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12/30/04 Curran's Consumer Protection Division revokes the registration of two builders
12/30/04 Consumer Protection Division enters into settlements with three unregistered home builders
12/23/04 Former podiatrist convicted of felony insurance fraud, theft and conspiracy to distribute narcotics
12/15/04 Nursing assistant placed on probation for striking a vulnerable adult
12/13/04 Insurance agent incarcerated for insurance fraud
12/10/04 Former residential counselor guilty of abusing vulnerable adult
12/9/04 Targeting African-American communities, businessman sentenced on securities fraud
12/8/04 Former owner of assisted living facility pleads guilty to abuse of a developmentally disabled man
12/7/04 Consumer alert: gift cards are popular gifts, but watch out for expiration dates and fees
12/7/04 Curran warns about "government grant" telemarketing scam
12/6/04 Former jury commissioner convicted of stealing $143,000 from the court
12/3/04 Former volunteer fire department treasurer receives 30-day sentence for embezzlement
11/30/04 Former CEO Rachel Chittams receives 5-year sentence for embezzlement and securities fraud
11/30/04 Calvert County man charged for illegal well drilling
11/24/04 Annapolis man charged with wetlands and sediment control violations
11/22/04 Harford County pawn broker arrested for illegal sales of regulated firearms
11/22/04 Severn man charged with insurance fraud
11/18/04 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against Baltimore travel business
11/16/04 Baltimore City hazardous substance violation nets jail term
11/10/04 Caregiver convicted of involuntary manslaughter
11/08/04 Former certified nurse sentenced to 6 months in jail
10/28/04 Montgomery County demolition leads to water pollution charges
10/25/04 Man charged with filing false worker's compensation claim
10/22/04 Consumer alert: health discount cards promise big savings, don't always deliver
10/22/04 Former house counselor charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult
10/21/04 Attorney General Curran announces Remeron settlement for consumers
10/13/04 Baltimore City police officer charged with insurance fraud
10/08/04 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against loan company
10/08/04 Unlicensed chiropractor sentenced
10/06/04 Landmark settlement of "Kool Mix" tobacco lawsuits; R.j. Reynolds agrees to significant restrictions on future promotions
10/06/04 Former podiatrist charged with insurance fraud, theft and conspiracy to distribute narcotics
10/06/04 Five charged in fraudulent automobile accident scam
10/05/04 Curran's Consumer Protection Division files charges against Garrett County builder
10/04/04 Media Advisory: Maryland Open Meetings Act Manual updated
10/04/04 Former Baltimore City Social Services workers sentenced to 6 months home detention for stealing over $100,000
09/29/04 Owner of Better Hearing Centers convicted of unfair and deceptive trade practices and providing hearing aid services without a license
09/29/04 Carpet cleaner sentenced for water pollution in Baltimore County
09/29/04 Curran's Consumer Protection Division files charges against Garrett County builder
09/28/04 Prince George's County woman indicted for forging her deceased mother's signature on checks
09/28/04 Baltimore County man indicted on new charges after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for a mortgage refinancing scheme
09/24/04 Prince George's County insurance agent convicted of insurance fraud
09/24/04 Former director of nonprofit charged with theft
09/23/04 Conspirators indicted for filing fraudulent tax returns
09/22/04 Chiropractor convicted in Montgomery County of practicing without a license
09/22/04 Former state employee convicted of stealing $12,000
09/20/04 Laurel woman sentenced for attempted $2.6 million tax scam
09/20/04 Former volunteer fire department treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement
09/16/04 Personal care provider to vulnerable adult sentenced
09/16/04 Consumer Protection Division orders unlicensed home builder to pay more than $123,000
09/10/04 Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against Baltimore area builders
09/09/04 Former general manager of travel agency sentenced to 5 years for felony theft
09/08/04 Curran announces agreement to curb tobacco sales to minors in Rite Aid stores
09/02/04 Two former caregivers charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult
09/01/04 Attorney General's Office files charges against six health clubs and self-defense schools
08/26/04 Montgomery County pharmacist charged with fraud
08/26/04 Maryland to receive over $500,000 in Wall Street settlement
08/24/04 Owner of multiple travel agencies sentenced to 6 months in jail for stealing over $100,000 from airlines
08/24/04 Former CEO pleads guilty to embezzlement and fraud
08/19/04 Tax scammer found guilty of felony theft
08/19/04 Another cigarette manufacturer joins the Master Settlement Agreement - Maryland to receive an additional $38.4 million dollars
08/18/04 Septic pumper jailed for septage dumping
08/17/04 Baltimore City man guilty of presenting an altered ticket to the Maryland State Lottery Agency for $175,000
08/17/04 Attorney General's Office settles with mortgage lenders who tried to make refinancing borrowers pay off their loans twice
08/12/04 Curran settles with makers of generic version of Children's Motrin®
08/11/04 Nursing assistant found guilty of felony neglect of a vulnerable adult
08/06/04

