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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | May 24, 2006
SILVER SPRING -- Saying he has the breadth of experience to protect consumers, the environment and minorities, Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez announced his candidacy for attorney general yesterday. The Democrat and former U.S. Justice Department lawyer said he wants to continue and expand upon the legacy of retiring Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. He said he would guarantee civil rights, stamp out public corruption and help ensure that all Marylanders have access to quality health care.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
A former Carroll assistant state's attorney who represented man charged with his fourth drunken-driving offense had helped to prepare the case against him, according to court records.David M. Littrell, who was asked to resign from the prosecutor's office on July 31, took on Timothy R. Angles as a client last month. Mr. Angles, who already had three drunken-driving convictions on his record, faced his fourth charge stemming from a one-car accident in January in which two people were injured.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | June 24, 2009
A federal judge denied a Westminster woman's request to withdraw her guilty plea Tuesday and sentenced her to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor, a 17-year-old cousin whose sexual services she sold under the Internet heading "Available now." Deborah Gail Frock, who was previously convicted of trying to blackmail a state prosecutor, claimed that the government coerced her to take the plea agreement by outlining plans to file additional charges that carried a minimum 30-year sentence if she didn't accept the deal.
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By DAVID NITKIN and DAVID NITKIN,SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
Maryland's busy election season grew more complex last week when Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced he would not seek a sixth term, and the race for state comptroller drew another high-profile entrant in Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens. But the politicians who are just starting to build campaigns to replace Curran, challenge Comptroller William Donald Schaefer or run for a growing number of vacant General Assembly seats are confronting a harsh reality: the potential difficulty in raising the money needed to be competitive.
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 1, 2006
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $14 million lawsuit accusing city and state leaders of failing to protect the Dawson family from the 2002 firebombing that killed the couple and their five children. Judge M. Brooke Murdock struck down an argument from survivors that the city created danger by soliciting participation through its "Believe" campaign and by encouraging residents to report criminal activity to police. The judge ruled that the advertisements were directed at all Baltimore residents and not to the Dawsons specifically.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1999
The attorney for a man wrongly imprisoned for more than seven years warned yesterday that he will sue the state unless Gov. Parris N. Glendening grants a pardon and the state agrees to pay the man hundreds of thousands of dollars.The warning was issued a day after a House of Delegates committee killed a bill that would have paid Anthony Gray Jr. $7.5 million.The 31-year-old Calvert County man was jailed for 7 1/2 years in the killing of a Chesapeake Beach woman. He had been sentenced to life in prison but was released last month.
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 18, 1990
UPPER MARLBORO -- For most of his adult life, Arthur A. "Bud" Marshall was not just state's attorney for Prince George's County, he was the law. The post was not just a job for him; it was who he was.Four years ago, a young black attorney named Alexander Williams Jr. stripped Mr. Marshall of that identity when he defeated the six-term incumbent in a landmark upset victory, the first countywide black official elected to office in the white-dominated county.Life...
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | March 9, 1993
A Glen Burnie man who killed his wife just three weeks after their wedding was sentenced to 20 years in prison, a decision that enraged the victim's family.Clarence Pritchett III, 43, was sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of Maizella Pritchett, 48, who was found strangled and beaten at her home Sept. 30, 1991.Judge Bruce C. Williams also agreed to recommend that Pritchett serve his sentence at the Patuxent Institution, a mental institution. With time off for good behavior, Pritchett could be paroled in 10 years.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1996
The trial of a man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl behind Howard County Central Library in Columbia will be moved out of the county because pretrial publicity prevents the defendant from receiving a fair trial in the county, a circuit judge ruled yesterday.Over prosecutors' objections, Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure ruled that an article published in the Howard edition of The Sun Monday was so detailed that finding an impartial jury in the case against Timothy Bryan Chase would be difficult.
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