Skip to comments.Former top cop points finger (MD4Bush)
Posted on 07/26/2006 11:15:52 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
A former police commissioner suing the city says he can implicate an associate of Mayor Martin O'Malley in a 2004 plot that entrapped Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration in a rumor-mongering scandal.
Kevin P. Clark, who is suing over being fired in November 2004, says he lost his job, in part because a police probe of a city-owned laptop stolen from Baltimore Labor Commissioner Sean R. Malone threatened to expose Mr. Malone's link to the scandal.
"We received information ... that there was information on the computer regarding a group called MD4Bush," said Neal M. Janey Sr., a lawyer for Mr. Clark, whose lawsuit has been winding through the courts for nearly two years. "The information about MD4Bush just came up a week ago."
MD4Bush is the alias of a visitor to the conservative Web site FreeRepublic.com who in October 2004 enticed Ehrlich aide Joseph F. Steffen Jr. into spreading rumors about Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat running for governor this year against Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican.
Mr. Steffen's e-mail exchanges with MD4Bush were published in The Washington Post in February 2005. It caused a political uproar that spawned an investigation of the Ehrlich administration -- the General Assembly's first of someone outside the legislature in more than 25 years.
MD4Bush later was shown to be associated with an e-mail address of Ryan O'Doherty at the Maryland Democratic Party. Mr. O'Doherty, who has ties to Mr. O'Malley, worked as the party's communications director at the time.
Mr. Janey said that the mayor's firing of Mr. Clark stopped the search of the laptop hard drive before police found the MD4Bush data. The new information about the hidden data, he said, came from an anonymous source who demonstrated intimate knowledge of the computer's contents.
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The plot thickens. Thanks for the update!
I really thought these clowns got away with it. Looks like there might be some life left in the possible exposure of md4bush.
... and the story continues...
Laptop Might Hold Key To Commissioner's Firing
POSTED: 7:29 am EDT July 26, 2006
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