Former Baltimore City Social Services workers guilty of stealing over $100,000

08/05/04 Caregiver pleads guilty to fraudulent billing
08/04/04 Former caregiver pleads guilty to neglect
08/02/04 Claritin settlement nets Maryland $593,000
08/02/04

Former jury commissioner charged with stealing $143,000

07/28/04 Attorney General warns of rise in "phishing" e-mail scams
07/27/04 Laurel woman pleads guilty to tax fraud
07/22/04 Impostor chiropractor charged with practicing without a license
07/21/04 Former nurse charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult
07/21/04 Attorney General Curran and thirty-one other Attorneys General settle claims against three wireless carriers
07/19/04 Insurance agent charged with insurance fraud
07/19/04 Targeting African American communities, businessman pleads guilty to securities fraud charges
07/19/04 Baltimore City police officer charged with felony insurance fraud
07/15/04 Washington County man pleads guilty to sediment violations, will fund community service project
07/14/04 Court of Appeals agrees with Curran, DNA Collection Act is constitutional
07/14/04 Tobacco manufacturer ordered to pay the state $395,196.69
07/14/04 Baltimore County man charged with filing $200,000 worth of fraudulent claims
07/12/04 Baltimore City man charged with attempting to steal from the Maryland State Lottery Agency
07/07/04 Former general manager of travel agency convicted of felony theft
07/07/04

Consumer Protection Division reaches settlement with Baltimore County builder over expired registration, new home warranty problems

07/06/04 Consumer Protection Division settles with four Baltimore home builders over unregistered status
07/02/04

Former volunteer fire department treasurer indicted on theft and embezzlement charges

07/02/04

Personal care provider guilty of Medicaid fraud

07/01/04

Curran sues maker of Kool cigarettes for targeting youth with hip-hop advertising campaign

06/28/04

Dundalk man pleads guilty to false statement on gun application

06/28/04

Rite Aid agrees to reimburse Maryland Medicaid more than $148,000

06/25/04

State's Consumer Protection Division celebrates 25 years of using volunteer mediators

06/23/04 Consumer advisory: foreign lottery scams
06/18/04

Consumer alert: Tips to make buying furniture a comfortable experience

06/10/04

Prince George's County man and D.C. company sentenced for fly ash dumping

06/10/04

Curran reaches settlement with Ford Motor Credit Company and Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers

06/07/04 Baltimore County man charged with water pollution
06/07/04 Attorney General: consumers should hang up on "gas coupons" telemarketing scam
06/02/04 Salisbury man indicted for septage dumping
06/01/04

Former insurance agent sentenced for theft

05/27/04

Former financial advisor sent back to prison

05/27/04

Curran distributes settlement exceeding $90,000 to Maryland cancer patients and their families

05/25/04 Former insurance agent convicted of felony theft
05/21/04 Assisted living facility owner charged with abuse
05/18/04 Former state employee and her boyfriend convicted and sentenced for illegal possession of oxycodone and counterfeiting prescriptions
05/14/04 Former insurance agent charged with felony theft
05/13/04

Curran announces nationwise settlements resolving investigation of illegal off-label drug marketing by Warner-Lambert

05/11/04 Curran to give $148,884 to Center for Poverty Solutions
05/11/04

Consumer Protection Division reaches settlement with auto dealership company over sweepstakes

05/10/04 City man convicted of identity fraud
05/10/04 Curran to testify to Senate on impact of smoking in the movies on children
05/07/04

