If you’re the kind of person who enjoys juicy stories full of scandal and people behaving badly, then you probably loved 2014. The rest of us just gritted our teeth and tried to get through it. Read More →
Rabbi Barry Freundel, an associate professor of religion at Towson University, was arrested at his Washington, DC home last Tuesday. Yesterday, as news of Freundel’s alleged voyeurism spread, the university announced that it is suspending him without pay due to “the serious nature of this matter.”
Last February, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee informed administrators that an OB/GYN at the hospital may have been secretly filming and photographing patients with a camera hidden inside his pen. Two weeks later, Levy killed himself–but the FBI and the Baltimore City Police Department continued the investigation for over a year, trying to determine whether there was any evidence that might result in the arrest of other parties.
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Pro-tip for any wannabe politicians out there: You probably don’t want to get yourself involved in any situation that involves the phrase “drunk teen party.” And you definitely don’t want to get yourself photographed at one of those parties. Sounds pretty obvious, maybe, but no one appears to have given that simple advice to governor-wannabe Doug Gansler.
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Believe it or not, that federal air marshal who was using his cell phone to take upskirt pictures of female passengers isn’t even the sleaziest dude of the week. That award goes to Dr. John Yacoub, a veteran OB/GYN with an office at GBMC, who is in trouble for: 1) cocaine abuse; 2) prescription drug abuse; 3) taking disturbing cell phone pictures of his patients; and 4) sending controlled substances to a patient he was also having sex with. Yike!
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Two weeks ago, an employee of Johns Hopkins Hospital informed administrators that OB/GYN doc Nikita Levy was taking photographs of patients (“and possibly others,” according to the hospital — though it’s unclear what that means) without their consent. After being barred from contact with patients, Dr. Levy killed himself at his Towson home.
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Gov. Martin O’Malley just gave away $38,000 in campaign funds he received from Jeff Thompson, his associates, and businesses . The money is not dirty in itself and was donated legally to O’Malley’s campaign, but the funds are tainted by Thompson’s alleged involvement in a massive campaign finance scandal in D.C. involving more than $650,000 in undocumented funds funneled to Vincent C. Gray’s successful mayoral campaign. The money was donated to the Maryland Veteran’s Trust Fund Read More →
Tuesday Links: Problems in Instruction at City Schools, Comptroller vs. the Mayor, Ocean City Criminalizes Open Containers, and More
City school evaluations show problems in instruction – Baltimore Sun
Inside City Hall: The claws are out – Baltimore Brew
In Ocean City, open beer in public now can lead to arrest – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County man sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme – Baltimore Sun
More hospitals protect gay patients, report says – Washington Post
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