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Opening statements given in Currie case

Federal prosecutors say a prominent state senator sold his office to help a grocery store chain, but the senator’s lawyers say he arranged meetings but did nothing illegal. Attorneys gave opening statements on Tuesday in a federal case in Baltimore ...

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Judge denies request to dismiss bribery charges against State Sen. Currie

A federal judge has denied a request by a state senator’s attorneys to dismiss bribery charges against the senator. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett issued the order denying the request on Friday. Lawyers for Sen. Ulysses Currie had argued that ...

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Judge resolves some issues in Currie case, will decide on dismissal later

The federal law that bars legislators from exploiting their “official duties” for financial gain is unconstitutionally vague with regard to Maryland’s part-time lawmakers, who meet only 90 days per year, a lawyer for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie argued on ...

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Shoppers Food Warehouse must share documents with Currie

State Sen. Ulysses S. Currie will have access to nearly 3 million documents now held by Shoppers Food Warehouse & Pharmacy as he mounts his defense against charges that he accepted a bribe of more than $245,0000 in return for ...

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Some charges dropped against State Sen. Currie

Federal prosecutors have dropped nearly half of the bribery charges against Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie. In court filings last week, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein wrote that a Supreme Court decision renders charges of honest services fraud legally duplicative of ...

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U.S. ordered to reveal identities of Currie’s unindicted co-conspirators (access required)

Federal prosecutors must hand over the names of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie’s unindicted co-conspirators to the defense team in his bribery case, a judge said Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Judge Richard D. Bennett called the disclosures ...

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Johnson & Johnson settles bribery case with feds

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $70 million to settle civil and criminal charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government to illegally obtain business. The Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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