Former Md. delegate pleads guilty to wire fraud charge

GREENBELT, Maryland — Former Maryland Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge in the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, after prosecutors say she used an undisclosed PayPal account to defraud campaign contributors. Gaines,…

Charges against Md. delegate add to state corruption history

Former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, D-Prince George’s, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a federal wire fraud charge, adding to an already-long list of Maryland lawmakers — largely Democrats — who have been convicted, charged or reprimanded for corruption or other ethical issues in recent years.

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Delegate Jay Jalisi unanimously reprimanded by House

The Maryland House chamber on Wednesday voted unanimously to reprimand Delegate Jay Jalisi, D-Baltimore County, following the recommendations of a joint ethics committee that compiled reports of abusive behavior against his staff for the past four years.

Baltimore County delegate faces possible reprimand for workplace bullying

The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics released a report that is recommending a reprimand of Baltimore County Delegate Jay Jalisi for abusive workplace behavior.

Maryland Democratic lawmakers press oversight of Trump administration

Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.

Maryland ethics committee closes doors in first meeting after new ethics law

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – A Maryland ethics committee closed its session Tuesday following a review of legislator disclaimers, more than a month after a new state ethics law went into effect.

Disgraced Journalist Jayson Blair Apologizes for Plagiarism that “Damaged the Profession”

Disgraced journalist tells students and faculty at Maryland that what he did “kills me personally.”

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