A businessman and former president of Maryland’s Black Chamber of Commerce pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to paying $42,500 in bribes to a former Baltimore politician.
Lance Lucas, who runs a nonprofit called Digit All Systems, which provides cybersecurity training, appeared in court for the first time as charges against him were unsealed, and admitted to bribing Del. Cheryl Glenn, the Democratic chair of the Baltimore delegation who has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
According to his plea, Lucas, 44, made 11 payments between May 2018 and July 2019, increasing in amounts, as he sought to help an undisclosed company receive a medical marijuana license as well as her help pushing a bill related to the “Cyber Warrior Diversity Program” that provides grants to historically black colleges.
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