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2003 News Releases

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12/30/03

Former house manager of assisted living home in Baltimore County sentenced for abuse

12/19/03

Household settlement restitution checks going out to thousands of Maryland consumers

12/19/03 Prince George's County business operator charged with theft, misappropriation and Securities fraud
12/18/03

Baltimore caregiver charged with Medicaid fraud

12/18/03 St. Mary's County travel agency owner charged with theft for stealing from airlines
12/17/03

Entertainment industry willing to address youth smoking concerns

12/17/03 Curran's office files charges against 17 health clubs
12/17/03

Baltimore County man convicted of attempting to illegally purchase a handgun and perjury

12/15/03

Caregiver charged with neglect and reckless endangerment in scalding incident

12/15/03

Attorney General's Office settles with company over "upselling" of pre-paid legal services plans

12/11/03

Attorney General charges Baltimore man with identity fraud in connection with Lottery win

12/10/03

Curran goes back to school to unveil Office's teen consumer web pages

12/09/03

Former general manager of Hagerstown travel agency charged with theft

12/05/03

Tire dumper jailed in Prince George's County; Attorney General urges tire dealers to use licensed haulers

12/05/03

Baltimore man sentenced for theft in scheme to sell illegally obtained bus passes

12/04/03

Six states and District of Columbia submit FOIA request for documents on Clean Air Act rollback

12/04/03

Consumers can check registration, bond status of health clubs on Attorney General's Web site

12/03/03 Online cigarette seller to cease Maryland sales and pay $61,000 in settlement with Curran's office
12/02/03

Company selling surety bonds to renters charged with violating Consumer Protection Act

11/20/03 Deadline to file claims in the Taxol settlement extended until January 31, 2004
11/18/03

Curran shuts down investment scheme operating from Towson and Cambridge

11/18/03

Owners of Cecil County mobile home park charged with illegal fees and security deposit violation

11/14/03 Former care provider charged with neglect and reckless endangerment of a vulnerable adult
11/13/03 Baltimore County men and body shop sentenced for hazardous waste offenses
11/12/03 Baltimore City police officer convicted of insurance fraud
11/10/03

Curran announces tobacco companies agree to eliminate tobacco ads from school editions of news magazines

11/10/03

Curran to testify before House committee on slots

11/10/03

Welldriller sentenced for drilling violation

11/10/03

Curran announces Medicaid fraud settlement; Maryland to receive nearly $1 million

11/06/03 Baltimore woman given 10 years for Medicaid Fraud, conspiracy to distribute drugs
11/05/03 Attorney General's Office settles with household goods mover
10/29/03 Former president of company incarcerated for felony theft and insurance fraud
10/29/03 Forty-six Attorneys General urge withdrawal of new rule that would allow destruction of pharmaceutical pricing data
10/29/03 Millersville propane gas supplier settles with Attorney General's Office
10/28/03 Prince George's man and D.C. company charged for illegal dumping
10/27/03

Maryland sues EPA over changes to Clean Air Act

10/24/03

Curran promotes litigation chief to Deputy Attorney General

10/23/03

Couple convicted of operating an assisted living facility without a license

10/22/03

Marine contractor sentenced for wetlands violations

10/20/03 Attorney General's office settles with company that promised discounted health benefits
10/16/03 Tire hauler convicted in St. Mary's County
10/14/03

Home healthcare company settles with Attorney General's Office over Medicaid fraud allegations

10/10/03 Curran files motion in D.C. commuter tax case
10/10/03 Attorneys General of 14 states demand payment by big tobacco farmers
10/09/03

Former insurance agent charged with theft, insurance fraud

10/08/03

Mitchellville man charged in phony automobile accident scam

10/07/03

Consumer Protection Division upholds denial of home builder's registration

10/03/03

Baltimore pharmacist sentenced for bilking Medicaid and various insurers

10/02/03 Man charged with filing false electronic returns
10/01/03

New stalking law takes effect today; October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/01/03 Catonsville man jailed for insurance fraud
09/30/03

