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March 25, 2019: Political Activist Pleads Guilty to Illegal Wiretap of Congressional Staffer

Political Activist Pleads Guilty to Illegal Wiretap of Congressional Staffer State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Jake Burdett, a college student at Salisbury University, plead guilty to illegally wiretapping a Congressional Staffer for Congressman Andy Harris in a meeting. Burdett, 21 years old, an advocate for the group Maryland Marijuana Justice, participated in  Read the Rest…

March 25, 2019: Jake Burdett, Statement of Facts

STATEMENT OF FACTS On or about October 2, 2018, Jake Burdett (“Defendant”) along with a members of an organization called Maryland Marijuana Justice (“MDMJ”) arrived at the Salisbury Office of Congressman Andy Harris requesting a meeting with Congressman Harris. The group did not have an appointment but Bill Reddish, Congressman Harris’s Community Liaison offered to  Read the Rest…

March 21 2019: Chesapeake Beach Councilman Charged with Illegal Wiretapping

Chesapeake Beach Councilman Charged with Illegal Wiretapping  State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Stewart Cumbo, a former Maryland State police officer and current member of the City Council for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, was charged in the Circuit Court for Calvert County with illegal wiretapping. The Criminal Information alleges that between July  Read the Rest…

January 22, 2019: State Prosecutor Announces Retirement

The State Prosecutor, Emmet C. Davitt, announced today that he has notified Governor Hogan that he will retire as State Prosecutor effective August 1, 2019. A copy of Mr. Davitt’s letter to Governor Hogan can be found HERE.

January 14, 2019: Eighteen of Eighteen Defendants Plead Guilty to their roles in a Corruption and Bribery Conspiracy

Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that former Correctional Officer Phillipe Jordan, Jr. was sentenced on Friday, January 11, 2019, to a ten (10) year sentence suspend all but three and a half (3.5) years and five (5) years of supervised probation by the Honorable Mark W. Crooks for his guilty plea to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery. Jordan was  Read the Rest…

January 10, 2019: Chief of Staff to State Delegate Charged by State Prosecutor for Violations of the Election Law

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced today that Tyler Walch, Chief of Staff for Delegate Richard Impallaria, has been charged in the District Court for Baltimore County with violating the authority line requirements of the Maryland Election Laws. The maximum penalty for that offense is one year imprisonment and a fine of $1,000.00.  Trial has been  Read the Rest…

November 20, 2018: Treasurer of Former Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Charged With Felony Theft

 Treasurer of Former Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Charged With Felony Theft For Immediate Release TREASURER OF LATE DELEGATE’S CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEE CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Ronald Chesek, 59, Treasurer for the campaign finance committee known as “The Friends of Joseph J. Minnick,” has been charged in the  Read the Rest…

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