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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Md. Ethics Committee Sets Focus On Currie

(Posted 26 Aug 2008)

Md. Ethics Committee Sets Focus On Currie.
Post, 26 Aug 2008 (Wagner).
Apparent violations of state ethics laws by Sen. Ulysses Currie will be scrutinized by a Maryland legislative ethics committee, even if the Prince George's County Democrat is cleared in an ongoing federal investigation, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said yesterday.

Federal prosecutors are examining whether Currie, chairman of the powerful Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, improperly used his office to benefit the grocery chain Shoppers Food and Pharmacy. Currie did not disclose his work as a consultant for the company on state financial forms at a time when records show he was helping the Lanham company in dealings with the state. . . . [Full story]

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