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Former Delegate Tiffany Alston automatically lost her seat in the Maryland House of Delegates when she was convicted of misconduct in office in October, and a Prince George's County committee can withdraw the name of a former drug dealer it nominated to replace her, a judge ruled Wednesday.
A lawyer urged a Prince George's County judge on Tuesday to order Gov. Martin O'Malley to appoint a businessman to a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, but an attorney for the governor said it was up to Mr. O'Malley to make the final call on the appointment — not the county's Democratic central committee.
A judge says the nomination of a Prince George's County businessman to fill a seat in the House of Delegates once held by Tiffany Alston should be reviewed by the court.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is locked in a standoff with Prince George's County Democrats over appointing a House of Delegates nominee who has a dark past and is already suing to keep control of the seat.
Former Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston is still barred from office despite a reduction of her sentence on misconduct charges, according to an opinion issued Tuesday evening by the state attorney general's office.
The Prince George's County man chosen to replace former Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston is still in line to take her place after state officials on Tuesday ruled her seat to be vacant and a county committee declined to act on the governor's request to withdraw his appointment.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked Prince George's County Democrats to withdraw their choice of a controversial candidate to fill a seat in the House of Delegates.
A Maryland lawmaker removed from office for misconduct will fight to be reinstated, arguing that because her punishment was modified to probation, she is eligible to serve, her attorneys said Tuesday.
The Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee on Friday chose Gregory A. Hall, a businessman and 2010 delegate hopeful, as the replacement for Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston.
A Maryland delegate has been suspended from office following her plea agreement on two sets of criminal charges, but her lawyers say they think she could be reinstated in time for the General Assembly's next session in January.
A Maryland lawmaker accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in two cases where she was accused of misusing state and campaign funds.
Maryland's highest court has suspended the law license of a state delegate who is already facing a separate set of legal troubles over her reported misuse of state funds.
A Maryland lawmaker found guilty of misdemeanor theft and misconduct charges is fighting for a plea agreement that would allow her to remain in office, her attorneys said Wednesday.
Maryland's state prosecutor says a verbal agreement has been reached to settle cases involving a lawmaker accused of using campaign funds to pay for wedding expenses and using state money to pay an employee in her private law firm.
Ms. Alston has contended she should be reinstated to her office, saying her conviction was never final.
Ms. Alston had said she hoped to return to office, but Dan Friedman — who works for the attorney general's office as counsel to the assembly — wrote in an opinion Thursday that she gave up the possibility of reinstatement when she agreed to the plea deal.