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  • The Chapter awarded scholarships to two students at Stevenson University Nov. 27, 2018. The City of Baltimore I.G.was the featured speaker at the Chapter's membership meeting on this occasion.

Upcoming Events

Job Openings

The Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services has an annoucement for a Staff Auditor, regular, full-time. The announcement closes March 29, 2019. 

More job opportunities listed at the ACFE- National Career Center.

Maryland News

March 21, 2019 - Medstar Health to Pay U.S. $35 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks to a Cardiology Group in Exchange for Referrals.

Source: DOJ United States Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

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March 19, 2019- Alcohol, Guns And Tobacco Commission  (Bill in the Maryland Legislature) - "The controversial bill would move regulation of alcohol, tobacco, and gasoline from the comptroller’s office to a new state agency.  Comptroller Peter Franchot said last week that because the legislation would remove the field enforcement division, his office would be unable to investigate tax fraud and abuse... The House version of the bill passed in the Senate Monday night."

Source: WAMU.org at Maryland Legislators Make Semi-Final Push for Bills

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March 18, 2019 - The Baltimore County Council passed a bill to create an independent Office of Ethics and Accountability — similar to an inspector general’s office — with subpoena power and the authority to investigate allegations of abuse and fraud in county government. The new agency is estimated to cost $210,000 next year.

Source: Baltimore Sun.

March 18, 2019 - BALTIMORE (AP) — The tax evasion prosecution of Baltimore’s former police commissioner has been linked to the corruption case in which detectives resold seized drugs, conducted robberies and falsified evidence.The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that Darryl De Sousa’s prosecution has been connected to the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal for the first time. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday says officers shared tips about how to get tax refunds by claiming fraudulent deductions.

Source: WTOP.com

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March 15, 2019 - D.C. Attorney General  Sues Maryland Man for Fraudulently Charging Local Adult Soccer League $120K in Rental Fees to Use DCPS-Owned Sports Fields.

Source: Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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March 13, 2019 -   Silver Spring Man Convicted After Five-Day Federal Trial of Bank Fraud Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft with Losses of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars. Used the Stolen Identities of Individual Victims and Names of Shell Corporations to Open Bank Accounts and Deposit Stolen and Altered Business checks, Convenience Checks and Tax Refunds.

Source: DOJ

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March 12, 2019 - "A former athletic coach from Georgetown University is among those who allegedly took bribes to help parents get their children into the DC-based university as a part of a nationwide college admissions scheme...(Gordon “Gordie” Ernst),...who lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering. Ernst was the head coach for Georgetown’s men’s and women’s tennis teams until December 2017...The United States Attorney’s office in Boston announced charges against dozens of people accused in a nationwide college admissions scheme."

Sources: WJZ Baltimore at https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/georgetown-maryland-college-admissions-scam/ and Yale Coach with MD Connection Also Linked to Nationwide College Scandal and the DOJ press release at https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/investigations-college-admissions-and-testing-bribery-schemeand at CNN the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint.

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March 11, 2019 - As part of continued efforts to combat tax fraud and identity theft, the Maryland Comptroller announced that the agency has stopped processing electronic tax returns from 24 tax preparers at locations in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The immediate suspensions were due to a high volume of questionable returns received.


Source: Maryland Comptroller Click here .

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March 7, 2019 - A Maryland General Assembly hearing was held on a bill, the Accountability in Education Act of 2019, which in part would create a unit with an Inspector General to provide an annual report that includes specific findings and recommendations related to investigations of disciplinary actions, grievances; alleged cases of fraud, waste and abuse. or unethical conduct.  Hearing on the bill, HB0045 (SB0092), before the House Ways and Means Committee was at 1 PM, March 7, Room 130 in the House of Delegates Building. Video on the portion of the hearing related to the bill starts at 53 minutes into the recording at http://mgahouse.maryland.gov/mga/play/33e63650-e571-41fc-ab4a-9b5f70d0ffe8/?catalog/03e481c7-8a42-4438-a7da-93ff74bdaa4c.

Source: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov.

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March 5, 2019 - Consumers lost more than $1.4 billion to fraud last year, the FTC reports. In Maryland, identity theft reports were the most common, narrowly beating out imposter scams. Marylanders reported losing a total of $18.2 million to fraud in 2018 with a median loss of $350.

Source: https://www.wptv.com/news/national/consumers-lost-more-than-1-4-billion-to-fraud-last-year-the-ftc-reports-this-was-the-no-1-scam

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March 3- 9, 2019 - National Consumer Protection Week 2019 this week. FTC partners promote efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft, and other consumer issues. Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Facebook Live with Social Security Administration. FTC staff will join colleagues at the Social Security Administration (SSA) on Facebook Live to discuss scams that involve fraudsters pretending to be SSA officials. Consumers will learn about these imposter scams and how to avoid them and more at National Consumer Protection Week 2019 Kicks off Sunday, March 3.

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March 1, 2019 - Maryland Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding International Labor Union. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Maryland contractor pleaded guilty today to defrauding a large, international labor union.  For nearly two decades, the contractor's company  provided maintenance services to an international labor union located in Herndon, Virginia.  Between in or about May 2012 and at least in or about mid-2015, the contractor and his company provided the union’s facilities and real estate manager with tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks in exchange for the awarding of the union’s service agreements and maintenance contracts.  The benefits included a high-end outdoor kitchen and free HVAC and plumbing services for the union manager and a relative over a multi-year period.  With the union manager’s knowledge, the contractor and his subordinates submitted inflated and fraudulent invoices to the union to recoup expenses for these personal benefits.

Source: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/maryland-businessman-pleads-guilty-defrauding-international-labor-union

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