Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Explosive allegations. Wednesday, the misconduct trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold began.
Mike Hellgren has more on the case against Leopold.
This is the trial of his life. The county executive didn’t want to say anything about it Wednesday. The first order of business was picking through a huge pool of more than 300 potential jurors. The judge thinks he has enough who are qualified but he won’t make a decision on that until Thursday morning.
The political fate and potentially the freedom of one of Maryland’s most powerful politicians, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, will soon be in the hands of a select group of his constituents. He was listening to every word as his defense team, the state prosecutor and the judge began the painstaking process of picking the jury in his misconduct trial.
Leopold is under indictment for how…
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