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Thursday, January 05, 2006

News Briefs - GoryPG, Politicians

(Updated 5 Jan 2006)
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  • Autopsy Reshapes Theory in Slaying, Suspect in Beating of Pr. George's Man at Mall May Go Free
    • Post, 5 Jan 2005 (Thomas-Lester)
      New evidence related to the 5 Nov 2005 killing of Matthew Pickett.
  • Legislators in Maryland introduce two new anti-game bills
  • . . . The second bill, HB 75, which can be seen here in PDF format, was proposed by Delegate Justin Ross (D-Prince George's County). The bill has been compared to the recent California bill that was supposed to go into effect this week, but was blocked due to an injunction from Federal Judge Ronald Whyte. . . .
  • Ehrlich sheds Abramoff donations; Hoyer refuses to give back funds linked to lobbyist
  • Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich will give $16,000 in campaign contributions he received from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his wife to a faith-based charity in Baltimor
    [. . .]
    Mikulski and Hoyer received $1,000 and $7,000 respectively, from an Indian tribe associated with Abramoff. Abramoff is alleged to have bilked the tribes he lobbied for out of millions of dollars.

    A spokesman for Hoyer, D-Md., said the congressman has "no intent" to return the contributions.
    [. . .]
    Mikulski, D-Md., said she would donate the $1,000 she received to the American Indian College Fund.
    [Full story]
  • Ehrlich, Other Local Officials To Return Abramoff Funds
  • Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday that he will return $16,000 in campaign contributions he received from disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
    [. . .]
    Mikulski's office said she will donate all tribal money, about $5,000 according to federal election records, to the American Indian College Fund. David Ransom, a spokesman for Hoyer, said the congressman has no plans to return several thousands in tribal donations. Sarbanes aides did not reply to an e-mail seeking comment. He received a single $250 contribution from an Abramoff associate in his last campaign.
    [Full story]
  • Md. Governor to Return Contribution From Lobbyist Guilty of Fraud
    • wjla.com, 5 Jan 2006(AP)
      Mentions Rep. Hoyer, but not the fact that he is keeping the money.
  • Ehrlich returns Abramoff funds

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