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April 9, 2003
On April 6, 2003 CLARENCE E. RITTER beloved husband of Lois M. (nee Rau); father of Michele J. Kaplan, Scott E. Ritter and Robin L. McNeal; brother of Charlotte Gilchrist, Olive Roberta Hayes and the late Betty Jean Smith; grandfather of Bryce Nicholson Ritter and John Henry McNeal III. Mr. Ritter was a Baltimore County Councilman, 3rd District (1974-1978) and a Baltimore County Trial Magistrate (1966-1970). Friends may call Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd.
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July 25, 2005
Milton H.F. Saul, an attorney who served as an assistant city solicitor, a police magistrate and a state licensing official, died of heart failure July 18 at his Charles Street home. He was 87. Born in Virginia, he grew up in Baltimore, graduating from Forest Park High School in Baltimore. He earned a degree from the Johns Hopkins University and went into the Army during World War II. Mr. Saul achieved the rank of sergeant and served in India and Southeast Asia. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law after he returned from the military and went into practice with his father, A. Walter Saul.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2005
In a court document filled with strong accusations, the lawyer for one of two Baltimore police officers charged with shaking down drug dealers for money said that a judge in the case showed bias against his client. Defense attorney Edward Smith Jr. alleged that U.S. District Magistrate Judge James K. Bredar erred when he ordered Officer William A. King to remain in custody until his still-unscheduled trial date in federal court. "There is no indication that the defendant would not appear.
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August 26, 1991
Avrum K. Rifman, a former Baltimore Municipal Court judge and police station magistrate, died yesterday at the age of 85. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia.Services for Mr. Rifman were being held today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.Noted as a philosopher who enjoyed spinning tales and quoting such diverse literary figures as Shakespeare, Milton and Mencken, Mr. Rifman retired at the mandatory age of 70 as a juvenile court master.Born in Baltimore and a resident of Wabash Avenue for more than 40 years, Mr. Rifman was a 1922 City College graduate.
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July 11, 1996
Gary K. Weber Sr., 50, health services officialGary K. Weber Sr., an official of a health services firm, died of cancer July 7 at his Silver Spring home. He was 50.He was vice president for internal auditing for Integrated Health Services Inc.He was a member of the board of governors and former president of the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc.The Washington native was raised in Silver Spring and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1963. He then enlisted in the Navy and was discharged in 1966.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | October 23, 1992
A U.S. State Department employee yesterday admitted to illegally importing African elephant ivory, and federal prosecutors say the conviction is the first under a 1989 law.Kenneth Loff, 49, of Stafford, Va., pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Klein in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to a misdemeanor count of violating the African Elephant Conservation Act.Speaking softly in reply to a question from Magistrate Judge Klein, Mr. Loff said he...
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October 10, 1990
Services for Judge Fred E. Waldrop, who served on the District Court bench in Baltimore County from its establishment in 1971 until his retirement in 1984, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.Judge Waldrop, who was 63, died of cancer Monday at his home on Drawbridge Court in Catonsville.He retired on medical disability after tests showed that damage from an apparent cerebral hemorrhage in 1981, for which he was hospitalized several months, and the pressures of his work could combine to endanger his health.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 15, 2000
A federal judge ordered home detention yesterday for a Baltimore police officer charged in a drug conspiracy case after prosecutors failed to substantiate allegations that he tried to obstruct justice after his arrest last week. U.S. Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gessner released John H. Wilson, 27, to the custody of a family friend. She ordered electronic home monitoring for him and that he undergo psychological, drug and alcohol treatment. Federal prosecutors said last week that Wilson, while jailed, had contacted co-conspirators about destroying evidence and threatening witnesses.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2004
Judge Marshall A. Levin, who presided in Baltimore's Circuit Court over a historic asbestos-injury case that was the nation's largest mass trial, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 83. He had been hearing cases for more than 40 years, as a magistrate and judge, and was presiding on a fill-in basis in Circuit Court until two weeks before his death. "He just loved doing it," said the court's recently retired Administrative Judge Ellen M. Heller.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | March 12, 1993
Christopher H. Hill lost his license to practice law after admitting defrauding a former Navy basketball coach in a home-sale scam. Later he lost a civil court case that left him facing an $8 million judgment.Now the erstwhile builder of luxury homes in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Prince George's counties could lose his freedom for six years if he is convicted of charges he faces in a $3 million construction fraud scheme.Federal prosecutors unsealed a 13-count indictment charging Mr. Hill, 40, with mail and wire fraud.
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