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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 Tricia Bishop | June 4, 2012
A West Baltimore man captured on video attacking a police officer on New Year's Eve was convicted of second-degree assault last month in a rare bit of swift justice in the city. Manuel Imel, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but one year of the term suspended, for tackling an officer who was in the middle of arresting a second man. A recording of the incident was widely viewed online at WorldStarHipHop.com. It shows two officers trying to handcuff a man in the street as a crowd watches, apparently upset.
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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 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 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 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 Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
A man who admitted that he tried to rape a high school student when she passed his Odenton backyard on her way to the school bus was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison. The victim softly wept as Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner ordered a prison term above state guidelines for Jameson Bryan Knott, 20, whom he described as having "significant, longstanding mental health problems. " "The sentence is appropriate," Assistant State's Attorney Sandra F. Howell said afterward.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2012
An Annapolis woman pleaded guilty Friday to using false identities to bilk banks, Social Security and private and public insurers of $2.6 million, prosecutors said. From 2005 though 2009, Winnie Joanne Barefoot, 57, used stolen identities to take out loans on three properties in Annapolis, falsely representing her ability to repay the loans, according to a statement Friday from Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office. Barefoot also admitted to providing false information to the Social Security Administration during that same period in order to receive disability benefits, which she has since repaid.
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