Thursday, March 6, 2014

Imminent Danger

 This is all very bad. A woman was found dead, homicide is suspected and 11-year-old Caitlin Virts has disappeared* with her non-custodial parent Timothy from Dundalk. An Amber Alert was issued, plz be ISO a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458, call 911 if u see. Authorities say she is "not supposed to be with her father."

In the NW, 14 people, one nicknamed "Bubbles," arrested for selling "Hellraiser" and "Rick Ross"- brand heroin.

In less urgent news, interesting developments in the case of one David Shimon/ Shimony, a counterfeit currency case with links to Israel and South Ossetia, Georgia that we first blogged about way back in 2007. The story might have been forgettable but then a few years later we got a letter from a Towson law firm requesting to take the post down citing "imminent danger," to their client, so we took the post down, even the tidbit about a Dial-A-Porn connection. Then few months later we got an email and phone call from someone claiming to have been scammed by this person, requesting that we put the info back up. So we did. We just do what people tell us to do, basically.
    Then, until 2012, no contact. But then the lawyer letters returned to our inboxes, from one Charles J. Bishow at Friedman & Friedman LLP. And then we got a tip from someone in CA who runs a blog about timeshare properties, of all things, who had been alerted by a reader about a sketchy-sounding timeshare company called on Clarks Lane with a defunct web site. The timeshare blogger did a little digging, and here's what he found: 21 aliases or companies, and as court documents show, Hayim Sharon is one, and more than $12 million in judgements against him and also a sentence modification for crack use.
   A different tipster also found that he is now claiming to be a home inspector, though no home inspector is registered in the state by that name. Since his release David Shimon/Shimony's been involved with the companies Azimot, LLC, Innovative Products, We Show Talent LLC and Capital Property Consulting ("Unwanted Inheritance? Together we can find a solution."), which claims to be in the Legg Mason Tower yet, strangely, doesn't have a web site. The company claims an 8 1/4-15% ROI and is also selling very cheap properties in Florida and renovating properties in Canton. Capital Property is in turned owned by Green Shift Energy LLC., which this guy also claims he owns.
   The 2007 court documents also connect Shimony to JLR Development LTD, a $17 million ponzi scheme/money laundering operation busted in 2008.
    And here he is with Bob and Kendall Ehrlich. Small world, small town!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


After 44 years, Marshall "Eddie" Conway, now 67, has been released from prison* under the Unger ruling. Conway was on "Democracy Now" this morning (at the 10-minute mark). The Baltimore branch of the Black Panther Party was apparently actually founded by officers in the Baltimore Police Department at the order of the NSA/FBI as part of a counterintelligence program called the COINTELPRO Ghetto Informant Program (GIP) operation BLACK HATE, which sought to "neutralize" local political activists after the Baltimore Riots. GIP employed about 7,000 agents between 1968 and July 1973. Conway claims an unknown member of the BPD framed him for officer Donald Sager's murder and for wounding another officer; prosecutors claim that the detail of a stolen watch tied Conway to the case. In 2001 the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution urging then-gov Glendening to pardon Conway,* a notion police and prosecutors fought vigorously.

Monday night in Overlea a two-year-old in a van was struck by shrapnel after someone shot at the van.

City officer Alec Taylor was arrested on animal cruelty charges in MoCo after beating a 7-month-old puppy to death.

The man who died of a heart attack after an altercation with MTA officers was identified as Antonio Moreno, 67.*

Short-fingered vulgarian Sam Zell of Tribune Company fame is is #8 on Salon's list of the 1%'s most stunning narcissists for his money quote "The 1 percent work harder, the 1 percent are much bigger factors in all forms of our society."

County police are ISO alleged Towson Target robber Razino Brooks.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Grumpy Old Men

William Brown
One Andre Hill, 50, was stabbed to death in the 3600 block of Seven Mile Lane,* and "person of interest" is in custody, 53-year-old William Brown.

Kevin Carroll
Kevin Barnell Caroll, 34, was charged for the murder of MTA driver Craig Ray Jr.  Ray was shot in the back in what his family* and police say was an ongoing argument about loud music.*

Back in the old BCrime archives, a commenter noted that the case of Zukael Stephens, accused of beating transgender activist Marcus Rogers to death and setting his apartment on fire in 2006, has become an episode of "Forensics: You Decide." Spoiler alert, Stephens was mistakenly released by prosecutors who mistakenly dropped all charges* somehow then was later found not guilty by a jury.*

Police say the murder of Sean Johnson, 12, in 2011
,* was the result of the BGF's Danyae Robinson, 31, and Derrick Brown, 20, going on a random rampage to send a message.

Someone set a Cadillac SUV on fire in Brooklyn, police are looking for a suspect who possibly has "burned hands."

Reason 5,364 why I will miss the City Paper so, so much: stories such as "Money-laundering case sheds light on Maryland's grease-theft economy." Apparently selling used grease is a way to launder money. TIL. 

WTF, you guys? A woman in labor and her partner were robbed at gunpoint * allegedly by the two guys at right, 24-year-old Devery Kelley of Annapolis and 44-year-old Cornell Robinson of Washington, D.C. Now that is cold. Meanwhile Del. Mary Washington has introduced a bill to stop the shackling of inmates during labor, birth and recovery, the House Judiciary Committee has passed an amended bill and tomorrow there's a Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. ... Starting to think that men don't really get what labor is about, if they think it's necessary to be all with the shackling and the guns and such.

Corrections lieutenant Jason Weicht was acquitted of civil-rights and obstruction-of-justice conspiracy charges-- the only one of the 15 charged in the beating death of Kenneth Davis to not be convicted of something.

Shots were fired at McDaniel College in sleepy Westminster, and Sunday morning someone tried to rob a student with a knife.