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Anthony Dix, the administrative manager of the Baltimore City Circuit Court's clerks office, admitted forging prescriptions to satisfy his painkiller addiction, the Daily Record reported, and received probation before judgment in Baltimore County district court.

When City Paper first covered Dix's charges in January, his boss, the elected clerk of the court Frank Conaway Sr., defended the disgraced official. Yesterday, Conaway reiterated his support, despite Dix's forgery admission. Conaway confirmed that disciplinary proceedings were underway against Dix, and said he "is still on the payroll," though not working. He said could provide no further details at the moment because "it's a personnel matter that I can't discuss."

Dix's attorney, Joseph Murtha, said he could not comment without first learning more about his client's job status.

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