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Sentencing set for former Ehrlich aide in robocalls case

A political aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich faces up to 12 years in prison for conspiring to use Election Day robocalls in what prosecutors cast as an effort to suppress black voter turnout. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for ...

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Closing arguments begin in robocalls trial

Closing arguments have begun in the trial of a political aide for former Gov. Robert Ehrlich who is accused of trying to suppress the black vote during last year’s gubernatorial election. Paul Schurick testified in his own defense in Baltimore ...

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Schurick takes stand in his own defense at trial

A political aide for former Gov. Robert Ehrlich testified in his own defense Friday, telling jurors he rejected suggestions by a consultant to suppress the black vote during the 2010 Maryland gubernatorial election. Longtime Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick said consultant ...

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Ministers, co-workers testify in Schurick robocall case

Ministers, a firefighter and state officials who have worked with Paul Schurick for decades took the stand Friday to testify about the character of the former aide accused of trying to suppress the black vote during the 2010 Maryland gubernatorial ...

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Robocall trial pushed to 2012

The trial of a political operative accused of trying to sabotage Gov. Martin O’Malley’s re-election with robocalls was postponed until Feb. 6 after the judge assigned to hear the case recused himself Tuesday because O’Malley had appointed him to the ...

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Week in review: 7/22/11

Borders to close as markets shift The closure of all 399 Borders bookstores nationwide, including 18 in Maryland, not only dramatically illustrates changes in the highly competitive publication industry, experts said this week, but also reveals the delicate relationship between large ...

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2 Ehrlich political operatives plead not guilty

Two political operatives for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of using robocalls on Election Day to encourage voters in two jurisdictions with large numbers of black voters to stay home. Paul Schurick, 55, ...

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