By  TonyaSweat.com  | November 10, 2021  

Recently, Prince Georgians were in an uproar about the $27 million spent on the police discrimination lawsuit. Should taxpayers be upset about spending that much on a whistleblower case? Yes! Especially when $25 million was paid to lawyers and NOT the police who suffered from the discrimination.

Do you know that is not the only lawsuit involving the County?

Prince George’s County is a defendant or party in 68 cases now pending in federal court. Do you know who is going to foot the bill to defend the County? You, the hardworking taxpayer.

Case NumberCase TitleDate Filed
8:2017cv01739Thomas et al v. Anne Arundel County et al6/23/2017
8:2018cv00153Adebusoye v. Prince George’s County1/17/2018
8:2019cv03198Merideth v. Prince George’s County et al11/5/2019
8:2020cv00211Benjamin v. Prince George’s County1/23/2020
8:2020cv02590Campbell v. Sims et al9/8/2020
8:2020cv03468Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority v. 119,593 Square Feet (2.7455 Acres) of Land, More or Less, Situate in Landover, Prince George’s County, Maryland et al11/30/2020
8:2021cv00549Shakeri v. Prince George’s County3/3/2021
8:2021cv00579Nuzback v. Prince George’s County et al3/5/2021
8:2021cv00830Aigbedion v. Prince George’s County et al3/31/2021
8:2021cv020271501 Southern LLC v. S.F.C. LLC8/10/2021
8:2020cv02158Trantham v. Prince George’s County, MD et al7/23/2020
8:2018cv03649Eller v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al11/28/2018
8:2019cv02262Staves v. Prince George’s County Board of Education, et al8/5/2019
8:2020cv00048Crawford v. Prince George’s County Board of Education1/8/2020
8:2021cv00162Richardson v. Prince George’s County Board of Education1/19/2021
8:2021cv01291Doe et al v. Board of Education for Prince George’s County Prince George’s County Public Schools et al5/25/2021
8:2021cv01830Barber-Wehrman v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al7/22/2021
8:2021cv02720Lewis v. Prince George’s County Board of Education et al10/22/2021
8:2018cv00153Adebusoye v. Prince George’s County1/17/2018
8:2018cv00160Snowden et al v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al1/18/2018
8:2019cv01988Brown v. Prince Georges County Department of Corrections et al7/2/2019
8:2021cv00579Nuzback v. Prince George’s County et al3/5/2021
8:2020cv02929Hine v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al10/9/2020
8:2020cv01270Harris v. Call-A-Bus et al5/21/2020
8:2021cv00951Googooian v. Mayor and City Counsel of Laurel et al4/16/2021
8:2021cv00976Gilliard v. Prince George’s County Maryland et al4/20/2021
8:2021cv02441Green v. Prince George’s County Office of Child Support et al9/21/2021
8:2021cv02441Green v. Prince George’s County Office of Child Support et al9/21/2021
8:2021cv01335Green v. Prince George’s County Office of Child Support, Prince George’s County Municipal Corporation5/28/2021
8:2017cv01739Thomas et al v. Anne Arundel County et al6/23/2017
8:2019cv03605Davis v. Kim et al12/20/2019
8:2021cv02528Snoody v. Prince George’s County Police Department10/4/2021
8:2019cv03605Davis v. Kim et al12/20/2019
8:2020cv02481Thomas v Prince George’s County Public School System8/27/2020
8:2018cv03649Eller v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al11/28/2018
8:2019cv01828Rawles v. Prince George’s County Public Schools6/20/2019
8:2019cv02262Staves v. Prince George’s County Board of Education, et al8/5/2019
8:2020cv00048Crawford v. Prince George’s County Board of Education1/8/2020
8:2020cv00903Brunson v. Prince George’s County Public Schools4/6/2020
8:2020cv02632Brown v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al9/11/2020
8:2020cv03471Bauknight v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al11/26/2020
8:2020cv03565Reyes v The Board of Education for Prince George’s County Public Schools et al12/9/2020
8:2021cv00162Richardson v. Prince George’s County Board of Education1/19/2021
8:2021cv01291Doe et al v. Board of Education for Prince George’s County Prince George’s County Public Schools et al5/25/2021
8:2021cv01618Downer v. Prince George’s County Public Schools6/30/2021
8:2021cv01830Barber-Wehrman v. Prince George’s County Public Schools et al7/22/2021
8:2021cv01319Bridges v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al5/27/2021
8:2015cv01721Butterworth v. Prince George’s County, Maryland6/19/2015
8:2016cv00425Wilson v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al2/16/2016
2/25/2020 (reopened)
8:2018cv00160Snowden et al v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al1/18/2018
1:2018cv03575Montgomery County, Maryland et al v. Bank of America Corporation et al11/20/2018
8:2018cv03576Prince George’s County, Maryland et al v. Wells Fargo & Co. et al11/20/2018
8:2016cv00186Ali v. Prince George’s County et al1/19/2016
8:2019cv02761Strange et al v. Prince George’s County, Maryland9/18/2019
8:2019cv03367The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Victory Temple) Bowie, Maryland v. Prince George’s County, Maryland11/22/2019
8:2019cv03437Brusznicki et al v. Prince George’s County, Maryland12/2/2019
8:2020cv00379Human Rights Defense Center v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al2/12/2020
8:2020cv00412Sneed v. Bankhead et al2/18/2020
8:2020cv00919McMurray v. Tallant et al4/8/2020
8:2020cv01493Swaby v. Prince George’s County, Maryland, et al6/4/2020
8:2020cv02929Hine v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al10/9/2020
8:2021cv00863West v. Prince George’s County, Maryland4/5/2021
8:2021cv01139Familia v. High et al5/10/2021
8:2021cv01169Ortiz v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al5/13/2021
8:2021cv01319Bridges v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al5/27/2021
8:2021cv02171Grant et al v. Prince George’s County, Maryland et al8/24/2021
8:2020cv02163Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority v. 331,043 Square Feet (7.5997 Acres) of Land, More or Less, Situate in Landover, Prince George’s County, Maryland et al7/24/2020

