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December 17, 2013

Baltimore Shomrim Member Convicted Of Assault Has Probation Halved, Sentence Struck, So He Can Apply To Law School

Eliyahu Werdesheim 2A Baltimore circuit judge struck the assault and wrongful imprisonment convictions of a Baltimore Shomrim patrol member who beat a black teen in 2010 because she said he had complied well with the terms of his probation-only sentence and was impressed with a report he wrote on diversity.

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Eliyahu Werdesheim

Baltimore Shomrim Member Convicted Of Assault Has Probation Halved, Sentence Struck, So He Can Apply To Law School
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

A Baltimore circuit judge struck the convictions of a Baltimore Shomrim patrol member who beat a black teen in 2010 because she said he had complied well with the terms of his probation-only sentence, the Baltimore Sun reported tonight.

But Judge Pamela J. White issued that ruling without any apparent input from the victim or his attorney, neither of whom were in court today.

Eliyahu Werdesheim was convicted of wrongful imprisonment and assault in May 2012. His victim, Corey Ausby, is black. Werdesheim is not.

"I definitely made some mistakes. I will never make those mistakes again,” Werdesheim reportedly told White today.

Werdesheim had been sentenced to three years' probation but White struck the conviction, imposed probation before judgment instead and cut Werdesheim's probation in half, which reportedly means it ends at the end of this month.

This reportedly allows Werdesheim to apply for law school without declaring that he has a criminal record.

White was reportedly highly impressed with a 53-page report Werdesheim wrote as part of his original probation on diversity in Baltimore.

Prosecutors reportedly did not oppose the judge’s decision to strike Werdesheim’s sentence and said they had expected this to be done when Werdesheim was originally sentenced.

"We took a serious case to trial, we successfully prosecuted and it and we secured a proportionate and just sentence," Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, reportedly said.

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Um, say again? Neither he nor his attorney were in court today, but he told "the White" today? You must mean he told her via his book report or whatever that was the prosecution expected after spending all that money prosecuting. Well, hmph, mighty White of them. Yay Baltimore. Geez.

The VICTIM and HIS attorney were *not* in court today.

The perp and his attorney *were* in court today.

Oh. Well, then, nevermind.

please, please somebody, tell me that Judge Pamela J. White is not jewish!

If it makes you feel any better, he will still have to put it on his Law School Applications. Almost all applications ask for detailed lists of any proceedings, violations, citations, etc. Many even ask for traffic tickets. If he mentions the assault trial, he will inevitably have to write a short statement about what happened. Other than showing that the judge found more room for leniency, it doesn't gain him anything in secrecy.

I can't imagine professional schools don't Google applicants routinely and look at their Facebook posts, etc. They'd almost be remiss not to. He'll need to come clean about this up front.

Also: state bar examiners are very intrusive in terms of their investigation of applicants for licensure. There's about zero chance of his being able to conceal this chain of events.

I believe it's the place of the prosecutor to notify the victim under certain circumstances and then if the victim has filed an Article 11 request for notice with the prosecutor. (it's invariably used when a defendant is incarcerated and is being released that the defendant might appear either in person or as a representative. My sense is that the victim's camp was informed but they knew they were beating a dead horse and declined to get involved.
As far as bar admission, the likelihood is that he'll have some explaining to do, but under the totality of circumstances, he's most probably getting admitted (I've seen guys get admitted with far, far worse items on their resumes - far, far worse.)

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