Montgomery County man convicted of submitting false application to buy a handgun

09/30/03

Curran announces agreement to curb tobacco sales to minors in Wal-Mart stores

09/25/03

Curran vows to fight ruling on Do-Not-Call

09/24/03

Former Baltimore County caregiver pleads guilty to neglect; left charges alone while he attended class

09/18/03

Attorney General: Consumers should be wary of storm-related scams

09/17/03 Attorney General Curran to intervene in D.C. commuter tax suit
09/16/03

Attorney General's Office publishes directory of legal tobacco products

09/16/03

Attorney General's Office accepting complaints from members of closed Cecil County health club

09/10/03

Carroll County man sentenced for violating terms of probation in handgun case

09/08/03

Anne Arundel County marina fined for wetlands violation

09/05/03 LaVale businessman convicted of failing to remit withholding taxes
09/03/03

Curran's Securities Division shuts down fraudulent investment fund and promoter

08/27/03

Curran's office settles with 18-year-old Internet auction seller who didn't deliver video game systems

08/26/03

Curran writes to Motion Picture Association calling for reduction in movie smoking

08/25/03

Consumer alert: contest entry forms at fairs and festivals may lead to more than a free vacation

08/20/03 Attorney General alerts consumers to e-mail scam
08/19/03

Baltimore body shop and owner charged for hazardous waste offenses

08/18/03

Prince George's County man charged with attempting to illegally purchase a handgun

08/18/03

Attorney General's Office accepting complaints from members of closed Edgewood fitness club

08/15/03

Baltimore City man sentenced to jail for illegal tire disposal

08/14/03 Tire dumper jailed
08/13/03

Curran announces plan to pay $12.8 million to Maryland Household borrowers

08/08/03 Well driller charged with drilling violations
08/08/03

Harford County man charged with tire disposal and commercial dumping offenses

08/06/03 Consumer advisory: Pitfalls of long-term contracts for services
08/05/03

Man sentenced for illegally operating as a firearms dealer; numerous weapons sold were recovered from convicted criminals and a minor

08/05/03

Man convicted of submitting false application to purchase handgun

08/01/03

Housekeeper sentenced for stealing from elderly Galena man

08/01/03 Catonsville man charged with insurance fraud
07/31/03

Easton home builder denied registration renewal, enters settlement

07/28/03

Baltimore City police officer charged with insurance fraud

07/28/03

Former company president convicted of felony theft and insurance fraud

07/25/03

Three men convicted of buying weapons from an employee of Baltimore County liquor store

07/24/03 Contractor sentenced to jail
07/24/03

Curran announces settlement with Sears over plumbing service

07/22/03

Fourth individual convicted and incarcerated for role in stolen gun "ring"

07/22/03

Nursing assistant guilty of striking 84-year-old dementia patient

07/18/03

Curran gets convictions against unlicensed well driller

07/17/03

Baltimore man sentenced for theft in scheme to sell illegally obtained bus passes

07/17/03

Former lottery employee guilty of storehouse breaking and theft

07/15/03 Former insurance company employee jailed for theft
07/15/03

Curran gives $44,000 to pro bono counseling project

07/14/03

Baltimore County couple charged with operating an assisted living facility without a license

07/11/03

Attorney General warns of new e-mail scam promising lottery winnings

07/10/03

Former counselor charged with neglect, reckless endangerment

07/08/03

Two men charged with attempting to illegally purchase handguns

07/08/03

Imposter registered nurse sentenced to 2 1/2 years for practicing nursing at two Baltimore hospitals

07/03/03 Attorney General Curran hosts elder abuse town hall meeting at Frederick Comm. College
07/02/03

Silver Spring man convicted of illegal dumping in Prince George's County

07/02/03

Curran gets convictions against unlicensed well driller

06/27/03 Curran's Securities Division bars Allegany County man
06/26/03

Nathan Chapman charged with securities fraud

06/24/03

Curran's office charges online company with selling cigarettes to minors

06/23/03

Attorney General's Office reaches agreement with five health clubs and karate schools

