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  • Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials

    Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials
    Luxury boxes at major sporting events. Sold-out concerts. Galas. Vegas shows. Baltimore's lawmakers often receive tickets for shows and other popular events from developers, business people, corporations and nonprofits as one of the perks of office. Over...
  • Bill would deny pensions to convicted officeholders

    Prompted by recent scandals involving such officials as Mayor Sheila Dixon, an Anne Arundel County delegate has introduced legislation that would deny public pensions to elected officeholders who are convicted of crimes committed while in office. Del....
  • Mayor takes stand in pension trial

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took the stand in federal court Thursday, telling a judge that her administration's 2010 overhaul of the fire and police pension plan was necessary for the public good. Attorneys for the city and for the police and fire...
  • When politicians go bad

    When politicians go bad
    Maryland's constitution calls for the removal from office of any elected official, state or local, who is convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. That would seem simple enough, but we have, sadly, at least three examples from recent years in...
  • Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox

    Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's guests in the city's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included a small circle of city employees, prominent business leaders, donors to her campaign, and several family members, documents show. City...
  • Put mayor's Ravens seats to good use

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis missing a serious opportunity by only offering access to the city's luxury box suite at M&T Bank Stadium to her friends, campaign contributors and family members ("Mayor invites family, donors, allies to M&T box," Feb. 9)....
  • Bills seek to keep guilty pols from getting paychecks, pensions

    A Baltimore mayor and a Prince George's County councilwoman lingered in office for weeks after being found guilty of serious charges. A former Prince George's County executive is heading to prison but gets to keep a pension worth more than $50,000 a year....
  • BGF member speaks about attempts to infiltrate city government

    BGF member speaks about attempts to infiltrate city government
    Buried at the bottom of today's CityPaper article about the Black Guerrilla Family gang is an eye-opening interview with an anonymous member, spelling out the gang's goal of infiltrating city government by masquerading as an anti-drug, black empowerment...
  • Schurick trial: A punishment to fit the crime

    Schurick trial: A punishment to fit the crime
    Considering that Paul Schurick faced as much as 12 years in prison for his role in a 2010 election day robocall that fraudulently urged voters to stay home from the polls, the sentence handed down today to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s 2010 campaign...
  • O'Malley defends crime policies: "Appropriate action was taken"

    Gov. Martin O'Malley covered a range of topics at last night's Baltimore Sun Newsmaker Forum, including a defense of his crime policies during his tenure as Baltimore's mayor. He told Maryland Voices editor Andrew A. Green that increased arrests under his...
  • In limbo, Huguely jury must avoid distractions

    Elaine Pollack says she can sympathize with jurors in the George Huguely V murder trial — she and the 11 others who deliberated the fate of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon in 2009 also labored under the glare of intense media attention. In the Dixon...