A judge has found Anne Arundel county Executive John Leopold guilty
of misconduct in office for using his security detail for political
activity, according to the Associated Press.
charged with using his security detail for personal and political
purposes. Prosecutors also accused him of abusing his power by forcing a
county employee to empty his urine from a catheter drainage bag.
Leopold's lawyers had contended the allegations by the state prosecutor's office were too vague and did not constitute crimes.
a 69-year-old Republican in his second term as county executive, faced
three charges of misconduct in office. He also faced a charge of
misusing county money for personal benefit.