(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.
(CNN) – The 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Monday that President-elect Barack Obama will travel by train to the nation’s capitol on January 17 from Philadelphia, but will stop along the way to host events in Baltimore, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware – home of Vice President-elect Joe Biden. The Obama and Biden families will arrive in D.C. on Saturday.
"As part of the most open and accessible Inauguration in history, we hope to include as many Americans as possible who wish to participate, but can't be in Washington," said Emmett S. Beliveau, Executive Director of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. "These events will allow us to do that while honoring the rich history and tradition of previous inaugural journeys."
The cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore are especially significant as part of the 2009 Inauguration theme, ‘Renewing America’s Promise.” According to the committee, the promise was realized in Philadelphia and defended and commemorated by the National Anthem in Baltimore. Washington, D.C serves as a gathering ground for Americans to unite and renew the promise, the committee said.
(CNN) – John McCain and Barack Obama swept the “Potomac primaries” – Tuesday’s contests in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. – as the march to the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions continues.
In the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at exit polling data from Tuesday’s votes.
Even before Obama’s sweep of the region’s primaries, Hillary Clinton had already taken steps to shake up her campaign. John Roberts speaks with former Clinton aide Lisa Caputo about the next phase of the former first lady’s campaign. And GOP long shot Mike Huckabee explains why he’s staying the race.
Finally, Chief National Correspondent John King breaks down the voting patterns in Tuesday’s contests, and takes a look at whether Huckabee can still win enough delegates in the remaining primaries to capture the Republican nomination.
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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
Track the Maryland Democratic primary results county-by-county by clicking here: Maryland.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Business was brisk at polling places in Virginia and Maryland Tuesday where primaries could answer key questions in the Democratic and Republican nomination races.
The District of Columbia voters are also participating in the so-called "Potomac primaries" - named for the river that separates Virginia and Maryland and flows past the nation's capital, Washington.
At stake in the primaries are 238 Democratic delegates and 119 total GOP delegates. Polls in Maryland and the District of Columbia close at 8 p.m. and in Virginia at 7 p.m.
In Maryland, turnout was anticipated to be about 40 percent, which is above normal according to Ross Goldstein, deputy administrator for the state's Board of Elections.