01 December 2009

Another Anti-Gun Mayor Convicted On Corruption Charges

Anti-gun Baltimore, Md. Mayor Sheila Dixon, who once hosted a regional conference of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's self-important (but meaningless) "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" organization was convicted today by a jury on a single charge in her public corruption trial.

Dixon is accused of stealing or misappropriating hundreds of dollars in gift cards. Defense lawyers say some of the cards appeared to be personal gifts to Dixon from an anonymous admirer

The jury convicted the anti-gun mayor on one count, but acquitted her of the most serious theft charge. The jury couldn't reach an unanimous decision on count six. The judge declared a mistrial. The state has until the end of the week to decide whether to refile the charges.After the verdict was read, Dixon promised that the city will continue to run.When asked whether the mayor would step down from office, Dixon's attorney, Arnold Weiner said, "All things are being considered."

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