Dixon Trial Resumes Today | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Dixon Trial Resumes Today

Play associated audio

By Cathy Duchamp

Jury deliberations resume this morning in the theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.

Jurors had the weekend off after two days of deliberations. Dixon is facing charges of theft, embezzlement and misconduct.

She's accused of going on a personal shopping spree with gift cards a developer donated to needy families. She's also charged with taking gift cards from a children's holiday event run by the city.

Attorneys for Dixon say she did not intend to steal because she thought the gift cards were given to her to use however she saw fit.

Dixon would be forced to leave office if she was found guilty on any of the charges.

The trial stems from a state investigation that began in 2006.

NPR

HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

In the wake of the highly-contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.
NPR

Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.