Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Monday a former bail bondsman was sentenced to 37 months in prison for obstruction of justice and conspiring to obstruct justice.
Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Evans Owings Seen, aka “Tony,” of Glen Burnie concealed violations by supervised and pretrial release defendants from federal judges and supervised and pretrial services, according to court documents.
Seen was on supervised released for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana, at the time of the conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Hamersky, an addictions counselor, was licensed by the State of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and provided services for the United States Probation and Pretrial Services. She worked primarily with defendants in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, including substance abuse and mental health counseling and urinalysis testing.
In September 2015, Hamersky met with an individual (Person A) a pretrial release and conducted a substance abuse screening. She recommended group counseling to the individual and random urinalysis testing to the individual. From September 2015 through February 2016 and from August 2016 through February 2017, she served as the individual’s pretrial release substance abuse and mental health counselor.
Hamersky had access to a Maryland resident’s (Person S) urinalysis testing schedule. The individual was on supervised released for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.
Hamersky and Seen conspired to conceal violations of narcotics and failure to appear for urinalysis testing and counseling sessions by those individuals from September 2016 through February 2017. They also prevented communication to U.S. Magistrate and District Court Judges and law enforcement information associated with violations of Person A’s conditions of release.
Hamersky and Seen utilized oxycodone, MDMA and cocaine, while Seen was on supervised release. Hamersky utilized narcotics with Person A, who was on pretrial release at the time.
Person A met with Seen at his Glen Burnie-based bail bonds shop in November 2016. Person A signed his USPO reports, reflecting Person A’s attendance at counseling and urinalysis testing sessions. Seen then gave those reports to Hamersky so she could submit them to USPO.
Seen told Person S in November 2016 that he did not have an urinalysis test scheduled, so he could consumed controlled substances and avoid detection.
In December 2016, Seen learned that FBI agents were investigating him and Hamersky. He sent a text to Hamersky stating, “I just want to be safe, I don’t want him telling the Feds I’m meeting him to get papers signed and get violated.” He then called Person A a “rat.” Hamersky accessed a federal court website under Seen’s direction to see if Person A was meeting with law enforcement.