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Spate Of Corruption Stains Otherwise Thriving D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.

03/21/2014

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Convicted Mayor Imprisoned In Md. Ordered Back To R.I.

A former mayor of a financially troubled Rhode Island city who’s imprisoned in Maryland on a corruption charge has been ordered back to his state by a federal judge.

01/16/2014

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Corruption Scandal Aftermath: New Plan Would Redevelop Baltimore City Detention Center

Sex, drugs and corruption all behind bars. The scandal rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center, and just Tuesday the head of the Department of Corrections stepped down. Now there’s a slew of new proposals to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

12/11/2013

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Baltimore City Police Officer Faces Drug Charges In Latest Corruption Case

More allegations of corruption in the Baltimore City Police Department. A city officer faces federal drug, gun and identity theft charges, in what officials call an appalling breach of public trust.

05/31/2013

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O’Malley Criticized By Md. GOP On Prison Corruption Investigation

New evidence reveals the corruption in Maryland correctional facilities goes far beyond the city detention center, and outraged lawmakers are calling for it to end.

05/09/2013

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Gov. O’Malley Outlines Plans To Combat Crime Behind Bars

In wake of the corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O’Malley has outlined his plan to combat crime behind bars.

05/09/2013

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Board Approves $40K Settlement For Beaten Inmate

The Board of Public Works approved a $40,000 settlement on Wednesday for a former inmate who was beaten on three occasions in 2007 after he claimed he ended his involvement in a smuggling ring that included a corrupt former corrections officer.

05/02/2013

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Leaders Under Fire: Fallout From Baltimore Jail Scandal Intensifies

Governor Martin O’Malley is under fire for his response to the jail corruption scandal. He praised his administration’s handling of the problem as more top leaders pushed for action and answers.

05/01/2013

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New Concern Polygraph Testing Will Become ‘Witch Hunt’ In Baltimore Prison Scandal

Sex, drugs and money. The corruption probe at the Baltimore City Detention Center widens. Starting Sunday night, some officers still on the job are being forced to take lie detector tests.

04/28/2013

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Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Re-Election In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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Former Mayor Sheila Dixon Charged With Violating Probation

According to our media partner, The Baltimore Sun, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has been charged with a violation of her probation.

11/06/2012

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3 D.C. Council Members Call On Mayor Gray To Resign

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday that he still believes he’s the best person to lead the city despite revelations that he was elected with the help of a $650,000 in illicit funds, and he said he has no plans to resign.

07/12/2012

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