Merchant pleads guilty to bribery
A Seat Pleasant liquor store owner pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing two state delegates in connection with Sunday liquor sales in Prince George’s County.
Authorities said Young Jung Paig, 61, paid then-Dels. William A. Campos (D) and Michael E. Vaughn (D) in 2015 and 2016.
Paig paid Campos to help ensure passage of a bill to allow Sunday sales, according to court papers. He paid Vaughn in an effort to limit the number of additional Sunday permits that would be authorized — and the competition his store would face.
Campos, who left the legislature in late 2015, pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in January. Vaughn resigned from the legislature in January and was indicted in March.
Paig faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He must pay restitution of at least $175,000. Sentencing is scheduled for July 26.