JD Howlette Law files federal civil rights lawsuit against The City of Mt. Rainier and Prince George’s County
Federal lawsuit alleges egregious and hostile code enforcement actions taken by DPIE and The City of Mt. Rainier, including solicitation of sexual favors, resulting in destruction of our client's property.
December 12, 2023
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Maryland – Today we announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit against The City of Mt. Rainier, Prince George’s County, and individual defendants Alma Ferrufino, Ukkundo'Oohwaka, and Darrell Terry. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Patricia McLamb, alleges severe violations of Ms. McLamb’s constitutional rights, including those protected under the Fourteenth and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as several Maryland state laws.
Patricia McLamb, a Hispanic mother residing in Montgomery County, Maryland, faced egregious and hostile code enforcement actions resulting in the destruction of her residence and financial losses exceeding $700,000. The Complaint also asserts a troubling RICO claim against one of the defendants for allegedly soliciting sexual favors from Ms. Lamb in exchange for fixing her code enforcement issues. Under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, a person can be held criminally and civilly liable for committing at least two acts of racketeering (i.e., a specific set of federal and state crimes) within a 10-year period.