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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | March 18, 1992
A 41-year old Jessup man who fatally stabbed his brother during a domestic argument last July was given a three-year suspended sentence yesterday by a Howard County Circuit Court judge.Johnny Mouzon pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his brother, Joseph Louis Mouzon, as part of a plea agreement with the state. The maximum penalty for involuntary manslaughter is a 10-year jail sentence.Circuit Judge James B. Dudley gave Mouzon credit for the 134 dayshe served in the Howard County Detention Center after his arrest.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
A former treasurer of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Student Bar Association has pleaded guilty to stealing $33,000 from the organization. Margaret Oyler, 29, never graduated from the law school and found herself instead sitting as a defendant Thursday before a Baltimore judge. Oyler was given a five-year suspended prison sentence and three years' probation. She must also pay back the money. In an interview, Oyler said the thefts happened during "an extremely dark period in my life.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 13, 1997
The former owner of a Southern Maryland ambulance company received a 30-month suspended sentence yesterday in Towson for defrauding Medicare of $224,000.Scott Houston, 34, who owned Physicians Ambulance Co. of LaPlata, admitted filing claims in 1993 that misrepresented the destinations of ambulance trips and inflated the number of trips. He sometimes put up to four patients into one ambulance and billed Medicare as if they were taken on separate trips, state officials said.The state attorney general recommended the suspended sentence to Baltimore County Circuit Judge John O. Hennegan because Houston agreed to cooperate in a statewide investigation of ambulance fraud.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
The civil rights director of the Maryland attorney general's office has lost an appeal of his drunken-driving case, with the state's second-highest court allowing the conviction and suspended sentence that replaced an illegal outcome to stand. Carl O. Snowden, a former Annapolis alderman, had contended before the Court of Special Appeals that an Anne Arundel County judge was wrong to take away the original probation before judgment he received on a 2010 charge of driving while impaired.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | October 1, 1991
The first health care employee prosecuted in Anne Arundel under a state law designed to protect nursing home residents from abuse received a three-year suspended sentence yesterday.Michele Olee Graves, a former nursing assistant at the Annapolis Convalescent Center, pleaded guilty yesterday in county Circuit Court to three counts of "vulnerable adult abuse." Graves, 21, of the 1200 block of Tyler Avenue inAnnapolis, had been charged with abusing 24 nursing home residents ranging in age from 57 to 94.Graves admitted yesterday to kicking a 91-year-old woman in the leg because she placed her dinner tray on her bed, punching an 85-year-old woman who had resisted a request to go to sleep and tripping a 91-year-old woman who was trying to pass her in a hallway.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | February 25, 1994
In the end, Michael F. Cartwright got what he was promised: The confidential informant who helped Carroll's drug task force in a cocaine investigation was spared jail when he was sentenced yesterday for an unrelated traffic offense.Cartwright, 21, of Owings Mills said last year that the coordinator of the Carroll County Narcotics Task Force promised to keep him out of jail on his second charge of driving with a revoked license because of his work with the drug enforcement group. Cartwright also claimed that he was told not to bother getting an attorney because the charge would be taken care of.Yesterday, everything did work out, for Cartwright at least, but not until he had revealed himself as a drug informant and antagonized a somewhat embarrassed drug enforcement group.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
A Taneytown girl charged as an adult in the January shooting of an 18-year-old friend was given a suspended four-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.In accepting the plea arrangement, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. placed Shannon Marie Utz, 17, of the first block of Wilson St. on four years of supervised probation. During that period, she must cooperate in mental health therapy and drug and alcohol counseling, submit to random testing for substance abuse and have no contact with the victim, the judge said.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | May 26, 1993
Carroll Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold could have sentenced Michael G. Glover to three years in jail yesterday.Instead, the judge gave the child-support scofflaw a suspended sentence and some advice on how to lower his court-ordered payments to his former wife in Westminster.The judge's action enraged Sheree Brown, the former Mrs. Glover. She hasn't collected one $726 monthly payment since their 1985 divorce."This is ridiculous!" she screamed as she stormed out of the courtroom, slamming the door behind her."
