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January 26, 1992
An Abingdon bar owner convicted of hiring an undercover policeman toassault his former girlfriend and maim her new boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.Giovanni Rivieri, 61, was convicted in Harford Circuit Court on charges of solicitation to commit mayhem and two counts of solicitation to commit assault and battery during a two-day trial in December.Rivieri tried to hire a state police investigator posing as a hitman to castrate a truck driver from Levittown, Pa. Rivieri also wanted the hit man to assault his former girlfriend, an Abingdon woman who works as a waitress at a White Marsh truck stop.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
A former employee at the Maryland School for the Deaf was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for sexually abusing two girls at the school. Clarence Cepheus Taylor III, 38, showed no emotion as Howard County Circuit Judge William V. Tucker pronounced the sentence after a three-hour hearing. A young man seated in the spectator's gallery stood up quickly, shouted in protest and stormed out of the courtroom. Taylor, who worked as a school aide, was found guilty in a jury trial in November of two counts of child sexual abuse for inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl at the Columbia campus.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | October 5, 1994
In a story published Wednesday about the sentencing of a Carroll County man, the significance of the prison term was misstated because of an editing error. The 145-year sentence is the longest for child sexual abuse now being served by an inmate in Maryland.A Carroll County man convicted of molesting nine children -- two of them his own -- was given a 145-year sentence yesterday, the longest ever assessed in Maryland for child sexual abuse.According to Division of Correction records, the sentence imposed by Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. is 25 years longer than the 120 years given to a Frederick County, man has been serving his sentence since 1988, when he was convicted of molesting several boys.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
Timothy Cumberland was sentenced yesterday to spend 40 years in prison for the murder of a Westminster man he didn't shoot."This case is significant, because it is the first drug-related murder here," Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. said as he suspended all but 40 years of a life sentence he imposed on Cumberland for the fatal shooting of Gregory Lamont Howard on Jan. 28, 1993."
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By Los Angeles Times | February 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court overturned TV evangelist Jim Bakker's 45-year prison sentence yesterday, saying that the judge at his trial had displayed a personal, religious bias against the defrocked founder of the PTL ministry.But the court also upheld Bakker's 24-count conviction for conspiring to defraud his followers.Under federal sentencing guidelines now in effect, Bakker would receive a 10- to 12-year prison sentence for his crimes. But on Oct. 24, 1989, U.S. District Judge Robert Potter, known locally in Charlotte, N.C., as "Maximum Bob," sentenced Bakker to 45 years and fined him $500,000.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | November 24, 1993
A month after being sentenced to 26 years for child sex abuse, Ronald Walter Price is asking for limited freedom.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner said yesterday he will consider a request by Price's attorneys to modify the 26-year sentence he imposed Oct. 14 by reducing the term or letting their client serve under house arrest.Price, 48, was convicted of three counts of child sex abuse. Three victims testified during the two-day jury trial that they had sexual relations with Price while students at Northeast High School and he was a social studies teacher there.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Calling a Bowleys Quarters man "an extremely serious engine of destruction," a Baltimore County judge yesterday piled maximum consecutive sentences totaling 50 years on him for shooting at a police officer last June 28.A jury convicted Steven Michael Maggio, 33, of the first block of Starwood Court, in March of attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in an attack on Officer David Rose, who was not injured. The panel deadlocked on the charge of first-degree attempted murder.Judge John F. Fader II imposed maximum consecutive 30- and 20-year terms on the two convictions, both consecutive to a five-year sentence Maggio is serving for a parole violation.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | February 19, 1992
The final member of what the State's Attorney Office termed a Florida-to-Carroll County cocaine ring is expected to be sentenced tomorrowin Circuit Court.Henry Hernandez of Miami faces sentencing on a conspiracy conviction stemming from a plea agreement with the State'sAttorney's Office, in which charges against him, his brother and hissister-in-law under Maryland's drug kingpin statutes were dropped.Henry Hernandez, his brother Fernando Hernandez, 28, and Fernando's wife, Bonnie, were indicted by a county grand jury in January on charges that they ran the cocaine ring.
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