Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's attorney, Bruce L. Marcus, has criticized the state prosecutor's office. In a written statement, he called the allegations "scurrilous, salacious and scandalous," saying they would be "better suited to cheap tabloids and not befitting charging documents filed in a Maryland court of law." Marcus said the prosecutor's office included detailed information beyond the crimes alleged, raising questions about the "motives, manner and methods underlying the prosecution." "Those who believe in, and hold sacred the importance of a fair judicial process must question the reasons and motivation for littering the public record with unseemly and wholly unnecessary allegations unrelated to the crimes charged," the statement says.
Associated Press file photo