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More details coming in Long murder case

September 17, 2013
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More details coming in Long murder case

Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled “Intrinsic Act Evidence to be Used Against Defendant” prosecutors say they plan to...
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Another 262 months for Jose Morales

August 1, 2013
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Another 262 months for Jose Morales

Federal district judge Roger Titus sentenced Jose J. Morales to an additional 262 months behind bars today for trying to smuggle heroin into federal prison while attempting to keep an outside-the-walls pot ring running. The sentence is to run consecutive to the 262 months he received in 2010 on another drug case. “Judge Titus...
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BPD Officer Charged in Heroin Ring

July 19, 2011
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A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested on federal heroin trafficking charges today, and a seven-count indictment was unsealed in Federal District Court. Daniel G. Redd, 41, was arrested at the Northwest Police District by fellow city officers. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein’s office, four other people were also...
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Feds Raid Drug Lawyer’s Office

April 14, 2011
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Feds Raid Drug Lawyer’s Office

Federal law enforcement officers searched lawyer Stanley H. Needleman’s offices this morning, the Sun‘s Justin Fenton reports. Calls to Needleman’s home and office were not returned immediately. Needleman is a prominent local defense attorney who specializes in drug cases. He defended Jose Morales in a series of theft and intimidation cases,  all of which...
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End of the Line for Jose? Or a New Beginning?

October 15, 2009
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Jose Joaquin Morales, the unlicensed mason, thief, firebug and drug dealer caught trying to smuggle six kilos of cocaine to Baltimore last August, has pleaded guilty to that crime, taken responsibility for his actions, and apologized to the government. He should have been sentenced today, Oct. 14, according to docket information available through the...
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Feds Seek to Keep GOP Donor’s Drug Cash

September 23, 2009
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Feds Seek to Keep GOP Donor’s Drug Cash

Coats | Image by Police Booking Photo Back in April when he was arrested, investigators took $23,530 in cash from Wade Coats, the Republican political donor accused in U.S. District Court of being an armed, high-dollar coke-and-dope-dealer in Baltimore. Now the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a civil-forfeiture case to keep the money [see...
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City Hall Filmmaker Pulls Plug On Web Sites After Business Partner’s Indictment On Drug Trafficking Charges

September 5, 2008
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Los Angeles-based filmmaker LaVern Whitt, producer of the Women in Power documentary about Baltimore’s top elected officials reacted to the recent federal drug trafficking indictment of her business partner Lawrence Schaffner “Lorenzo” Reeves by taking down websites devoted to her various endeavors. Whitt is partnered with Reeves on an educational project called Hollywood in...
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The Hollywood Connection: Federal Drug Indictment Snares City Hall Filmmaker’s Business Partner

August 29, 2008
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On Aug. 28 a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted three men on drug-trafficking charges, including a business partner of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lavern Whitt, producer of a documentary about the four women who hold the highest elected offices in Baltimore City. Whitt is also the founder of Hollywood in a Bottle, an educational...
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Bundy’s Money

May 28, 2008
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Bundy’s Money

The Sun reported yesterday that Sean Rondell Bundy, 24, and Tyron Sherrod Rich, 26, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The Atlantic City, N.J.-to-Elkton story of the immediate drug-distribution charges against these guys is what The Sun wrote about, but much more intriguing is what didn’t make the paper: the part about...
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