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July 29, 2021: Baltimore Correctional Officers Plead Guilty to Charges of Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Sharonda Stokes and Ms. Dephany McKnight, former Correctional Officers assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on July 28, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  Ms. Stokes was sentenced by the Hon. Robert  Read the Rest…

July 26, 2021: Baltimore City Employee Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that Elizabeth “Betsy” Gardner, who formerly worked in the Baltimore City Council President’s Office as a community liaison has pled guilty to one count of perjury. According to a Statement of Facts read into the record, Ms. Gardner received over $15,000 payments from community organizations from  Read the Rest…

July 9, 2021: Correctional Officer at Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore Pleads Guilty to Charges of Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Erica Byrd, a former Correctional Officer assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on June 7, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  She was sentenced by the Hon. Robert E. Cahill, Jr. to  Read the Rest…

June 10, 2021: Five Correctional Officers charged with Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted five Correctional Officers with Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office. The indictments allege that during their employment as Correctional Officers for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Kimberly Brown, Erica Byrd, Dephany McKnight, Syreeta Saunders, and  Read the Rest…

June 4, 2021: Lora Walters, former Deputy Director of the Cecil County Board of Elections, charged with Misconduct in Office, Perjury, and other offenses.

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that charges have been filed in Cecil County, Maryland, against Lora Walters, the former Deputy Director of the Cecil County Board of Elections, for Misconduct in Office, Perjury, False Entry in a Public Record, Altering a Public Record, and Committing Corrupt Acts as an Election Official.  Read the Rest…

March 29, 2021: Ivan Gonzalez, Baltimore Police Officer and Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore City, charged with Perjury and other crimes related to his 2020 Mayoral Campaign

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that a Baltimore City Grand Jury has indicted Ivan Gonzalez, a Baltimore Police Officer and 2020 candidate for Baltimore Mayor, on charges of Perjury, Falsifying a Voter Registration, False Oath, and False Entry in a Public Record.  Mr. Gonzalez is alleged to have provided false information  Read the Rest…

March 23, 2021: Cambridge Police Officer Charged with Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that charges have been filed in Dorchester County, Maryland, against Nicholas Gonzalez, a Cambridge Police Department Officer, for misconduct in office.  Mr. Gonzalez is alleged to have unlawfully detained a young woman on or about December 29, 2018.  If convicted of misconduct in office, Mr. Gonzalez  Read the Rest…

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