Former Hawaii State Representative: 30 days in jail

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A former chief executive of a Maryland county near Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for misconduct in office, which included having another county employee empty his urinary catheter bag.

John Leopold, a former Anne Arundel county executive who has back and urinary problems, was led handcuffed from sentencing Thursday to a detention center.

The judge also ordered the 70-year-old Republican to 30 days of home detention after jail time and to pay a $100,000 fine.

Leopold served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 1970 to 1974 and the Hawaii State Senate from 1974 to 1978.

Leopold resigned last month after conviction on misconduct in office charges, which included forcing members of his security detail to perform campaign work.

He apologized in court.

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