Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tiffany Alston will not get her position back.
It will be up to Gov. Martin O'Malley to choose the next Dist. 24 delegate, as a Maryland court ruled that Tiffany Alston will not get her seat back, the Washington Post reports. Maryland Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier ruling and an opinion explaining the order is expected in the new couple months. According to the Post, O'Malley was pleased with the decision.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Maryland Court of Appeals will review the Greg Hall and Tiffany Alston case next week.
Maryland's highest court has slammed the breaks on Gov. Martin O'Malley's appointment of a new Prince George's County delegate to replace the ousted Tiffany Alston, reported The Washington Post. After a circuit court judge ruled Wednesday that neither Alston nor businessman Greg Hall were eligible for Alston's District 24 seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, a higher court of appeals placed that decision on hold—delaying O'Malley from appointing a replacement immediately. Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee (PGCDCC) Chair Terry Speigner said Wednesday that the decision was unprecedented, but the judge's ruling wasn't a surprise. The PGCDCC will have 15 days to officially withdraw Hall's name. Although he said that both…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Both were vying for the same seat in the Maryland House of Delegates amid much controversy, NBC reports.
After weeks of controversy surrounding a Prince George's County delegate seat, neither former Delegate Tiffany Alston or county businessman Greg Hall will represent the 24th district in Maryland House of Delegates. A Prince George's County judge has ruled against both Alston and Hall, NBC reported. Alston lost her seat after striking a plea bargain in October on charges of using campaign money to help pay for her wedding, but she contended that she was still eligible to serve. Hall had been nominated to replace Alston, but last week, at the request of Governor Martin O'Malley, the Democratic Central Committee held a voice vote to recind their nomination of Hall after O'Malley learned of his troubled past. The committee has now lost the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Circuit Court Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr. orders full judicial review of controversy surrounding Greg Hall's appointment to the House of Delegates.
Hours before Gov. Martin O’Malley was required to approve the nomination of businessman Greg Hall to replace Del. Tiffany Alston in the House of Delegates, a judge ruled that a full judicial review of the controversy surrounding his appointment should be conducted, reported The Washington Post. The Washington Post also reported that prior to the judgment, at the request of O’Malley, the Democratic Central Committee held a voice vote and rescinded Hall’s nomination due to his troubled past. About 20 years ago, Hall was a drug dealer involved in a shootout that killed a teenager in Prince Georges County. He also owes several thousand dollars in back taxes. Hall was nominated by the Prince George’s County delegation to replace Alston after …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Former state delegate convicted of misconduct in office says modified sentence leaves her "clear and clean" to serve in Annapolis.
Tiffany Alston, the former Prince George's County delegate suspended after being convicted of paying a member of her law firm with funds from the Maryland General Assembly, believes that she is still the representative for District 24. "Just because I don't have the keys to my office doesn't mean that I'm not representing my constituents," said Alston in a brief interview yesterday evening. At last night's meeting of the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, Alston distributed a letter to committee members which asserted that, because her misdemeanor conviction of misconduct in office was modified to probation before judgement, she is still eligible to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates. "The granting of the [probation…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Alston was found guilty of misconduct in office and suspended from her post last month.
Prince George's County Democrats plan to replace Del. Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's) with businessman Greg Hall in the Maryland House of Delegates, . Alston struck a plea bargain in October on charges of using campaign money to help pay for her wedding. Although she maintained she would return to her post after fulfilling community service, she was removed from her post on Oct. 9 when she was found guilty of misconduct. The 24-member Democratic Central Committee voted in favor of Hall's nomination on Friday night, according to the paper. Gov. Martin O'Malley will still have to approve the nomination. Read the full story on The Washington Post.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Prince George's county delegate was accused of using campaign finances to pay for her wedding.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
By Caitlin Johnston, Capital News Service Delegate Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's) struck a plea bargain Tuesday morning on charges of using campaign money to help pay for her wedding. Prosecutors said the plea will result in her suspension from the Maryland House of Delegates, but Alston and her attorney remain hopeful she will maintain her position. State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt and Alston's attorney J. Wyndal Gordon reached the agreement just before trial was scheduled to start in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Alston, 35, was found guilty in June on a separate charge of stealing from the General Assembly to pay an employee at her law firm. Tuesday's plea bargain requires Alston to complete 300 hours of community service, pay…