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Sentencing set for former Ehrlich aide in robocalls case

A political aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich faces up to 12 years in prison for conspiring to use Election Day robocalls in what prosecutors cast as an effort to suppress black voter turnout.

Paul Schurick

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Paul Schurick in Baltimore on Thursday.

Schurick was convicted of conspiring to use fraud to influence or attempt to influence a voter’s decision to go to the polls and to publish campaign material without an authority line. He was also found guilty of using fraud to influence or attempt to influence a voter’s decision to go to the polls and publishing campaign material without an authority line.

The authority line violations carry a maximum of a year in prison and the others charges carry up to five years each.

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