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June 11, 2003
An Anne Arundel County judge who four years ago shortened the 15-year prison term of a man who had sexually assaulted two girls, ages 5 and 9, ordered the man this week to serve the remaining years of the prison term. Karl L. Johnson, 25, of Severna Park pleaded guilty Monday to violating his probation, according to court records. He was convicted this year in District Court in connection with two domestic cases, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said. Prosecutors criticized Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth in 1999 for releasing Johnson early from prison, where he was serving seven years of a 15-year sentence for rape and battery, and placing him on home detention.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,sun reporter | September 13, 2006
The last of eight people convicted in a plot to burn down the home of a North Baltimore community leader was sentenced yesterday to more than 20 years in federal prison, closing a witness-intimidation case that sparked concerns over the safety those who report crime in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. The end came in U.S. District Court in Baltimore about 18 months after the highly publicized attack, a final hearing in which the victim briefly talked about her life after the firebombing, a defendant apologized for his role in the assault and the judge explained why the two-decade prison term was just punishment for a crime he called "intolerable."
NEWS
December 2, 1993
By halving the prison sentence of Pamela Snowhite Davis to one year, a three-judge panel has brought her sentence more in line with the gravity of her crime. She may not have received the vindication she craved, but the panel partially agreed with her contention that the original sentence handed down by county Circuit Court Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. was overly harsh.When Judge Beck decreed that Davis serve two years in prison for her conviction for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, for maintaining a common nuisance and for possession of drug paraphernalia, he was really punishing her for her strident advocacy to legalize marijuana.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in November and was sentenced the day before the anniversary of the initial indictment in the case being unsealed. Federal investigators found that inmates and the corrections officers worked together to smuggle drugs and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore jail.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1999
A long-time Baltimore drug trafficker was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole yesterday under a federal program designed to take armed career criminals off the streets.Bernard Anthony Bey, 28, received a 19-year, five-month prison term for being a felon in possession of a firearm.Bey was prosecuted under a program called DISARM, which carries tough penalties for gun-carrying criminals.After the sentencing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Bey's mother started to sob. She later screamed at prosecutor Martin Clarke in a fifth-floor hallway.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
An attorney for former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones has appealed a judge's recent ruling, in an attempt to regain his seat when he finishes serving time in federal prison later this year. A county Circuit Court judge ruled last month that Jones, who began serving a five-month federal prison term in January for failing to file income taxes, was required to live in his district during the full duration of his term in office. The County Council removed Jones, a Severn Democrat, from the council, arguing that although he had a permanent home in his district, he violated the county charter when he left to serve the prison term.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1996
A former Taneytown man whose 1994 conviction and 145-year sentence on multiple child abuse charges were overturned last summer accepted a 40-year prison term yesterday rather than face a new trial.Carroll County Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced the man to 90 years in prison, then immediately suspended all but 40 years, in accordance with a plea arrangement.The name of the man, who is 30, is being withheld to protect the privacy of his victims.In August, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned the man's July 1994 conviction and his prison term, one of the longest sentences for abuse imposed in Maryland.
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By Matthew Dolan | November 29, 2007
Former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell Sr. will be allowed to start his seven-year prison term for bribery in July, so that his wife can serve a substantial portion of her prison sentence first, a federal judge ordered yesterday. The Bromwells requested the so-called staggered sentencing so that the Baltimore County Democrat could stay home with two of their youngest children while Mary Patricia Bromwell, 44, starts her prison term in January. Sentenced to a year and a day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme, the wife of the former state senator could receive two months off her sentence for "good time" credit and might be able to serve a portion of the remaining period in a halfway house, according to lawyers in the case.
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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 Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
A man who is accused of attempting to rape a Guilford woman six weeks after he was freed from prison is back under the jurisdiction of the state Division of Correction, pending a hearing to determine if the incident violated the terms of his early release.The state Department of Parole and Probation issued an order on Sept. 9 to remand Thurman Alexander Moore to the state prison system on a charge that he violated the terms of his early release from a 25-year jail term for rape and kidnapping.
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