Prince George’s liquor board official indicted on bribery
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.