Twelve years in prison. That’s the punishment for Tavon White–the inmate accused of running a drugs, sex and corruption scheme from behind the bars of the Baltimore City jail.
One of our region’s most powerful politicians is about to learn his fate. A jury convicted former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for taking vacations, fancy cars and wedding payments as bribes. Now he may be headed behind bars.
Testimony continues. The alleged ringleader of the Black Guerilla Family gang, Tavon White, took the stand again Monday.
Too bad to be believed? That’s the doubt defense lawyers are trying to create with a federal jury. Alex DeMetrick has the latest in the on-going testimony of Tavon White, the former Black Guerilla Family member turned prosecution witness.
Crimes of opportunity. For the third day, reported Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon White took the stand with explosive testimony on the rampant corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Sex, cell phones and corruption inside the city jail. Two inmates, five correctional officers and a state employee all went on trial on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and drug distribution.
Cutting waste and uncovering fraud. The city government watchdog is reporting benefits from an increased budget and expanded staff.
A high-powered couple could be headed to prison. Virginia’s former governor and his wife have been convicted of corruption for taking designer gowns, vacations and other lavish gifts from a businessman.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn’t refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he was “darn angry” when he found out state police asked his wife about the couple’s relationship to a vitamin entrepreneur.
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on the stand again in his corruption trial. He and his wife are accused of taking extravagant gifts from a Virginia businessman.
Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.