With the aid of a court order and collaboration between victims and members of Anonymous, numerous defamatory blogs belonging to a former Maryland District Attorney were shut down recently. The blogs, created by Marcie Sweren Wogan, made unfounded and often bizarre accusations of stalking, harassment and even murder against several individuals. Using her former credentials to give credibility to her allegations, Wogan carried on harassment and defamation campaigns across the internet for years.
Wogan was a prosecutor in Carroll County and appointed a Deputy District Attorney in 1995. That same year her father, Edgar Sweren, was arrested for battery and attempted kidnapping involving a 15 year old girl. Though the judge found him not guilty, a civil suit was filed the next year. It’s alleged this led to Wogan’s leaving the District Attorney’s office and to no longer practice law. In recent years Wogan labeled herself a “lawyer on the internet for entertainment purposes only” writing articles for her blogs that a court of law determined in May were being used to intimidate and harass. Ms Wogan could not be reached for comment.