Prosecutor may investigate Md. lawmaker
The Maryland state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful state senator from Prince George's County improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy, The Baltimore Sun reports.
The Maryland Board of Elections requested an investigation of Sen. Ulysses Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee. The elections board is not satisfied with the campaign's explanation for $53,772 in expenditures, including $41,555.27 for legal fees first reported by The Baltimore Sun.
Other expenditures that raised questions include: $118 for an eye examination, $133.94 to a company that sells toy guns and remote-control tanks, $31 for auto body repair, $29.99 for online games, $21.59 for a cell phone accessory and $12 for a golf course membership fee.
Currie's legal expenses are related to an ongoing federal investigation into the senator's
unreported consulting work for a grocery store chain.
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| April 22, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: DC | Tags: Democratic Party, Maryland, Prince George, Prince George's County Maryland, Ulysses Currie, United States
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