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Federal On-Line Gambling Investigation in Maryland Seized Nearly $800,000 from Payment-Processor Electracash

October 28, 2009
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Electracash, the California payment processor whose bank accounts were targeted in July by federal investigators probing illegal on-line gambling, is out nearly $800,000, according to court documents filed Oct. 21. On Sept. 30, Interstate Net Bank cut a $324,632.71 check to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), emptying Electracash’s account in Cherry Hill, N.J., as...
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GoldenCasino.com’s Payment Processor Targeted in Latest On-Line Gambling Seizures in Maryland

October 28, 2009
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As the Maryland-based federal probe of on-line gambling continues, the latest move to show up in court records in Baltimore is the seizure of $365,366.69 from two bank accounts in the name of Atrium Financial Group (AFG). According to the affidavit in the case (below), Delaware-based AFG disburses money to on-line gamblers, including those...
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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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Judge’s Son Gets Five Years in Federal Prison

April 15, 2009
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City Paper has covered the Baltimore drugs-and-guns case against Philip Robinson Winkfield, the son of Washington, D.C., federal magistrate judge Deborah A. Robinson, every step of the way: his arrest, his indictment, his state trial scheduling, and when his case was bumped up to federal court. Former CP staff writer Jeffrey Anderson did most...
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