Md. Lawmaker Escapes Grocery Store Corruption Charges

Law360, Wilmington (November 8, 2011, 8:42 PM EST) -- A federal jury on Tuesday cleared Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George's County, on corruption charges stemming from undisclosed consulting work for a grocery chain that prosecutors portrayed as a front for $250,000 in bribes paid to the official for political favors.

Currie, a 73-year-old Democrat, was acquitted of all counts — including conspiracy, extortion, wire and mail fraud — in connection with the alleged bribes paid out by Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp., according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

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USA v. Currie et al


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1:10-cr-00532

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Maryland

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September 1, 2010

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