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Former redistricting committee member to be sentenced for failing to pay taxes

GREENBELT — A former member of an advisory committee on legislative redistricting in Maryland who pleaded guilty to failing to pay employment taxes is scheduled to be sentenced.

Richard Stewart pleaded guilty in December to failing to collect, truthfully account for and pay $5.4 million in taxes between 2003 and 2008 for his company, Montgomery Mechanical Services. He is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in federal court in Greenbelt.

Stewart, who also stepped down from his position on the Maryland Stadium Authority after his guilty plea, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Part of his plea agreement is paying restitution of $5.4 million.