Former delegate Alston consents to disbarment
Former Del. Tiffany T. Alston, who was ousted from the House of Delegates last year after being convicted of theft and misconduct in office, was disbarred by consent by Maryland’s top court Thursday amid allegations of ethical lapses unrelated to the criminal conviction.
Week in review – 9/28/12
City wants to shift funds to bridge A plan to build a $32.9 million bridge from the foot of Central Avenue near Fells Point across a small inlet to Harbor Point — the site of the new Exelon Corp. divisional headquarters — will receive money originally targeted for other Baltimore road projects already in the […]
Del. Alston will seek reinstatement as lawyer
A lawyer for Del. Tiffany T. Alston said she will “sit out for just over a year” before seeking to have her law license reinstated, following her indefinite suspension Tuesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Week in review: 9/21/12
Harborplace retailers changing? An affiliate of General Growth Properties Inc. may operate Harborplace for another 75 years, but that hardly guarantees that the retailers there will enjoy the same longevity. The proposed deal between Harbor Place Associates Limited Partnership and the Baltimore Development Corp. will extend the operator’s lease through 2087 while increasing its rent […]
Delegate Alston: No deal
Despite a judicial tongue-lashing, Del. Tiffany T. Alston on Wednesday continued to reject proposed plea deals from the Maryland State Prosecutor following her June conviction for misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office, convictions that could lead to her ouster from the House of Delegates.
Same-sex marriage and the ‘Cone of Silence’
The story of how the Maryland House of Delegates passed same-sex marriage legislation during the General Assembly’s regular session has already been told. Still, I found it interesting to hear Del. Kathleen M. Dumais’ firsthand account, which she gave Friday during a family law session at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean […]
Eye Opener: Gambling market not over saturated, study says
A joint study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the state Department of Legislative Services found that Maryland could support a casino at National Harbor without adversely affecting business at the five casinos already approved in the state. Here’s a few other headlines to start the day: The Daily Record and others report that the Court of Appeals is […]
Eye Opener: Gambling work group to get consultant’s report
The work group considering an expansion of gambling in Maryland will receive the results of a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tuesday morning. Members of the work group said the study, which is examining the viability of adding a sixth casino and legalizing table games, will go a long way toward helping them decide whether to […]
Eye Opener: Same-sex marriage law appears ready for referendum
More than 20,000 people have apparently visited the new Maryland Live! casino in its first two days of operation, pumping money into slot machines. But, with traffic still snared on surrounding roadways, getting there may be the bigger gamble right now. Here’s a few non-casino stories around the Web today: The Daily Record continues to report […]
Alston confronts legal woes on two fronts
ANNAPOLIS — On Thursday morning, a tearful Del. Tiffany T. Alston urged Maryland’s top court not to suspend her law license for “mistakes” she made in missing a client’s court date, breaking an agreement with the Attorney Grievance Commission and failing to respond to the AGC’s chief prosecutor’s request for information. Within an hour after […]
Del. Alston’s 1st trial begins
ANNAPOLIS — Del. Tiffany T. Alston’s trial on charges of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office got underway Tuesday, after a judge restricted her ability to claim that the charges against her were politically motivated. Alston, a Prince George’s County Democrat with a solo practice in Lanham, is accused of putting one of her law […]
Indicted Del. Alston also in trouble with AGC
Del. Tiffany T. Alston, already under indictment on theft charges by the state prosecutor, stands accused of ethical violations toward clients that could lead to the suspension of her law license. The ethics allegations, brought by bar counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission, include lack of diligence and communication with three clients dating to 2008, […]