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Sian James gets 10 years in off-duty detective’s death

Sian James has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing a chunk of concrete that killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer during a dispute over a parking space. James, 26, was sentenced Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court. He ...

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Ex-NSA official Drake seeks probation in leak case

WASHINGTON — A former senior official with the National Security Agency who admitted leaking information on a failed billion-dollar NSA computer project is asking the judge to sentence him to a year’s probation and community service. Lawyers for 54-year-old Thomas ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 6/6/11

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

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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