WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The former commander of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor misconduct in office.
Nicholas Plazio entered the plea Tuesday in Carroll County Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three years supervised probation, a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service.READ MORE: A Dad Who Traveled 1,200 Miles For Covid-19 Care Is Finally Going Home. Here's What He Wants You To Know
The Maryland State Prosecutor had filed charges last week against Plazio, alleging he lied to prosecutors and gave false testimony in two related homicide cases.READ MORE: Baltimore County Urges People To Get Vaccinated With Super Weekend Flu Clinic
The Daily Record reports that Plazio’s lawyer, James Nichols, said Plazio had worked in law enforcement for 30 years and never had been in trouble before.MORE NEWS: American Airlines Plane Blows Tires On Runway Leaving Flights Diverted And Runways Closed At Regan National
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