January 9th, 2009
02:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Baltimore mayor indicted

 Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has been indicted on 12 corruption counts, according to a spokesman for the state prosecutor's office.
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has been indicted on 12 corruption counts, according to a spokesman for the state prosecutor's office.

(CNN) - Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has been indicted on 12 corruption counts, according to a spokesman for the state prosecutor's office.

Dixon, who was slated to talk to reporters at 4 p.m., committed no crimes, she and her attorneys said.

The indictment follows a three-year investigation by the state prosecutor's office into City Hall finances, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. A grand jury focused on gifts the mayor received from developer Ron Lipscomb and the use of gift cards donated to the city for use by the needy, it said.

Dixon reported no gifts from Lipscomb on her financial disclosure forms, WBAL said.

Dixon was expected to return Friday afternoon to Baltimore after spending the morning at a state conference on the Eastern Shore.

– CNN's Carol Cratty and Kevin Bohn contributed to this story.


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soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Lori

    Wow, the Republicans are such sore losers. When Sarah Palin was being investigated in Troopergate they still thought she was the 'Messiah'. Let's be real... the year is young. There are a lot of scandals that the Republicans are involved in (that we have yet to find out about) so don't get cocky. Republicans aren't Gods.

    REPUBLICANS: Americans don't care about these petty scandals (you tried it with Clinton). What we care about is how you run this country- job creation, education, health care, etc. That is what will get Obama reelected. Didn't you learn from the campaign?

    January 9, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. boered1

    @Rick

    My children and grandchildren will be proud we voted in someone who is already getting rid of the corruption that the republicans have ignored for years! Even before he enters office his goodness is already purging the country!

    ok I apologize but folks there are MANY here who already blame Obama for the economy, the deficet for the 2009 budget (psst the buget year starts in October of the previous year, in other words this is the CURRENT administrations budget deficiet), the war in Gaza, the india/pakistan problem, global warming, and everything else you can possibly imagine before he is in office I just figured he should get credit for making things better.. same "reasoning"

    idiots

    January 9, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Ivy

    I knew they were going to get her. I cant stand her, and I'm glad they got her. They should have snatched her 1year ago before she took office.

    January 9, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. Texas Teacher

    Whooa... we are going to see a lot more of these corrupt officials... I keep saying, "old time, good ole boy politics" is on the way out! Get used to it! Obama has heralded in a new era! We the people are watching... :) I don't care which party it is... time to end!

    January 9, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  5. Donna

    Good if this is true! Funny how many in the Bush administration have gotten away with so much though!

    January 9, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  6. Donna

    Hey Rick, there's no one more corrupt than the Bush admin. Funny how all of you turned your heads on all that! Bet you did'nt even blink an eye when you found out he lied to everyone about the war too huh?

    January 9, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  7. Craig a Texas Democrat

    So what thats 2 Dems compared to about 13 Repubs currently under investigation and lets not forget the countless others in prison and once Bush and the rest of the cronies get out cant wait to see the indictments on those losers.

    January 9, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Hammer

    You know that this is racially motivated. If she had been white there would have been no investigation.

    January 9, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
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