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August 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Debelius Rides into Retirement (VIDEO)

Judge John Debelius retired as administrative judge for Montgomery County. Over a career that spanned 16 years, Debelius oversaw the construction of the new courthouse as well as a number of cases. MyMCMedia talked to several people who knew the judge, and all had a high opinion of him. Here’s what he had to say […]

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June 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Appoints Judges in Montgomery County Circuit Court

Magistrate James A. Bonifant and Kevin G. Hessler were appointed to the Montgomery County Circuit Court by Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday. Hogan made the appointments after reviewing submissions from the county’s judicial nominating commission. Bonifant has been practicing law for more than 33 years, and now serves as the family division magistrate for the […]

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May 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Judges Order Answer to Purple Line Writ

UPDATED: U.S. appeals court judges ordered Wednesday a response to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s writ of mandamus, a legal document ordering U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon to rule on the Purple Line lawsuit. Frosh filed the writ last week. Gov. Larry Hogan asked him to file the writ of mandamus shortly before. […]

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April 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Judge Sets Catherine Hoggle’s Next Court Hearing for July 6 (VIDEO)

Catherine Hoggle, the 30-year-old mother of missing Sarah (6) and Jacob (4) Hoggle, is making progress towards competency at the state psychiatric hospital where she is being treated but remains not competent to stand trial, according to her attorney David Felsen. It’s been over two years since Hoggle was charged by Montgomery County police officers […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Appoints Koch, Sabett and Gelber to District Court

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of Sherri Koch, Marina Sabett, and Rand Gelber to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commission. “After conducting a thorough and comprehensive vetting process, I am honored to appoint Ms. Koch, Ms. Sabett, and Mr. Gelber […]

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December 13, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Scott Tomaszewski Will Serve Two Life Sentences for 2015 For Killing Rockville Couple (VIDEO)

A Rockville man accused of killing his neighbors will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole. 32 year year old Scott Tomaszewski pleaded guilty  back in September to first degree murder for killing Dick and Jody Vilardo on May 10, 2015. The murder was discovered by the daughter of the victims, […]

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September 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Killing Rockville Couple (VIDEO)

A Rockville man who was charged in the stabbing deaths of his neighbors has pleaded guilty. According to online court records, Scott Tomaszewski, 32,entered a guilty plea on Sept. 20th.  He is scheduled to be sentenced for the killings of Dick and Jody Vilardo on Nov. 15. After the guilty plea was entered in court on […]

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September 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Robin Ficker Testifies in Term Limits Petition Case in Rockville Courtroom (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Judge Robert Greenberg heard oral arguments today in Rockville about a term limits case and the November ballot. Community activist and local attorney Robin Ficker organized a petition drive to ask voters to decide whether the County Executive and County Council should be limited to three terms.  The Board of Elections determined […]

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June 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Appears in Rockville Courtroom, Judge Sets New Hearing Date (VIDEOS)

With her long hair pulled back and wearing eyeglasses, a handcuffed Catherine Hoggle was brought inside a Rockville district courtroom on June 28th for a status hearing in the case of her missing children, Sarah and Jacob. She glanced back towards her mother who was sitting in the third row at least once during the […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Sarbanes Releases Statement on Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Representative John Sarbanes has released the following statement today after President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Garland is an accomplished and highly regarded legal practitioner who has spent much of his career dedicated to public service. With so many important issues before the court […]

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