Maryland State Prosecutor

Nov 27, 2019

New state prosecutor: Role a challenge, ‘natural capstone’ for career

Just days into his tenure as Maryland’s newest state prosecutor, Charlton Howard III said the job could be the highlight of his career in public service. “I enjoy government service very much,” Howard said. “I truly get a satisfaction out of serving the community and have just always found that to be the area of greatest […]

May 30, 2017

Pugh aide found guilty of campaign finance violations

An aide to Mayor Catherine Pugh has pleaded guilty to two counts of making illegal contributions to the Mayor's campaign.

Jan 24, 2013

State prosecutor rests case against Leopold

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold directed two members of his security detail to ensure that his girlfriend did not approach him during a May 2010 community event, a former member of the protection force testified Thursday at Leopold’s trial on misconduct-in- office charges.

Jan 18, 2013

Former county executive testifies at Leopold trial

Former Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens was among the first witnesses Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt called Friday at the criminal trial of her successor, John R. Leopold.

Dec 20, 2012

Baltimore county developer charged with straw contributions

TOWSON — A Baltimore County developer has been charged with making straw contributions to a county councilman and exceeding contribution limits, and his attorney says he plans to plead guilty. The Maryland State Prosecutor’s office announced charges Thursday against Stephen Whalen. He’s charged with giving $2,500 in cash to three different people who then contributed […]

Nov 28, 2011

Former Ehrlich aide’s robocall trial begins

The trial of Paul E. Schurick, accused of trying to sabotage Gov. Martin O’Malley’s re-election last fall with robocalls, will be heard by a Baltimore judge whose wife received one of the controversial phone messages. “I have absolutely no concerns about my ability to be fair and impartial,” Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lawrence P. […]

Mar 3, 2011

Court of Appeals ponders Holton immunity

ANNAPOLIS — State prosecutors Thursday urged Maryland’s top court to reinstate bribery and perjury charges against Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, who allegedly voted in favor of tax breaks for developers who had made an indirect payment to her. Lower courts had dismissed the charges, ruling that Holton enjoyed legislative immunity from prosecution related […]

Nov 19, 2010

PSC’s Emmet Davitt named new Maryland state prosecutor

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Friday appointed Emmet Davitt, deputy general counsel for the Maryland Public Service Commission, to succeed retiring State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh. “I am pleased to appoint Emmet Davitt to be the next State Prosecutor,” O’Malley said in a statement.  “Mr. Davitt is known for his sound judgment, his integrity, and his […]

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