Maryland real estate attorney resigns after admitting to using personal email address for work

A Maryland real-estate attorney has resigned after admitting that she used personal email addresses for work, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.

Marilyn L. O’Neill, 49, resigned from her post as chief of staff to the attorney general and chief counsel of the Maryland Legislative Council on Friday.

In a statement, O’Connell, who previously worked as a lobbyist in Washington, said she had received a letter from the attorney’s office that detailed the allegations and said she would resign effective immediately.

“I have not been in the position to conduct my duties with integrity and professionalism, nor did I want to,” O’Neil said in the statement.

“The actions I have taken have compromised the office of the attorney-general and the legislative council and I accept full responsibility.”

She has been with the office for five years.

A spokeswoman for O’Donnell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

O’Neill has been a lobbyist for more than three decades.

She has worked on the National Association of Home Builders’ home building program, the Association of Independent Home Builder and the Association for the Advancement of Homebuilders.

In an email, O-Neill said she took responsibility for her actions and that she would be resigning from her position effective immediately.

“I am deeply sorry that I have let my professional interests and personal obligations for which I am deeply responsible fall below the high bar of conduct that I expect from myself, my clients and my colleagues,” she said.

“My actions are not reflective of the office I hold and my actions will not be tolerated.”