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DeWolfe seeks suspension of misdemeanor proceedings

Maryland’s rules on setting bail and other pretrial conditions are relatively liberal but are not applied that way, Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe says. “In practice, amounts of money are [selected] randomly,” he said. “Setting of bail is really all over the map in Maryland.” (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Chief Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe called on the state’s top jurist Monday to suspend misdemeanor trial proceedings in district court for all non-incarcerated defendants, except those alleging domestic violence, due to the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 in ...

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J&J to settle criminal charge over Risperdal marketing

WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson has tentatively agreed to settle a single misdemeanor criminal charge related to a multi-year government investigation into the marketing of its psychiatric drug Risperdal. The company said Monday in a regulatory filing that the agreement ...

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Former NSA executive Thomas Drake pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas A. Drake pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor in federal court in Baltimore on Friday, a day after striking a deal to dismiss Espionage Act charges that could have put him away for ...

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Assault charge dismissed against Redskin Albert Haynesworth

FAIRFAX, Va. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth after the player reached an agreement with the man who said he was the victim of a road-rage attack. Under Virginia ...

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