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Anne Arundel County

Snowden reported to Anne Arundel jail for 10-day sentence

Carl Snowden, the former director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Maryland Attorney General's Office, reported to jail Friday morning to begin a 10-day sentence for violating probation on a drunk-driving conviction.

Retired Judge Diane O. Leasure found March 11 that Snowden, 59, had violated probation in his 2010 drunken driving case in Anne Arundel County because he had been convicted last year of possession of marijuana in Baltimore City. She ordered him to begin his jail term on April 12, but Snowden received permission to begin Friday.

Snowden is not expected to be housed in the medical wing where former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is serving 30 days on a recent conviction of two counts of misconduct in office, said Detention Center Superintendent Terry Kokolis.

Snowden, a longtime civil rights activist and a former Annapolis alderman and candidate for mayor in Annapolis, resigned in December from the Attorney General's Office. His drunk-driving conviction remains on appeal.

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