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Maryland Senate Votes To Censure Currie

The Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to censure Sen. Ulysses Currie who failed to disclose being paid almost $250,000 by Shoppers Food Warehouse to represent the grocery chain before state agencies.

The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics made the recommendation. The panel determined Currie used his position on a powerful committee for his own private gain and for Shoppers Food Warehouse.

The Prince George's County Democrat, though clearly emotional, kept his composure as he complimented the ethics panel on handling his case.

"The proceedings were tough, but fair," he says. "And I find no fault in their action. "I'm a person with flaws and I do have weaknesses."

Choking up toward the end of his statement, Currie thanked senators for their support over the last five years in which he was the subject of a federal investigation, an indictment and a trial last year in which he was acquitted of bribery and extortion charges.

Sen. Currie remains in office.

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