LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 2

| January 22, 2013
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Today is the second day of testimony in the trial of Anne Arundel County Executive, John R. Leopold, who was indicted in March on four counts of misconduct in office and one count of fraudulent misappropriation. The indictment alleged that Leopold used his executive security detail for personal and political gain. He has pleaded not guilty. Leopold has opted to be tried by retired Judge Dennis M. Sweeney, a retired Howard County Circuit Court Judge. Sweeney also presided over the trial of former Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon.

This is a live blog and commentary will be updated as it happens in the courtroom. There is no need to refresh the page. The trial will get underway at 9:00am.

This live blog (and future ones) will be factually correct; however, it will be presented casually as commentary with heavy doses of opinion, humor, and even a little bit of snark.  For traditional reporting of the trial, we recommend that you check out the stories from Allison Bourg of the Capital Gazette and Anna Staver of the Annapolis Patch.

You are on Twitter…right? If not you should be. Please follow us (and others) on Twitter. The hashtag for the trial is #leopold.  Other media representatives covering the trial are also tweeting and you might as well follow them too. @abourg_capital, @annapolispatch, @melserwbal, @johnaaromwtop, @annyswapo, @amaxsmith, @jlepolastewart, @cherylconner, and @annapolisscott.

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.
  • http://www.facebook.com/nzahn1 Nicholas Zahn

    Is this live blog, live?

    • http://www.facebook.com/nzahn1 Nicholas Zahn

      Right now @abourg_Capital is giving the best coverage on twitter.

      • http://www.eyeonannapolis.net John Frenaye

        Yes she is covering it great. Sitting here next to me

      • http://www.eyeonannapolis.net John Frenaye

        Allison says thanks

    • http://www.eyeonannapolis.net John Frenaye

      Sure is

  • Raejean

    This is extremely hard to decipher with all the typos.

    • http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/ John Frenaye

      I know, I noticed it and there is no way to correct after the fact. I was more careful as days went on. Sorry!

  • Raejean

    When you are John Leopold, you don’t have to directly ask someone to do something for you. You get your message across by either praising those who did it without question or by describing what harm befell those who dared to refuse.

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