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'Sad day' for Baltimore and Dixon, O'Malley says

Dixon photo.jpgMaryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) issued a statement following Mayor Sheila Dixon's conviction Tuesday calling it "a sad day for the people of Baltimore and Mayor Dixon personally."

Dixon (D), who in 2007 succeeded O'Malley as mayor of Baltimore, was convicted by a jury on a single charge she took gift cards intended for the city's poor.

"It is more important than ever, during this difficult time, that everyone who cares about Baltimore stays focused on reducing crime in our neighborhoods, improving our schools, creating jobs and otherwise serving the people who live and work in Baltimore," O'Malley said in a statement released by his office.

Associated Press coverage of the verdict is available here.

Baltimore Sun coverage is available here.

By John Wagner  |  December 1, 2009; 1:36 PM ET
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What's this? O'Malley thinks it is sad that a corrupt politician is finally being held accountable?

What's really sad is that O'Malley seems to be taking the side of the crook.

Posted by: dcrussell | December 1, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

They finally caught up to Nereese Campbell, I mean Sheila Dixon.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 1, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

They better oust her from being Mayor and future political positions. She is a crook. Shame she didn't get convicted on any felony charges.

Posted by: neil64 | December 2, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse

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