Mount Washington’s 37-year-old ceramic arts nonprofit is back from the dead.
Baltimore Clayworks is calling it quits.
Jamal Lewis, a running back who spent seven years with the Ravens, didn’t actually play on the 2012 Super Bowl winning team–but he got a Super Bowl ring anyway, when he was inducted into the team’s “ring of honor” in 2012. And on Sunday, Lewis sold that ring at auction for more than $50,000.
I’ve got over $50,000 in student loan debt — all for a Bachelor’s degree in “Liberal Studies.” Then, after all the Liberal Studies factories shut down once the recession hit, I found it hard to get a good job. Once I ran out of forbearances I would fantasize about bankrupting the debt. Of course, with private student loans that’s impossible — or nearly so. (A Baltimore judge recently ruled to discharge $340,000 in student loan debt for a borrower who “suffered from a disorder that prevented her from working” — and made history doing so.)
This man gets points for chutzpah!
In 2009, 35 year old Bryan Gardner sent CitiMortgage a $353,000 fake money order “drawn on the account of the Secretary of the Treasury Hank M. Paulson, Jr.” for the full amount owed on his Bowie home. And it cleared!
According to Business Insider, Gardner then sold the property for $254,900 and distributed the proceeds to others.
“You’d be amazed at how many people try and pass off (fraudulent) stuff. But does it ever work? No, it rarely works,” said Paul Pelletier, a former top-ranking official in the Justice Department’s Fraud Section, expressing surprise at the success of the scheme.
The evil genius Gardner filed for bankruptcy protection in February, and surrendered his Ford Expedition and Waldorf home.
He has been charged with one count of mail fraud.
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