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Maryland man charged with federal crimes

Federal charges often have more gravity than equivalent state charges. Suspected interstate criminal behavior can complicate charges and worsen penalties, and federal prosecutors may prove more difficult to negotiate with for lower charges. Complex aspects of federal law, such as immigration or taxation, may require help to translate the meanings of charges and understand the impact of a prosecutor's evidence.

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.

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