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Judge finds Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold guilty in misconduct case

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has been suspended after being found guilty of misconduct in office.

Leopold's office announced the suspension and said office John Hammond, the county's chief administrative officer, has been named acting county executive.

Judge Dennis Sweeney on Tuesday found Leopold guilty of misconduct in office for using his security detail to perform political campaign activities while they were on the job and for making a secretary and members of his detail empty his urine catheter bag for months in 2010.

The judge acquitted Leopold of spending $10,000 in overtime pay to use members of security detail for his benefit. Leopold also was acquitted of using some of that overtime money to conceal a personal relationship with a woman.

Leopold is in his second term.

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press


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