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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 6/6/11 (access required)

Criminal Law Escape BOTTOM LINE: The defendants’ convictions for second-degree escape were legally valid even though the convictions were predicated on their failure to obey a court order was legally invalid. CASE: Hill, et al. v. State, No. 93, Sept. ...

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Court hears crack cocaine sentencing case

WASHINGTON – In a case that could impact thousands of defendants, the Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether sentences set by binding plea agreements are eligible for modification under the revised federal crack cocaine sentencing guidelines. Petitioner William Freeman ...

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3 convicted in ‘Metro Dream Homes’ Ponzi scheme

GREENBELT — Three defendants were convicted for their roles in the $70 million “Metro Dream Homes” Ponzi scheme Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Chief Financial Officer Michael Anthony Hickson, 46, of Commack, N.Y.; President Isaac Jerome Smith, 46, ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals:1/24/11 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Law Deposits on New Homes subtitle BOTTOM LINE: The evidence was insufficient to support the defendant’s conviction for failing to deposit money into escrow in violation of the Deposits on New Homes subtitle, because ...

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