A former Maryland state lawmaker and leading advocate of marijuana legalization pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery and fraud charges after being accused of accepting more than $33,000 in exchange for granting various legislative favors, including work relevant to the pot industry.
Cheryl Diane Glenn, who represented the city of Baltimore, entered her plea in federal court on charges of honest services wire fraud and bribery. The veteran Democratic lawmaker abruptly resigned her job as a state delegate days before her charges were unsealed Dec. 23.
“Yes,” Glenn answered when the judged asked whether she agreed that she is guilty of the two charges. She answered several other questions acknowledging she understood the charges and her plea deal.
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