Featured, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Is Off the Hook (For Now) in Case of OB/GYN Who Filmed Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 24, 2014 10:20am

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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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Featured, Lifeline

Governor-Wannabe Gansler Adds “Teen Drinking Party” to His List of Controversies

1 Written by: | Friday, Oct 25, 2013 9:34am

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

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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Lifeline

What Is It, Sleazy Dudes Week? Baltimore OB/GYN Arrested for Taking Pictures of Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 21, 2013 10:32am

Photo via WJZ

Photo via WJZ

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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Featured, Lifeline

Hopkins OB/GYN Doc Who Secretly Filmed Patients Kills Himself

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 10:21am

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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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The Year in Scandal: From “Slave for a Day” to the Elmo Sex Drama

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm

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Oh, Baltimore. You’re a city of so many wonderful things (kaddo bowrani; Lower Dens; and Ray Rice — to name a few), but still you have so many problems. Our roundup of 2012′s biggest Baltimore scandals is below; let us know if we’ve forgotten anything juicy: Read More →

Featured, Schools

McDonogh Grad at Center of Duke Lacrosse’s Latest Controversy

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 12:29pm

The photograph was only online briefly, but that was long enough to spur a minor controversy. The image featured members of Duke’s women’s lacrosse team dressed up as the Little Rascals for Halloween — and Duke junior/Ellicott City native/McDonogh grad Taylor Virden is in blackface.
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Money & Power

O’Malley Ditches Tainted Campaign Contributions from Jeff Thompson

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 9:13am

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 →

Links

Tuesday Links: Problems in Instruction at City Schools, Comptroller vs. the Mayor, Ocean City Criminalizes Open Containers, and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 7:00am

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

Schools

Hopkins Profs Give Secret Service an Ethics Lesson

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:00am

Last week’s “semi-covert” ethics forum led by professors from the Hopkins School of Education for the benefit of Secret Service agents may have been planned long before the organization’s recent kerfluffle in Colombia, but that controversy added an extra tinge of urgency to the event. Hopkins has partnered with the Secret Service since 1997, and before the scandal broke, the school expected 20 agents to attend. One hundred showed up.

Although the conference’s focus wasn’t on the Cartagena controversy, the agency did ask that the Hopkins team “retool the event in its context.” That context meant addressing the fact that twelve agents have been accused of soliciting prostitutes when traveling to Colombia with President Obama for the Summit of the Americas. But Hopkins was quick to stress that the ethics forum was not remedial. Read More →

Links

Wednesday Links: Baltimore Police Behaving Badly, Don’t Worry About Tornadoes, and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 7:10am

More police settlements to cost Baltimore taxpayers $270,000 – Baltimore Brew
Seventh officer sentenced, to 2.5 years in towing case – Baltimore Sun
Meteorologists: Spike in tornadoes doesn’t mean higher risk in Md. – Baltimore Sun
Now Everyone’s Talking About How Barack Obama Ate A Dog – Business Insider
Taliban commander turns self in… for reward on ‘Wanted’ poster – Washington Post

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