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Baltimore’s Sextortion Scandal is Making National News

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The sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore’s public housing is making national headlines as word of the settlement spreads.

Baltimore Housing Authority Scandals Become National News

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Photo via Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore Housing Authority, the local body charged with administering the city’s public housing, is having a bad year. To put it mildly.

Real-Life Olivia Pope Is Coming to Fix Baltimore

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If you’ve watched the ABC political thriller Scandal, you know all about Olivia Pope. In case you need a refresher, Pope is a fixer–basically, the person you call in when everything is falling apart. And while Olivia Pope is fictional, she’s based on a real-life political strategist Judy Smith. 

Johns Hopkins Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit for Role in Unethical Study

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Over the years, Johns Hopkins has established itself as a leading research institute. It’s also been implicated in a number of research-related scandals

The Baltimore Year in Scandal

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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.

Towson Professor Rabbi Freundel Accused of Voyeurism

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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.”

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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!