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Prince George's County

Nov 15, 2010

Law blog roundup

If you didn’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the news over the weekend, you may have missed a little happening in Prince George’s County, involving the arrest of County Executive Jack Johnson. Now, some are pushing for a law to help remove elected officials from office prior to conviction. More arrests are apparently […]

Nov 15, 2010

Prince George’s County Executive Johnson returns to work

MILLERSVILLE — Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is returning to work just days after he and his wife were arrested by federal authorities and charged with witness tampering and destruction of evidence. As Johnson left for work Monday, he said he was feeling well. He says he has received many phone calls and that […]

Nov 15, 2010

Feds charge 3 Prince George’s County police officers, 6 others

GREENBELT — Federal authorities charged nine people, including three Prince George’s County police officers, in two indictments unsealed Monday as part of an ongoing federal investigation in the county. Seven people, including two of the officers, were charged with conspiring to commit extortion in a scheme to sell untaxed cigarettes and alcohol. A third officer […]

Nov 15, 2010

Baker to discuss arrest of predecessor Jack Johnson

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County Executive-elect Rushern Baker is preparing to discuss his predecessor’s arrest. Baker is joining county officials for a news conference on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Prince George’s County Public Schools administration building in Upper Marlboro. Baker has not commented yet on Jack Johnson, who was arrested Friday in […]

Nov 12, 2010

PG County exec. and wife charged with evidence, witness tampering

ANNAPOLIS — Federal authorities on Friday arrested outgoing Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, who was recently elected to the County Council, but details of the allegations against them have not yet been made public. Marcy Murphy, a U.S. attorney’s spokeswoman, confirmed the arrests to The Associated Press. Jim Keary, a spokesman for Johnson, […]

Nov 12, 2010

Prince George’s County executive arrested

UPPER MARLBORO — Federal authorities arrested outgoing Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, who was recently elected to the county council, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland said Friday. Marcy Murphy, a U.S. attorney’s spokeswoman, confirmed the arrests to The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She did not know […]

Nov 10, 2010

Maryland AG Gansler sues over Election Day robocalls; says Ehrlich didn’t know

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday sued Universal Elections Inc., claiming the company and senior officers violated federal law by sending recorded telephone messages to more than 112,000 Democrats in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County on Election Day saying “everything is fine” and the Democrats had already won. The calls were made “with […]

Nov 10, 2010

Thirsty Turtle surrenders liquor license

HYATTSVILLE – The owner of the Thirsty Turtle voluntarily surrendered the bar’s liquor license Wednesday, officials said, on the same day a trial date was set for a man accused of stabbing four people after an October fight at the College Park bar. A Prince George’s County Liquor Control Board spokeswoman confirmed that the bar […]

Nov 7, 2010

No stemming the tide of Md. foreclosure cases

W. Michel Pierson, the judge overseeing the foreclosure docket review for the Baltimore City Circuit Court, apologizes to visitors in his chambers for the files stacked around his office, including some featuring the now-infamous corrective affidavits. To say he has been busy recently would be an understatement. In addition to his coordinator duties, Pierson has […]

Nov 4, 2010

PG liquor board pulls Thirsty Turtle’s license

HYATTSVILLE — The Prince George’s County Liquor Control Board has voted unanimously to revoke the liquor license of a popular bar in downtown College Park, moving to strip the Thirsty Turtle of its ability to sell alcohol. Liquor can be sold at the bar until a Nov. 23 fact-finding hearing, when the board will determine […]

Nov 2, 2010

Prince George’s County elections judge told to remove personal ballot

A Prince George’s County elections judge was told not to keep his personal sample ballot on his clipboard as he worked at a polling place in the county. Alisha Alexander, the county’s elections administrator, said Tuesday the judge removed it once he was asked to do so, and he was not found to be promoting […]

Nov 1, 2010

Not all Question A’s are created equal

Anne Arundel County’s top ballot question may have the monopoly on yard signs, media coverage and multi-million dollar budgets for television and radio advertising, but it isn’t the only “Question A” that Maryland’s voters will see Tuesday. Eight other counties have questions on their ballots that range from simple and straightforward, to nearly indecipherable without[...]

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