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Pro poker player facing federal drug charges

A professional poker player has another source of income, according to prosecutors -- distributing significant amounts of marijuana from Long Island, New York, down the coast to the Baltimore area and as far as Virginia. As of Oct. 1, he's facing federal charges for distributing at least 100 kilograms of marijuana around Baltimore.

A former Prince George's councilman is convicted of bribery

A 60-year-old former Maryland Prince George's councilman was sentenced to a 48-month federal prison term on Tuesday, Sept. 4. He'd previously been charged with both bribery and conspiracy for agreeing to accept money in exchange for agreeing to vote in favor of the sale of alcohol on Sundays in Prince George's County.

When does a kidnapping become a federal offense?

Both Maryland state and federal laws define abduction, a crime more commonly referred to as kidnapping, simlarly. It is described as being the involuntary removal of an individual from one place to a different one. In order to prove that someone was abducted, the person must have been taken and hidden for an illicit purpose whether it so additional crimes can be committed against them or for extortion.

What are some examples of forgery?

Individual charged with having committed forgery is likely to have been accused of having made modifications to or unlawfully signing someone else's name to some type of document. Documents most apt to be altered include identification cards or driver's licenses, checks, contracts, legal forms or certificates.

What's considered a federal hate crime?

A hate crime occurs in the United States as frequently as once an hour. Every 60 minutes, an individual or group commits a crime against someone simply because the perpetrator has prejudice toward the victim. The individuals often victimized by these crimes are those who appear to have a certain sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, mental or physical capacity or religion.

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