Md. Senator’s Treasurer Gets 1 Year For Theft

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State Sen. Ulysses Currie’s former campaign treasurer has been sentenced to a year in jail for
stealing more than $150,000 from the senator’s campaign. 

An Anne Arundel County judge on Monday also ordered Olivia Harris, 65, who pleaded guilty in February to theft scheme over $100,000, to pay restitution. She has repaid nearly $41,000 and more than $9,000 for unpaid taxes. 

The State Prosecutor’s Office says Harris made more than 350 ATM withdrawals from the “Friends of Ulysses Currie” account totaling $157,350. Because she omitted the withdrawals from campaign finance reports, the campaign’s funds were over-reported and an attorney reported the funds missing. 

Prosecutors say Currie, who is charged in federal court with illegally using his influence to benefit a grocery chain, didn’t know of the scheme. 

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

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