Sheila Dixon will say goodbye to her post as mayor of Baltimore, Maryland on February 4th, thanks to a plea deal decided upon today. The mayor was busted for perjury and embezzlement, and as a result, she can't hold any city or state political position for two years. According to BaltimoreSun.com, Dixon also has to complete 500 hours of community service, in addition to making a $45,000 donation to charity. Phew. And if she finishes up her probation in the next four years, her criminal...Read Full Story
Sheila Dixon, the embattled mayor of Baltimore, was found guilty by a jury of her peers today of embezzlement. Dixon was convicted of taking gift cards meant for the city's poor. While Dixon avoided conviction on more serious felony theft charges, she could still be forced from office due to the incident, which involved using or keeping $630 worth of gift cards to stores such as Best Buy, Old Navy, and Target.Outside the court house, Dixon promised that Baltimore would continue on as...Read Full Story
Sheila Dixon, the Mayor of Baltimore, is getting heat from accusations that she used donated gift cards intended for the needy on her own personal shopping sprees. A trial starts Monday to determine whether or not she will be convicted of the theft, and thrown out of office. Mayor Dixon has been accused of using thousands of dollars worth of gift cards donated from wealthy developers to buy items for herself at stores like Best Buy and Old Navy. She is also facing a trial on charges of...Read Full Story
Now I ain't sayin' she's a gold digger, but Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon ain't messin' with no broke contractors -- at least according to an indictment filed against her today. (Read the entire document at the Baltimore Sun) I am being unfairly accused. Time will prove that I have done nothing wrong, and I am confident that I will be found innocent of these charges. - Sheila Dixon, mayor of Baltimore Dixon has been charged with four counts of perjury, three counts of theft and four...Read Full Story
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Sheila A. Dixon (born December 27, 1953) is a Democratic politician who became Baltimore's first female (and third African-American) mayor in 2007.
Sheila Dixon (The Baltimore Sun) There is something I want to tell the citizens of this great city about the charges that the State Prosecutor has brought against me today.
For the past two years, I have done my best to serve the City of Baltimore as Mayor, and I will continue to do so. I will not let these charges deter me from keeping Baltimore on the path that we have set, or from carrying forward the significant progress we have made thus far.
I am being unfairly accused. Time will prove that I have done nothing wrong, and I am confident that I will be found innocent of these charges. But, for the moment, I cannot comment further on the allegations that have been made against me. Instead, my attorneys will address these matters on my behalf.
I want to make it clear, though, that I will continue to put all of my energies into running the City of Baltimore during these perilous economic times. And with God's grace, I am confident that the city, my family and I will weather this storm.