John Leopold sentenced to 2 years in prison, all but 60 days suspended

John Leopold John Leopold sentenced to 2 years in prison, all but 60 days suspendedFormer Anne Arundel County Execuive John R. Leopold was sentenced on Thursday to 2 years in prison.

Judge Dennis Sweeney suspended all but 60 days of that sentence, adding that 30 of those days are to be spent in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center. If Leopold is compliant during that time, he can then spend the remaining 30 days under house arrest.

Earlier this week, prosecutors in the case issued a memo stating that they did not recommend jail time for Leopold citing his age as a concern.  The former executive is 70 years old.

On January 29, Leopold was found guilty on two counts of corruption for using staffers and a taxpayer-funded police detail to do campaign work and run personal errands for him.

He resigned from his post three days later on February 1st.

Laura Newman was named the new Anne Arundel County Executive on February 22nd.

 John Leopold sentenced to 2 years in prison, all but 60 days suspended

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