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January 26, 2024: Anne Arundel County Register of Wills Charged with Misconduct in Office, Misappropriation by a Fiduciary, and Theft

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III, announced today that an Anne Arundel County Grand Jury has indicted Erica Griswold, Register of Wills for Anne Arundel County, on charges of Misconduct in Office, Misappropriation by a Fiduciary, and Theft. According to the indictment, on or about June 16, 2023, a cashier’s check for $6,645.00 was  Read the Rest…

January 10, 2024: Former Cecil County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to Prison for Misconduct in Office and Visual Surveillance with Prurient Intent

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that former Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kyle L. Thomas was sentenced to five years of incarceration, with all but one year suspended, followed by three years of supervised probation, for one count of misconduct in office, and one year of incarceration, suspended, for one count  Read the Rest…

November 9, 2023: Baltimore County Man Pleads Guilty to Voting in a Maryland Election without U.S. Citizenship

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III, announced today that a Baltimore County resident, Francis G. Bagnall, pleaded guilty to voting in the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial General Election without having the legal authority to vote. Bagnall was sentenced to Probation Before Judgment by the Honorable Robert E. Cahill, Jr. pursuant to a signed plea agreement,  Read the Rest…

October 12, 2023: 1776 Project PAC Fined Over $20,000 for Failure to Include Authority Line in Carroll County School Board Race

In conjunction with The Maryland State Board of Elections Charlton T. Howard III, Maryland State Prosecutor, and Jared DeMarinis, State Administrator of Elections at the Maryland State Board of elections, announced today that the 1776 Project PAC has been fined $20,250 dollars via civil citation for sending 13,879 text messages to Carroll County voters in  Read the Rest…

October 11, 2023: Former Cecil County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Misconduct in Office and Visual Surveillance with Prurient Intent

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that former Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kyle L. Thomas, pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in office and one count of visual surveillance with prurient intent. According to the statement of facts read in the courtroom, Thomas served as a Deputy for the Cecil  Read the Rest…

August 23, 2023: Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Charged with Misconduct in Office, Witness Retaliation, Revenge Porn, and Related Offenses

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that a former Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Kyle L. Thomas, has been charged by criminal information with Misconduct in Office, Witness Retaliation, Visual Surveillance with Prurient Intent, Revenge Porn, and Distribution of Obscene Material. According to the charging document, Deputy Thomas, who served as a  Read the Rest…

July 31, 2023: Treasurer for Political Committees “Friends of Cathy Bevins” and the “Baltimore County Victory Slate” Sentenced to Six Months Incarceration

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III, announced today that William “Christopher” McCollum was sentenced to five years, suspend all but six months, for one count of felony theft scheme and one count of perjury, to run concurrently, by the Honorable Robert E. Cahill, Jr. in Baltimore County Circuit Court. The State requested a period  Read the Rest…

May 25, 2023: Treasurer for Political Committees “Friends of Cathy Bevins” and the “Baltimore County Victory Slate” Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft Scheme and Perjury

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III, announced today that William “Christopher” McCollum pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft scheme and one count of perjury. According to the statement of facts read in the courtroom, Mr. McCollum, who served as the Treasurer for the campaign finance committees “Friends of Cathy Bevins” and the  Read the Rest…

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