GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Prince George’s County fire department official who bribed public officials in exchange for acts that benefited a development in which he had a financial interest has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.
Karl Granzow pleaded guilty in March to extortion conspiracy and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors said he conspired with two developers to make illegal contributions to 10 political campaigns. He also admitted bribing public officials in exchange for acts that benefited a mixed-use development project near the Greenbelt Metro station.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
The 47-year-old was sentenced Friday in federal court in Greenbelt. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit his financial interest in the development.READ MORE: At Least 10 People Shot, 1 Killed, Over The Weekend In Baltimore
Granzow’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: 'It's Very Inappropriate': Cell Phone Video Captures Sex Act In Woodlawn High School Class
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