Retrieved from Maryland Courts case search

Not only does the County have a lot of cases in federal court, but there are even more in State court – 138 to be exact:

Case NumberFiling DateCase Name
CAE20077042/28/2020Schneider vs Lewis
CAD19039692/4/2019Doe vs Prince Georges County Board of Education
CAL09029682/3/2009STRONG VS INORA
CAL18098023/30/2018Jane Doe 9 vs Zion Praise Tabernacle Lutheran Church
CAL19039692/4/2019Doe vs Prince Georges County Board of Education
CAL19039702/4/2019Doe vs Prince Georges County Board of Education
CAL19039792/4/2019Doe vs Prince Georges County Board of Education
CAL20120695/18/2020Mitchell vs Comer
CAL164279911/21/2016Johnson vs Prince Georges County BOE
CAL20115974/16/2020Cobb vs Prince George’s County MD
CAE19224707/16/2019Chorvinsky vs Butler
CAE21005091/19/2021James Pringle Jr vs WTC Ventures LLC
CAL08225069/5/2008BROOKS VS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MARYLAND
CAL09029682/3/2009STRONG VS INORA
CAE08037352/6/2008MOORING SECURED LIQUIDITY FUND VS JONES
CAE08118164/23/2008TAX LIEN 2000, LLC VS. BROWNRIDGE
CAE11050222/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 13908 DAWN WHISTLE WAY
CAE11050232/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4000 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050242/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4004 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050252/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4006 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050262/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4008 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050272/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4010 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050282/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4012 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050292/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4014 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050302/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4016 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050312/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4018 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050322/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4020 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050332/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4019 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050342/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4017 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050352/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4015 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050362/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4013 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050372/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4011 DIAMONDHEAD AVE
CAE11050402/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3900 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050412/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3902 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050422/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3904 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050432/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3906 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050442/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3908 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050452/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3910 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050462/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3912 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050502/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4002 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050512/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4004 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050522/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4006 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050532/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4008 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050542/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4010 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050552/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4012 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050562/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 13909 DAWN WHISTLE WAY
CAE11050572/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14001 DAWN WHISTLE WAY
CAE11050582/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14007 DAWN WHISTLE WAY
CAE11050592/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14201 DAWN WHISTLE WAY
CAE11050602/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3810 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11050612/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14405 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050622/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14407 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050632/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14409 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050642/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14411 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050652/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14413 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050662/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14412 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050672/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14410 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11050682/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14408 Derby Ridge Rd
