze, greed and desperation continue to come through the courts — in Maryland, just about every day — suggesting that certain people have not adjusted to the higher risk of getting caught and going to prison." Source Baltimore Sun

  • 05 Apr 2022 11:42 PM | Anonymous

    Florida ranks as the No. 1 state for financial fraud perpetrated on consumers, according to a study from Feedzai, a financial risk management firm… After Florida, the riskiest states are New York, Maryland and Nevada, the study said. Source: The Street.com

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