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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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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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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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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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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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Is John Leopold Guilty?

Is John Leopold Guilty?

| January 16, 2013 | 7 Comments

Today, jury selection begins in the John R. Leopold criminal trial in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.  The trial stems from a five count Grand Jury indictment alleging that Leopold used his executive protection detail for personal and political advantages. The prosecution alleges that he used County police officers to escort him to sexual encounters, tear down an opponent’s […]

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County Executive Leopold Encourages Citizens To Participate In Holiday Sharing Program

County Executive Leopold Encourages Citizens To Participate In Holiday Sharing Program

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive Leopold is asking citizens to donate to Holiday Sharing, a program administered by the Department of Social Services. “During these difficult economic times it is important to remember the families who are struggling to make ends meet and provide for their children,” County Executive Leopold said. “This program benefits them directly by providing […]

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Leopold Agrees To Repay Attorney Fees

Leopold Agrees To Repay Attorney Fees

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Despite his belief he will win in court, County Executive John R. Leopold has agreed to reimburse Anne Arundel County for attorney fees should there be an unfavorable ruling in a civil case filed against him. “I am confident that when the jury hears all of the evidence, the result will be the same as a similar claim that […]

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Leopold Seeks Members For Animal Welfare Council

Leopold Seeks Members For Animal Welfare Council

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold is seeking new members for the Animal Welfare Council, a citizen panel that has been very successful in leading significant change to benefit pets and pet owners. “Thanks to this important group of citizens and professionals, we have been able to make numerous improvements to Animal Control, including the addition of a civilian administrator and […]

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Arundel’s Top Cop Calls It Quits

Arundel’s Top Cop Calls It Quits

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amid a sea of controversy, Colonel James Teare, Anne Arundel County’s police chief, has called it quits as of August 1, 2012.  Teare was under investigation by the State’s Prosecutor in connection with the indictment of Teare’s boss, County Executive John R. Leopold.  According to a statement issued by the State’s Prosecutor, the investigation and […]

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School Supplies For Needy Children

School Supplies For Needy Children

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold is urging citizens to donate school supplies for 1,500 needy children in advance of the next school year. “Often the most important aspect of getting children ready to learn is making sure they have the basics: a healthy meal, a good teacher and the right supplies,” County Executive Leopold said. “This program will go […]

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Leopold Announces Grant For Homeless Veterans

Leopold Announces Grant For Homeless Veterans

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold has announced that the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation has won a $140,000 federal grant to help homeless veterans find jobs and housing. “This grant will help us enhance our services to veterans, which already includes programs through the Health Department to treat post traumatic stress and substance abuse,” County Executive Leopold said. “We owe it […]

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Leopold Seeks Input On Transportation Plan

Leopold Seeks Input On Transportation Plan

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold has announced a public meeting to solicit input regarding a Draft Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP). The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Severna Park Middle School. “The TFMP examines all viable modes of travel including rail, bus, ridesharing, biking and walking,” said Mr. Leopold. “Public involvement […]

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Leopold Announces Plans For Adaptive Track At Freedom Field

Leopold Announces Plans For Adaptive Track At Freedom Field

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold thanked the Governor, Comptroller and Treasurer for approving Program Open Space funds for the Lake Waterford Park Adaptive Recreation Track. “The development of a state-of-the art facility for children with special needs has always been one of my top priorities and is a model for adaptive recreation,” County Executive Leopold […]

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Leopold Seeks Volunteers For Odentown Town Center Oversite Committee

Leopold Seeks Volunteers For Odentown Town Center Oversite Committee

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Odenton has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years,” County Executive Leopold said.  “We expect to see even more growth as a result of the expansion of Fort George G. Meade and the National Security Agency.  The OTC Oversight Committee has an important role in ensuring that planning documents for West County are implemented.” […]

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Joanna Conti Calls For Leopold’s Resignation

Joanna Conti Calls For Leopold’s Resignation

| March 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

We spoke with Joanna Conti, former candidate for County Executive who ran against John Leopold in 2010 regarding the indictment.  Throughout the campaign, many of Conti’s political signs had disappeared. This indictment alleges that on several occasions Leopold personally removed the signs.  We spoke with Ms Conti about the indictment and she offered the following statement: Mr. […]

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Anne Arundel County Exec Leopold Indicted On Sex Charges

Anne Arundel County Exec Leopold Indicted On Sex Charges

| March 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Attempts to contact Joanna Conti, Leopold’s opponent in the last election; Dave Abrams, his spokesman; and Chris Trumbauer, County Councilman have been unsuccessful. UPDATE: The Capital is reporting some of the more salacious details of the indictment including: Leopold had an ongoing sexual relationship with a Parks and Recreation employee named Connie Casalena, a […]

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Leopold Names Hammond CAO For Anne Arundel County

Leopold Names Hammond CAO For Anne Arundel County

| February 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

County Executive John R. Leopold today appointed longtime Budget Officer John Hammond as Chief Administrative Officer. “John Hammond has served the County in several capacities for two decades and has the institutional knowledge necessary to keep us moving forward,” County Executive Leopold said. “He offers the unvarnished truth on the important issues that we face […]

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Leopold Announces Community Connections Day

Leopold Announces Community Connections Day

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

County Executive John R. Leopold invites citizens to attend the next Community Connections Day at Severna Park Middle School on March 8. “Every year we try to give the public a chance to learn more about services provided by the County and access information about multiple agencies in one place,” County Executive Leopold said.  “Constituent […]

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Leopold Lays Out County Agenda To Legislature

Leopold Lays Out County Agenda To Legislature

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold has briefed the Anne Arundel County General Assembly delegation on his legislative priorities for the 2012 session, including recovering transfer tax revenue for power plants, blocking the proposed move of a State agency and making it easier for firearms owners to recover stolen weapons. “Our top priority as always is […]

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