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Now entering their appearances…new Prince George’s corruption counsel!

A month and a half ago I wrote about the addition of a young but high-profile lawyer to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office, Leo J. Wise. When U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein told me Wise, who policed Congressional ethics for the ...

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Dishonest Eastern Shore lawyer disbarred

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously disbarred an Eastern Shore lawyer who had surreptitiously and repeatedly transferred funds from a client escrow account to his law firm’s general fund, telling partners he had earned the money. Christopher A. Palmer also ...

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Emmet Davitt, a natural prosecutor

Perhaps it’s just natural that Emmet Davitt is Maryland’s new state prosecutor. Except for spending the last three years as deputy counsel for the state Public Service Commission, Davitt’s entire legal career has been as a prosecutor, whether it was ...

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Top 5: Crystal balling the Md. state prosecutor pick

The reverberations from Jack Johnson’s witness- and evidence-tampering charges continued to be felt this week, both in Maryland and in the ranking of the top 5 most-read law stories at The Daily Record’s website. And in some good news, congrats ...

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Charles County lawyer pleads guilty to fraud

A disbarred Charles County attorney pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt Friday to wire and mail fraud after he conned clients out of money he used for his personal expenses and provided clients with fake deeds. Frank P. ...

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Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything?

WASHINGTON — Last term’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling’s ...

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Justice decayed, answers to questions of feasbility delayed

Everyone agrees the Baltimore City Circuit Court buildings are “absolutely terrible” and that a new courthouse is in order, the city’s administrative judge declared at a meeting of city and state criminal justice officials last fall. To this end, the ...

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