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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy W. Rosen pleaded guilty Friday to voting illegallyin two elections and will serve five years probation and pay a $5,000 fine. The 58-year-oldRosen, who won a Democratic primary last year to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris in Maryland's 1st Congressional District, cast ballots in 2006 and 2010 in Baltimore County even though her legal residence was in Florida. The revelation last Septembeended her run. The sentence is the result of a plea agreement with the Maryland State Prosector's Office.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A Baltimore man pleaded guilty this week after investigators tied him to a series of armed robberies earlier this year in Northeast Baltimore. After one of the robberies, Thomas Mims, 53, was found in a car matching descriptions given by witnesses and led officers on a high speed chase, prosecutors said. Mims was ultimately taken into custody after he was trapped in a cul-de-sac by police amid the chase and was shot in the arm by an officer after speeding toward police who approached on foot.
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By Jill Rosen and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 7, 2010
Mayor Sheila Dixon's plea deal - crafted in legal terms such as Probation Before Judgment and Alford plea - left many questions about her criminal record and her future. Here's a primer on the arrangement and the events it will trigger: Dixon will receive a Probation Before Judgment, or PBJ. What is that? Probation Before Judgment is a legal procedure that allows the court to dispose of minor cases against people whom prosecutors do not consider to be serious felons, says David Gray, assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was sentenced. Swerdlin, 47, a defense attorney who has represented suspected dealers, pleaded guilty to drug charges in June. She admitted she had smuggled Suboxone — a drug used to treat addiction to opiates — into the Baltimore County Detention Center to clients during visits.
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By Walter Hamilton and Walter Hamilton,Los Angeles Times | March 7, 2009
NEW YORK -New York financier Bernard L. Madoff might be nearing a deal to plead guilty to one of the most egregious financial crimes in history. Prosecutors who have charged him with operating an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme notified a federal judge yesterday that Madoff had agreed to forgo a grand jury hearing, a step that is typically a precursor to a plea agreement. "He's going to say under oath, 'I did it,' and that's a huge step in the process," predicted Steven D. Feldman, a criminal defense attorney at Herrick Feinstein in New York.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 19, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- An Anne Arundel County police officer who had been suspended from the force for 30 days 11 years ago after a woman accused him of rape was convicted yesterday of misconduct in another rape case.Prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of second-degree rape of a 24-year-old Crofton woman as part of a plea agreement that required the officer, Michael Dennis Ziegler, 39, to resign from the force.Ziegler, who also was suspended in 1984 after failing to file a rape report he had taken from a Laurel woman, pleaded not guilty to the misconduct charge, but was convicted by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. based on a prosecutor's statement of facts.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 1997
Francisco Rodriguez -- convicted five years ago for the 1990 murder of state police Cpl. Theodore D. Wolf -- took the first step toward implementing a previously secret plea agreement that would suspend all but 15 years of his life sentence .His motion in Howard County Circuit Court yesterday for a sentence reconsideration, bitterly opposed by Wolf's widow, was delayed by Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr., giving the Howard County state's attorney's office two...
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1998
In a surprise move, defense attorneys and prosecutors began discussing a plea agreement yesterday in the high-profile murder case of Anthony J. Zenone, a convicted bank robber charged with killing two men at Loch Raven Reservoir in 1995.Discussions began abruptly yesterday morning as Zenone, 32, sat in a cell in the Baltimore County Circuit Courthouse, awaiting a pretrial hearing about search and seizure warrants.His trial in the killing of Vernon Arthur Smith, 46, and Vincent Brian Young, 26, is scheduled to begin Monday with jury selection.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1999
A 20-year-old woman accused of burning her daughter in a bathtub filled with scalding water and bleach in 1997 was arrested yesterday for allegedly failing to comply with a plea agreement that would have spared her a second trial on child-abuse charges.The trial of Mary V. Cabassa of Severn is scheduled for late next month.She was to be sentenced yesterday by Howard Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.Cabassa had pleaded guilty in February to charges of child abuse and second-degree assault, and prosecutors were going to recommend that Cabassa spend 18 months in jail while attending parent classes and undergoing psychological counseling.
