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Baltimore's top lawyer out after hiring contractor with neo-Nazi history

Baltimore's top lawyer out after hiring contractor with neo-Nazi history

After nearly a decade as Baltimore's top lawyer, City Solicitor George A. Nilson will no longer lead the city law department, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday.

Her decision to replace Nilson came a day after the city faced embarrassment over his hiring of a former colleague who turned out to have neo-Nazi ties in his past. The mayor said Deputy Solicitor David Ralph will serve as interim city solicitor.

"The Mayor thanks Mr. Nilson for his dedicated service to the City of Baltimore and wishes him well in his future endeavor," Rawlings-Blake spokesman Anthony McCarthy said in a statement.

Nilson had been city solicitor since 2007. He was paid...

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