GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — Prominent Baltimore defense attorney Kenneth Ravenell pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges of racketeering, drug and money laundering conspiracies.

A grand jury indicted Ravenell last month. He’s accused of using his position at a law firm to enrich himself and of helping a drug trafficker client evade law enforcement.

A trial is scheduled for December 9.

If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison for both the racketeering and money laundering charges and a maximum of life in prison for the narcotics conspiracy charge.

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