Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WBAL: Maryland Senator Ulysses Currie NOT GUILTY VERDICT

WBAL TV reported today:
Maryland State Sen. Ulysses Currie has been cleared of all charges in a federal corruption case that unfolded over the last several weeks in Baltimore.

11 News reporter David Collins said Currie was found not guilty of conspiracy and extortion....

Currie had been accused of taking $245,000 in bribes from Shoppers Food Warehouse. The jury determined that his consulting contract with Shoppers wasn't unlawful and that he didn't use the power of his office to do favors for the chain, Collins reported

I guess we shouldn't have been surprised to see a guilty or a not guilty verdict, given the seeming legal ambiguities heading into the trial. Maryland Juice sources early in the trial took opposing views as to Currie's behavior.

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