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Currie Gets Ethics Heat
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 4:00pm.
Whether or not Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie (D) faces criminal penalties for failing to properly disclose his employment as a consultant with a company with business before the state legislature, his peers in the Senate will be looking in to his dealings. Senate President Mike Miller (D) has said an ethics investigation will be convened to assess Currie's potential violations of disclosure requirements.
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Long Term Relationship
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 2:07pm.
It turns out that Maryland state Senator Ulysses Currie (D), who is being investigated for failing to report his outside employment as a consultant to a company on his official disclosure forms, may have been doing favors for the company since 2003. Shoppers Food Warehouse employed Currie as a consultant, but he never reported that relationship as required by Maryland state law.
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Two Curries
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 2:12pm.
The Washington Post weighs in on the investigation into Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie, criticizing his attempts to play the role of both legislator and corporate consultant: a balancing act that got his home and office searched by the FBI.
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Details Emerge
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 3:39pm.
More from the Baltimore Sun on the ongoing investigation into Maryland state Senator Ulysses Currie (D) and whether he violated ethics laws in Maryland by not reporting employment with a company while presiding over legislation that affected that company on several occasions.  Last week the FBI carried out raids on Currie's home and the local headquarters of the company that employed him as a contractor, Shoppers Food Warehouse.
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Currie's Papers Sought
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 3:49pm.
The investigation into Maryland state Senator Ulysses Currie (D) is heating up. A grand jury has issued a subpoena to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services for all documents pertaining to Currie. The investigation centers on Currie's outside consulting relationship with Shoppers Food Warehouse and Currie's failure to report that relationship, despite presiding over legislation that concerned the company.
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Maryland Senator Target of Investigation
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 8:32am.
Yesterday evening the FBI carried out a raid on the home of Maryland State Senator Ullyses Currie (D) and the Lanham, MD headquarters of Supervalu, parent company of Shoppers Food Warehouse for whom Currie provided outside consultant services. He has not reported income received from Shoppers or Supervalu on any of his three most recent filings with the State Ethics Commission, nor has he ever filed forms indicating a possible conflict of interest between this consulting work and his position in the legislature.
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