Prince Ge­orge’s liquor board of­fi­cial in­dicted on bribery

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A fed­eral grand jury has in­dicted a for­mer Prince Ge­orge’s County liquor board of­fi­cial on charges re­lated to a bribery con­spir­acy.

The in­dict­ment of Anuj Sud was an­nounced Wed­nes­day by the Mary­land U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice. The in­dict­ment ac­cuses Mr. Sud of so­lic­it­ing and ac­cept­ing bribes in the per­for­mance of his of­fi­cial du­ties. Court doc­u­ments say Mr. Sud so­licited bribes from a lob­by­ist in ex­change for Mr. Sud’s as­sis­tance in Septem­ber 2015.

Prose­cu­tors say Mr. Sud and the lob­by­ist dis­cussed ex­chang­ing money for fa­vor­able votes by Mr. Sud in two up­com­ing hear­ings con­cern­ing the lob­by­ist’s clients.

Prose­cu­tors say at each of the hear­ings Mr. Sud took fa­vor­able ac­tion on be­half of the clients, and the lob­by­ist then paid Mr. Sud $1,000. He is charged with two counts of bribery and faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.

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