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January 6, 2013
The spokeswoman for the fanatic Westboro Baptist Church, Shirley Phelps-Roper, recently made the following comments: "Connecticut has same-sex marriage, God sent the shooter into Newtown. " To equate the Newtown tragedy with same-sex marriage is one of the most horrendous statements a so-called Christian could utter. Ms. Phelps-Roper's moral turpitude is absolutely revolting. The sad thing is that there are so many like her. Geraldine Segal, Randallstown
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
In a victory for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the General Assembly gave final passage Tuesday to a bill easing restrictions on hiring of people with criminal records for jobs at Maryland casinos. The Senate voted XX-XX to approve the House-passed legislation, sending it to the governor. Under current law, an individual who has been convicted of crimes of moral turpiitude and gambling is subject to a lifetime ban on employment at a facility with slot machines. The legislation limits that ban to seven years after a conviction or after a person comes off parole or probabtion.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 4, 2002
Maryland's intermediate appellate court has upheld a Howard Circuit judge's affirmation of a state board's decision to deny a massage therapy certification to a North Laurel woman with a prostitution conviction from 1999. The state Board of Chiropractic Examiners properly ruled that Song Park Stidwell's January 1999 solicitation conviction in Washington was a "crime involving moral turpitude" - one of the allowed reasons for denial of a certification - and that it went against a requirement that those receiving certification be "of good moral character," according to a Court of Special Appeals opinion filed yesterday.
NEWS
January 6, 2013
The spokeswoman for the fanatic Westboro Baptist Church, Shirley Phelps-Roper, recently made the following comments: "Connecticut has same-sex marriage, God sent the shooter into Newtown. " To equate the Newtown tragedy with same-sex marriage is one of the most horrendous statements a so-called Christian could utter. Ms. Phelps-Roper's moral turpitude is absolutely revolting. The sad thing is that there are so many like her. Geraldine Segal, Randallstown
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
In a victory for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the General Assembly gave final passage Tuesday to a bill easing restrictions on hiring of people with criminal records for jobs at Maryland casinos. The Senate voted XX-XX to approve the House-passed legislation, sending it to the governor. Under current law, an individual who has been convicted of crimes of moral turpiitude and gambling is subject to a lifetime ban on employment at a facility with slot machines. The legislation limits that ban to seven years after a conviction or after a person comes off parole or probabtion.
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By Michael Dresser and Lynn Anderson and Michael Dresser and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
A veteran Annapolis lawyer and lobbyist was sentenced to five years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service yesterday in a California federal court for his role in defrauding a nonprofit mental health care clinic. Ira C. Cooke, 58, whose clients have included gambling interests and bail bond companies, was convicted last month on charges of theft, commercial bribery and conspiracy. As a result, his registration as a lobbyist could be revoked by the State Ethics Commission, and he could be disbarred.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1995
Most lawyers convicted of crimes accept their fate by disappearing quietly and without argument.Not Bruce C. Bereano.Once the state's most successful lobbyist -- now a felon convicted of mail fraud -- Mr. Bereano yesterday banked on the powers of persuasion that have stood by him for years and applied a full court press to retain his Maryland law license.He arrived at the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis armed with a 27-page memorandum supplemented by 6 pounds of exhibits -- hundreds of pages of legal briefs, court transcripts, excerpts of state law, newspaper clippings, even cartoons.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | January 25, 2007
A longtime Baltimore County police detective is under investigation for theft, prompting prosecutors to strike him from the witness lists of cases in which he was expected to testify. Detective Charles W. Allan, a 34-year veteran of the county Police Department who is assigned to the unit that investigates sex crimes, was suspended from duty last week pending the outcome of an internal investigation, according to a department spokesman and the officer's lawyer. Soon afterward, prosecutors in the county state's attorney's office began mailing letters to lawyers representing defendants in cases that Allan had investigated, informing them of the allegations and that the detective would not be called as a witness at those trials.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | September 1, 1992
The county has decided to let Bingo World owner Stephen Paskind, a Florida businessman with alleged ties to organized crime, apply for a permit to continue operating -- secure in the belief that he will be turned down.For months, the county has refused to allow Mr. Paskind to apply for a license renewal, saying he did not have the "good moral character" required to operate a bingo parlor under county law. But officials said yesterday that they would not appeal last month's Circuit Court ruling clearing the way for such an application.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday again delayed two measures that create new rules for ousting elected officials. Council Chairman Derek Fink said the council decided to vote in August when the panel's seven members could all be present. The council earlier this month delayed a vote after a wording dispute in the changes, which spell out when and how to remove politicians convicted of a felony or "a crime involving moral turpitude or misfeasance or malfeasance in office.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | January 25, 2007
A longtime Baltimore County police detective is under investigation for theft, prompting prosecutors to strike him from the witness lists of cases in which he was expected to testify. Detective Charles W. Allan, a 34-year veteran of the county Police Department who is assigned to the unit that investigates sex crimes, was suspended from duty last week pending the outcome of an internal investigation, according to a department spokesman and the officer's lawyer. Soon afterward, prosecutors in the county state's attorney's office began mailing letters to lawyers representing defendants in cases that Allan had investigated, informing them of the allegations and that the detective would not be called as a witness at those trials.
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By Michael Dresser and Lynn Anderson and Michael Dresser and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
A veteran Annapolis lawyer and lobbyist was sentenced to five years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service yesterday in a California federal court for his role in defrauding a nonprofit mental health care clinic. Ira C. Cooke, 58, whose clients have included gambling interests and bail bond companies, was convicted last month on charges of theft, commercial bribery and conspiracy. As a result, his registration as a lobbyist could be revoked by the State Ethics Commission, and he could be disbarred.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 4, 2002
Maryland's intermediate appellate court has upheld a Howard Circuit judge's affirmation of a state board's decision to deny a massage therapy certification to a North Laurel woman with a prostitution conviction from 1999. The state Board of Chiropractic Examiners properly ruled that Song Park Stidwell's January 1999 solicitation conviction in Washington was a "crime involving moral turpitude" - one of the allowed reasons for denial of a certification - and that it went against a requirement that those receiving certification be "of good moral character," according to a Court of Special Appeals opinion filed yesterday.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1995
Most lawyers convicted of crimes accept their fate by disappearing quietly and without argument.Not Bruce C. Bereano.Once the state's most successful lobbyist -- now a felon convicted of mail fraud -- Mr. Bereano yesterday banked on the powers of persuasion that have stood by him for years and applied a full court press to retain his Maryland law license.He arrived at the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis armed with a 27-page memorandum supplemented by 6 pounds of exhibits -- hundreds of pages of legal briefs, court transcripts, excerpts of state law, newspaper clippings, even cartoons.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
MARYLAND CONSTITUTION -- Article XV, Section 2 Any elected official of the State, or of a county or of a municipal corporation who during his term of office is convicted of or enters a plea of nolo contendere to any crime which is a felony, or which is a misdemeanor related to his public duties and responsibilities and involves moral turpitude for which the penalty may be incarceration in any penal institution, shall be suspended by operation of...
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | December 14, 1993
A Glen Burnie doctor is suing a nursing assistant for $18 million, claiming she defamed him by filing false sexual assault charges against him.In a suit filed yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, Dr. Krishan K. Singal alleges Yenchi Thi Rogers, a secretary and nursing assistant at North Arundel Hospital, lied to police about two separate sexual assaults "out of hatred and spite."Ms. Rogers told police Dr. Singal sexually assaulted her in March 1992 after locking her in his office.She also told police she was in a conference room at North Arundel Hospital Jan. 3 when Dr. Singal attacked her and "spoke to her in vulgar and perverted ways."
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