Baltimore Workers Fired In Gambling, Drinking Bust

BALTIMORE (AP) — Six Baltimore municipal workers and one supervisor have been fired as part of a probe into drinking and gambling on the job.

The employees were among the 13 arrested last month in a bust at a city transportation department shop.

The probe started with a tip to the inspector general’s office that some employees were drinking and gambling while at work.

Police documents show that agents found the workers playing dice, recovered nearly $6,000 in cash and found bottles of cognac, wine and beer nearby.

The workers were part of the unit that sets up for festivals and fairs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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