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Gov’t: Leslie Johnson should get year-plus in jail

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson to a year or more in jail, saying she was part of a corrupt culture. Johnson, the wife of former Prince George’s County Executive ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Currie’s acquittal teaches the wrong lesson (access required)

Maybe now it’s official: Maryland’s elected leaders live in — and nurture — a culture of corruption. And yet, how sad for those lawmakers — the overwhelming majority — who work hard and play by the rules. There’s no platform ...

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Currie’s wife testifies at corruption trial

The wife of state Sen. Ulysses Currie has testified that she is responsible for the mistakes on her husband’s financial disclosure forms. The Rev. Shirley Gravely-Currie testified on Thursday at her husband’s federal corruption trial that she filled out the ...

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Currie’s wife to testify in corruption case

The wife of state Sen. Ulysses Currie is scheduled to testify in the federal corruption case against her husband. Shirley Currie is expected to appear on Thursday, a day after former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich described the senator as a ...

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Witnesses defend former Shoppers execs in Currie trial (access required)

Witnesses for two Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp. executives on Thursday called the pair honest, hard-working men whose contacts with state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie were above-board and fully documented in a valid consulting agreement. But federal prosecutors, through cross-examination, got ...

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