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A Bowie State University student is scheduled for trial Tuesday in the slaying last year of her college roommate during a dispute that stemmed from an iPod playing too loud.
A former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 24 months of probation for lying to investigators looking into payments made from the 2010 campaign to a minor mayoral candidate.
A federal judge has pushed back the sentencing of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown to November so he can "complete his cooperation" with the U.S. Attorney's Office, according to documents filed in the case.
Federal prosecutors provided answers last week to one of the most-pressing questions about D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 primary campaign - whether or not staffers paid a minor opponent to stay in the race with the hope he would continue his verbal attacks on incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
A second aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about furtive payments he made to another candidate and in the process revealed that there were at least several thousand dollars in unattributed donations to the Gray team.
News of former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn F. Ivey withdrawing from Maryland's 4th Congressional District race is monumentally disappointing, but his reasons for discontinuing the run are understandable in these tough economic times ("Ivey drops out of Md. congressional race," Web, Jan. 11).
Former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn F. Ivey said Wednesday he is dropping out the Democratic primary race for a House seat representing the 4th Congressional District.
Virginia will again play a big role in presidential-year elections that in 2012 include perhaps the country's marquee Senate race, while Maryland Democrats face a potentially bruising primary before trying to increase their ranks in Congress.
Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is due to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday, bringing closure to a more than year-long public corruption scandal that broke open the county's "pay-to-play" political culture.
Former Prince George's County State's Attorney, Glenn F. Ivey, who is moving "full speed ahead" in preparing for a congressional run next year, is sure to be a hit on the campaign trail ("Ivey planning primary challenge against Donna Edwards," Web, Tuesday).
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"I think from a jury perspective, you'll have a defendant who is more sympathetic than usual," he said.
"I think the big issue around this one is you've got a real unique defendant," said Mr. Ivey, who served as the county state's attorney from 2003 to 2011. "You don't have a lot of college students on trial for murder in Prince George's County."