CAE11050692/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14406 Derby Ridge Rd
CAE11050702/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14404 Derby Ridge Rd
CAE11050712/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14402 Derby Ridge Rd
CAE11050722/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14400 Derby Ridge Rd
CAE11050732/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 3905 Deep Hollow Way
CAE11050742/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 3909 Deep Hollow Way
CAE11050752/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 3913 Deep Hollow Way
CAE11050772/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14503 Danforth Street
CAE11050782/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14505 Danforth Street
CAE11050802/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 05080
CAE11050812/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14511 Danforth Street
CAE11050822/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14513 Danforth Street
CAE11050832/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14515 Danforth Street
CAE11050842/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14517 Danforth Street
CAE11050852/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14519 Danforth Street
CAE11050872/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14520 Danforth Street
CAE11050882/22/2011Ardwen Fund 1 LLC vs 14518 Danforth Street
CAE11050942/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14500 DANFORTH STREET
CAE11050952/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14404 DANFORTH STREET
CAE11050962/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14402 DANFORTH STREET
CAE11050972/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4001 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050982/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4005 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11050992/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4009 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051002/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4011 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051012/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 4013 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051022/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14202 DAWN THISTLE WAY
CAE11051032/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 14201 DERBY RIDGE RD
CAE11051042/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3903 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051062/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3909 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051072/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3911 DIPLOMAT AVE
CAE11051082/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 05108
CAE11051092/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3918 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051102/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3916 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051112/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3914 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051122/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3912 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051132/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3910 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051152/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3906 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051162/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3904 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE11051172/22/2011ARDWEN FUND 1 LLC VS 3902 DEEP HOLLOW WAY
CAE20130029/24/2020Schneider vs S A Kalich
CAE20130059/25/2020Truitt vs The Estate of Janice N Whitesell
CAE21027505/5/2021FNA DZ LLC vs Hill
CAE21027535/13/2021Truitt vs Atsbaha
CAL21013602/3/2021Phillips vs Prince Georges County Maryland
CA14223298/19/2014Nwachukwu vs Prince Georges County
CAE11000901/6/2011CITY OF BOWIE MD VS FERGUSON & FLYNN ENTERPRISES
CAE19319049/17/2019Joe vs Keena
CAE201829711/24/2020Gaskins vs Consolidated Home Building Corporation
CAE21016293/4/2021Carey vs Pheasant Ridge LLC
CAE21016302/27/2021Anderson vs Agbim
CAE21016432/3/2021Carey vs Lusby
CAE21016502/3/2021Effect Inc vs Bowers
CAE21016572/3/2021Carey vs Kumar
CAE2102164/25/2021Paradise Point LLC vs K Capital Corporation
CAE21026753/22/2021Effect Inc vs Equity Real Estate Invest
CAE21027044/2/2021Schneider vs Almond
CAE21027154/25/2021Paradise Point LLC vs K Capital Corporation
CAE21027164/25/2021Paradise Point LLC vs K Capital Corporation
CAE21027174/25/2021Paradise Point LLC vs K Capital Corporation
CAE21027184/25/2021Paradise Point LLC vs Bond
CAE21027194/25/2021Paradis Point LLC vs K Capital Corporation
CAE21027445/10/2021Zakharin vs Volunteer Fire Dept College Park
CAE21027455/10/2021Zakharin vs Romey Collectives LLC
CAE21027465/10/2021Zakharin vs JCL Funding Group LLC
CAE2102755/19/2021Zakharin vs AMC Investment Group LLP
CAE21027636/9/2021Tabor vs Escobar
CAE21027676/17/2021Carey vs Miller
CAE21071318/16/2021Adler vs IHMW Potomac Overlook VIII LL
CAE21071328/16/2021Adler vs IHMW Potomac Overlook VIII LL
CAE21071368/24/2021Butler vs Odagbodo
CAE21071479/7/2021Cintron vs. Smith
CAE21071549/13/2021Wright vs Hill
CAE21071559/13/2021Wright vs International Security Capital Management LLC
CAE21071659/17/2021Strategic Capacity Inv LLC vs Derua
CAE21071669/17/2021Tate vs Trustees of The First Wesleyan Methodist Church
CAL19129574/15/2019Stransky vs Town of University Park
CAL21037904/6/2021Citi Trends Inc vs Prince George’s County
CAL21037934/6/2021McCrea vs Prince George’s County
CAL21066826/16/2021McCane vs Brahin
CAL21084147/21/2021Gibbs vs Transdev Service Inc

