May 26, 2011
Someone called to testify Wednesday before the grand jury looking into the Ehrlich campaign's deceptive Election Day robocalls tells me Towson attorney Robert B. Green was in the waiting room, offering to consult with any witnesses connected to the campaign. I phoned Green, and his partner, David B. Irwin , took the call. “My firm represents the Bob Ehrlich for Maryland Committee, that's what I can tell you,” said Irwin, a former federal prosecutor and white-collar criminal defense lawyer.
May 31, 2011
Update: Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, longtime aide Greg Massoni and former elections board chief Gene Raynor were called to testify before the grand jury, according to my source. Chris Cavey, former chairman of the Baltimore County GOP, just confirmed to me that he also testified. Former Ehrlich communications director Paul Schurick and Joe Sliwka, a former campaign aide, were not called to testify. I misunderstood my source and I regret the error. Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich and a two top aide s testified last week before the grand jury investigating deceptive Election Day robocalls made on behalf of his re-election campaign, a source close to the matter told me Tuesday.
June 17, 2011
The cryptic email went out this week to some of the region's news media — including WMAR-TV and The Baltimore Sun — asking journalists to appear before the city's grand jury, which plans to spend the next few months analyzing the impact of crime coverage on efforts to end violence. It's a sort of term project squeezed in between criminal indictments, and a decades-old tradition for the panel. In addition to evaluating state's evidence, the 23 grand jurors in the city also examine a social issue during their four-month tenure and make recommendations for change.
May 21, 2012
A Baltimore grand jury indicted a 29-year-old woman Monday on attempted murder and seven other charges in connection with the brutal stabbing of her 8-month-old daughter during a supervised visit at a city social services office in April. Kenisha Thomas, who is being held without bail in the incident, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in district court Tuesday, but the indictment will move the felony case into circuit court. An arraignment on the new charges is set for July 17. According to police, Thomas smuggled a large kitchen knife into a Baltimore social services office April 24 and repeatedly stabbed the infant, named Pretty Diamond, in the head and neck as office staff fought back, with one man throwing a chair at her. The baby, who previously was removed from Thomas' care, survived.
October 13, 2011
A man accused of shooting and killing a woman in Long Reach and a man accused in a fatal stabbing in Harper's Choice were indicted Wednesday, Oct. 12 by a Howard County grand jury. Dominique Davon McDonald, 21, of the 9700 block of Clocktower Lane in Columbia, is facing one count each of first-degree murder, using a handgun in a felony violent crime, and possessing a firearm after being convicted of a violent crime. He is accused in the Sept. 12 death of Baltimore-based bail bondswoman Nichole Bernadette McNair in the 8700 block of Hayshed Lane.
May 13, 2011
The state prosecutor has empanelled a grand jury to hear testimony about deceptive Election Day robocalls made on behalf of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The grand jury will meet this month in Baltimore to hear testimony from at least one person who was subpoenaed Friday but asked not to be identified. It was unclear whether the grand jury has already met. The subpoena and the existence of the grand jury are the first developments to come to light in the case since December, when investigators for the state prosecutor raided the home and office of political operative Julius Henson.