Currie Facing Md. General Assembly Ethics Panel

Committee to consider sanctions for failure to disclose consulting work

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    Maryland State Sen. Ulysses Currie walked out of federal court a free man, but he could still face sanctions by an ethics panel for failing to disclose consulting work.

    Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller said Wednesday that the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics will probably meet in January to consider sanctions.

    The committee has six members from the House and six from the Senate. A hearing will include charges, which could be drafted by an assistant attorney general or outside counsel. Currie will have a chance to testify before the panel with a lawyer present.

    Currie was acquitted Tuesday in federal court of all conspiracy, bribery, extortion and false statement charges relating to his work for Shoppers Food Warehouse between 2003 and 2008.

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