County executive Leopold's secretary questioned

State prosecutors continue to investigate whether Leopold improperly used his county-funded security detail

April 02, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's secretary Patty Medlin was questioned Friday, a county official confirmed, as the state prosecutor's office investigates whether Leopold improperly used his county-funded security detail to work on his recent campaign.

Leopold's spokesman Dave Abrams said Medlin appeared at the circuit courthouse Friday. The (Annapolis) Capital newspaper first reported Saturday on her appearance. She could not be reached for comment.

Three of the five officers assigned to Leopold's detail were subpoenaed and testified before an Anne Arundel grand jury last month, the officers' lawyers have confirmed. The state prosecutor's office also subpoenaed Leopold's public schedule, from 2008 to the present, earlier this month as part of the probe.

Leopold, a Republican, has hired prominent attorney Bruce L. Marcus, who is counsel for the Maryland Democratic State Central Committee and represented the Maryland Jockey Club in last year's fight over a planned slots parlor in Anne Arundel.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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