The criminal theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon continues today. The Democrat has been accused of personally using gift cards prosecutors say were intended for charity. Dixon has pleaded not guilty to seven theft-related charges, and she would lose her office if convicted.
Baltimore Sun Columnist Jean Marbella joins WAMU's Morning Edition Host Matt McCleskey to talk about the trial.
Lee Calhoun, a former associate of the D.C. businessman at the center of a wide-ranging investigation into D.C. corruption, is said to have made campaign contributions in the names of other people.