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Councilwoman Leslie Johnson pleads guilty to felony

GREENBELT — Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie E. Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit evidence and witness tampering related to money her husband, then-county executive Jack B. Johnson, received from developers in exchange for helping them secure federal ...

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US reaches plea deal in NSA leaks case

The Justice Department on Thursday reached a plea agreement in the leak case against a former National Security Agency official. In court papers, the government said Thomas Drake will plead guilty to exceeding authorized use of a computer, a misdemeanor. ...

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Prosecutors agreed to request sentence modification, not insist on it

Warning to Maryland defense attorneys: When it comes to requests to modify sentences, make sure the prosecution agrees not only to a modification hearing but to join you in pressing for the modification itself. Convicted armed robber Paul Andrew Tatem ...

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3 plead guilty to smuggling counterfeit goods through Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Three people have pleaded guilty to plotting to smuggle counterfeit Coach handbags made in Malaysia and China into the Port of Baltimore. Forty-three-year-old Kin Yip Ng of Whitestone, N.Y., 39-year-old Lidan Zhang of China and 32-year-old Josephine Zhou ...

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Guilty plea in Nick’s Amusements money laundering case

Lawyers for Nick’s Amusements Inc. entered a guilty plea Friday on behalf of the company for charges of laundering $35,000 in illegal gambling proceeds. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Motz approved the $50,000 sentence, agreed upon by prosecutors and the ...

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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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