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A St. Mary’s County judge has sentenced a Calvert County man to six months in custody from his guilty plea to selling home improvement services in Valley Lee without a license.

Christopher David Manion, 39, of Huntingtown also was ordered to pay a $24,954 judgment. At a May 24 court hearing, the judge ruled that the six-month term be served concurrently with Manion’s 35-year prison sentence imposed in April from theft convictions in a Charles County case, one that originally included charges of home improvement violations.

In the St. Mary’s case, charging papers allege that Manion and 49-year-old Albert Lester Styles Jr. of North Beach, trading as Built-Tite Construction LLC, received $24,954 from a $60,000 contract for construction work at Christopher Burch’s home, and that they left the job in April of last year before it was completed.

Styles also has pleaded guilty to selling home improvement without a license in the St. Mary’s case, and he is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

A prosecutor concurred last month at a hearing in Styles’ case that Manion was the “more serious party” in the St. Mary’s matter, and the prosecutor recommended a penalty for Styles of 90 days in jail. Styles’ lawyer said his client cooperated in the Charles County investigation that put Manion in prison for 35 years, and that Styles has agreed to pay $5,000 in that case.

JOHN WHARTON