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Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Prosecutors describe Glenn as beset by debts, boastful of influence

Former Del. Cheryl Glenn.

A former delegate who was instrumental in creating Maryland’s medical cannabis program is accused of soliciting and taking bribes in exchange for backing legislation related to cannabis, opioids and alcohol. Cheryl Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who resigned abruptly on Wednesday ...

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Baltimore court to move away from criminal, civil assignments in 2020

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

The majority of Baltimore City Circuit Court judges will be eligible to hear either civil or criminal cases on any given day beginning next month, causing some attorneys and stakeholders to express concern about logistics and the management of resources. Judicial ...

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Baltimore a party to $337M settlement with banks on price-fixing

JPMorgan Mortagage Bonds Probe

Baltimore is one of several government and union plaintiffs that stands to recoup damages sustained in a proposed $337 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing major financial institutions of a price-fixing conspiracy. The city filed a lawsuit earlier this year ...

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Baltimore’s lawyer: No more limits on speech in police settlements

City Solicitor Andre Davis xxxxx (File Photo)

Citizens who have settled cases with Baltimore over alleged police misconduct are free to speak about their experiences regardless of any clause in their settlement agreement that restricts their speech, the city’s attorney said Wednesday. Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. ...

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Former mayor Pugh charged with perjury on state disclosure forms

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, left, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore with her attorney Steven Silverman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to schools, libraries and a medical system to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been charged with perjury for allegedly failing to disclose her interest in her children’s book company on financial disclosure statements required during her time in the state legislature. The Maryland Office of the State ...

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Baltimore city spending panel to approve $45K police settlement

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

Baltimore’s spending panel is set to approve a $45,000 settlement with a woman who claims police used excessive force when they removed her from her car during a 2015 traffic stop. D’Wan Whetstone filed suit in U.S. District Court in ...

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