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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.”

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.

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.

Athanasia Kyriakakos Named 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Athanasia Kyriakakos, an art teacher at Baltimore City’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, tonight was named the 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 26th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala.

Boustany Demands Swift Disbursement of Disaster Relief Funds

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) joined the Louisiana congressional delegation in sending a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro urging immediate distribution of recently appropriated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help Louisiana flood recovery efforts

Maryland Man Charged With Removal of Classified Materials and Theft of Government Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of...

Maryland Man Charged With Removal of Classified Materials and Theft of Government Property

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor.

Boustany Announces FEMA Funding to Repair Flood-Damaged Homes

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 $128,516,850 in federal funding for the Stay At Home (SAH) Program. The program provides temporary relief to families whose homes were damaged by the recent floods by making occupied residences habitable enough to be used as a shelte

Delaney, Gibson Introduce Legislation to Begin Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) have introduced legislation to find bipartisan consensus on climate change and drive economically viable solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the public health and environmental consequences of unchecked climate change. The Delaney-Gibson bill was introduced with three Republican and three Democratic cosponsors.

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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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Baltimore Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison...

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