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Judge Finds Leopold Guilty In Misconduct Case

6:03 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A judge has found Anne Arundel county Executive John Leopold guilty of misconduct in office for using his security detail for political activity.

Leopold was charged with using his security detail for personal and political purposes. Prosecutors also accused him of abusing his power by forcing a county employee to empty his urine from a catheter drainage bag.

Leopold's lawyers had contended the allegations by the state prosecutor's office were too vague and did not constitute crimes.

Leopold, a 69-year-old Republican in his second term as county executive, faced three charges of misconduct in office. He also faced a charge of misusing county money for personal benefit.

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