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Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon's fur coat set for use in ethics training

A Persian lamb jacket used as evidence against ousted Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon will be used to teach ethics to university employees.

Susan Gillette, senior university counsel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, tells The Baltimore Sun that she bought the coat with her own money at an eBay auction this week. Her winning bid was $1,700.

The sand-colored jacket sports an evidence tag, ideal, Gillette says, to use as a prop during ethics training. It can makes ethics rules such as don't accept gifts from vendors come alive.

Gillette says after the ethics training, she might donate the jacket to a museum — perhaps for an exhibit on women in politics.

-- The Baltimore Sun

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 19, 2010; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  Baltimore  
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I thought the case against Dixon was weak. Coat should be good for a laugh.

Posted by: blasmaic | March 20, 2010 2:53 AM | Report abuse

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