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12/18/01 Attorney General offers advice for online holiday shoppers
12/17/01 Attorney General files motion to prevent bankrupt company from selling customer information
12/17/01 Former assisted living home employee charged with abuse and assault
12/14/01 Operation Crime Gun charges Frederick man with attempting to illegally purchase handgun
12/14/01 Dorchester man charged with commercial dumping and open burning
12/13/01 Amazon.com agrees to protect privacy of former Egghead.com customers
12/13/01 Attorney General's Office sues Bristol-Myers Squibb for unlawfully keeping generic drugs off market
12/11/01 Attorney General donates toys from settlement to area charities
12/10/01 Nursing assistant guilty of second degree assault of an 88-year-old resident
12/06/01 Curran orders company to cease offering phony foreclosure prevention services
12/05/01 Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. agrees to pay $1.78 million to Monica L. Coleman investors
12/04/01 Waldorf woman guilty of insurance fraud
12/04/01 Lanham woman guilty of insurance fraud
12/03/01 Attorney General takes issue with conversion, urges Marylanders to read Abell Foundation report
12/03/01 Former Catholic Charities caseworker charged with stealing $73,000 from her clients
12/03/01 University of Maryland professor charged with theft
12/03/01 Curran charges state employee with making a false bomb threat on September 12
11/30/01 Columbia man indicted on illegal dumping charges
11/30/01 Fired BARC employee sentenced for extortion of mentally retarded
11/29/01 Beware of advance-fee credit card offers
11/28/01 Two former welfare workers plead guilty to theft of welfare benefits
11/28/01 Former Banker's Title chief operating officer indicted on insurance fraud charges
11/27/01 Attorney General, local officials warn tobacco retailers not to sell to minors
11/26/01 Curran, county leaders join to combat youth access to cigarettes
11/21/01 Baltimore nurse sentenced to jail for Medicaid Fraud
11/21/01 Maryland, FTC crack down on marketers of bogus bioterrorism defense agents
11/21/01 Odenton man convicted of illegally possessing a handgun, leaving shotgun accessible to child
11/19/01 Carroll County man found guilty of submitting false application to purchase handgun
11/15/01 Prince George's court clerk sentenced in case of stolen marriage license fees
11/14/01 Howard County physician who can't account for 2,491 vaccines, settles case, pays State $32,000
11/14/01 Baltimore woman convicted of insurance fraud and perjury
11/13/01 Nursing assistant convicted of abuse of nursing home resident
11/13/01 Talbot man who threatened trooper is convicted on firearms charges, sentenced to five years in jail
11/08/01 Attorneys General announce $51.5 million national settlement with Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
11/08/01 Geriatric nursing assistant is convicted for striking 89-year-old man
11/07/01 Curran orders two companies to stop making sham "sale-leaseback" loans, pay restitution
11/07/01 Filer of fraudulent income tax return scheme pleads guilty
11/07/01 Washington man convicted of illegal dumping in Prince George's County
11/06/01 States reach settlement with Microsoft
11/06/01 Attorney General advises consumers to consider "zero percent financing" offers carefully
11/06/01 Curran gives advice to consumers worried about late bill payments due to postal delays
11/02/01 Curran invites public comment on draft policy study of Alzheimer's Disease
11/02/01 Curran holds Youth Forum in Montgomery County on Monday
11/02/01 Service contracts not always a good deal, Attorney General advises
11/01/01

Gambrills woman sentenced for her role in straw purchase of firearms

10/31/01 Virginia man sentenced for water pollution
10/31/01 Somerset County businessman convicted of looting mother's estate, sentenced to jail
10/26/01 Attorney General Curran warns consumers about possible Cipro risks and scams
10/25/01 Baltimore City man jailed for hazardous waste conviction
10/25/01 Beltsville Man pleads guilty to insurance fraud
10/24/01 Buying clubs to pay $8.3 million restitution to consumers
10/23/01 Attorney General holds press conference on domestic violence efforts
10/18/01 At time of low interest rates, Curran warns investors to be wary of scams and "pie in the sky" promises
10/16/01 Curran holds youth forum in Washington County on Wednesday
10/10/01 Former company comptroller sentenced to year in jail for theft and tax perjury
10/09/01 Temp employee charged with stealing Md. Environmental Service agency's credit card number
10/05/01 Prince George's County home builder first to be charged under new law
10/05/01 Maryland to receive over $327,000 from drug company
10/05/01 Former Howard County stockbroker ordered to jail for contempt
10/03/01 Nursing home nurse indicted for neglecting a vulnerable adult patient
10/03/01 Curran charges two with stealing welfare benefits
10/02/01 Curran holds youth forum in Prince George's County today at 2 p.m.
