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Criminal procedure — Waiver of right to counsel — Knowing and voluntary on record

A jury in the Circuit Court for Garrett County found Thomas Lee Wilson, appellant, guilty of seven counts of theft: $1,000 to under $10,000, and one count of theft scheme: $10,000 to under $100,000. For the purposes of sentencing, the court merged appellant’s theft convictions into his conviction for a theft scheme and sentenced appellant to serve eight years in jail, all but eighteen months suspended, to be followed by three years of unsupervised probation and payment of $10,000 in restitution.

In his timely filed appeal, appellant raises a single question for our consideration, which we have rephrased as follows : Did the trial court err in accepting appellant’s waiver of the right to counsel?

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