December 12, 2002 |
Federal prosecutors filed seven charges of murder by arson against a man Wednesday for a blaze that police say was set in retaliation against a mother fighting neighborhood drug dealers. The charges against Darrell Brooks, 21, carry the death penalty, although prosecutors said they have not decided whether to pursue it. "If you firebomb a house and you kill seven people -- if that's not a federal case, what is?" asked U.S. Atty. Thomas DiBiagio. "Seven people were burned alive in their home."
March 9, 2004 |
Former Maryland Police Superintendent Edward Norris pleaded guilty Monday to charges he spent thousands of dollars from a charitable account on liquor, lavish meals and extramarital affairs while he was Baltimore police commissioner. Norris, 43, pleaded guilty to federal counts of conspiracy and filing a false tax return. Federal prosecutors said he was expected to get six to 12 months at sentencing June 21. Norris left the city post in 2002 to become head of the Maryland State Police.
March 5, 2003 |
Two businessmen in Taiwan have been charged with trying to smuggle U.S.-made weapons to Iran, federal authorities said Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Baltimore indicted En-Wei Eric Chang, a naturalized American living in Taiwan, and David Chu, a Taiwanese resident, on charges that they tried to buy early warning radar, Cobra attack helicopters and U.S. spy satellite photos for Iran in violation of American embargoes, officials said.
March 12, 2007 |
U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales has so politicized the Justice Department that he should step down for the sake of the nation, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday. Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York -- citing recent disclosures about the FBI's improper use of administrative subpoenas to obtain private records and the controversy over the dismissal of eight U.S.
December 3, 2004 |
The FBI said Thursday it found no evidence a federal prosecutor met with anyone the night he disappeared or the morning he was found dead with 36 stab wounds. It was the first time the FBI publicly addressed the investigation of Jonathan P. Luna's death since March, when authorities said they were exploring the possibilities of murder, a random killing or suicide. The coroner in Lancaster County, Pa., where Luna's body was found, said the case remains classified a homicide. Luna disappeared Dec.
October 21, 2003 |
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, federal regulators have spent billions of dollars to keep terrorists and other undesirables out of the sky, adding new baggage-screening workers, passenger-tracking procedures and other features to the nation's air security system. But what they apparently failed to stop, authorities acknowledged Monday, was a self-described concerned citizen with a point to prove. In U.S.