Judge wipes out bigamy conviction against Linton

September 17, 1997|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

The bigamy conviction of a former top aide to the county executive has been erased by an Anne Arundel Circuit judge.

Aubrey L. Linton, 52, was granted probation before judgment Monday by Judge Martin A. Wolff after completing 160 hours of court-ordered community service -- clearing his criminal record.

Linton resigned in October from his $51,749 job as liaison to the police and fire departments for County Executive John G. Gary after he was indicted on charges of bigamy and perjury. The perjury charge was dismissed in a plea agreement in January. He was sentenced in March.

Court records show that Linton had not filed for divorce from Robin C. Wilkinson, whom he married in 1986, until six months after he married Marie Sample in a ceremony performed at his Lothian home in August 1995.

Guests at the ceremony included Gary, the county police chief and other administration officials.

Linton must complete nine months of unsupervised probation without getting into trouble, or the case could come back to Wolff for further proceedings.

Pub Date: 9/17/97

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