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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…

February 14, 2019: Political Activist Charged with Illegal Wiretap of Congressional Staffer

Political Activist Charged with Illegal Wiretap of Congressional Staffer State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Jake Burdett, a college student at Salisbury University, was charged last week with illegally wiretapping a meeting with a Congressional Staffer for Congressman Andy Harris. Burdett, 20 years old, an advocate for the group Maryland Marijuana Justice, participated  Read the Rest…

February 1, 2019:Baltimore Area Tax Preparer And Former Maryland Department Of Human Services Employee Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft Scheme And Willfully Filing False Income Tax Returns.

Baltimore Area Tax Preparer And Former Maryland Department Of Human Services Employee Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft Scheme And Willfully Filing False Income Tax Returns State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Floyd Briscoe Wright, 66, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to felony theft scheme and willfully filing false  Read the Rest…

February 1, 2019: Statement of Facts, Floyd Briscoe Wright

STATEMENT OF FACTS – Floyd Briscoe Wright            Floyd Briscoe Wright (“Wright), DOB 10/28/1952, prepared taxes in the State of Maryland through his business, Briscoe & Associates, LLC, for many years including 2014, 2015 and 2016. After receiving a complaint about Wright’s services, the Comptroller of the State of Maryland conducted an audit on twenty  Read the Rest…

February 1, 2019: Ronald Chesek, Treasurer of Late State Delegate’s Campaign Committee, Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft of Campaign Funds

RONALD CHESEK, TREASURER of LATE STATE DELEGATE’S CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY THEFT OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Ronald Chesek, Campaign Treasurer for the former campaign finance committee known as “Friends of Joseph J. Minnick” pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to felony theft scheme between $10,000  Read the Rest…

February 1, 2019: Ronald Chesek, Statement of Facts in Support of the Guilty Plea

RONALD CHESEK, STATEMENT OF FACTS IN SUPPORT OF THE GUILTY PLEA Beginning on February 16, 1993, the Defendant, Ronald I. Chesek (hereinafter “Defendant”), served as Treasurer for the “Friends of Joseph J. Minnick” campaign committee. In this role, Mr. Chesek was responsible for all funds belonging to the campaign, including maintaining the bank account and filing campaign  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.

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