Gansler: Ehrlich had no knowledge of calls

Maryland State's Attorney Doug Gansler speaks at a news conference Wednesday November 10, 2010 about the robo calling done during the Governors election. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says investigators do not believe former Gov. Robert Ehrlich or his staff were aware of Election Day robocalls that allegedly aimed to dissuade Democratic voters from going to the polls.

Gansler made the comments in Baltimore Wednesday while announcing his office has filed a complaint in federal court against a political operative for the robocalls.

Gansler filed the complaint against Julius Henson, his company Universal Elections Inc., and Rhonda Russell, an employee of the company.

The complaint alleges more than 112,000 prerecorded calls were made and they failed to identify who was responsible for the calls or provide a phone number as required by law.

The defendants could be fined $500 for each violation.

You can listen to the robocall in the audio player below:

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