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Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

December 19, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Keith Massenburg, age 45, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, and violation of supervised release from a previous conviction. More »

Baltimore Five Time Convicted Felon Exiled to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

December 17, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Joseph Vaughan, age 30, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Judge Bennett enhanced Vaughan’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on five previous drug convictions. More »

Final Conspirator in a Witness Murder Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

December 3, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Tavon Dameon Davis, age 25, of Baltimore, today to 35 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to use the telephone in the commission of a murder-for-hire, and conspiracy to murder a witness in a bank fraud investigation. More »

Gaithersburg Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

November 13, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Everett Floyd Jenkins, age 51, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Chief Judge Chasanow enhanced Jenkins’ sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on previous convictions for second degree murder, attempted distribution of heroin and distribution of heroin. More »

Second Conspirator Sentenced to Life in Prison for His Role in the Murder of a Witness in a Bank Fraud Conspiracy

November 9, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Frank Marfo, age 28, of Baltimore, today to life in prison for his role in a conspiracy to murder a witness in a bank fraud investigation. After one day of deliberation, the jury returned guilty verdicts on one count each of conspiracy to commit and committing murder for hire; conspiracy to murder and murdering a witness; use of a gun resulting in death; and one count each of conspiracy to commit and attempt to commit bank fraud. More »

Bladensburg Armed Career Criminal Exiled To 15 Years In Prison For Possessing A Gun

October 25, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – UU.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., sentenced Garrett L. Farmer, age 30, of Bladensburg, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm..More »

Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

September 26, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dallas Williams, age 26, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition.More »

Shooter in Conspiracy to Murder a Witness in a Bank Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

September 20, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Bruce Eric Byrd, age 27, of Baltimore, today to 40 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, specifically, the murder of a witness in a bank fraud investigation.More »

Salisbury Drug Dealer Exiled to Over 12 Years in Prison

September 18, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Tereek Nutter, age 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, today to 151 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and a quantity of cocaine base.More »

Brooklyn Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

August 29, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Edward Robinson, age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.More »

Three Members of a Drug Organization Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Their Drug Activities

August 24, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced three Baltimore men who were members of a drug distribution organization to 15 years in prison, for conspiring to participate in the activities of a racketeering enterprise, specifically, the drug organization.More »

Baltimore Man Exiled to 10 Years in Prison on Gun Charges

August 21, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Chauncey Harris, age 42, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and illegal receipt of a firearm while under indictment.More »

Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Using and Firing a Gun During the Robbery of a Kent County Pharmacy

August 15, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced David Lee Dingess, age 27, of Middletown, Delaware, today to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for using, carrying and discharging a firearm during an armed robbery of a pharmacy.More »

Upper Marlboro Man Exiled to 25 Years in Prison for the Violent Armed Robbery of a Fast Food Restaurant

August 15, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Bryon Mitchell, age 45, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 25 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.More »

Final Conspirator Convicted for his Role on the Murder of a Witness in a Bank Fraud Conspiracy

August 10, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Frank Marfo, age 28, of Baltimore, today for his role in a conspiracy to murder witness in a bank fraud investigation.More »

18th Street Gang Member Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Gang Activity

August 6, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Silvia Martinez, a/k/a "Crazy," age 23, of Washington, D.C., to 293 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with her activities as a member of the 18th Street gang.More »

Baltimore Drug Trafficker Exiled to Over 10 Years in Prison

July 31, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Zegory Chambers, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and being a felon in possession of a gun.More »

Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Gun Possession

July 30, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Joseph Bassett, age 36, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun.More »

Baltimore Drug Trafficker Exiled to Over 12 Years in Prison

July 30, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Howard Drummond, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 151 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. Judge Bredar enhanced Drummond's sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two previous drug convictions.More »

Founder of Violent Dead Man Incoporated Gang Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering, Murder, and Drug Charges

June 29, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — Perry Roark, a/k/a Rock, Pops, Slim, Saho the Ghost, age 42, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to participating in a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Dead Man Incorporated (DMI). Roark also admitted that he has been the Supreme Commander of DMI since it was originally created as a prison gang in Maryland in 2000.More »

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

June 27, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Eric Young, age 35, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Bennett enhanced Young’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous convictions for drugs and robberies.More »

Pikesville Man Exiled to 20 Years in Prison on Armed Robbery and Drug Charges

June 26, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Brian Johnson, age 35, of Pikesville, Maryland, today to 20 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit six armed robberies of businesses totaling just over $1,280 and conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, cocaine base (crack) and marijuana. Judge Bennett also found that Johnson is a career offender based on previous convictions for murder and drug distribution.More »

Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

June 5, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced John Steven Thomas, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Blake found that Thomas is an armed career criminal based on two previous drug convictions and convictions for robbery and assault.More »

Crips Member Exiled to Over 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Loaded Gun

May 11, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Hasan Smith, a/k/a Haison Smith and Anthony Smith, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. Judge Motz enhanced Smith’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug convictions.More »

