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Judge denies Oaks motion to dismiss 6 counts from indictment

State Sen. Nat Oaks. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A federal judge Tuesday denied state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks' motions to dismiss portions of the indictment against him, finding the lawmaker's request for draft legislation of a bond bill allegedly in exchange for a bribe constituted an "official act."

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Oaks attorneys debate meaning of ‘official act’ in bribery case

State Sen. Nat Oaks. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Attorneys for state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks argued Friday for the dismissal of six counts of the indictment against him, claiming his request the Maryland Department of Legislative Services draft a bond bill in the fall of 2016 was not an official act.

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2 Baltimore detectives convicted of racketeering, robbery

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Two Baltimore detectives have been found guilty of racketeering and robbery in a trial that’s part of an ongoing federal investigation into police corruption. A federal jury delivered its verdict Monday evening. Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor faced robbery, ...

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