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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:19 PM

Ex-lawmaker's campaign treasurer charged with misusing funds

A former Maryland state lawmaker’s campaign treasurer has been charged with misusing campaign funds, the same charge to which the legislator recently pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors filed a wire fraud charge against Anitra Edmond on Monday, less than two weeks after former state Del. Tawanna Gaines pleaded guilty to a related charge that she used campaign funds for her personal benefit.

Since 2005, Edmond has been treasurer of "Friends of Tawanna P. Gaines," the Prince George's County Democrat's campaign committee, a court filing says. Edmond also took campaign funds for her personal use and failed to disclose contributions on state campaign finance reports, the filing says.

Stuart Berman, an attorney for Edmond, said in an email Tuesday that he and his client have no comment.

Read more: https://www.capitalgazette.com/politics/bs-md-pol-lawmaker-resigns-20191030-4ytocft5pbdjzkij5nf6id5ire-story.html
(Annapolis Capital Gazette)

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