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Former Md. Lawmaker's Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

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    Former Md. Lawmaker Pleads Guilty to Misusing Campaign Funds

    Former Maryland Del. Tawanna Gaines admitted taking money from her campaign account for personal use. Chris Gordon reports.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019)

    The treasurer and daughter of a former Maryland lawmaker has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge.

    The Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced Friday that Anitra Edmond has admitted to converting more than $35,000 in campaign funds for her personal use from November of 2012 through June of 2018.

    In a plea agreement, Edmond says she used the money for fast food, hair styling, personal phone bills and rent for a separate business.

    Edmond faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for February.

    Maryland State Delegate Resigns, Charged With Wire Fraud

    [DC] Maryland State Delegate Resigns, Charged With Wire Fraud

    Tawanna Gaines abruptly resigned from the Maryland House of Delegates last week after $22,000 of campaign funds went missing. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports on where it went and reaction to the charges.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019)

    Former Del. Tawanna Gaines, a Prince George's County Democrat, pleaded guilty last month to a federal wire fraud charge. She admitted to converting more than $22,000 in campaign money for her personal use.

    Sentencing for Gaines is scheduled for January.

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