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March 29, 2021: Ivan Gonzalez, Baltimore Police Officer and Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore City, charged with Perjury and other crimes related to his 2020 Mayoral Campaign

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that a Baltimore City Grand Jury has indicted Ivan Gonzalez, a Baltimore Police Officer and 2020 candidate for Baltimore Mayor, on charges of Perjury, Falsifying a Voter Registration, False Oath, and False Entry in a Public Record.  Mr. Gonzalez is alleged to have provided false information  Read the Rest…

March 23, 2021: Cambridge Police Officer Charged with Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that charges have been filed in Dorchester County, Maryland, against Nicholas Gonzalez, a Cambridge Police Department Officer, for misconduct in office.  Mr. Gonzalez is alleged to have unlawfully detained a young woman on or about December 29, 2018.  If convicted of misconduct in office, Mr. Gonzalez  Read the Rest…

March 11, 2021: New Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Charges Added to Non-Profit CEO’S Previous Federal Indictment Charging Her with Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

Allegedly Defrauded a New Victim of More Than $71,000 While on Pretrial Release Greenbelt, Maryland – A newly filed federal superseding indictment adds bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges against Glenda Hodges, age 69, of Clinton, Maryland, who was already facing wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft charges in connection with the misuse  Read the Rest…

January 15, 2021: Correctional Officers and State Employee Charged with Theft and Bribery

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted two State Correctional Officers and a State Fiscal Technician with Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Bribery, and Misconduct. The indictment alleges that Correctional Officers Okezie Chidume and Gerald Leon Solomon, Jr., conspired with Fiscal Technician Shantil Carter, to alter timecard  Read the Rest…

January 13, 2021: Baltimore City Employee Charged with Perjury

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that charges have been filed in Baltimore, Maryland, against Elizabeth “Betsy” Gardner, a Baltimore City employee, for perjury. Ms. Gardner is alleged to have received payments from community organizations that she failed to disclose on her required city financial disclosure forms. In 2016, Ms. Gardner worked  Read the Rest…

November 17, 2020: Edward M. Estes, Mayor of Glen Arden, Maryland, Charged with Violating the Maryland Wiretap Statute and Misconduct in Office

For Immediate Release                                                       November 17, 2020 Edward M. Estes, Mayor of Glen Arden, Maryland, Charged with Violating the Maryland Wiretap Statute and Misconduct in Office Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that a Prince George’s County grand jury has indicted Edward M. Estes, 63, Mayor of Glenarden, Maryland, for illegally intercepting  Read the Rest…

March 17, 2020: Level II – Flexible Operations of the Pandemic Flu and Other Infectious Diseases Attendance and Leave Policy

On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan  moved the state to Level II – Flexible Operations of the Pandemic Flu and Other Infectious Diseases Attendance and Leave Policy and invoked mandatory telework across state agencies for all non-essential state employees who can perform their duties from home. In accordance with this policy the OSP physical offices  Read the Rest…

February 13, 2020: Devan Martin, OSP Case #20-5785

In accordance with the Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure Article Section 14-108, the Office of the State Prosecutor is making the following report available to the public: Martin ROI Letter 2.11.2020      

January 17, 2020: Greensboro Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Misconduct in Office

GREENSBORO POLICE CHIEF PLEADS GUILTY TO MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Michael Petyo, former Police Chief of the Greensboro Police Department in Caroline County, Maryland, pleaded guilty on January 17, 2020, to one count of misconduct in office for making factual misrepresentations in an Application for Certification, which he  Read the Rest…

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