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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1997
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.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,sun reporter | July 14, 2007
A recently retired and decorated Anne Arundel County police officer was given probation before judgment yesterday for committing bigamy by marrying his fifth wife before divorcing his fourth. Clarence Lee Whitlow, 44, wed his current wife Sept. 8 using the papers from his November 2001 divorce from his third wife to prove he was free to marry, Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen A. Evans said. "He's a police officer. He should have known," she said outside the Anne Arundel County courtroom.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
A former Baltimore police officer, who resigned amid allegations that he stole money from immigrants, admitted yesterday that he was married to two women at the same time.Dorian J. Martin, 24, pleaded guilty to bigamy in Baltimore Circuit Court. He was placed on five years' probation for the charge that came to light during the investigation of the alleged thefts.Martin is scheduled to be tried on three counts each of theft and official misconduct in July.Martin's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said that love was to blame for Martin's simultaneous marriages.
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By Steve Chapman | September 4, 2001
CHICAGO - Let's say Tom Green is a handsome young NBA star with a lusty nature and some irresponsible habits. He has prolonged sexual relationships with several different women, and over the years he manages to father a couple dozen children. In those circumstances, no one would be surprised if Mr. Green's conduct earned him widespread scorn and ridicule. But we'd be very surprised if it got him sent to jail. The real Tom Green is a bit different. He's a pot-bellied, 53-year-old salesman, not a glamorous professional athlete.
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August 13, 1993
A 28-year-old Reisterstown woman who married a Howard County man two years ago while she was still married to at least one other man pleaded guilty in Carroll Circuit Court yesterday to one count of bigamy.Laura Lee Marsden could face up to nine years in state prison for the felony when she is sentenced by Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. on Oct. 14.According to court records, Marsden married Paul Ray Marsden, 25, in a Carroll County civil ceremony on June 28, 1991.However, she was still married to William John Januska Jr., 31, of Reisterstown.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1996
This marital dispute isn't just another case of "he said, she said." Baltimore County prosecutors allege it's a case of "she wed, she wed."Betty Ann Sisson, 32, has been charged with bigamy -- and could face a possible nine-year prison term if convicted of having two husbands at once.Rodney Sisson, 30, a forklift operator who lives in Abingdon, claims that his wife was already married to a prisoner when he wed her six years ago."She's got to pay for this because it's not fair to me what she did to me. I married her in good faith," he said.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1997
A former top aide to the county executive who pleaded guilty to bigamy two months ago won't go to jail, but will have to perform 160 hours of community service.Aubrey L. Linton, 52, was given a suspended six-month jail sentence yesterday by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff. The judge also placed him on nine months' unsupervised probation and ordered him to complete the community service.Wolff agreed to consider Linton's request for probation before judgment, which would essentially erase his felony conviction, if he completes his community service in nine months.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
Two friends -- one in power, one in trouble -- are poised to make a decision tangled in emotional bonds and political consequences.Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary, whose strong sense of personal loyalty has often come at his political expense, has been meeting with adviser and close friend Aubrey L. Linton after Linton's felony indictment this week on bigamy and perjury charges.The subject: Should Linton, whom Gary appointed as his liaison to public safety employees last year over County Council opposition, leave his post?
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
Aubrey L. Linton, the former top public safety adviser to Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary, will plead guilty Monday to one count of felony bigamy to avoid an embarrassing trial and jail time, according to sources familiar with the case.Negotiations this week between Linton's attorney, Donald Lindner, and Anne Arundel prosecutors will head off a jury trial scheduled to begin Feb. 4. The plea agreement is to be outlined at 10 a.m. Monday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.Bigamy carries a maximum prison sentence of nine years, but sources familiar with the negotiations said the former Prince George's County paramedic will be placed on probation and pay an undetermined fine.