10/02/01 New law highlights Maryland's observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/01/01 Curran hosts town hall meeting on flipping and predatory lending
09/27/01 Beltsville man convicted of insurance fraud
09/24/01 Curran holds youth forum in Worcester today
09/24/01 Attorney General warns of risks in Internet auctions
09/19/01 Curran holds youth forum in Caroline on Thursday; discussion to include recent acts of terrorism
09/18/01 Attorney General charges dentist with theft, insurance fraud
09/18/01 Curran warns of charity scams
09/14/01 Curran charges Waldorf insurance agent
09/13/01 Attorney General Curran and Governor warn against gasoline price-gouging
09/07/01 Attorney General Curran to testify Monday at Senate hearing on dietary supplements
09/04/01 Bel Air man who stole from his Laurel employer convicted of tax perjury
08/31/01 Adult care provider sentenced to six months for stealing over $6,700 from a vulnerable adult
08/30/01 State employee who stole gets jail for violating probation
08/27/01 Lanham woman convicted of insurance fraud
08/27/01 Store owner sentenced in tire dumping case
08/24/01 AG Curran, Mayor O'Malley, Winfield and MDE detail Operation Tire Track at press conference
08/22/01 Nursing Home Assistant pleads guilty to abuse of disabled nursing home patient
08/20/01 National ASK day launched in Maryland
08/15/01 Frederick County man fined for dumping in Carroll County
08/15/01 Former insurance agent jailed for fraud
08/10/01 Gambrills woman convicted for straw gun buys
08/10/01 Curran shuts down Bowie investment scheme
08/10/01 Attorney General tells consumers: Don't swallow all dietary supplement and herbal remedy claims
08/07/01 Five moving companies agree to disclose all terms, stop collecting for insurance not purchased
08/07/01 Bel Air man pleads guilty to felony theft
08/06/01 Two men plead guilty to submitting false applications to purchase handguns
08/02/01 Straw gun purchase lands Baltimore man in jail
08/02/01 Sentence for stock swindler remains the same
08/01/01 Curran: Consumers can opt-out of sharing of information by their banks, financial institutions
08/01/01 Curran charges nursing home employee who allegedly punched 87-year-old patient
07/31/01 Curran charges credit repair company with unfair and deceptive trade practices
07/31/01 Curran says FCC rule change should make comparing long distrance plans easier
07/30/01 Baltimore man pleads guilty to insurance fraud
07/27/01 Curran joins Department of Justice suit to stop United Airlines-US Airways merger
07/25/01 Former Bay Bridge toll collector sentenced
07/25/01 Attorney General indicts Baltimore business man on insurance fraud charges
07/24/01 Aventis signs supplemental agreement to mitigate losses from Starlink corn
07/24/01 Montgomery medical technician pleads guilty to misrepresenting himself as a doctor
07/23/01 Curran sues stamp auction bid-riggers, Towson auction house victimized for over $300,000
07/23/01 Nurse pleads guilty to Medicaid Fraud
07/19/01 Curran to hold youth forum in Anne Arundel on Friday, 7/20
07/17/01 Former Silver Spring man sentenced in investment scheme
07/16/01 Denver man charged with felony theft of $85,900 of Maryland investors' monies
07/13/01 Man charged with illegally possessing eight guns in Baltimore City
07/12/01 At a time of high energy costs, Curran reminds consumers of benefits of energy-saving appliances
07/09/01 Virginia man charged with water pollution
07/05/01 Carroll County man charged with false application and perjury
06/29/01 Somerset County man indicted on charges related to mishandling of deceased mother's estate
06/27/01 Nursing assistant guilty to abusing 86-year-old nursing home resident
06/27/01 CVS settles with state over allegations of improper billing for altered Oxycontin prescriptions
