A 44-year-old woman pled guilty last week to theft concerning programs that receive federal funds. Federal prosecutors in Washington said the woman embezzled approximately $5 million from the Association of American Medical Colleges while she worked there as an administrative assistant.
The mental status of a 21-year-old Gaithersburg man accused of murder is being evaluated at a hospital in Jessup. The man, a son of a former George W. Bush advisor, is accused of killing a 25-year-old with a hatchet. According to reports, the man called police to tell them he had just killed a man. He told police the man tried to break into his house.
There are times when a fight between two people escalates into violence. However, police and the public should not be too quick to accuse a person of a crime until all the evidence is examined and the accused has a chance to tell their side of the story.
A Maryland man faces drug charges after he was apparently caught up in a highly unusual nationwide investigation involving an illegal marketplace on the Internet. Federal authorities recently shut down what they described as a massive online black market. Known as Silk Road, the site allegedly facilitated the sale of $1 billion worth of heroin and other illegal drugs and supposedly may have been involved in connecting users with services providing other illegal activity, including hired killings.