Top Headlines: Pension Fraud Conspiracy, Swimming Coach Charged with Child Abuse

Top headlines of the week from around Montgomery County.

With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week:

Woman Involved In Vehicle Rampage Near Walter Reed Has 'Significant Psychiatric History

BETHESDA—Prosecutors said Angela A. Cobbold, the woman charged in a vehicle rampage that led to gunfire outside Walter Reed Bethesda Tuesday, has a 'significant psychiatric history' and was released from a mental facility days before the incident, The Gazette reports. Read more on Bethesda Patch.

Curl-Burke Swim Club Founder Charged With Child Abuse

POTOMAC—Prominent swimming coach Richard Curl surrendered to police Thursday in a case in which a woman alleged she and Curl had a sexual relationship when she was a 13-year-old swimming student. Read more on Potomac Patch.

Gaithersburg Man Guilty In $9 Million Pension Plan Fraud

GAITHERSBURG—Two Montgomery County men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for engaging in a scheme to steal more than $9 million from Vienna, VA-based Southern Management Corporation’s employee pension plan. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.

Montgomery Art Association Returns to Wheaton Mall

WHEATON—Westfield Wheaton is leasing a new gallery space to the MAA, on the lower level of the mall, across from Dick's Sporting Goods. Read more on Wheaton Patch.

New Businesses Coming to Wheaton Mall

WHEATON—With the incoming Costco and the recently arrived Dick's Sporting Goods, Westfield Wheaton is attracting new retail and restaurants—like Chipotle. Read more on Wheaton Patch.

2 Board Members Resign in Chevy Chase Village

CHEVY CHASE—A new state law requiring in-depth financial disclosure statements from members of municipal boards and councils (and from members' spouses) has prompted two board members in Chevy Chase Village—which was not exempted from the law, despite its small size—to resign. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

Rockville Woman Accused of Falsifying Drug Test Results in Bribery Scheme

ROCKVILLE—A Rockville woman was indicted Monday on charges that she falsified drug test results in exchange for bribes and later lied to a grand jury about it, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore. Read more on Rockville Patch.

Silver Spring Retiree as Write-In Presidential Candidate

SILVER SPRING—Dwight French, a 64-year-old retired government worker in Silver Spring, has no delusions of grandeur that his self-financed presidential run will garner many votes. So, why is he running? Find out the answer on Silver Spring Patch. 

New Community Garden On the Way to Long Branch

SILVER SPRING—Long Branch Community Recreation Center will likely be the site of the next Montgomery County community garden. The program already operates 10 gardens, mostly in East Montgomery County, that are open to county residents for a yearly fee. Read more on Silver Spring Patch. 


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