06/27/01 New Carrollton man convicted in illegal tire dumping case
06/26/01 Maryland, 25 other states reach unprecedented $34 million settlement with Publishers Clearing House
06/25/01 Contractor convicted of water pollution for improper lead paint removal
06/18/01 Allegany nurse indicted for allegedly billing for unprovided services
06/14/01 Towson man pleads guilty to operating insurance fraud scheme
06/13/01 D.C. cop sentenced in insurance scam
06/12/01 Attorney General Curran announces results of youth tobacco sting
06/07/01 Brick washer charged with water pollution
06/06/01 Former Catholic Charities worker sentenced for stealing from incapacitated clients
06/06/01 Former court clerk charged with stealing marriage license fees
06/06/01 Curran announces insurance fraud indictment
06/01/01 Curran charges Montgomery County woman with 17 counts in straw gun purchases
05/30/01 AG's position on personal liability for corporate officer upheld by Appeals Court ruling
05/29/01 Store owner convicted in tire dumping case
05/25/01 Illegal tire dumping initiative nets conviction, jail for Baltimore man
05/22/01 Johnson & Johnson agrees to contact lens antitrust case settlement
05/18/01 Baltimore man indicted for hazardous waste violations
05/18/01 Adult care provider convicted of stealing vulnerable adult's benefits
05/18/01 "Lieutenant" in million dollar counterfeit check ring sentenced to prison
05/16/01 Curran joins Texas and Delaware in fight to prevent eToys from selling customer data
05/16/01 Former nursing assistant pleads guilty to abuse, sentenced to 40 days in jail
05/14/01 Bus driver convicted of stealing hundreds of bus passes in black market scheme
05/14/01 Operation Crime Gun nets guilty plea in straw purchase of handgun
05/08/01 Somerset County man sentenced for identity fraud and theft
05/07/01 Former toll collector is sentenced for theft
05/07/01 Social worker who stole from clients is sentenced
05/07/01 Former company comptroller charged
05/07/01 Problem with a business? Attorney General tells how to get results through complaining
05/01/01 Curran kicks off Youth Listening Tour at Frederick's Urbana High School
04/30/01 Curran gun initiative results in jail time for Howard man guilty of firearm violations
04/30/01 Former Catholic Charities worker convicted of stealing from incapacitated clients
04/30/01 Curran charges Baltimore man with insurance fraud
04/27/01 Curran announces settlement in drug price-fixing suit
04/27/01 Operation Crime Gun nets two arrest warrants in straw purchase of handgun
04/18/01 Operation Crime Gun launches two prosecutions for firearm violations
04/18/01 Prince George's couple charged with operating fraudulent investment scheme
04/16/01 Maryland receives tobacco payment installment; arbitration panel ruling expected in June
04/12/01 Ellicott City doctor sentenced in Medicaid Fraud case
04/11/01 D.C. cop pleads guilty in insurance scam
04/10/01 Attorney General Curran orders British companies to stop sending unsolicited faxes
04/06/01 Curran launches policy study of Alzheimer's Disease care
04/05/01 Curran's gun unit nabs Talbot man who allegedly threated to kill state trooper; illegal guns found
04/03/01 Community living assistant sentenced
04/02/01 Curran charges former insurance agent with theft and insurance fraud
04/02/01 Curran offers new guidance on Public Information Act
03/30/01 Baltimore woman charged with insurance fraud
03/30/01 Attorney General Curran charges company for allegedly failing to supply medical equipment
03/28/01 Lose weight fast? Save your money, Attorney General Curran advises
03/23/01 Montgomery County medical clinic pleads guilty to unlicensed practice of medicine
03/23/01 Autism foundation director guilty of Medicaid Fraud
03/21/01 Prince George's man indicted for illegal dumping
