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Ed Driscoll

And Again: Baltimore’s Mayor To Resign

January 6th, 2010 - 12:48 pm

“Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, the first woman to hold the city’s highest position, will officially resign her post as mayor”, WBAL, the city’s local CBS affiliate, reports:

A deal was reached in the case regarding her recent conviction and her future case involving perjury charges, 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said Wednesday afternoon. Lawyers for Dixon and state prosecutors in her embezzlement trial spent time behind closed doors to discuss details of the deal.According to the deal, Dixon will get probation before judgment on the embezzlement conviction, meaning she can keep her pension that’s worth more than $80,000 a year.

She’ll also have to make a $45,000 donation to the Bea Gaddy Foundation and do 500 hours of community service with Our Daily Bread. According to the deal regarding the perjury charges, she’s agreed to sell the gifts she received from developers, including a fur coat and electronics she bought with gift cards, and give the proceeds to charity.

The mayor agreed that she would not seek office in the city or state, and she will also be on probation for at least four years.

Curiously, the article never mentions her party affiliation, a curious lapse that so rarely occurs when the MSM reports on the peccadilloes of a Democratic politician.

Update: More on Dixon’s resignation from Moe Lane.

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