Local

Former County Executive John Leopold Wants To Run For Public Office Again

View Comments
John Leopold

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold says he should be allowed to run for public office while on probation.

Leopold’s lawyer, Bruce Marcus, filed a brief this week with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals saying that condition of Leopold’s sentence should be stricken.

Leopold resigned his post in February after being convicted of two misdemeanor counts of criminal misconduct. He served 30 days a jail, paid a fine and performed community service.

Leopold appealed his case when he was sentenced, and the Court of Special Appeals is scheduled to hear his appeal in January.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that in the 90-page brief, Marcus argued that the judge infringed on the powers of the county and the state in barring Leopold from running for office.

Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,257 other followers