Owner of multiple travel agencies guilty of stealing from airlines

05/05/04

Business owner and two Anne Arundel County companies plead guilty to sediment control violations

04/30/04 Montgomery County man charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult, providing hearing aid services without a license, and other charges
04/29/04 Mt. Airy man convicted of allowing a child access to loaded firearms
04/27/04

Curran unveils prescription drug pricing website to help consumers save money by comparison shopping

04/26/04 20 Attorneys general settle consumer protections claims against Medco Health Solutions
04/21/04 Baltimore County woman pleads guilty to abuse
04/20/04 Harford County man convicted of tire dumping
04/19/04

Delaware well driller receives probation for false statement in Anne Arundel County

04/14/04 Care provider pleads guilty to neglect
04/14/04 Settlements announced in lawsuit alleging bid-rigging conspiracy at postage stamp auctions
04/13/04

Curran's initiative results in new law to protect children from sexual predators

04/12/04 State of Maryland and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charge Maryland resident Andrew Silberstein with stealing investor funds in commodity futures scam
04/09/04

Former Baltimore City police officer guilty of lottery ticket theft scheme

04/08/04 Baltimore County group home manager charged with neglect
04/08/04 Consumer Protection Division charges Anne Arundel County builder
04/06/04

Consumer Protection Division issues cease and desist order against Montgomery County home builder

04/02/04 President of funeral home sentenced for failing to remit withholding taxes
04/01/04 Prince George's landscaper sentenced for commercial dumping
03/31/04 Targeting African-American community, businessman arrested for embezzling over $100,000
03/29/04

Dundalk man sentenced for attempting to illegally purchase a handgun

03/29/04 Waldorf woman, on probation for insurance fraud, charged again
03/26/04 Baltimore brick washing company and two employees plead guilty to water pollution violations
03/25/04 Former Social Services workers indicted for theft
03/24/04

Former insurance agent pleads guilty to theft

03/23/04 Baltimore County man charged for wetlands and sediment violations in Anne Arundel County
03/19/04 Anne Arundel man and company charged with sediment control violations
03/18/04 Former state employee charged with stealing money
03/16/04

Anne Arundel County company charged with construction violation

03/15/04 Court of Special Appeals affirms Order requiring Prince George's mirror company to refund deposits, honor cancellation rights
03/08/04

President of funeral home found guilty of failing to remit withholding taxes

03/05/04 Curran urges new law to protect children from sexual predators
03/03/04 Former Baltimore County caregiver sentenced for neglect of a vulnerable adult
03/03/04 Baltimore woman charged with prescription fraud
02/26/04 Baltimore caregiver charged with manslaughter, neglect after fatal fire
02/24/04 Former Salisbury attorney convicted and sentenced for felony theft
02/19/04

Compact disc settlement yields checks for consumers, CDs for libraries and schools

02/18/04

Consumer Protection Division's findings against medical supply company upheld

02/17/04

Baltimore City police officer sentenced for insurance fraud

02/10/04

Montgomery County woman indicted for Medicaid fraud

02/10/04

Anne Arundel man gets 27 months for prison time, ordered to pay $1 million in restitution and penalties for Medicaid theft

02/09/04

Curran orders Cecil County man to stop offering adult website business opportunities

02/06/04

Former jobs coach for developmentally disabled sentenced for neglect of a vulnerable adult

02/06/04

Baltimore City man indicted for unlawful transportation and storage of controlled hazardous substance

02/02/04

Attorney General promotes 'financial literacy' for National Consumer Protection Week

02/02/04

Towson insurance agent sentenced for felony theft and insurance fraud

01/26/04

Baltimore City company charged with water pollution

01/26/04 Curran issues policy study on Alzheimer's disease care
01/22/04 Washington County man charged with sediment violations
01/22/04

Baltimore City brothers charged with water pollution

01/14/04

Maryland receives $2 million from settlements with GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer

01/09/04 Former corporate officer convicted and sentenced in Baltimore City for felony theft
01/08/04

Curran applauds Federal action requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to retain drug pricing information for 10 years

01/07/04

Baltimore group home employee pleads guilty to neglect of vulnerable adults

 

 

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