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  • Jury selection begins in bribery trial of state Sen. Currie

    Jury selection begins in bribery trial of state Sen. Currie
    Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a who's who in state politics. Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas...
  • Currie case: Not business as usual

    Currie case: Not business as usual
    It will take weeks for a federal jury to hear the evidence and determine whether state Sen. Ulysses Currie's five years of paid advocacy on behalf of Shoppers Food Warehouse was criminal or just bad judgment. It is impossible to guess how that case, which...
  • Opening statements given in Currie trial

    Opening statements given in Currie trial
    A federal prosecutor detailed extensive contact between state Sen. Ulysses Currie and various state agencies on behalf of Shoppers Food Warehouse during her opening statement Tuesday in his bribery case, seeking to draw a picture of a senator willing to...
  • Official says Currie never disclosed Shoppers payments

    Official says Currie never disclosed Shoppers payments
    Former State Highway Administration chief Neil Pedersen testified Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie constantly asked him the status of transportation projects sought by Shoppers Food Warehouse but never mentioned...
  • Currie kept Shoppers ties secret, according to former transportation secretary

    Currie kept Shoppers ties secret, according to former transportation secretary
    Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie warned former Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan in 2006 that he "would need friends in the Senate," then urged the embattled agency head to issue a $2 million grant for a pet project, Flanagan said in federal...
  • Defense begins in Currie trial

    Defense begins in Currie trial
    Attorneys for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, on trial for extortion and related charges, began his defense Monday by calling a witness who portrayed the Prince George's County legislator as endlessly pleasant, but not very bright. "On the smart [scale],...
  • Too dumb to be corrupt?

    Too dumb to be corrupt?
    Just when it seemed that the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie couldn't possibly lower the public opinion of the General Assembly any further, a former state delegate and highly respected member of Maryland's legal and political firmament has now...
  • Rep. Hoyer: Currie does 'not pay attention to details'

    Defense attorneys for state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie continued a theme Tuesday, calling an influential member of Congress to the stand who testified that their client is honest, but hopelessly disorganized. U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the second highest-...
  • Flunking Government Ethics 101

    Flunking Government Ethics 101
    Politicians are a lot like middle school students. The moment you think they are mature and thoughtful enough to do the responsible thing, they are bound to disappoint. As any experienced parent or president of the United States will tell you, better to...
  • Lt. Gov. Brown calls Currie 'a man of strong integrity'

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown testified Monday morning that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, who is charged in U.S. District Court with taking bribes from a grocery chain, has been a mentor to him both professionally and personally. "Senator Currie has a...
  • What to make of Sen. Currie's friends?

    I watch with interest the parade of character references that vouch for the integrity of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie ("Lt. governor calls Currie 'a man of strong integrity,'" Oct. 25). While something can be said for being a "stand-up guy" when your...