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Md. high court weighs Baltimore board’s power to suspend liquor licenses

The Court of Special Appeals said there was no evidence the owner of Baltimore’s Club Harem knew one of his employees allegedly solicited an undercover officer for prostitution in April 2013. The appellate court reversed the liquor board’s decision to suspend Steven Kogul’s license for a month in a reported opinion Thursday. (Danny Jacobs/The Daily Record)

Baltimore bar owners can be stripped of their liquor licenses for illicit sexual activity in their taverns regardless of whether they knew, an attorney for the city’s liquor board said Tuesday in urging Maryland’s top court to reinstate a one-month suspension of the liquor license at Club Harem.

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