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Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Including Attempted Murders

Latin Kings Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Including Attempted Murders

Held the “Enforcer” Position in the MOG Tribe  

        Greenbelt, Maryland - Brandon Smith, a/k/a “Little One” and “King Little One,” age 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).

Help the Greenbelt Police Find This Robber and Recieve $1000

Help the Greenbelt Police Find This Robber and Recieve $1000

The Greenbelt Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union, 112 Centerway, that occurred on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at approximately 6:54 P.M. This is a photo of the suspect. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or with any information that could assist investigators in this case is asked to call the Greenbelt Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 240-542-2133.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers tip line at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) OR text “PGPD plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. Anonymous tips may also be submitted online at www.crimesolverspg.com.

Title Company Owner and Two Employees Indicted in $4 Mil. Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Title Company Owner and Two Employees Indicted in $4 Mil. Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Title Companies Operated in the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Metro Areas

 

        Baltimore, Maryland - The following three Maryland defendants were indicted today for mail and wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud lenders and a title insurance company of over $4 million:

        Stephen J. Troese, Sr., age 71, of Davidsonville;

        James Kevin Hughes, age 52, of Crownsville; and

        Brenda Lukenich, age 60, of Hughesville.

Greenbelt Police Investigating 4 Shooting Incidents--Giving $1000 Reward

Greenbelt Police Investigating 4 Shooting Incidents--Giving $1000 Reward

The Greenbelt Police Department is investigating four shooting incidents: 

 

1.12/22/2010 at 5:30 P.M. - Edmonston Terrace at Edmonston Court

Victim was shot while sitting in a vehicle.

 

2. 12/28/2010 at 12:30 A.M. - Crescent Road near Greenhill Road

Victim was shot by two Hispanic males while walking on Crescent Rd.

 

3. 12/28/2010 at 11:35 P.M. - Bus Stop in the 5500 block of Cherrywood Lane

Victim was shot by three black males while sitting at the bus stop.

 

4. 1/12/2011 at 7:20 PM – 5900 block of Cherrywood Lane. 

Victim was shot by two black males in his apartment.

Lanham Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery

Lanham Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery

Greenbelt, Maryland - George Gregory Allen, age 30, of Lanham, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the armed robbery of a Hyattsville store

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Interim Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Shipped Weapons Illegally for 10 Years While Employed as a State Probation Officer

        Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Emenike Charles Nwankwoala, age 50, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 37 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for exporting arms without a license, exporting controlled goods without a license and delivery of a package containing a gun to a carrier without notifying the carrier of the gun, in connection with a scheme to export guns and ammunition to Nigeria.  Judge Messitte also ordered that Nwankwoala forfeit the firearms.

GREENBELT POLICE WARN RESIDENTS OF HOLIDAY SCAMS

GREENBELT POLICE WARN RESIDENTS OF HOLIDAY SCAMS

The Greenbelt Police Department would like to remind residents to be careful of scams this holiday season. Currently, someone has been placing envelopes requesting donations for newspaper carriers in residents’ mailboxes. Some of these envelopes have been fraudulent. Always beware of unofficial letters and envelopes asking for donations. If you are unsure of the sender or recipient, call the company or business named on the document and ask for confirmation before you send any money. Also, never give out your personal information through the mail, online, or over the phone, unless you are sure who is receiving that information and how they are using it. Every year millions of people are victimized by identity theft. Prevention is key to stopping crime.