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January 7, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Biden Picks Bethesda Resident Merrick Garland for Attorney General

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Judge Merrick Garland, a Bethesda resident who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to be his attorney general. The nomination was announced Thursday morning, alongside those for three other senior Justice Department posts. “They will restore the independence of the department so it serves […]

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October 21, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

State U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI Warn Marylanders About Election Misinformation

The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI issued a statement Tuesday warning Maryland voters about election misinformation. The U.S. Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section and the FBI have started a National Voter Disinformation Initiative to combat voter suppression schemes. “The right to vote is one of the most important rights exercised by Americans,” said U.S. […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Challenges Appointment of Trump’s Acting Attorney General

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion against the Trump administration, claiming the appointment of acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, is illegal. The motion argues the power associated with the attorney general position should belong to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who was next in the line of succession to serve as acting […]

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March 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Baltimore Man Sentenced in Olney Bank Robbery

A 49-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for bank robbery, including the robbery of an Olney bank, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department. Tyrone Kevin Gregg pleaded guilty in January to one count of bank robbery and specifically admitted to robbing or attempting to rob eight other banks […]

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