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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly defends himself against ethics charges (access required)

Facing potential disbarment, retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly defended himself Thursday before Maryland’s top court against Attorney Grievance Commission allegations that he withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for ...

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Bar counsel presses for former State’s Attorney Cassilly’s disbarment (access required)

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission will continue to press for retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly’s disbarment after a judge recommended he be merely reprimanded for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old ...

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Judge finds ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court (access required)

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, a hearing judge reviewing allegations of ethical wrongdoing by Cassilly ...

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Out-of-state defense lawyers urge justices to hear Frederick killer’s appeal (access required)

In an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal defense attorneys from outside the state have assailed Maryland’s “rigid” rule enabling prosecutors to prosecute cold cases so long as the prosecution’s delay in securing an indictment was not designed to give the state a tactical advantage over the defendant.

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Md. court overturns ex-police chief’s misconduct conviction (access required)

Maryland’s second-highest court on Thursday overturned a former Pocomoke City police chief’s official misconduct conviction, saying he was wrongfully denied the opportunity to present at trial expert testimony that his refusal to cite a motorist after a car crash was ...

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Convicted ‘Serial’ killer says state failed to share exculpatory evidence (access required)

An attorney for convicted murderer and “Serial” podcast star Adnan Syed urged a Baltimore trial court Tuesday to examine whether prosecutors failed to disclose to defense counsel telephone phone records that could substantiate his alibi for that fateful day.

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