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C. Fraser Smith: The culture of Annapolis on trial

We are told now and then that a “culture of corruption” exists in Annapolis. It’s not true. But there are aspects of life in the lawmaking arena which can be toxic to the process of lawmaking. Legislators and lobbyists have ...

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Scope of Currie’s contract, actions at issue

Federal prosecutors opened their case against state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie on Tuesday by casting him as a greedy lawmaker who strong-armed state agency officials to benefit Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp., which paid him a “consulting” fee of nearly $250,000 ...

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Currie’s bribery and conspiracy trial opens

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday a prominent state senator sold his office for more than $245,000 to help a grocery store chain over several years, but the senator’s lawyers say he arranged meetings to help store officials navigate the bureaucracy of ...

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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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Jury selection begins in Currie corruption trial

Jury selection started Monday morning in the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie in federal court in Baltimore. Prosecutors allege that after the Prince George’s County Democrat became chairman of the committee that steers state spending, he asked to be ...

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Currie bribery trial to open this week

ANNAPOLIS — Prominent Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie will stand trial in federal court this week accused of taking bribes from two former executives of Shoppers Food Warehouse. Currie, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee before ...

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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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The Daily Record News Quiz: July 25 – 29

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

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Top 5: ‘I was asked to resign’

Within a few hours of the news that Phillip J. Closius was resigning as the dean of the University of Baltimore’s School of Law, the story had already climbed to the top spot of this week’s legal affairs stories on ...

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