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By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1991
A cellmate whose testimony helped convict Harvey Allen Teets Jr. of murdering a school security guard has been given a suspended one-year sentence and three years of probation under a plea agreement with prosecutors.David Michael Lotridge, 24, of Baltimore, admitted breaking into his grandmother's house while in a drunken stupor in an attempt to find a place to spend the night.Lotridge was found not guilty in Baltimore County District Court in Essex of two counts of malicious destruction of property and burglary.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A Baltimore police officer will plead guilty to a felony animal cruelty charge after he fatally beat and choked his girlfriend's Jack Russell terrier, his attorney said Tuesday. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, a five year veteran of the department was charged in March after the dog's body was exhumed and analyzed by animal services. Taylor's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said his client regretted what he did. Brown blamed the attack on the puppy to the stress of Taylor's work and daily life, a combination that led him to act "in a way that customarily he wouldn't.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore. Dellando Recardo Campbell, 31, of Lemoore, Calif., admitted helping Ryan Holness, 33, luring Holness' 26-year-old wife, Serika Dunkley Holness, from New York to Maryland in order to kill her, staging the crime as a fatal carjacking. He pleaded guilty to the charge of interstate domestic violence resulting in the death of a spouse. If the deal is accepted by a U.S. District Court judge, Campbell could receive up to 30 years in jail.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident, admitted fabricating documents and claims to secure federal benefits and state tax waivers for himself and at least 17 other veterans. He acknowledged making up records in his role as the deputy chief of claims for the state agency, including fake doctors' letters saying that claimants suffered from diabetes and documents listing false tours of Vietnam and awards such as Purple Hearts from 1995 until his retirement in 2011.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
A Baltimore City schools police officer pleaded guilty Monday to drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court, and faces no less than five years in prison. Napoleon McLain Jr., 31, a four-year veteran whose father was a longtime Baltimore Police homicide detective, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and drug possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. According to his plea agreement, McLain sold cocaine to a confidential source, who was working with authorities, on four occasions between December 2012 and August 2013.
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By Will Fepserman, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
A Westminster man was sentenced Wednesday to 63 months in prison and 25 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography following a plea agreement in the case, according to the U.S. State Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said a computer belonging to Joshua Foe, 35, was seized by law enforcement officials under a federal search warrant after officials determined he was sharing child pornography through a file sharing website in 2012 and 2013, according to a press release from the U.S. State Attorney.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
M&T Bank has been ordered to forfeit $560,000 in drug proceeds laundered through its Perry Hall branch. The forfeiture was ordered by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar in the wake of a case in which a teller at that branch collaborated with a member of a drug-trafficking organization in Maryland to convert small-denomination bills into $100 bills without filing required currency transactions reports. Federal law requires transactions involving more than $10,000 to be reported and filed with the Internal Revenue Service, which did not occur.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
A 21-year member of the Anne Arundel County police force resigned yesterday after admitting that he threatened his wife with his service weapon during an argument in front of their son about her decision to hire a divorce lawyer.Sgt. Eric Steen, 39, of the 7500 block of Fort Smallwood Road in Baltimore entered an Alford plea to a charge of second-degree assault. A defendant entering such a plea acknowledges that the state has sufficient evidence to win a conviction if the case goes to trial.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2000
CHESTERTOWN - In an unexpected move that came soon after prosecutors rested their case against him yesterday, Richard Wayne Spick- nall II changed his plea to guilty in the shooting deaths of his two young children last year. Under a plea agreement, Spicknall, 28, is to be sentenced to life without parole, plus 20 years, on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. In exchange, Talbot County prosecutor Scott G. Patterson has agreed not to seek a death sentence.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A former youth counselor at Fort George G. Meade has pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor in federal court. Anthony Dennis Williams II, 28, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday. In the plea, Williams acknowledged engaging in sexual contact with a child between the age of 12 and 16. At sentencing, Williams will face a maximum of two years in prison on the sexual contact charge and 15 years on the sexual abuse charge. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys said a sentence of seven to 10 years would be appropriate, according to the plea agreement.
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