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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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Prosecutor: Former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer went too far

To federal prosecutors, former GlaxoSmithKline attorney Lauren Stevens led an effort to obstruct a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe into her company’s marketing of the anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR as a weight-loss drug, a use not approved by the FDA. ...

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Bernstein opens trial of Baltimore officers accused of kidnapping

Gregg Bernstein introduced himself to jurors Wednesday as the Baltimore City state’s attorney. Then he introduced the three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore teenagers, pointing to each one for emphasis. “They thought that just because they ...

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Bernstein prevails, gets 1 trial for 3 officers

Gregg Bernstein lost his first contention Thursday while trying his inaugural case as Baltimore City state’s attorney. But prosecutors ultimately prevailed on a key, preliminary issue when a judge ruled three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore ...

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Trying cases will benefit Bernstein, say other state’s attorneys

Stuart O. Simms tried murder cases, drug cases and even appeared in juvenile court when he served as Baltimore City state’s attorney in the late 1980s and early 1990s. No matter the cases he selected, his goal was never to ...

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A ‘renter’s market’ gives Bernstein choices for office

If Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein can find a way to increase his agency’s annual rent budget from zero to $1 million or more per year, there are several buildings near the courthouses downtown that could accommodate his ...

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New prosecutor, GBC on the same page

It’s no coincidence that the Greater Baltimore Committee’s best-practices recommendations for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney seemingly dovetail with initiatives already proposed by Gregg Bernstein. Bernstein met with committee members as state’s attorney-elect and occasionally joined them as they met ...

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Bernstein’s swearing in well attended

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein took his ceremonial oath of office Tuesday evening at a grand courthouse gathering that brimmed with optimism about the new top prosecutor while acknowledging the difficulty of his task. The first such event since ...

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Court of Special Appeals overturns verdict in Chapman fee fight

In a fee dispute between prominent attorneys, a Maryland appeals court Tuesday overturned a $200,000 unjust-enrichment award to the law firm of Nathaniel E. Jones Jr., a Baltimore lawyer who served as behind-the-scenes co-counsel to the defense team for now-imprisoned ...

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