A political consultant who was convicted in a robocall conspiracy in the last Maryland governor's election has filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat.
Julius Henson wants to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Nathaniel McFadden in the state Senate primary, but a judge will have to decide whether that would violate his probation conditions.
Hensen was convicted of conspiracy to violate election law in 2012. He was a consultant for former Republican governor Bob Ehrlich's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Prosecutors say robocalls recorded by Hensen's company were designed to discourage black voters from going to the polls.
Hensen served a 30-day jail term and is serving three years of probation.
His hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court is scheduled for next week.