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Sentencing Date Announced For Anne Arundel Co. Executive John Leopold

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A sentencing date has been announced for Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.

He was found guilty of two misconduct charges this week and suspended. One of those counts related to Leopold using his security detail to perform political activities while on the job. The other involved making a secretary and members of his detail empty his urine catheter bag for months in 2010.

Leopold will be sentenced on March 14, which is when his conviction will go on record.  If he is sentenced to probation before judgment — which is not a conviction — he may be able to keep his seat.

On Monday, the County Council plans to vote on whether to make Leopold’s position vacant.  But there’s some question whether the County Council can force Leopold from office before he’s sentenced.

John Hammond, the county’s chief administrative officer, has been named acting county executive.

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