Monday, March 30, 2020

Longtime Lawmaker Charged With Bribery, Fraud

Another Maryland Democrat representing Baltimore has been charged with multiple felonies.

Federal prosecutors allege that Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, who abruptly resigned, solicited and received bribes related to “marijuana, opioids, and alcohol.”

The Washington Post’s Ovetta Wiggins reports:

She is accused of taking more than $33,000 to push legislation to benefit certain medical marijuana entrepreneurs and opioid clinic directors and help a businessperson obtain a restaurant liquor license.

The Baltimore City Democrat is at least the seventh current or former lawmaker from Maryland to face criminal charges related to fraud or bribery in the past two years.

Glenn, 68, a former chair of the Baltimore City delegation and the Legislative Black Caucus, abruptly resigned from the House of Delegates on Wednesday night. She refused to comment on the details of the resignation, except to say that it was due to personal reasons.

The U.S. attorney’s office accused Glenn of taking $33,750 in bribes between March 2018 and February 2019. About $3,000 was used to pay a property tax bill, prosecutors said in a statement.



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