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Former Prince George's County Liquor Board Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case

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    Former Prince George's County Liquor Board Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case
    Tracee Wilkins
    Authorities searching the liquor board offices in January.

    A former Prince George's County liquor board member pleaded guilty Friday in the ongoing liquor board corruption investigation, according to documents filed in court.

    Anuj Sud pleaded guilty to violating the Travel Act for traveling from Maryland to Washington, D.C., for the purpose of bribery.

    Sud was one of many arrested and charged in connection to the corruption investigation.

    Some store owners and people associated with the board are accused of paying legislators in an effort to influence votes on the county’s Sunday liquor sales law.

    In the latest court filings, Sud tells undercover FBI agents he can influence the liquor board and make things happen.

    In September 2015, Sud solicited bribes from a lobbyist in exchange for Sud's assistance, according to court documents. He told the lobbyist he could influence votes.

    "Tell your boys you got somebody on the board that can f------ make s--- happen," Sud said, according to court documents.

    In November 2015, Sud and the lobbyist discussed Sud voting favorably in two upcoming hearings concerning the lobbyist's clients for money, prosecutors said.

    At each of the hearings, Sud took favorable action on behalf of the clients, and the lobbyist then paid Sud $1,000, prosecutors said.

    Sud had met with the lobbyist in D.C.

    The ongoing corruption investigation led by the Baltimore field office of the FBI resulted in the arrests of two former state delegates among others who are accused of accepting and offering bribes.