LINTHICUM — First Mariner Bancorp CEO Edwin Hale has pleaded guilty to interfering with security at BWI-Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his luggage at a checkpoint.
Prosecutors say an Anne Arundel County District Court judge gave Hale one year of unsupervised probation before judgment on Tuesday and he will forfeit the gun. State’s Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kristin Fleckenstein says the maximum sentence for the charge is 90 days in jail, but Hale does not have a criminal record.
Court records show that Hale will also pay $400 in fines and court costs.
Hale said after the Feb. 4 incident at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport that he has had a handgun permit for 25 years and forgot he had the gun as he packed.