A Baltimore mayor and a Prince George’s County
councilwoman lingered in office for weeks after being found guilty of serious charges. A former Prince George’s County executive is heading to prison but gets to keep a pension worth more than $50,000 a year.
Recent Maryland political scandals have inspired a flurry of legislation in the General Assembly seeking to clamp down on corrupt public officials. And a special Senate committee is recommending changes to the legislature’s ethics rules.