Thursday, December 6, 2012
Getlan was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his victims.
Rodney Getlan, a Baltimore County resident, faces decades in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud. Getlan was sentenced to 35 years in prison with 10 years suspended this week, according to a report by WBAL-TV. He defrauded as many as 48 victims in the Baltimore area and elsewhere, it states. In September, he pleaded guilty to nine counts of mortgage fraud, according to another WBAL-TV report. Court records showed that Getlan is accused of stealing mortgage payments from customers of a loan modification business he ran between January 2009 and January 2012, according to a Patch report. The alleged thefts resulted in two homeowners losing their homes to foreclosures. What do you think of the length of his sentencing? Tell us in the …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The defense has begun its case in Baltimore City Circuit Court regarding the Nov. 19, 2010 incident in Upper Park Heights in which the Werdesheim brothers are accused of injuring a teenager.
UPDATE (5:20 p.m.)—Eliyahu Werdesheim took the stand Wednesday, describing his confrontation with a 15-year-old teen in Upper Park Heights on Nov. 19, 2010. Werdesheim said "he acted in self-defense when the teen attacked him with a board," according to a FOX45 News report. "He testified that he believed his skills in negotiation and de-escalation from his time in the Israeli military would help him defuse the situation." Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here, and from North Baltimore Patch by signing up here. Werdesheim and his brother, Avi, residents of Cheswolde, face charges of false imprisonment, second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Terror suspect was in court Thursday.
The Baltimore-area man caught by the FBI attempting to detonate a fake bomb outside a Catonsville military recruiting station pleaded guilty Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Antonio Martinez, 22, who had lived in Baltimore and Woodlawn, was arrested Dec. 8, 2010 after FBI agents working undercover gave him a fake bomb to detonate outside the Armed Forces Recruitment Center on Baltimore National Pike. He came to the attention of federal law enforcement officials in October 2010 when he began an association with an informant for the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. Through discussions with the informant, Martinez described his interest in attacking military targets in conversations that were recorded …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Mainstay newspaper and it's longtime printer, H.G. Roebuck & Son Inc., now the paper's creditor, meet in court during publication's bankruptcy, according to "The Baltimore Sun."
Monday, August 29, 2011
Prosecutors said Al Darnell Moore, 35, threw a Molotov cocktail at an ex-girlfriend's home.
Al Darnell Moore, of Pikesville, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to attempted destruction of property by fire, in connection with the attempted arson of his former girlfriend’s residence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Upset that a 17-year-old girlfriend wanted to end a relationship with him, Moore, 35, poured charcoal lighter fluid into a bottle of gin, put a cloth wick inside, lit the Molotov cocktail and threw it toward the back of the girl’s rental home on Jan. 5, federal prosecutors said in the release. The bottle hit a fence around the back patio, dislodged the fencing and fell to the ground, burning an area of grass. A resident extinguished it. "After lighting …