Tag: John R. Leopold

BREAKING:  Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

BREAKING: Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Anne Arundel County Executive, Laura Neuman issued the following statement through a spokesperson. We are pleased that this case has been resolved and we can put it behind us. This closes a sad and sordid chapter in our County’s history, but serves as the impetus for putting processes in place that guard against this […]

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County Executive Neuman: Month 1 Report Card

County Executive Neuman: Month 1 Report Card

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced that she has made significant progress in her first month in office by completing her evaluation of key staff, beginning budget preparations and making important appointments. “My first month in office has been very productive and encouraging,” County Executive Neuman said. “We have made immediate changes that I think will move the government […]

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Leopold Led To Jail In Handcuffs

Leopold Led To Jail In Handcuffs

| March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

In a trial that was full of surprises, it should have been expected that the sentence for former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold would also be a surprise. And it was. After a sentencing hearing that lasted a little over two hours, the former County Executive was sentenced to 2 years in jail […]

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Neuman Names Old Business Partner IT Director

Neuman Names Old Business Partner IT Director

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today named NASA contractor Richard Durkee as Director of Information Technology. “Richard Durkee will develop a plan to make this County work smarter through better use of technology,” County Executive Neuman said. “Data is the key to efficiency and measuring results.” Durkee, a Davidsonville resident, is a contractor providing information technology services and support […]

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The Next County Executive

The Next County Executive

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yes, you too can lead Anne Arundel County throughout the remainder of former County Executive John R. Leopold’s term in office. The qualifications seem pretty benign, but you will have to get through a vote from the Anne Arundel County Council that will likely prove to be more political than any election fraught with conflicts […]

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Leopold Resigns!

Leopold Resigns!

| February 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

In a succinct email, County Public Information Officer, David Abrams advised that County Executive John R. Leopold has resigned. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold submitted his resignation today effective immediately. Chief Administrative Officer John Hammond will remain Acting County Executive. To read a copy of the letter, please click here.

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Leopold Suspended After Guilty Verdict

Leopold Suspended After Guilty Verdict

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chief Administrative Officer John Hammond is serving as Acting Anne Arundel County Executive as a result of the suspension of County Executive John R. Leopold from his duties. The Maryland Constitution provides for suspension of an elected official upon a guilty finding in a criminal case. An executive order signed by County Executive Leopold was […]

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The Leopold Trial: The Aftermath

The Leopold Trial: The Aftermath

| January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

UPDATE:  Here is a copy of the full Memorandum issued by Judge Dennis Sweeney with all of his comments regarding each of the charges. (PDF, 40 pages) Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold was found guilty this afternoon of two counts of misconduct. He was found not guilty on another misconduct charge as well as […]

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LEOPOLD GUILTY!

LEOPOLD GUILTY!

| January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

This afternoon, the trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold came to a close when retired Howard County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Sweeney found John Leopold guilty. Leopold was initially indicted in March 2012 on 5 counts, 4 for misconduct in office and 1 for misappropriation of taxpayer’s funds for using his security […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 7

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 7

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today is the seventh (and likely last) day of 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 […]

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The Leopold Trial – Day 6

The Leopold Trial – Day 6

| January 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today was the sixth day of 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 and one […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 6

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 6

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Today is the sixth day of testimony, and the first full day of defense arguments,  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 […]

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The Leopold Trial – Day 5

The Leopold Trial – Day 5

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today was the fifth day of 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 […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 5

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial – Day 5

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Today is the fifth 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 […]

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The Leopold Trial – Day 4

The Leopold Trial – Day 4

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

Today was the fourth 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 […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 4

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 4

| January 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Today is the fourth 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 […]

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The Leopold Trial – Day 3

The Leopold Trial – Day 3

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today was the third 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 […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 3

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 3

| January 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today is the third 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 […]

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The Leopold Trial – Day 2

The Leopold Trial – Day 2

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today was 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 […]

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LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 2

LIVE BLOG: The Leopold Trial — Day 2

| January 22, 2013 | 11 Comments

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 […]

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The Leopold Trial: Day 1

The Leopold Trial: Day 1

| January 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

Today was the first 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 […]

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County Executive Leopold Opts Out Of Jury Trial

County Executive Leopold Opts Out Of Jury Trial

| January 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold has changed his decision for a jury trial and opted to have retired Circuit Court Judge Dennis M. Sweeney decide his fate in his criminal misconduct trial.  This comes after a day spent questioning potential jurors who were all dismissed today. For a defendant, there is risk in both types […]

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