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Jun 18, 2012

Federal jury acquits Roger Clemens of all charges

WASHINGTON — Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-balling pitcher. The trial in U.S. District Court in Washington was lengthy, the deliberations relatively brief. Jurors returned their verdict after close to 10 hours over several […]

Apr 23, 2012

Man acquitted in dog burning pleads to attempted murder

A Baltimore man acquitted of setting a pit bull puppy on fire has been sentenced to eight years in a separate case. Travers Johnson, one of two brothers acquitted this month of animal cruelty, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree murder and a weapons charge in a shooting that occurred while he was free on […]

Nov 8, 2011

Sen. Currie acquitted on all counts

State Sen. Ulysses S. Currie remained calm and poised Tuesday in the hall outside the federal courtroom where a jury had just acquitted him of all charges in a corruption scandal. He thanked his legal team, called the verdict a win for the General Assembly and his constituents and said he was headed to visit […]

Sep 12, 2011

Part of lawsuit against Baltimore police survives

A woman who claims she was roughed up and insulted during a wrongful arrest on drug charges can proceed with part of her lawsuit against the officers and the Baltimore Police Department, a judge ruled Monday. Judge Emanuel Brown allowed Adair Wiley to sue for defamation and malicious prosecution in Baltimore City Circuit Court but […]

Jul 8, 2011

States weigh ‘Caylee’s Law’ in verdict aftermath

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lawmakers across the nation are proposing the so-called Caylee’s laws that would make it a felony for parents who do not promptly report a missing child. The measures come after Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Bills are being considered in a dozen or […]

May 10, 2011

Former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer acquitted of all charges

A federal judge in Greenbelt has acquitted the former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer accused of lying to the government about off-label marketing of one of the pharmaceutical company’s drugs. Judge Roger Titus said Tuesday there was not sufficient evidence in the case against former Glaxo Associate General Counsel Lauren Stevens to submit it to the jury. On […]

May 3, 2011

Judge acquits 3rd Baltimore officer of misconduct

In his first trial as Baltimore City state’s attorney, Gregg L. Bernstein convinced the jury but not the judge. On Tuesday — one day after a city jury found two Baltimore policemen guilty of misconduct in office for picking up two teenagers in West Baltimore and then abandoning one across town and the other in […]

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