| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Defense and government lawyers in the bribery trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie sparred for hours Thursday during final arguments, each side accusing the other of misstating the facts, then exhibiting outrage at the opponent's allegations. The...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:39 PM
After a six-week trial and three days of deliberation, a Maryland jury acquitted Sen. Ulysses S. Currie and two grocery chain executives Tuesday of federal extortion and bribery charges, ending years of criminal suspicion surrounding the Prince George's...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
What does it take to get a bribery conviction in Maryland? State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who took a quarter-million dollars from a grocery store chain to advocate on its behalf, and who told no one about the arrangement, was just found not guilty on...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:15 PM
State Sen. Ulysses Currie may have walked out of Baltimore's federal courthouse Tuesday a free man, but it was hardly the clean sweep that the jurors' verdict of not guilty on all counts might indicate.
Jurors said after emerging from the courthouse that...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 6:12 PM
A leading government watchdog organization has called on the Maryland Senate to censure state Sen. Ulysses Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chairman who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week.
Susan Wichmann, executive director...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
For the past three years, Maryland has experienced an unprecedented crime wave of political corruption. The only comparable period in memory would be the 1970s, when a governor was jailed and a sitting U.S. vice president (who had served as governor and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Another Maryland politician has broken the law and is, nonetheless, trying to hold on to elected office. Del. Tiffany Alston this week agreed to a plea deal that allowed her to avoid trial on charges that she misused money from her campaign funds to pay...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Maryland U.S. AttorneyRod J. Rosensteinwas one of two federal prosecutors appointed by Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday to lead criminal investigations into recent leaks of U.S. classified intelligence information.
The appointment, which...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Perhaps the only welcome consequence of state Sen. Ulysses Currie's disgrace and censure over his apparent use of his public office for private gain was Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Miller's creation of a special work group on ethics. The bipartisan...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:02 AM
As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold stands alone among Maryland's recent crop of disgraced politicians in that he actually appears to feel disgraced by the recent airing of his misdeeds at trial. In one case after another — Sheila...