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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Commissioner Lionel Frederick guilty of extortion, malfeasance in office

PRINCESS ANNE — Princess Anne Town Commissioner Lionel D. Frederick II was found guilty Nov. 15 of extortion as a government official and malfeasance in office following a court trial in Somerset County Circuit Court. Presiding over the case was visiting Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge S. James Sarbanes.

Remaining free on his own recognizance, the judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. The felony charge of extortion has a maximum sentence of 10 years and/or a $10,000 fine, while the common law misconduct charge has no prescribed maximum sentence. Frederick’s attorney Wm. A. Lee Clarke said an appeal with the Court of Special Appeals would be the next step after sentencing.

In the meantime a peace order that prevented Frederick from even going to town hall was modified by Judge Sarbanes so that the first-term at-large commissioner can attend meetings but “exercise common sense” in his interactions with Commissioner Dennis Williams. He is to have no other contact with the District 2 commissioner by phone or through social media. “Stay within the bounds of common sense,” the judge said.

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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was treated with kid gloves.

Anonymous said...

Hey judge i know you read this blog so make sure you THROW the book at him and do NOT bow to his thug friends.

Anonymous said...

Lets be Honest the politcians ie judge is treating him with kid gloves bc he is Black.

P,OFF said...

Judges being told to stand down on AA especially corrupt politicians.

Anonymous said...

He's been just dumb for along time....always thought he was well above the law....

Anonymous said...

Yep, same town with the big yellow and black sign stating ELECT DEMOCRATS on the South end of the town.

Anonymous said...

A thig voted in by thugs.

Anonymous said...

Also remember how many times he has been caught for driving w/o a license and switched tags. I hear his business isn't licensed either

Anonymous said...

The guy was found guilty of extortion. He should not have been allowed back to the town hall at all!

Anonymous said...

How to extort fellow politicians must be what they are teaching in Political Science class at UMES nowadays. Learned pay to play from HilLiary.

Anonymous said...

He is a COVICTED FELON where is the emergency firing from the town council ?????
Scared ?

Anonymous said...

Joe
Why is his case not on MD case search and his drivers lic is still suspended fron 12/14

Anonymous said...

It's on case search------along with multiple other traffic and criminal cases.

Anonymous said...

I put in his name and the traffic case was the only thing on ther ?
Lionel fredrick

Anonymous said...

Lionel fredErick

Anonymous said...

Frederick is on the left, Williams is on the right in the photo.

Anonymous said...

Joe case search him under
LIONEL FREDRICK OPEN CASE
LIONEL FREDeRICK
HE HAS 2 Aliases under his last name missing the E

IS the court aware of this???

Anonymous said...

What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

This clown was elected just because of his race. Since election he's been an embarrassment to his town, the University, his class, his fraternity, and his race. What next?

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." MLK

Anonymous said...

The judge said to exercise common sense. One person's common sense isn't as effective against making stupid mistakes as another's.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the racists BLM.

Anonymous said...

We're all stuck with the color of our skin, but our character is another issue.

Anonymous said...

I agree.
He is a thig.
Whatever that is.

Anonymous said...

The judge wasn't local and probably was not aware or his actions. In fact the judge's last name causes concern

Anonymous said...

6:37
Sarbanes is a judge in Wicomico County and has been for 3 or 4 years now.

Anonymous said...

Less than 2 years.

Anonymous said...

7:07
It has been more than 2 years. He ran against MJ Caldwell 2 years ago and he was appointed by O'Malley at the beginning of 2014.

Anonymous said...

He is getting off easy, because he is black.

Anonymous said...

If Caldwell was Judge, that guy wouldn't have gotten off as easy.

Anonymous said...

I really do believe judges have a stand down order on corrupt politicians recently seeing so many get off with little or no prosecution.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes "diversity" isn't all it's cracked up to be.

And "common sense"? One person's common sense isn't always the same as another's. Thieves and cheats and scammers have a different view on common sense than those who are not. Their common sense is to take advantage of those with the common sense that the judge talks about.

Anonymous said...

Judges from other counties are brought in for "controversial" decisions.

Anonymous said...

The commissioners can still vote to take him out. But they won't.

Anonymous said...

Well well... what do we have here... a Sarbanes and corruption = more corruption and greasy hands. He is an ethical nightmare as is the whole corrupt Sarbanes crew.