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Del. Jason Buckel facing harassment charges

December 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s top-ranking Republican in the House of Delegates, Delegate Jason Buckel, is facing two charges of criminal harassment, after his estranged wife’s boyfriend alleged the delegate spent months sending him aggressive messages online.  According to court records, Buckel has been charged with one count of harassment as a course of conduct and one count of harassment by means of electronic communications. The charges were filed by a Maryland State Police officer who Buckel has identified as his wife’s “boyfriend”.

Buckel said the  Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office asked the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office to appoint a special prosecutor for the case and he is confident all of the charges will be dropped in the near future…


Officials with Frederick County could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning.  The General Assembly has a joint ethics committee that can confidentially investigate allegations of wrongdoing or ethical violations by delegates and senators.