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Indicted Senator Seeks Return Of Passport

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for indicted state Sen. Ulysses Currie are trying to get his passport back temporarily so he can attend a conference in Canada.

Currie’s lawyers made the request Friday in U.S. District Court filings. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett has not yet released a decision.

Currie, a Prince George’s County Democrat, gave up his passport as a condition of his release. Currie’s attorneys say he is scheduled to attend the Annual Meeting of the Council of State Governments next month in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Currie attorney Joseph Evans says he’s optimistic the request will be approved.

Currie is charged with accepting bribes from Shoppers Food Warehouse and lying to federal investigators. He has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 26.

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


One Comment

  1. Bob says:

    He’s NOT in state or County government any more so why does he NEED to go to the meeting???

  2. Tara says:

    He better check with the Canadian Embassy as Canada does not welcome anyone with criminal charges. He needs to step down. He accepted bribes. Does America or Maryland want to represented by criminals. Hold that passport and stop letting corruption slide.

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    Don’t give it to him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Mike says:

    THe answer is NO!!!

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