18 apply for vacant state prosecutor position
The commission charged with nominating a new state prosecutor has received 18 applications and will meet Sept. 17 to begin its review of the candidates. The State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission began its work last month to replace Emmet Davitt, who retired as state prosecutor on July 31 after more than eight years in […]
Panel nominates interim state prosecutor, discusses vetting process
A commission charged with selecting nominees for the state prosecutor’s job on Wednesday nominated an acting state prosecutor and discussed a process for vetting and interviewing applicants for the position. The State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission began its work to replace Emmet Davitt, who retired as state prosecutor on July 31 after more than eight […]
Hogan, Brown campaign complaints unlikely to go to state prosecutor
The Maryland State Board of Elections tomorrow is expected to hear and possibly discuss the results of the two reviews when it meets Thursday afternoon.
Del. Hattie Harrison’s grandson pleads guilty to theft from her campaign fund
ANNAPOLIS – A grandson of the late Del. Hattie N. Harrison, D-Baltimore City, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft of $17,628 from his grandmother’s campaign fund while and after he served as her treasurer.
Art Helton loses residency ruling
Art Helton, a former state senator who is seeking a political comeback in 2014, is in trouble with the authorities after allegedly lying about where he lives.
Davitt seeks witness immunity powers
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature could help efforts to fight public corruption by passing a measure to allow the Office of the State Prosecutor to grant immunity to witnesses so their testimony could not be used against them, the state prosecutor wrote in a report released Wednesday. State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt included the comments in […]
Baltimore City’s Police Integrity Unit gets new chief
A prosecutor of corrupt politicians will turn her attention to wayward police officers beginning Nov. 1 as head of the Police Integrity Unit under Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
Prosecutor says agreement reached in Alston case
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s state prosecutor says a verbal agreement has been reached to settle cases involving a lawmaker accused of using campaign funds to pay for wedding expenses and using state money to pay an employee in her private law firm. State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt said Friday he was limited in what he could say […]
Indicted Del. Alston also in trouble with AGC
Del. Tiffany T. Alston, already under indictment on theft charges by the state prosecutor, stands accused of ethical violations toward clients that could lead to the suspension of her law license. The ethics allegations, brought by bar counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission, include lack of diligence and communication with three clients dating to 2008, […]
Anne Arundel Co. executive indicted for alleged misconduct
ANNAPOLIS — A grand jury has indicted the Anne Arundel County executive for allegedly misusing his police protection squad for his benefit, including removing signs of political opponents and asking officers to wait while he engaged in sexual activity with a county employee in commercial parking lots. State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the indictment Friday […]
Another count dismissed in robocall trial
A judge on Thursday dismissed an obstruction of justice charge against Paul Schurick, a longtime aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, but denied defense requests to throw out charges alleging Schurick played a role in trying to suppress the black vote in last year’s rematch between Ehrlich and Gov. Martin O’Malley. Baltimore City Circuit Court […]
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 bench. Judge Charles J. Peters’ recusal, just minutes after the case was assigned to him, […]