Baltimore Drug Trafficker Exiled to 10 Years in Prison

May 11, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Shelbert Elliott, age 29, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Judge Hollander enhanced Elliott’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on two previous convictions for drugs or violent crime.More »

Temple Hills Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

May 11, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Jerry Wayne Beasley, aka Jay Beasley, age 36, of Temple Hills, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.More »

18th Street Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Participating in a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Gang Activities

April 30, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Joel Ventura Quintanilla, aka Clon, age 25, of Germantown, Maryland today to life in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his membership in the 18th Street gang.More »

Lothian Man Exiled to Over 24 Years in Prison for Attempted Armed Robbery

April 26, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Thomas Anthony Hubbard, age 52, of Lothian, Maryland, today to 295 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for attempted robbery and using a gun during the attempted robbery. Judge Titus enhanced Hubbard's sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on nine previous convictions for armed robbery dating back to 1980.More »

Four-Time Baltimore Felon Exiled to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Gun

April 25, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Kalife Crenshaw, age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Bennett enhanced Crenshaw's sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug convictions and a conviction for a crime of violence.More »

Armed Carjacker Exiled to Over 34 Years in Prison

April 13, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced John Franklin, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 414 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to and committing carjacking, two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Franklin was convicted by a jury on February 10, 2012. Judge Garbis enhanced Franklin’s sentence upon finding that he obstructed justice after Franklin wrote several letters to two of the victims in this case, attempting to persuade them to not testify against him and after trial, Franklin sent a letter to a codefendant that included threatening and intimidating statements.More »

Frederick Man Exiled to 12 Years in Prison for Selling Crack

April 13, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced John Hamilton Kaine, age 28, of Frederick, Maryland, today to 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing cocaine base, known as crack. Judge Titus enhanced Kaine’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on three previous drug convictions.More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

March 28, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Robert Sanderlin, age 27, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Judge Benson enhanced Sanderlin’s sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on four previous drug convictions.More »

Prince George’s County Crack Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

March 21, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Derek Jermaine Miller, a/k/a Reds, and Big Reds, age 40, of Forestville, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.More »

Member of 4X4 Drug Organizatoin Exiled to 10 Years in Prison

March 9, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Tony Robinson, a/k/a Peterman, and "Pete," age 30, of Baltimore, yesterday to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute powder and crack cocaineMore »

Violent Career Offender Exiled to Over 17 Years in Prison on Drug Charges

March 7, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced James Harris, age 29, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 210 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Quarles enhanced Harris’ sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on previous convictions for attempted second degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to 15 Years in Prison on Gun and Ammunition Charges

March 7, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Eric Johnson, age 44, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Judge Blake enhanced Johnson's sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on four previous drug convictions.More »

Reservoir Hill Crack Dealer Exiled to Over 15 Years in Prison

March 2, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Omar Anderson, age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Bredar enhanced Anderson's sentence upon finding that he is a career offender based on previous convictions for drug trafficking, assault and witness intimidation.More »

Washington, DC Man Exiled to 13 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

February 17, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Jeffrey Joseph McCoy, age 31, of Washington, D.C., today to 13 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and for being a felon in possession of a gun. A jury convicted McCoy on October 27, 2011.More »

Baltimore County Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Threatening to Murder an ATF Task Force Officer

February 7, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles sentenced Craig Allen Shepperd, age 38, of Whitehall, Maryland, today to eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for threatening to murder a federal law enforcement officer.More »

Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing Ammunition

February 2, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Isaac Lamont Edwards, age 27, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Judge Motz enhanced Edwards’ sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug and violent crime convictions.More »

Washington D.C. Man Exiled to Over 10 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

February 2, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Stephen Laroy Jones, age 33, of Washington, D.C., today to 130 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a gun and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and crack cocaine.More »

Federal Racketeering and Murder Conspiracy Charges Filed Against Alleged Members of a Baltimore Drug Gang

January 27, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury superseding indictment was unsealed today alleging that a drug gang operating on a stretch of Baltimore Street in Baltimore known as the Block, is a federal racketeering enterprise that committed acts of violence, including murder. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged in the indictment, which was returned on January 25, 2012 and unsealed today:More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to Over 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun

January 12, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Matthew Craighead, age 28, of Baltimore, today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Legg enhanced Craighead's sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug and violent crime convictions.More »

Jason Scott Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison for Federal Home Invasion, Firearms and Child Pornography Production Charges

January 10, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Jason Thomas Scott, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 100 years in prison on 11 federal felony charges relating to a series of crimes committed during more than 50 burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies. The convictions include armed carjacking, production of child pornography, theft of firearms and related gun charges. Scott has been held in custody since 2009.More »

Baltimore Felon Exiled to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun

January 6, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Darryl Carter, age 48, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun.More »

Bowie Man Exiled to 16 Years in Prison on Gun and Drug Charges

January 4, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland — U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Tyrone Anthony Johnson, age 33, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 16 years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Williams enhanced Johnson’s sentence upon finding that he is a career offender, based on two previous robbery convictions.More »