Denise Inez Owens
” The theft of more than $433,000 by a former local treasurer was covered up by the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) because the union feared the “potential impact on membership and loss of members,” according to an insurance claim document obtained by the Salisbury Daily Times.
Denise Inez Owens was the treasurer of the Worcester County Teachers Association (WCTA) when she stole state and national dues money to feed her gambling addiction. MSEA discovered the embezzlement in March 2009, but failed to report it to authorities. Instead the union persuaded Owens to sign a confession and agree to a restitution plan. Owens then resigned her union position and returned to work as a middle school teacher without notifying the school district of her predicament.”
” Owens, 58, has repaid about $195,000 of the money she took, according to her attorney, Robert L. Marvel Jr.
He noted for the judge his client’s “unblemished” criminal history, saying she hadn’t as much as a traffic ticket on her record.
She told the judge that the stealing had been hanging over her head for three years, and she felt relieved to have been caught.”
She would like us to believe that she is relieved to be caught when in fact she was caught red-handed and protected by the union she robbed for three years … yeah , right .
And how has she managed to pay back $65 K annually for the past three years on a teacher’s salary ?
” Prosecutors said their investigation showed that during a period of three years, Owens had visited casinos in Delaware on more than 600 occasions, and gambled more than $1 million.
The Maryland State Education Association chose not to disclose the embezzlement to authorities when they learned about it in March 2009, according to Worcester County Assistant State’s Attorney Steven Rakow.
“I think the coverup of that theft, and the lies to the teachers, is far worse morally than Denise Owens having a severe gambling problem,” Rakow said. “There was some secret agreement; it was never written down.” “
We would like to know where the other half million came from that the prosecutors showed that she had p**sed away over three years .
This woman just seems to pull cash out of thin air , which will come in handy when she is released from jail and has to pay back $70K annually during her first three years back in the world as a convicted felon .
We assume that the new qualification on her resume will preclude her from ever working in her chosen profession again .
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Senator Brian E. Frosh, Chairman (D-16)
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Vice Chairman (D-41)
Senator James Brochin (D-42)
Senator Joseph M. Getty (R-5)
Senator Jennie M. Forehand (D-17)
Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34)
Senator C. Anthony Muse (D-26)
Senator Jamie Raskin (D-20)
Senator Christopher B. Shank (R-2)
Senator Norman R. Stone Jr. (D-6)
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin (D-11)
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Conn. Senate race goes to Murphy; Sanders, King win VT and ME
” Democrat Chris Murphy has won Connecticut’s bombastic Senate race, defeating Republican and former WWE president Linda McMahon. Combined with her previous bid in 2010, McMahon has dropped $100 million of her own personal fortune to pursue a Senate seat.
Elsewhere, it’s been a good night for the Independents. In Maine, Angus King has been elected to Senate, where he previously served as governor. In Vermont, independent junior Senator Bernie Sanders has won reelection.
Four other Democrats have also won re-election to the Senate: Bill Nelson in Florida, Sheldon Whitehouse in Rhode Island, Ben Cardin in Maryland and Tom Carper in Delaware. Meanwhile, in Tennessee, Republican Sen. Bob Corker won re-election.
The Senate races that remain toss-ups are in Indiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.”
Breaking News in Maryland on
” Judge Legg has issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of the requirement of
needing a “good and substantial” reason to obtain a permit to carry in Maryland . ”
The presence of IBD at Aaron Walker’s Hearing would seem to indicate that the story of Brett Kimberlin is finally starting to gain some notoriety other than just in the blogosphere .
”Adding to Walker’s difficulties is that Vaughey looks to be in his late 60s at least. He mentioned a few times about being retired. (Apparently it’s common for retired judges to sometimes come back to the bench to help active judges with the caseload.) Many of Vaughey’s statements suggest that he doesn’t spend much time on the Internet. Thus, he’s probably not intimately familiar with things like Google (GOOG) and Twitter and how they work.
It seemed like Walker did himself in when the judge asked, “Where do you see this case going?”
Walker, who has tried to get the Maryland State Attorney to file charges against Kimberlin for filing what Walker claims are false criminal charges against him (see here), replied, “I hope to raise enough consciousness to get the State’s Attorney to file charges.”
“How are you going to do that?” Vaughey asked.
Walker replied, “I’ve been raising awareness. There’s now 400,000 posts on Google discussing him (Kimberlin), and I’m guessing 300,000 of them are not very pleasant. These are people calling for charges to be filed.”
If you are a judge who knows very little about the Internet, Walker has just made it sound as though he’s able to generate all of this Google traffic against Kimberlin. And Vaughey seemed to believe that is what caused Kimberlin to get death threats.”
Stacy McCain has the latest developments from ” the Kimberlin Files ” .
” Since 2010, Kimberlin has bee suing, smearing, harassing, and otherwise attempting to intimidate bloggers who write about his
criminal history. It seemed he was intent on silencing the truth and — although I had never even heard of him until May 17 — within four
days of my beginning to report about him on my personal blog, Kimberlin began targeting me
with his thug tactics.
On Monday, May 21, I left
my Maryland home and departed to another state where, for the past week, I’ve continued a series of reports I’ve called ” The Kimberlin
Files .” These online dispatches have been filed from an undisclosed location, my whereabouts concealed in order to protect myself and others
from the menace of a dangerous man who by all rights should still be behind bars.”
Reportedly , Aaron Walker was arrested at the courthouse hearing today .
“UPDATE IV : Just spoke to a source who confirms that witnesses saw Walker led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Ali Akbar, president of the National Bloggers Club,
Will know more on Aaron’s situation
The National Bloggers Club has created KimberlinFiles.org to help call attention to the case and to enable “supporters to make financial donations to a relief fund
as a show of support . “