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March 8, 1996
A Baltimore man seriously injured in a December 1994 high-speed chase with police received a suspended sentence yesterday after being convicted of 10 counts of second-degree burglary.Ronald Earl Hartling, 33, now at Harbor Inn Convalescence Hospital, agreed to allow a prosecutor's statement of facts as the only evidence against him in the trial yesterday.In exchange, prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against him, which stemmed from a theft spree in November and December 1994. Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. gave Mr. Hartling 15-year concurrent terms for each of the 10 counts, then suspended the sentence.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | March 1, 1992
A former Annapolis man has received a suspended sentence as part of a plea bargain that obligated him to testify against three co-defendants in a murder trial -- and, his lawyer said, made him a target in ashooting.Christopher Deon Jones, 22, received a five-year suspended sentence Friday in county Circuit Court for being an accessory after the fact in the January 1991 murder of 22-year-old Sylvester Wayne "Tink" Johnson.Lawyer Paul Kirby told the court that Jones fulfilled his end of the bargain at personal risk.
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By Justin Fenton, Sun reporter | September 17, 2012
Responding to criticism, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said prosecutors are often in favor of tougher penalties than those handed down by city judges, who have the final say.  Bernstein's comment came after a "court watcher" from North Baltimore, Stephen Gewirtz, sent an e-mail blast to residents describing sentencing of a 54-year-old man named Lonnie Butler, who pleaded guilty Monday to selling heroin in Better Waverly. He received a sentence of seven years, but Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams suspended all but two years and gave Butler credit for time served.  Resident Andrew Timleck sent a reply to the e-mail recipient criticizing the sentence, saying Butler had a lengthy record of charges stretching back 22 years.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
A Columbia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor in connection with a report of an injury her 2-year-old son suffered five months before he was killed by suffocation. Joaquinia M. LaJeuness, 29 — whose son, Elijah, died in April 2011 at age 3 — answered questions but made no statements during a hearing before Howard County Circuit Judge Richard Bernhardt, said T. Wayne Kirwan, a spokesman for the county state's attorney. Bernhardt handed down a prison sentence of three years suspended and the eight days LaJeuness has already served in jail.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
A Lansdowne woman was ordered to stay out of Walmart for five years after pleading guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor assault in a bleach and Pine-Sol fight that briefly shut down a Baltimore County store last fall. Theresa M. Jefferson, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the altercation with Ebony Odoms, 38, which broke out Oct. 8 inside a Walmart at the Lansdowne Station shopping center. She was given a suspended five-year sentence, probation and community service, and ordered by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. to stay away from Odoms and "stay out of Walmart.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2012
Saying the offenses strike at the "values of this nation," a judge sentenced Paul E. Schurick, the campaign manager of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., to home detention and community service Thursday for approving automated Election Day telephone calls to keep black voters from the polls. The sentencing went forward even as Schurick's attorneys sought a new trial, alleging that the credibility of a key prosecution witness has been undermined. Baltimore Circuit Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill spared Schurick prison time by suspending a one-year sentence and forgoing fines.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
Roan S. Faulkner, a Pentecostal bishop who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a parishioner after she had come to him for advice on a family matter, was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. During the investigation into his conduct with the 43-year-old parishioner, three other women associated with Faulkner's New Life Pentecostal Ministries in Catonsville told authorities that the bishop had made physical advances toward them, although none of those acts rose to the level of the attack on the parishioner, whom he forced to perform a sexual act and tried to rape, according to prosecutors.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
Serial drunken driver Thomas Lee Meighan Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for the fatal hit-and-run in 2009 of a Johns Hopkins University student described in court by friends and family as a promising young scientist who might have changed the world. Meighan, 40, was given an additional nine-year-suspended sentence in connection with a similar hit-and-run that occurred several months previously, in July 2009. Five people were injured in Northwest Baltimore after he drunkenly slammed into their compact car before fleeing on foot.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1997
A Westminster man who pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting his former girlfriend with a knife, breaking into her apartment and twice violating court orders to leave her alone was released with a suspended sentence of five years and five months.The five months reflects time served in Carroll County Detention Center awaiting trial on four charges filed between December 1996 and April.Despite a heightened awareness of domestic violence after three deaths in two incidents in Hampstead last month, Carroll prosecutors said they were forced to accept a plea bargain because the victim and other witnesses failed to cooperate.
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March 24, 2010
A 39-year-old Edgemere man who claimed to be a police officer while waving a gun outside a Southeast Baltimore bar last fall pleaded guilty to handgun possession in Baltimore District Court on Tuesday and received a suspended three-year sentence, the city state's attorney's office announced. Arthur Campbell of the 2500 block of N. Snyder Ave. told police that he was trying to break up a fight at the Angle Inn in O'Donnell Heights and showed a membership card for the Police Emerald Society, a fraternal organization for area police officers of Gaelic descent, charging documents show.
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