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By Scott Wilson and Dan Thanh Dang and Scott Wilson and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1996
It appears a top adviser to Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary has said "I do" one too many times.Aubrey L. Linton, a longtime golfing partner of Gary's, has been indicted by a county grand jury on bigamy and perjury charges stemming from his wedding last year to Sheila M. Sample.Attended by a who's who of county leaders and featuring Gary as best man, the wedding seems to have suffered from just one, if sizable, flaw: Records show Linton already had a wife, and Maryland law does not allow a man to have two concurrently.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
A former Baltimore police officer, who resigned amid allegations that he stole money from immigrants, admitted yesterday that he was married to two women at the same time.Dorian J. Martin, 24, pleaded guilty to bigamy in Baltimore Circuit Court. He was placed on five years' probation for the charge that came to light during the investigation of the alleged thefts.Martin is scheduled to be tried on three counts each of theft and official misconduct in July.Martin's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said that love was to blame for Martin's simultaneous marriages.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1997
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.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1997
A former top aide to the county executive who pleaded guilty to bigamy two months ago won't go to jail, but will have to perform 160 hours of community service.Aubrey L. Linton, 52, was given a suspended six-month jail sentence yesterday by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff. The judge also placed him on nine months' unsupervised probation and ordered him to complete the community service.Wolff agreed to consider Linton's request for probation before judgment, which would essentially erase his felony conviction, if he completes his community service in nine months.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1997
A contrite Aubrey L. Linton, the former top public-safety adviser to County Executive John G. Gary, pleaded guilty yesterday to felony bigamy after reaching a settlement that will likely keep him out of jail.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff will sentence Linton on March 27 after a review by the state Division of Parole and Probation.Michael R. Cogan, the assistant state's attorney handling the case, said his office would not oppose the sentencing recommendation by the defense. That makes it almost certain that Linton, who faces a maximum penalty of nine years in jail, will be placed on probation.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
Aubrey L. Linton, the former top public safety adviser to Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary, will plead guilty Monday to one count of felony bigamy to avoid an embarrassing trial and jail time, according to sources familiar with the case.Negotiations this week between Linton's attorney, Donald Lindner, and Anne Arundel prosecutors will head off a jury trial scheduled to begin Feb. 4. The plea agreement is to be outlined at 10 a.m. Monday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.Bigamy carries a maximum prison sentence of nine years, but sources familiar with the negotiations said the former Prince George's County paramedic will be placed on probation and pay an undetermined fine.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1996
This marital dispute isn't just another case of "he said, she said." Baltimore County prosecutors allege it's a case of "she wed, she wed."Betty Ann Sisson, 32, has been charged with bigamy -- and could face a possible nine-year prison term if convicted of having two husbands at once.Rodney Sisson, 30, a forklift operator who lives in Abingdon, claims that his wife was already married to a prisoner when he wed her six years ago."She's got to pay for this because it's not fair to me what she did to me. I married her in good faith," he said.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1996
Aubrey L. Linton, a top adviser to Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary indicted this week on a bigamy charge, resigned yesterday to spare his longtime friend further political embarrassment."
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1997
A contrite Aubrey L. Linton, the former top public-safety adviser to County Executive John G. Gary, pleaded guilty yesterday to felony bigamy after reaching a settlement that will likely keep him out of jail.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff will sentence Linton on March 27 after a review by the state Division of Parole and Probation.Michael R. Cogan, the assistant state's attorney handling the case, said his office would not oppose the sentencing recommendation by the defense. That makes it almost certain that Linton, who faces a maximum penalty of nine years in jail, will be placed on probation.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1996
Aubrey L. Linton, a top adviser to Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary indicted this week on a bigamy charge, resigned yesterday to spare his longtime friend further political embarrassment."
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
Two friends -- one in power, one in trouble -- are poised to make a decision tangled in emotional bonds and political consequences.Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary, whose strong sense of personal loyalty has often come at his political expense, has been meeting with adviser and close friend Aubrey L. Linton after Linton's felony indictment this week on bigamy and perjury charges.The subject: Should Linton, whom Gary appointed as his liaison to public safety employees last year over County Council opposition, leave his post?
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