Maryland Real Estate Flipper Pleads Guilty to Obstructing IRS and Failing to File Tax...

A Maryland man who bought, improved and sold residential real estate pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to one count of obstructing the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and four counts of failing to file personal and corporate income tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland.

Baltimore Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison for $735,000 Mortgage...

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Michael Gerard Camphor, age 60, of Baltimore, to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of four properties in Baltimore, using fraudulent loan documentation and straw purchasers, resulting in losses of over $735,000. At the sentencing on February 28, 2016, Judge Bredar also ordered Camphor to pay restitution of $735,363.47 and to forfeit $962,274.95

Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override

AWEA statement on Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act veto override

Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Bill Frick, sponsors of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, joined with other state lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates, calling for a veto override today at the Maryland State House. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan, representing 1,000 member companies that manufacture, construct, and operate wind turbines in America, signaled his support for the override

Baltimore Sun Editorial Urges President-Elect Trump to Adopt Delaney Infrastructure Plan

An editorial published today in the Baltimore Sun urges President-Elect Trump to adopt Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) proposal to use revenues from international tax reform as part of a bipartisan plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure and create good jobs.

WSSC Monitoring Plume of a Substance Floating Down Potomac River

WSSC, along with other water agencies in the area, is monitoring a plume of an unidentified substance that is floating down the Potomac River. WSSC’s Potomac Water Filtration Plant has an intake along the river’s shoreline where it draws in raw water for treatment. At this point, WSSC does not expect any impact to its ability to meet customer demand, nor does it expect any adverse impact to its drinking water quality

Next Administration’s Interest in Infrastructure Bank Encouraging, Bipartisan Solution Ready

Steve Mnuchin, a member of the next Administration’s executive committee and transition team told reporters Thursday that they are “looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments.”

OCTOBER MARYLAND HOME SALES MODEST

Residential home sales remain steady in October, with a 2.2 percent increase in market activity, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR).  Home prices showed strong gains, with a rise of 7.5 percent in average prices and a gain of 7.3 percent for median price, as compared to the same time period in 2016

Boustany Announces FEMA Funding for Saint Mary Levee District

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $25,887,261 in grant funding for the state of Louisiana. Specifically, $3,522,954 will be awarded to the Saint Mary Levee District to provide emergency reinforcement and protection to levees and other infrastructure in the wake of the flooding event that began on December 28, 2015.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Nov. 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MHP Issues Final Assistance Checks to Victims of Flower Branch Apartments Fire

Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is pleased to announce that today we have issued the final assistance checks to the victims of the Long Branch Fire. Checks totaling about $320,000 are being distributed to the 61 families displaced by the tragic event as the last step in the emergency relief provided by MHP

Shanks Participates in Family, Health, and Home Expo on Oct. 29

Physical fitness coordinator Debi Shanks and various senior citizens around the county will be encouraging residents to stay fit at the Family, Health, and Home Expo. This expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Charles County Fairgrounds (8440 Fairground Road, La Plata), beginning at 10 a.m. Shanks will lead the older adult fitness demo on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. on the Autumn stage and 1 p.m. on the Pink Experience stage with several local seniors supporting Shank

Boustany Announces Disaster Recovery Funding for Louisiana Communities

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $437,800,000 to the State of Louisiana for communities that experienced significant damage in recent flooding. The funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

SALES STAY STRONG IN SEPTEMBER

The month of September revealed continued steady sales with a 6.3 percent rise in home sales, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR).  Once again, the smaller rural counties posted declines while the more populated areas had strong sales. Average and median prices made modest gains statewide, with increases of 0.2 and 3.8 percent respectively, as compared to September 2015.

Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation Receives Accreditation of Mortgage Supervision Program

The Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (the Office or OCFR), The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced today that the OCFR has received CSBS/AARMR Mortgage Accreditation. This accreditation certifies that the Office maintains the highest standards in mortgage supervision. Gordon Cooley has been serving the State of Maryland as the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation for two years

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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental...

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

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Maryland Real Estate Flipper Pleads Guilty to Obstructing IRS and Failing...

A Maryland man who bought, improved and sold residential real estate pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to one count of obstructing the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and four counts of failing to file personal and corporate income tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland.