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New Currie Documents Filed

POSTED: 10:58 AM ET, 06/ 6/2008 by The Editors

Newly filed court documents shed more light on the focus of a federal investigation into Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie, pointing to his dealings with a grocery store chain, the Post's Rosalind S. Helderman reports.

Federal agents last week searched Currie's home and the Lanham headquarters of Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, where a spokeswoman said Currie has been a consultant. The Prince George's Democrat did not disclose that relationship in his financial disclosure statements.

In documents filed yesterday, prosecutors said the agents had seized bank statements, tax records and correspondence between Currie and the grocery chain. They also found marijuana and "drug packaging materials" in one room of the home, where Currie lives with his wife and teenage son. Prosecutors also have issued a subpoena for nearly every document kept by Currie and his staff.

An e-mail released yesterday by the State Highway Administration revealed the agency's administrator urging employees to "do all that we can to expedite" a traffic light at the grocery store in Laurel, citing that it was "very important" to Currie, who heads the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

By The Editors |  June 6, 2008; 10:58 AM ET
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Can the Post please reopen the investigation of whether or not the PG County Councilpersons, some of whom have been 'retired' by term limits (Thank the Lord!) and others who were promoted to the state legislature as well as our County Executive Jack Johnson have repaid the questionable expenses on their county-issued credit cards? Not their word for it, mind; proof that they've done so. Has Prince George's stopped giving them credit cards?? Montgomery County does not provide such license to steal. You should be editorializing to cancel the cards.

Posted by: Commonsense 101 | June 6, 2008 2:09 PM

This is the same story I read earlier, only Helderman's first mention was about the drugs found. What exactly is the "
new turn" that the case has taken?

Posted by: keedrow | June 6, 2008 2:39 PM

OMG! Investigators "also found marijuana and drug packaging materials in one room of the home, where Currie lives with his wife and teenage son".

Either Mrs. Currie was using Veggie-fresh sandwich bags to distribute dope from the "factory" aka "kitchen, or just maybe the kid had a bag o' loco weed under his mattress, next to this Penthouse and condoms.

I like to think of Mrs. Currie blowing back a monster spliff - bikini'ed & oil, and well lubed with margaritas out by the pool - watching her kid's friends from the water polo team frolic like young satyrs. Ummm, what a hottie!

Posted by: Olden Atwoody | June 7, 2008 3:47 AM

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