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Danny Jacobs covers trial courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record.

Beyond destruction, helping lawyers build a case

Beyond destruction, helping lawyers build a case

It sits in a shed-like structure with two inches of lead in the walls behind a five-ton door inside a nondescript Belcamp warehouse. It is one of only a handful in the world, a scanner so powerful it can identify the combination of a lock and make the cross-section of a knife tip look as big and detailed as the knife’s handle.

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Hodes: Disbarment didn’t matter

Hodes: Disbarment didn’t matter

Michael C. Hodes retired from the practice of law Oct. 1. It says so right on his law firm's website, where he wrote he would become a full-time consultant on eldercare and veterans benefits.

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After disbarment, bank calls Hodes’ loans

After disbarment, bank calls Hodes’ loans

At a disciplinary hearing earlier this month for Michael C. Hodes, his lawyer told the Court of Appeals that Hodes viewed the money he took from a client’s trust as a loan that he planned to repay. As proof of Hodes’ financial health, the lawyer noted that Hodes obtained a six-figure bank loan shortly after leaving what was then known as Hodes, Pessin & Katz P.A. in Towson.

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