06/23/03 Curran warns of fraudulent e-mail
06/20/03

Former company bookkeeper convicted and sentenced to jail for theft and embezzlement

06/20/03

Former minority owner of Towson-based insurance company charged with insurance fraud and theft

06/20/03

Housekeeper convicted of stealing checks from elderly Galena man

06/18/03

States reach $160 million settlement with tobacco companies

06/18/03

Anxiety sufferers, others taking Buspar® may benefit from major class action settlement

06/17/03 Former caregiver pleads guilty to neglect charges
06/10/03

Former Morgan State employee convicted for stealing payroll monies

06/10/03

Baltimore woman pleads guilty in Oxycontin scheme

06/09/03

Baltimore woman convicted of submitting false application to buy a handgun

06/09/03

Second MTA employee sent to jail for stealing over $100,000

06/09/03

Montgomery County mechanical contractor sentenced for water pollution

06/03/03 Former Towson insurance company president charged with insurance fraud and theft
05/29/03

Curran to give $300,000 to Alzheimer's association

05/28/03 Former MTA employee sent to jail for stealing over $100,000
05/27/03

Former group home care giver charged with neglect, reckless endangerment

05/27/03

Curran charges former Chimes employee with reckless endangerment

05/22/03

Attorney General files complaint against Blue Cross to protect Maryland interests

05/21/03 Social worker pleads guilt to Medicaid, insurance fraud
05/20/03

Baltimore man pleads guilty to stealing state checks from mailboxes

05/20/03

Attorney General's Office settles with hearing aid sellers who failed to pay consumers refunds

05/16/03

Attorney General in Ocean City Monday to warn retired federal employees against elder scams

05/16/03 Attorney General warns consumers about home repair scams
05/15/03

Curran hosts national effort to improve end-of-life care

05/15/03 Attorney General's office reaches agreement with Columbia self-defense school
05/14/03

Elkton health club ordered to stop taking customer payments until it complies with Health Club Law

05/14/03 Former UMAB employee sentenced for 9/11 bomb scare, ID fraud and other offenses
05/12/03

State Attorneys General announce agreement to protect children from lead paint poisoning

05/09/03

Baltimore city man convicted of illegal dumping

05/02/03

Caregiver charged with 264 counts of neglect, endangerment of handicapped patients

05/02/03

Attorney General's office reaches agreement with Cockeysville self-defense school

05/01/03

Curran announces settlement of action against Alabama business opportunity seller

05/01/03

Imposter convicted of practicing nursing without a license at two Baltimore hospitals

04/30/03

Curran issues cease and desist order to Internet auction seller

04/30/03

Curran's office files charges against six health clubs and self-defense schools

04/30/03

Attorney General to warn seniors of scams at Rockville senior center today

04/28/03

Maryland to receive $6.3 million in Wall Street settlement

04/28/03

Contractor convicted of defrauding the state

04/25/03

West Virginia social worker charged with felony Medicaid Fraud

04/24/03

States reach final agreement with Bristol Myers-Squibb

04/24/03 Curran announces settlement with H&R Block
04/23/03

Baltimore caregiver convicted of abusing disabled patient in her care

04/22/03

Baltimore health club fined for not complying with Health Club Law

04/22/03

Chevy Chase health club ordered to stop taking customer payments until it posts security

04/21/03 Curran's Environmental Crimes Unit charges Dorchester County man
04/21/03

Laurel woman sentenced to serve 3 1/2 years for probation violation

04/18/03

Marine contractor convicted of wetlands violations

04/17/03 Prince Frederick man sentenced for filing false claim
04/16/03

Curran announces over $300 million national settlement with drug manufacturers

04/16/03

Tax protester sent to jail for forging court orders

04/14/03 Prince George's man charged with insurance fraud
04/11/03

Frederick man pleads guilty to failing to pay sales tax monies

04/10/03 Cockeysville karate school ordered to comply with law protecting customers' payments
04/08/03 Baltimore man convicted of insurance fraud
04/07/03 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against home builder
04/04/03 Montgomery County company charged with water pollution
04/04/03

