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September 2022


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Richard McFeely to Head FBI Baltimore Division

Richard McFeely/fbi photo

Richard McFeely/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
WASHINGTON — Richard A. McFeely, who has a law degree and was the FBI’s deputy assistant director of the Finance Division, has been named special agent in charge of the bureau’s Baltimore Division.

McFeely replaces Amy Jo Lyons, who was recently named assistant director of the Inspection Division at FBI headquarters.

McFeely joined the FBI in 1990 and was first assigned to the Buffalo office, where he worked violent crimes and street gangs, the agency said.

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Did the Russian Mob Kill NY Cop Ralph Dols?


Was the Russian mob responsible for the 1997 murder of a cop in Brooklyn? Here’s a report by long-time mob reporter Jerry Capeci, which suggests that’s a good possibility.

By Jerry Capeci
Gang Land News

Who killed Police Officer Ralph Dols?

The feds say the 1997 murder in front of his Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn home was a mob hit, one that was ordered and orchestrated by a jealous high-level mobster who was outraged that the young, muscular housing cop had married the wiseguy’s ex-wife.

But could Russian organized crime figures have done it?

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9/11: “We Have Come a Long Way But We Have a Ways to Go”

On the eve of the 8th anniversary of one of the most dreadful days in American history, Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano puts it best: “We have come a long way, but we have a ways to go.”


By Lois Romano
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — On the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, here’s what keeps the secretary of homeland security up at night: Complacency,” Janet Napolitano says without missing a beat.

“The fact that it has been eight years since 9/11, and people just assume the government is going to take care of that. . . . Safety, security is a shared responsibility. It doesn’t take much for everybody just to take a deep breath and say, ‘Okay, what would I need to do to be prepared?’ ”

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No Fed Crime Here: Just a Little Spitting Involving Philly Mob Underboss and a Cop

Uusually the feds have their eyes focused on Mob underboss Marty Angelina. But this alleged incident is no federal crime. Nonetheless, the mob is reportedly not happy with his antics.


By George Anastasia
Inquirer Staff Writer

Reputed mob underboss Marty Angelina, known for his quick temper and corner-boy arrogance, has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly spitting on a police officer in Margate, N.J., during a confrontation last week.

Angelina, 47, was released on $2,500 bail after the incident Sept. 1 at the Margate police station, according to police Lt. Ken Bergeron.

The case attracted no media attention when it occurred. It is now in the hands of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, which could decide to seek a grand jury indictment.

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W. Va. U.S. Attorney Sharon Potter Stepping Down

U.S. Atty. Sharon Potter/doj photo

U.S. Atty. Sharon Potter/doj photo

By Allan Lengel

West Virginia U.S. Attorney Sharon Potter is stepping down after three years on the job, following many other Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys who have quit in this transitional year, the Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register reports.

“When the opportunity to serve arose in 2006, I was honored to take on that role and hope that my tenure has been marked by a sense of fair, but firm, prosecutions,” she said, according to the paper. “We have focused on aggressively prosecuting cases involving illegal drugs, firearms, child pornography and tax fraud, and the caseload for this district has steadily increased over the past several years.”

Potter will be honored at a farewell event on Sept. 25 at the Federal Building in Wheeling, W. Va., the paper said.

White Half-Naked Missouri Woman Charged With Lying to FBI About Being Abducted By Black Men and Raped

U.S. Marshal Worker’s Job is to Sell Homes like Bernie Madoff’s

She doesn’t hunt fugitives. But she does hunt for buyers. She’s not typical of the people who work for the U.S. Marshals Service.

Madoff's Palm Beach home/pool photo

Madoff's Palm Beach home/pool photo

By Justin Blum
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sally Schowalter pauses at the dark wood door to Bernard Madoff’s former home in Palm Beach, Florida, her eyes fixed on a U.S. Marshals Service sticker on the window warning against trespassing.

“It’s intimidating,” she tells her colleagues. “Can we take it off?”

Schowalter works for the Marshals Service, though she doesn’t carry a badge or a gun. Her job entails getting the best price for confiscated real estate such as the Florida house, appraised this year for $7.67 million by Palm Beach County. With the Madoff house, the hazards for those who work with Schowalter can be unusual — including flying dog poop hurled by a disgruntled passerby.

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Baltimore Fed Judge Allows Fingerprints, Reversing Ruling that Let Suspected Murderer Go Free

The ruling by the county judge was controversial to say the least. Was it based on sound reason? A federal judge apparently didn’t think so.


By Tricia Bishop
Baltimore Sun reporter
BALTIMORE — Fingerprint evidence from a 2006 murder case will be admissible in federal court, a U.S. district judge in Baltimore ruled Tuesday, rejecting a decision by a Baltimore County judge that shocked prosecutors and set the defendant free.

Brian Keith Rose, 25, is accused of killing Warren Fleming, a Cingular store owner at Security Square Mall, while trying to steal his car.

He was linked to the crime by partial prints left on the Mercedes and a stolen Dodge Intrepid that police say was used by Rose and his accomplices in the January 2006 incident.

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