Retrieved from U.S. Federal Courts PACER System

I hear many saying, “Why is this a problem? Prince George’s County is a big County, and this is to be expected.” One would be led to believe that is a reasonable position, except many of the cases involve the County school system or “John Doe” and “Jane Doe.” Those cases indicate a problem with violations of civil rights.

Cases involving an address or property description as a party might involve eminent domain. What projects does the County have outstanding that would require the taking of private property?

Pay close attention to when most of the cases were filed. The cases filed since 2018 indicate concerns with policies and decisions of the current administration. Why was legal action the only suitable resolution? Earlier cases are carryovers from a prior administration, but why has the current leadership allowed the cases to run and accrue more legal costs?

Litigation might be an unpleasant fact of life. However, I believe there is a problem when the government is a defendant in so many civil cases. To me, that is a sign that government is violating or infringing upon the rights of the people – our neighbors, which is a big concern for me.

Government is supposed to be “of, by, and for” the people. So much legal action taken against our County government would seem to suggest that our local government is not.

via TonyaSweat.com   

OPINION:

Prince George’s county needs new leadership to help move the county forward due to corruption involving public officials and some lawyers engaged in public corruption after major bribes where given to them to keep things under the table. 

Bribery usually becomes a criminal action if the perpetrator offers or gives something of value to a public official for the purpose of influencing their legal duties. Public officials include civil servants such as police, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and even judges.
The public official accepting or soliciting a bribe may also be charged with bribery. The felony of bribery could lead to the incarceration of the accused with serious penalties that may include years behind bars and extensive fines.

Bribery generally does not involve the police if the matter is between two individual without any public office related matters. 

The perpetrator will engage the target and seek a favor of some kind for another offer that may include monetary decompensation. However, the matter elevates to criminal when one of these parties is a public official because the power he or she may have over the public increases significantly. The briber may involve the other person in something that negatively impacts others but improves the situation for a select few or only the two in the bribe. As identified in the past through this blog, we demand justice of the victims after various officials in the Prince George’s county were bribed to keep the problems going for many years. 

The Crime of Bribery

Bribery has the intention to influence the person sought for the bribe. Then, the influence changes to what this person accomplishes for the bribe itself. He or she may grant a favor, change a city ordinance, affect how the public views something or even change election ballots or votes. The greater the influence the person has, the worse the penalties are when facing conviction in a court of law. The prosecutor must show corrupt intent involved in this process, and both the briber and the bribed may face criminal charges for involvement. Some crimes elevate to extortion depending on the circumstances. 

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