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Henson sentenced to 60 days in prison for robocalls

Political consultant Julius Henson was sentenced to 60 days in prison Wednesday for his role in sending automated robocalls to curb Democrat voters from heading to the polls in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown ...

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Craig A. Thompson: After trials, let’s focus on voter turnout

Both during and after the very public fraud and conspiracy trials of members of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s campaign team, discussions surrounding voter suppression filled the airwaves and public domain. Radio show hosts railed against the notion that ...

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Henson’s defense lawyer played to his strengths, observers say

Despite the same prosecutors, the same set of facts and the same defense — each defendant blaming each other — two separate city juries have handed down wildly varying verdicts over a series of automated calls made to Democrat voters ...

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Developer who bribed former Prince George’s county executive sentenced

GREENBELT— A real estate developer who acknowledged bribing former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Sixty-eight-year-old Dr. Mirza Hussain Baig of Burtonsville was sentenced Thursday. Baig, a physician, was also ordered to ...

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Henson: Prosecution is political payback

On trial for election fraud charges, longtime political consultant Julius Henson claims he was targeted by Democrats for daring to work with Republicans who, he said, threw him under the bus when trouble arose and did not even pay him. ...

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Lobbyist Cooke regains law license

By a vote of 4-3, Maryland’s highest court has reinstated longtime Annapolis lobbyist Ira C. Cooke to the state bar. Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Appeals caps Cooke’s six-year effort to rejoin the roster of Maryland lawyers. He consented ...

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Maryland man gets 15 years for ordering hit on teenager

UPPER MARLBORO  — A man who prosecutors say ordered the killing of a teenage girl has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. McDonald Abraham was sentenced in Prince George’s County Circuit Court on Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree ...

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Maryland Senate committee to call for annual online financial disclosure

ANNAPOLIS — The financial disclosure forms filed every year by Maryland lawmakers would be available to the public online under a proposal being crafted by a state Senate special committee. Maryland is the only state in the country that requires ...

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