Baltimore woman pleads guilty to filing false state tax returns

04/01/03

LaVale man charged with failing to remit withholding taxes

03/31/03

Man charged with acting as an unlicensed gun dealer; four others are arrested on gun charges

03/27/03

Baltimore woman jailed for role in stolen gun "ring"

03/25/03

Columbia self-defense school ordered to stop accepting payments until it posts security

03/24/03

Prince George's County printing company convicted of water pollution

03/24/03

Former MTA employee convicted of stealing over $100,000

03/19/03

Baltimore woman convicted of practicing nursing without a license

03/18/03

Former UMAB employee pleads guilty to bomb scare, identity fraud and other offenses

03/14/03 Consumers find cell phone mistakes easy to make - and expensive
03/13/03

Worcester man jailed for possessing, selling illegal guns for crack to minors, others

03/12/03

Second member of stolen gun "ring" incarcerated for her role in the possession and attempted sale of stolen firearms

03/10/03 Owings Mills tax protester guilty of forgery
03/07/03

Settlement of prescription drug antitrust suit announced: consumer refunds could reach $200-$300

03/06/03

Member of stolen gun "ring" jailed for role in the importation and sale of stolen firearms

03/06/03

Former state employee sentenced for felony insurance fraud

03/05/03

Two former Lottery employees indicted for theft and breaking into Lottery warehouse

03/05/03

Attorney General applauds process, Commissioner's decision in proposed Carefirst sale

03/03/03

Two individuals charged with attempting to illegally purchase handguns

02/25/03

Former medical office billing clerk convicted of stealing Medicare checks

02/25/03 Wicomico man convicted for illegal tire dumping
02/20/03

Curran announces $49 million settlement with Pfizer

02/19/03

Maryland, New York file brief in support of University of Michigan admissions programs

02/13/03

Laurel woman convicted for illegal scrap tire disposal

02/13/03

Baltimore woman charged in Oxycontin prescription fraud scheme

02/10/03

Former state employee convicted for stealing $24,595

02/05/03

Bankrupt home builder agrees to make restitution to consumers whose homes weren't completed

02/03/03

Attorney General Curran offers consumers advice on "information security"

02/03/03

Multiple defendants found guilty in stolen gun ring, weapons recovered in Baltimore City, AA County

01/31/03 Calvert County man charged for illegal well drilling
01/30/03 Curran calls for abolition of death penalty
01/28/03

Curran charges Baltimore rental listings company with violating Consumer Protection Act

01/28/03

Attorney General's Office settles with Md. Internet auction seller who didn't deliver computers

01/27/03

Curran announces $80 million settlement with makers of popular heart medication Cardizem

01/27/03

Curran to be sworn in by Gov. Ehrlich to a fifth straight term as Attorney General

01/23/03

Former group home counselor pleads guilty to neglect

01/16/03

Baltimore man charged with stealing State checks from mailboxes

01/16/03 Consumer advisory: Rent-to-own is an expensive way to buy
01/13/03

Attorney General Curran to advise seniors about common scams tomorrow in Cockeysville

01/13/03

Baltimore County man sentenced for illegal possession of machine gun and short-barreled shotgun

01/13/03 Former insurance company employee charged with theft
01/09/03

Attorneys General announce settlement with CVS Pharmacies over "partial-fill" prescription practices

01/09/03

Columbia man sentenced for stealing $125,000 fromMedicaid

01/08/03

Curran charges Baltimore woman with operating prescription fraud scheme

01/07/03

Curran announces agreement on financial terms of settlements of suits against maker of anti-cancer and anti-anxiety drugs

01/07/03

AG's Office reaches agreement with Merchant's Tire and Auto over allegations that consumers didn't get purchased parts or services

01/06/03

Attorneys General announce settlement with Pfizer over Zithromax advertising

01/02/03

Baltimore pharmacist charged with stealing thousands from Medicaid, private insurers

 

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