After a lengthy federal investigation, the Baltimore Sun reports that two men from Baltimore have been accused of conspiring to rig bids at Maryland tax lien auctions.
Mentioned in the Sun’s ground rent series from 2006, the men accused are Harvey M. Nusbaum, Jack Stollof, and Steven L. Berman.
In addition to the bid rigging scheme, all three men have a history of lead paint and foreclosure lawsuits, with Mr. Nusbaum currently being sued by the Mayor and City Council, and Mr. Berman being the subject of five active lead paint lawsuits.
Update: You can find the original US DOJ announcement here. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the US Department of Justice.