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Baltimore Mayor Guilty of Stealing Gift Cards

Sheila Dixon could be removed from office

(Newser) - Baltimore's mayor was convicted today on a single charge she took gift cards intended for the city's poor. Although Sheila Dixon was acquitted of felony theft charges, her misdemeanor conviction could force her from office. Jurors deliberated more than six days after hearing accusations the Democrat improperly used or kept... More »

Baltimore Mayor Indicted on Corruption Charges

3-year probe yields 12 state counts

(Newser) - The mayor of Baltimore was indicted today on 12 charges related to alleged corruption and  influence peddling in her current job and during her tenure as city council president, the Sun reports. Sheila Dixon, the first woman to hold the job, faces charges of perjury, theft, fraudulent misappropriation, and misconduct... More »

Democrats Hang On to City Hall

Four mayors returned to office, one wins in Philly; Dems also take Virginia senate

(Newser) - It was a good night for Democratic mayors last night: incumbents in San Francisco, Houston and Pittsburgh all comfortably won reelection. In addition, Philadelphia elected Michael Nutter on promises to reduce violence, and Baltimore gave a full term to Sheila Dixon, the city's first female mayor, who took office earlier... More »

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