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A judge has denied former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's motion for a new trial.
Applications to fill the vacant Anne Arundel county executive seat must be submitted to the County Council by noon Friday. The council has 30 days to fill the seat formerly held by John Leopold, who was convicted of misconduct in office.
John Leopold's resignation as Anne Arundel county executive isn't the end of his legal troubles.
John Leopold, chief executive of Maryland's fourth-largest county, resigned Friday, days after being found guilty of misconduct in office for, among other things, having a secretary empty his urine catheter bag for months in 2010.
Sentencing for suspended Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has been set for March.
Former staffers and security detail members have testified about having to do everything from preventing Leopold's live-in girlfriend from finding out about another woman to driving him to and from sexual encounters with that second girlfriend.
They're off to the races and the stakes are higher than ever as resorts and casinos contribute millions to fight or support a ballot question that would expand gambling in Maryland. The casino fight is on pace to match or top the historic 2006 gubernatorial race.