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Maryland high court disbars former Harford state’s attorney

A unanimous Maryland high court Friday disbarred retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for misleading a judge about the study’s existence. The ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly defends himself against ethics charges

Facing potential disbarment, retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly defended himself Thursday before Maryland’s top court against Attorney Grievance Commission allegations that he withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for ...

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Bar counsel presses for former State’s Attorney Cassilly’s disbarment

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission will continue to press for retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly’s disbarment after a judge recommended he be merely reprimanded for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old ...

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Judge finds ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, a hearing judge reviewing allegations of ethical wrongdoing by Cassilly ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court, says bar counsel

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, Maryland’s bar counsel has alleged in a disciplinary petition filed ...

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Convicted murderer deserves hearing for new trial, Md. high court holds

A convicted first-degree murderer will have the chance for a new trial after Maryland’s top court Tuesday unanimously ruled he deserves a hearing on his claim that evidence found after his conviction should have been presented before the jury. In ...

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