Md. State Sen. Ulysses Currie to Stay in General Assembly

State Sen. Ulysses Currie has decided to rescind his letter of resignation and plans on staying in the Maryland General Assembly.

Currie, 79, a Prince George’s County Democrat, sent a letter of resignation to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Nov. 4. However, he told News4’s Tracee Wilkins he was staying on to continue his 30-year career.

Currie rose to become a popular and leading black lawmaker. He was the chairman of the powerful Senate budget committee in 2002. He stepped down from the chairmanship when he was indicted in federal court in 2010 for failing to disclose work for a grocery store chain that paid him about $245,000 over several years.

He was acquitted of all charges, including conspiracy, bribery and extortion. The Senate later voted unanimously to censure him, and he apologized.

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