Maryland Tax Lien Agent Pleads Guilty To Bid-Rigging

Law360, New York (June 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Maryland tax lien agent has agreed to plead guilty to bid-rigging auctions in several Maryland counties and to pay a $750,000 criminal fine, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors filed a one-count felony charge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Tuesday, charging Steven L. Berman with participating in a plot to rig bids submitted to cities and counties in Maryland for tax liens.

The plea agreement still must be approved by the district court.

Berman's lawyer, Stephen J....
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