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Leopold maintains business as usual after indictment

ANNAPOLIS — Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has hardly shunned the spotlight since he was indicted March 2 on charges of misusing his police detail for personal and political gain.

The Capital newspaper of Annapolis reports that Leopold has granted nearly two dozen interviews since then, though he doesn’t comment on the charges. He has no plans to resign. He hasn’t canceled any events, and continues to have breakfast at the same diner in Pasadena. He met with the public for more than two hours Thursday at a community event at Severna Park Middle School.

Until his trial, Leopold says he plans to conduct business as usual.

So far, only one thing has changed: Leopold has quit publicly pondering his political life after he leaves county government.