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Senate Advances Bill To Help Stop Jail Contraband

Both chambers of the Maryland legislature have approved bills that would raise the penalties for inmates and correctional officers caught smuggling in contraband.

02/27/2014

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BGF Member Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Prison

A BGF member has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for his part in a racketeering conspiracy that rocked the Baltimore Detention Center.

02/24/2014

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3rd Correctional Officer Sentenced In Contraband Smuggling Prison Scandal

Another correctional officer has been sentenced for smuggling contraband to members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang inside the Baltimore City Detention Center.

02/05/2014

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Lawmakers Consider Bills On Cell Phones In Prison

Maryland lawmakers pushed for several measures to help cut down on contraband and fight corruption in correctional facilities on Tuesday, but some lawmakers questioned whether stiffer penalties for bringing in and receiving contraband cell phones went too far.

02/04/2014

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Investigators: More Than Half Of Corrections Officers At Jail Helped Inmates Smuggle In Contraband

Federal investigators believe more than half of the corrections officers at the Baltimore City jail helped inmates smuggle in contraband. A new set of officers has just been indicted.

11/22/2013

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7th Correctional Officer Enters Guilty Plea For Aiding Prison Gang In Smuggling Scandal

Another corrections officer enters a guilty plea Wednesday for her involvement in the sophisticated contraband smuggling operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center that drew national attention to Maryland.

10/30/2013

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Fighting Corruption: Md. Lawmakers Propose Changes After Baltimore Jail Tour

State lawmakers investigating corruption in the prison system walk through the Baltimore City Detention Center.

07/25/2013

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Tobacco & Alcohol Contraband Violations Have Increased In Md.

Millions of tax dollars are going up in smoke. The Maryland comptroller’s office is cracking down on cigarette smuggling.

07/25/2012

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Ex-Md. Cop Sentenced For Role In Extortion Plot

A former Prince George’s County police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in an extortion scheme involving the trafficking of contraband cigarettes and alcohol.

07/23/2012

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2 Sentenced In Md. Contraband Cigarette Scheme

The owner of a Prince George’s County auto glass store has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his role in a plot to traffic contraband cigarettes across state lines, and a second conspirator will spend a year and a half in prison.

06/11/2012

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Md. Man Pleads Guilty In Contraband Cigarette Plot

The owner of an auto glass store in Prince George’s County has pleaded guilty in a plot to traffic millions of contraband cigarettes across state lines.

07/01/2011

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Md. Man Pleads Guilty In Untaxed Cigarette Scheme

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to conspiring with others in a scheme to transport and distribute untaxed cigarettes.

04/01/2011