Gerry Evans, of the firm Gerald Evans, remains on top of the lobbying list with $1,051,000 in reported compensation. Once an aide to now-Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Evans later became one of the most handsomely-paid advocates in Annapolis. In 2000, he was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for defrauding clients.
Here is a list of Evans' clients:
Atlantic Recycling Group, LLC (scrap yards and recycling); Baltimore Orioles, Inc.; Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits and Corridor Fine Wines (alcoholic beverages); Chesapeake Amusements, Inc. (gaming and bingo); Chesapeake Bayhawks (professional lacrosse); Civista Medical Center (health care); Cloverleaf Enterprises, Inc. (hazardous materials and horse racing); Coalition To End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Inc. (outreach education and prevention); Constellation Energy Group; Excelon Corporation (energy products and services); F.O.Day, Inc. (road construction); Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #89; Law Office of Peter G. Angelos; Maryland Asphalt Association (road construction); Maryland Film Industry Coalition, Inc. (film production incentives); Maryland Hospital Association; Maryland Marine Contractors Association (construction); Maryland Radiological Society; Maryland Standardbred Breeders Assoc.; Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA); Mid-Atlantic Sports Network; Muscular Dystrophy Association (non-profit organization fighting muscular dystrophy); OSI Restaurant Partners (Outback Steakhouse, other restaurants), LLC; Penn National Gaming, Inc.; Synergics Wind Energy