03/16/01 Social worker convicted of stealing from her vulnerable adult clients
03/13/01 Geriatric nursing home assistant convicted of slapping 62 year-old nursing home resident
03/09/01 Maryland settles suit with women's shoe manufacturer, distributes $600,000 award to 31 women's charities
03/09/01 Baltimore County Judge affirms order requiring aloe company "T-Up" to cease making miracle cure claims and to pay restitution and a $3.7 million penalty
03/09/01 Curran moves to shut down church-based investment program
03/08/01 Ellicott City pediatrician pleads guilty to billing Medicaid $100K in unnecessary services he performed
03/08/01 Curran's Securities Division obtains a temporary restraining order, asset freeze and receivership
03/07/01 Former Baltimore City welfare case worker sentenced to three months in jail
03/07/01 Welfare worker charged with theft
03/02/01 Sexual predator bill introduced Tuesday; Curran, family of Frederick victim to testify
03/01/01 Attorney General meets with other Attorneys General and drug manufacturer to address concerns over abuse of prescription medication
03/01/01 Certified nurse's aid sentenced to three years in jail for assaulting 88-year-old woman
02/28/01 Curran charges Howard County physician with felony Medicaid Fraud
02/27/01 Handgun applicant pleads guilty to making a false statement on an application to purchase firearm
02/26/01 Curran announces Operation Crime Gun
02/22/01

Curran obtains injunction against Prince George's ATM investment scheme

02/21/01 Somerset County man indicted on credit card fraud and identity theft charges
02/20/01 Curran to testify on behalf of consumer bill that would protect online privacy
02/20/01 Second contact lens manufacturer settles antitrust claims
02/19/01 Man hired to improve Chesapeake oyster crop indicted on theft, procurement fraud charges
02/19/01 Man convicted of stealing state income tax refund monies
02/15/01 Toll collector sentenced in theft of toll funds
02/13/01 Former Catholic Charities worker indicted for stealing from incapacitated clients
02/09/01 Mortgage broker sentenced to 10 years in jail for Anne Arundel County fraud scheme
02/06/01 Attorney General Curran, Postal Inspector Rowan alert public to predatory lenders and loan scams
02/05/01 Curran charges six Bay Bridge collectors with stealing, falsifying public records
02/02/01 Attorney General Curran finalizes recovery of millions from prescription drug manufacturer
02/01/01 Curran moves to stop ATM investment fraud, warns unsuspecting investors of scheme
01/31/01 Curran's office, 47 other states reach consumer privacy agreement with Toysmart
01/29/01 Curran obtains permanent injunction against Ponzi scheme
01/29/01 Mortgage broker gets ten years in jail in Prince George's County fraud scheme
01/26/01 Internet service provider agrees to provide restitution to consumers
01/25/01 Curran brokers deal with Howard mobile home parks, ousted residents have a year to relocate
01/25/01 Curran orders Internet shopping mall to cease business, alleges "ECB4U" is pyramid scheme
01/24/01 Curran charges three with filing false applications to purchase a handgun
01/17/01 College students should watch out for spring break rip-offs
01/11/01 Adult Protective Service worker charged with theft from vulnerable adult clients
01/10/01 Curran offers Ravens fans advice on purchasing travel packages
01/09/01 Curran announces injunction vs. Montgomery man who participated in investment scam
01/04/01 American Foundation for Autistic Children executive director charged with Medicaid Fraud
01/03/01 Pasadena woman indicted for allegedly misappropriating $2.6 million
01/03/01 Curran: consumers to receive sweepstakes refund claim forms
01/02/01 Boonsboro company, VP convicted of open burning without a permit and commercial littering
 

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