Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff spent two hours dispensing advice in one of Washington’s temples of good government Monday, telling soldiers in the cause of cleaning up corruption they have a lot of work ahead of them.
Headed to prison. The wife of a former county executive will spend more than a year in jail for her role in trying to cover up her husband’s corruption.
Tuesday, a judge handed a once-powerful Maryland politician one of the longest sentences ever for corruption while in office.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Prince George’s County councilwoman Leslie Johnson to a year or more in jail, saying she was part of a corrupt culture including illicit fundraising for her council race.
Jurors in the federal bribery trial against State Senator Ulysses Currie heard from his closest ally Thursday. His wife testified she filled out his state ethics forms and blames herself for the legal troubles he now faces.
A Maryland lawyer is accused of taking bribes in exchange for votes. The trial continued Tuesday as defense attorneys claim their own client is unintelligent but not dishonest.
Defending a prominent politician against bribery charges. Monday, Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor, Anthony Brown, testified on behalf of State Senator Ulysses Currie.
Johnson pleaded guilty in June to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe that also ensnared her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson.
A sentencing hearing for former Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson has been delayed.
There were opening arguments Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of a prominent Maryland politician accused of taking bribes from a grocery store chain.
A jury has been selected in the trial of a Maryland state lawmaker accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain for which he worked as a consultant.
A former Prince George’s County fire department official is the latest person to face prison time as a result of a wide-ranging probe into corruption in the county.